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Application deadline: 21st February 2023
Location: Chippenham, UK.
Start Date: Summer 2023

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The Opportunity

Alliance Pharma are delighted to offer a 1-year student (undergraduate) placement within our Group Finance Function commencing Summer 2023. This is a great opportunity to gain exposure across a number of areas within Finance.

''Alliance has helped me to come out of my shell. I am now looking forward to my future in finance'' Ellie, Finance Student Placement 2022

During your year with us, you will work with each of our teams on a rotational basis, spending 3 months in Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), Reporting, Operational Finance, and Tax. You will learn the ropes of bookkeeping and practical accounting through working in a busy and dynamic finance team with responsibilities to include:

  • Month ends and half year interims
  • Full year audit
  • Day to day operational finance
  • Preparing board slides and reports to senior management
  • Analysing P&L for business managers
  • A variety of collaborative functional projects

You will be welcomed as an integral member of our team who will encourage and coach you as you learn about our core financial functions. Our Finance function is in a maturing phase and focused on continual development to become a world class Finance function. Our core focus is on automation, control and efficiency to move the function from transactional to value-add for our stakeholders and the business. You will be fully immersed in the day-to-day activities of our Finance department where you will be encouraged to think innovatively, to challenge the status quo and will have the opportunity to bring creative and practical ideas to fruition.

A placement with us will help provide you with the commercial skills and experience required to kickstart your career and help build the capabilities to secure the Finance role you really want for the future. There’s even the possibility that you could return to us and further your growth with Alliance after you graduate!

The Company

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

Holding the marketing rights to 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 2 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 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 and development will be nurtured and your individual contributions visible, recognised and rewarded.

The Candidate

We are seeking applicants with a keen interest in Finance who are currently studying a bachelor’s degree requiring 1 year in industry. Ideal disciplines are Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Studies, Engineering, Maths or Science.

Personal skills and attributes:

  • Enthusiastic, committed and conscientious.
  • Good interpersonal skills, with effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Approachable and eager to work collaboratively with others.
  • Proactive, with a willingness to learn and take direction.
  • Well organised, with good attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical capabilities.
  • Aligned with our Company Values including Integrity and Entrepreneurship.
  • 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 holiday.

How do I apply?

Please complete our online application with a CV and Cover Letter. Your cover letter must include your reasons for applying for the program, the skills and experiences you have that make you a great candidate and why you would like to work for Alliance Pharma. 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 to find out more about you. If successfully shortlisted, you will be invited to meet the team and take part in a half day Assessment Centre at our Head Offices (in April). This will include interviews and presentation exercises along with some psychometric assessments.

By submitting your application, you consent for your details to be shared with our Third-Party supplier who are 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

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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