Almac's expansion in Derry continues with 20 more job offers

PHARMACEUTICAL giant Almac Group is recruiting for 20 new posts as part of its continuing expansion in Derry.

The roles - which cover a mixture of project management, software engineering, clinical supply and design management positions at all levels - will be based at Almac's facility at Northland Road business park.

Since announcing its intention last summer to set up a facility in Derry, Almac has recruited 10 staff in roles including project group manager, clinical supply managers for clinical services’ project services department, software engineers for the information services team, and software developers with clinical technologies.

“These 20 new posts, alongside the 10 we have already filled, mean we are well on our way towards meeting our goal of recruiting 100 employees at our new location in the north west by the end of 2024,” Almac's chief executive Alan Armstrong said.

“We are experiencing significant growth, and filling these roles will bolster our ability to continue to support our many clients across the globe.

“We are proud to retain our global headquarters in Craigavon, but are very pleased we have now an established base in Derry/Londonderry.”

Derry City and Strabane mayor Graham Warke said the Council would work with Almac in its recruitment drive and support its efforts to expand its workforce from the pool of educated and skilled people in the north west.

He added: “I'm excited at Almac's level of ambition for future growth. It's great to see highly skilled job opportunities being made available and wish the company well in this latest recruitment drive.”

Last year the Irish News revealed that Almac - which now has 6,000 employees at 19 global locations (3,600 are based in Craigavon) - would also take a temporary tenancy in the new multi-million pound 62,000 sq m Ebrington Plaza development, originally earmarked as a 400-seat facility for technology firm Allstate.

In November Almac confirmed: “We are pleased to be taking on part of this fantastic building for the next 12 months and have ambitious plans in the longer term to move to a permanent, purpose-spec premises in the area.”