Premier Group exclusively appointed to recruit 90 finance related professionals for Eli Lilly’s Shared Services Centre in Cork
Ireland’s leading recruitment consultancy, Premier Group, has been exclusively chosen by US pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, to source 90 finance-based professionals to work in the organisation’s new European Shared Services Centre in Cork. Eli Lilly has decided to locate its Shared Services Centre at 11 Eastgate Avenue in Little Island, Cork in November. Premier Group has worked closely with Eli Lilly over the past 20 years and this appointment as recruitment partner reflects Eli Lilly’s confidence in Premier Group to complete the project by the European Shared Services Centre go-live date of 1 April 2011.
This is the largest exclusive recruitment contract to be announced in Cork this year and the hiring process is currently underway for these roles. Opportunities with Eli Lilly range from senior management jobs to junior accounting and customer order management positions with a significant number of the vacancies requiring multilingual skills. In addition Premier Group will also manage the sourcing of Eli Lilly internal candidates wishing to re-locate to Ireland for opportunities in the newly-established Shared Services Centre.
Bryan Hyland, Regional Director, Premier Group added: “As a market leading recruiter both in Ireland and overseas, we are experienced in managing large scale recruitment projects and are delighted to have the opportunity to work in partnership with Eli Lilly. The opening of Eli Lilly’s new Shared Service Centre is a real boost to the jobs market in Cork and Ireland as a whole and it’s a great endorsement for our local talent that a multinational pharmaceutical company has chosen to locate its finance team here. We have worked closely with many of the leading employers in the Irish market since our inception in 1988 and wish to recognise Eli Lilly, Cork for securing the European Financial Shared Services Centre for Cork and we are looking forward to providing a world class service.”
Kay Flynn, Senior Finance Director, Eli Lilly European Shared Services commented: “Premier Group is a natural partnership fit with Eli Lilly in terms of their track record with other multinationals and their capability to source high calibre finance professionals with the experience and expertise that meet our specific requirements. We are confident that Premier Group can fulfil our absolute requirements to source the best external and internal Eli Lilly talent to ensure the success of our new Irish operation”.
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