The world’s second largest pharmaceutical company, Merck Sharpe and Dohme (MSD), has chosen Dublin as the hub for its new Shared Business Services Centre (SBS Centre) for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations. The move will create 150 new pharmaceutical jobs.
The centre is planned to support areas such as finance, accounting and managed services such as travel and meetings. The move represents a significant investment by the pharmaceutical company in Ireland.
Stacey Gelman, Vice President Shared Business Services said: “Dublin was selected after careful consideration and evaluation of various options. We believe Ireland offers the best combination of factors to ensure the success of the Centre with a strong track record in the successful execution of complex projects such as this and an excellent business environment for the pharmaceutical and financial shared services industries.
“Other factors include the quality of Ireland’s educational system, quality of life, its highly educated workforce with excellent language skills, and its proximity to European markets.”
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