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Application deadline: 19th May 2023
Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK.
Start Date: September 2023

Start your exciting journey with us.

The Alliance Graduate Development Program is a 2-year rotational development opportunity designed for university graduates looking to build a solid foundation for launching their careers within the Commercial & Marketing function of a leading International Healthcare business.

Why Alliance?

''Alliance has provided me with a range of exciting opportunities, allowing me to undertake and lead in up and coming projects. The unique feature of working in cross-functional business areas means that no day is the same.'' Georgia, Commercial Graduate 2022

Marketing a diverse range of globally recognised consumer healthcare brands and prescription medicines, we provide clinically valuable products to patients in over 100 countries.

At Alliance we look at potential differently. This means we act and think creatively about our business and our people. With an impressive history of over 20 years of dynamic growth and strategic acquisitions, we can demonstrate success through creative portfolio development and international expansion.

We are proud to have been certified a Great Place to Work for 3 years in a row. Our people say they are treated fairly, regardless of their sexual orientation, race, gender or age. When you join Alliance you are made to feel welcome and if you change jobs you are made to feel right at home according to our people. Finally, our people say we care about each other, they can be themselves and it is a fun place to work. Doesn’t that sound like a Great Place to Work?

You will join a business with a large-scale company global presence, but a small-scale company feel. A place where you can feel personally connected to our purpose, find greater scope and complexity of responsibilities and where your talent will be nurtured and where your individual contributions are visible, recognised and rewarded.

We are an alliance of people, brands and partners working together. One team: achieving more for patients, healthcare providers and partners.

Our Program

The Graduate Program starting September 2023 provides rotations across core Commercial functions such as our UK & Global Marketing functions, UK commercial and sales operations and our direct and partner Global Ecommerce operations. The program is also expected to include an opportunity to spend time in one of our International Affiliates (China, Singapore, or US) during your second year with us.

You will be working with collaborative and high performing Commercial & Marketing teams advocating for your success and will be given responsibility early on for key projects that contribute towards delivering on our mission - to create partnerships that unlock potential for brands, businesses, and people around the world. The core focus of the graduate program will be to build brand strategy, develop impactful marketing assets and improve commercial efficiencies.

These rotations will typically include assignments in:

  • Global Marketing, Consumer Health Care and Prescription Products
  • Marketing excellence and product innovation
  • Brand planning, forecasting and communications
  • Services, sales & acquisitions

You will also gain experience in core business functional areas such as Demand planning, Supply Chain, Medical & Scientific Affairs and Finance to ground your wider business understanding for future success and development.

Our graduate development program offers just the right balance of guided learning initiatives and sponsored training with practical experiential opportunities to learn from colleagues and collaborate on team projects that are visible to senior management.

The program is designed to build your business skills but also your capabilities in leading, managing and influencing others.  With mentorship from our inspiring leaders to support your growth, we will help give you the skills and confidence so that at the end of the program you can successfully continue your career in a permanent role with us.

About you

We are looking for talented future colleagues with a passion for the healthcare sector who aspire to be leaders of the future. We’re passionate about building brands that empower people to make a positive difference to their health & wellbeing, we hope you are too.

You’ve spent a fantastic few years at University and indeed experienced some of the toughest times in history. Your resilience and adaptability have truly been tested in recent years.

We are looking for:

  • Graduates with honours, or expect to Graduate in 2023, in a bachelor’s Marketing or Business-related Degree
  • Career motivated with a passion for learning and self-development.
  • Demonstrable .
  • Drive for results with a commitment to excellence.
  • Excellent analytical skills, sound judgement and strong organisational skills
  • Adaptable, resilient and curious.
  • Strong communication skills and eager to work collaboratively in teams.
  • We are looking for individuals whose values, beliefs and attitude are aligned to those of Alliance and are demonstrated in their behaviour..
  • Able to work 5 days per week with a min 3 days per week from our Head Offices in Chippenham.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Right to live and work in the UK.

The successful candidate will receive an attractive salary and benefits package including performance related bonus, pension, healthcare + 25 days.

How do I apply?

Please complete our application on-line and attach a CV and cover letter*. Your cover letter must include your reasons for applying for the program, your personal skills and experiences that make you a great candidate and why you would like to work for Alliance.  *Only applications with a cover letter will be accepted. 

We will review your application and if we think you’re a good fit, we’ll be in touch within the next few weeks to find out more about you. If successfully shortlisted, you will then be invited to meet the team and take part in an Assessment Centre at our Head Offices in Chippenham June. This will include an interview, presentation and role-based exercise along with some psychometric assessments.

By submitting your application, you consent for your details to be shared with our Third-Party supplier who is working on behalf of Alliance on this program. Please note that due to the large volumes of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About Alliance Pharma (For University boards only)

We are Alliance Pharma plc, an international healthcare group. Our purpose is to improve the lives of consumers and patients, through making available a range of clinically valuable healthcare products. Headquartered in the UK, we employ more than 250 people based in locations across Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific region.

Our core focus is on the marketing of Consumer Healthcare brands. We also have a smaller Prescription Medicines business, which operates alongside this. In total, we hold marketing rights to around 80 brands, with our revenues being generated from a mix of direct, distributor and e-commerce sales.

With annual revenues in excess of £160m, good margins and strong cash generation, we’re financially successful and have a strong appetite for growth. Outsourcing all of our manufacturing and logistics activities allows us to remain asset-light and to focus on leveraging the operating platform we’ve built across EMEA, AMER and APAC, in order to maximise the value and reach of our brands.

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