LEO Pharma in Ireland

In Ireland, LEO Pharma is present across manufacturing, production and commercial operations sites. The Company is spread across separate manufacturing and production facilities in Dublin and Cork, with the Dublin site being established in 1959 and Cork’s Heparin purification plant being built in 1987.

Our presence in Dublin

The members of the UK/IE affiliate team based in Dublin are also members of the ‘cluster’ hub, coordinating and collaborating on commercial activities for dermatology for the ‘Region Europe North+’ cluster of LEO Pharma affiliates. In addition to Ireland, the cluster comprises of the UK, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Australia and New Zealand. The cluster was formed in January 2017 and offers exciting opportunities for careers that support international as well as local LEO Pharma activities.

In 1958 LEO Pharma acquired premises in Crumlin, Dublin 12 and adapted it for pharmaceutical manufacturing. Over the past 60 years LEO Pharma has extended and developed the manufacturing facility and today we manufacture a range of topical products such as ointments, creams, gels and aerosols that serve markets all over the world. The site now employs over 650 people.

At LEO Pharma Dublin our mission is clear – we help people achieve healthy skin. Our strategy for 2025 is to be the preferred dermatology partner for patients and health professionals. Our values of integrity, customer focus, innovation, passion and adaptability define who we are.

Onsite activities include bulk manufacturing as well as filling and packaging. We are also involved in new product introduction and scale up, phase 2 and phase 3 clinical trial supply and development of pre-phase 3.

LEO Pharma Ireland Dublin office

Our presence in Cork

In 1987, LEO Pharma built a heparin purification plant at Little Island, Cork, which now employs 50 personnel across Operations, Quality, Technical Analytical Services, Engineering, Continuous Improvement and Administration. The site is one of two plants involved in the manufacture of Heparin ® API and innohep® (tinzaparin) API.

At LEO Cork our people mirror our values of Intergrity, Customer Focus, Innovation. Passion and Adaptability.

LEO Pharma Ireland Cork office

Work & Reward

At LEO Pharma in Ireland, fostering an environment that promotes safety and quality is paramount. We take the safety of our people and the quality of our work very seriously. We fulfil our commitment to put patients at the core of all we do with our patient focused approach that we refer to as Helping SARAH.

Job enrichment is the norm at LEO Pharma in Ireland. We provide our employees with the opportunity to increase the depth of their day to day responsibilities, supplemented by peer to peer learning, to increase knowledge, skills and abilities of our teams. By doing so, we enable flexible, cross functional, successful teams.

At LEO Pharma Ireland, we reward and recognise our people in a value adding way. LEO Pharma Ireland offers a comprehensive total reward package including:LEO Pharma Ireland competitive employee reward package


“People form the basis for the success of the company”

– Gitte Aabo, President & CEO, LEO Pharma

Our global team of committed and highly skilled employees are crucial for the realisation of LEO Pharma’s strategy toward 2025. Our people are passionate, dedicated, solution-oriented and are inspired by giving new hope to patients.

At LEO Pharma in Ireland, we strive to create work environments that foster development, engagement and collaboration, enabling us to build on LEO Pharma’s unique culture. Our people exhibit excellent teamwork and with a family like approach, are united in finding solutions.

Working as part of LEO Pharma in Ireland, each individual has the opportunity to gain more exposure, be influential and be part of the bigger picture. The part each member of our team plays in achieving our goals is significant and has a recognised impact.

For more information on a career at LEO Pharma in Ireland visit our Vacancies page.

To find our sites in Ireland, visit the Contact Us page.

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