Who We Are
Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Haematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine and Hereditary Angioedema.

Our Mission
In Ireland, we have over 400 employees who come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

Our Values
•We have the courage to lead the way
•We are agile and adaptable to meet the changing needs of stakeholders
•We deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders
•We fearlessly innovate to address unmet patient needs
•We do the right thing

Our Therapy Areas
In Ireland, we currently offer treatments for:
• Haemophilia
• Immunology
• Genetic diseases
• Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)
• Neuroscience
•Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine

Ireland: A Key Part of Shire’s Global Footprint
Shire’s Global HQ is based in Dublin, Ireland. We are also investing in a new state-of-the-art biologics manufacturing facility in Dunboyne, Co. Meath, currently under construction. This facility will manufacture biologic medications for Shire. It will also be the European Quality Control hub for the Shire biologics portfolio.

Our Responsibility
At Shire, we have never separated responsibility from our daily business activities, decisions and relationships. We participate in and support local Irish communities and corporate responsibility is a fundamental part of our work. Nearly 200 Dublin based employees participated in our 2017 annual global day of service. They dedicated 1,300 hours of time volunteering supporting Barretstown, Tallaght Hospital, Enable Ireland and LauraLynn.

New Roles In: • Manufacturing • Quality Assurance • Quality Control • Engineering & IT • Supply Chain Management • Environmental, Health & Safety • Process Development & Technical Services • Business Excellence • Financial Services • Human Resources

Global operations:
Dublin, Ireland- Group, Headquarters
Cambridge, MA- Innovation and commercial hub
Zug, Switzerland- Commercial hub

•23,000+ employees in 60+ countries
•40+ Marketed products available in more than 100 countries
•$15B+ Full Year 2017 Revenue
•Strong pipeline of innovative and novel therapies
•40 programs in our clinical pipeline
•70% of our clinical programs focused on rare diseases
•14 Manufacturing sites
•100 Plasma collection centers
•100+connections with patient advocacy groups
•Listed on both the London Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ
•Extensive manufacturing infrastructure to support therapies
•Strong commitment to running our business responsibly


At Shire, we’re committed to transforming the treatment of rare diseases and championing the fight against them.



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Shire Jobs

Senior Auditor

  • Negotiable
  • Updated 13/07/2018
  • Dublin

Shire’s Global Internal Audit (GIA) function plays a valuable role in protecting and enhancing the organization’s value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insights.

Senior EHS Specialist

he overall responsibility for this role will be to help build the safety culture for the site and strengthen that positive culture by collaborating strongly with all levels within the organisation.

Manufacturing Technical Lead

Key responsibilities will include the management of process engineering systems around the equipment design, specification and performance, generation of technical reports, process modelling, risk management and integration of process equipment systems

Site Shift Lead

Key responsibility includes leading a team of manufacturing, maintenance, automation and quality professionals who are responsible for the day to day shift operations at the site.

Learning And Development Lead

  • Negotiable
  • Updated 11/07/2018
  • Meath

This role will involve leading the Learning & Development program for our new state of the art single use multi-product biotech facility in Dunboyne, County Meath, Ireland.

Senior Quality Systems Specialist

  • Negotiable
  • Updated 11/07/2018
  • Dublin

As our Senior Quality Systems Specialist you will be responsible for supporting the implementation and management of Quality Systems for Shire external Biologics products. This will include monitoring and supporting the improvement of the quality systems according to Shire, GMP & GDP standards.

Shire reviews

Fast paced, quick learning, rewarding, fun enviornment

Anonymous in Dublin, Ireland
current employee in O 2018

The Best Bits

Everything! Excellent experience - great environment - excellent leadership team - room for growth

Things to improve

Parking could be provided as not the easiest location to reach via public transport


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Great place to work with very good work/life balance

Anonymous in Dublin City, Ireland
current employee in M 2017

The Best Bits

Flexible working hours; generous pay; health insurance; modern office; gym

Things to improve

Need more coffee machines; needs dual monitors; better kitchen facilities - more microwaves


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