Contract Sales Outsourcing & Recruitment specialists Pharmaforce, has been developing partnerships in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry and this September is celebrating ten years in business. The company prides itself on the level of service it provides – supplementing and supporting sales and marketing business units with effective commercialisation solutions to grow their business and providing key talent when vacancies arise.
The Pharmed Group is a leading healtcare and pharmaceutical services provider across Ireland and the UK. A wholly Irish company, it employs over 170 people and expects to reach a turnover of over €45m in 2019. The Pharmed Group operates across three core business units: Medical & Scientific, Pharmaceutical, OTC & Beauty and Contract Outsourcing & Recruitment.
Established in September 2009 as a CSO company (Contract Sales Outsourcing), Pharmaforce was set up as part of the Pharmed Group strategy to provide resourcing solutions that would complement and support their expanding Pharmaceutical & OTC and Medical & Scientific marketing and distribution businesses.
The company then expanded their service offering, providing a broad range of flexible and cost-effective multi-channel solutions that allow pharmaceutical and healthcare companies the flexibility to grow their teams and brands without the risk and the headcount costs.
Pharmaforce also deploys individuals or teams of experienced sales, marketing and medical professionals, dedicated and syndicated GP or Pharmacy Teams, telemarketing or e-detailing teams. It builds specific teams remotely or face to face, depending on the business resourcing need.
Bethann Doherty is Commercial Director of Pharmaforce and was responsible for setting up the division within the Pharmed Group back in 2005. “The business is all about people and relationships” she commented, “Whether we are hiring for an internal vacancy within the Pharmed Group, or recruiting and deploying a field based promotional team on behalf of a pharma company, we have to ensure that we establish strong relationships with the people we engage and work with in the industry.” She continued “People have moved with us throughout their career – candidates have become clients, and vice-versa, and we are delighted to say that we continue to work with many of the same people that we engaged with 10 years ago, both clients and candidates”.
The Pharmaceutical industry can be quite a complex market, with lots of change happening at a rapid pace. The industry is faced with ongoing challenges – high market growth, novel and new medicines and therapies, ever changing regulations and rapidly progressing digitisation.
“We’ve seen a shift in the market in more recent years with an increased focus on the patient as a major stakeholder. Therefore pharma companies have had to manage communication strategies across these stakeholder groups and as they grow, they need the additional resources to support the business” said Doherty. She continued “Many Pharma and healthcare companies now see the benefit of utilising a CSO company as a business resourcing strategy and strategic partner to facilitate demand but more importantly mitigate risk and costs associated with hiring an in-house sales team”.
Doherty explained that many of the companies they work see Pharmaforce as an extension of their business as they have worked with them for so long and have a solid understanding of their needs. Pharmaforce is uniquely positioned to have more in-depth conversations with both companies and job seekers because they are part of the Pharmed Group, and operate within the industry directly.
Celebrating 10 years in business, Pharmaforce is one of Ireland’s leading contract sales organisations (CSO) and resourcing solutions providers within the pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare sectors. It provides companies with the commercial infrastructure and professional expertise to help grow their business and reach revenue goals, without the overhead costs of recruiting, training and managing people. Pharmaforce deploys individuals or teams of experienced sales professionals, dedicated and syndicated GP or Pharmacy Teams, telemarketing or e-detailing teams and builds specific teams remotely or face to face, depending on the business resourcing need.
Pharmaforce is part the HR and Resourcing arm of the Pharmed Group, which makes us uniquely positioned to have more in-depth conversations with both our client’s and candidates. For more information about Pharmaforce visit
ABOUT THE PHARMED GROUP
Founded in 2005, the Pharmed Group is a leading healthcare and pharmaceutical services provider across Ireland and the UK. An award winning company, it provides sales, marketing, distribution and support services to all sectors of the healthcare market. A wholly Irish company, it employs over 170 people and expects to reach a turnover of over €45m in 2019. The Pharmed Group operates across three core business units: Medical & Scientific, Pharmaceutical, OTC & Beauty and Contract Outsourcing & Recruitment.