December 23, 2019


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Career opportunities at PCO


PCO consistently values the contribution each person on the team brings to the organisation. Throughout the company, employees have an opportunity to develop their skills and build careers in this highly competitive and regulated industry.

Over the past 35 years, the company has invested in the development of its managers and employees in all departments. This creates an environment that promotes and encourages employees to take on responsibility for the development of their careers – whether you start in administration or production, you can develop your career into areas of specialism and management positions, through the support of company and your personal ambition.

As the organisation continues to grow and expand there will be ongoing opportunities across all of our departments, from Finance, Sales, Quality, Regulatory Affairs, Production, Dispatch and goods inwards to Purchasing and we welcome applications for any roles and opportunities.

Please check with our HR Partner for any queries you may have in relation to open roles or your application, at . PCO is an equal opportunity employer, and we openly advertise all our roles on local newspapers, online job boards, internally on our notice boards, and we encourage referrals from our employees. If you are interested in developing your career in this sector and would like to work with PCO, please send through your CV and covering letter to

We look forward to hearing from  you.

Procurement Department

Throughout the past 35 years PCO has established a comprehensive network of partner suppliers throughout the European Union.
Our Procurement Team work closely with over 80 trusted supply partners to develop long lasting relationships to ensure the quality and integrity of our supply chain. All our Suppliers are subject to a robust qualification process by our Quality Team in order to verify that they are appropriately authorised by their relevant competent authority to wholesale medicinal products.
The Procurement Team work tirelessly to ensure we have the right products, in the right volumes at the right price and at the right time to meet all our customer’s needs.

Production Department

At our facility in Ashbourne we carry out repackaging of finished pharmaceuticals while adhering fully to current Good Manufacturing Practices. Our highly skilled and driven Production Team operate to the highest standards of Good Manufacturing Practice as authorised through our MIA issued by the HPRA.
We currently repackage both ambient and refrigerated products using highly efficient repackaging processes, both manual and automated.
Using a combination of automation and human skills we repack every product to the highest standard.
The distribution of our products is authorised by our WDA which is also issued by the HPRA and is operated within the guidelines of Good Distribution Practice (GDP) ensuring that the quality and integrity of the medicines is maintained throughout the supply chain.

Quality Control & Assurance

In PCO, we are driven by our ethos of high quality and compliance across everything we do.
The Quality Policy of PCO is to ensure that all our products fully meet the requirements of our customers, while maintaining the highest standards of compliance, safety, and effectiveness within current regulatory requirements.
This is achieved by a commitment from Senior Management to operate the company under the discipline and control of a Quality Management System conforming to the EU Guidelines for Good Manufacturing Practice and EU Guidelines for Good Distribution Practice, planned and jointly developed with the Quality Team, and adhered to by all personnel within the facility.
The organisation, procedures and training necessary to achieve the required standards are described in our Quality Management System, which is maintained, monitored and evaluated by the Quality Team, focusing on continual development of all stages of process lifecycles. The implementation and effectiveness of the Quality Management System is monitored routinely at Management Review.
Our Quality Team, which incorporates Quality Control and Quality Assurance, have gained extensive experience of best practice and, by working closely with the regulatory authorities, we have developed a reputation for the quality of both the products and services supplied to our customers

Regulatory Department

PCO holds a combination of Parallel Product Authorisations and Parallel Distribution Notifications which permit us to import and repackage over 800 different products from European member states.

Parallel Product Authorisations (PPAs) for nationally authorised product are issued by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) in Ireland and Parallel Distribution Notifications (PDNs) for Centrally Authorised Products are issued by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) based in Amsterdam.

Both authorisation routes involve a rigorous application and assessment process by the relevant competent authority during which the proposed labelling and package leaflet texts are assessed and equivalence with the Irish market product is established.   

Following the initial approval of those authorisations, the Regulatory Team have a continuing regulatory obligation to maintain those authorisations and the product information in line with that of the Irish market reference product. This includes the submission of relevant variations and the updating of the relevant repackaging instructions once those variations have been approved.