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The candidate needs to have a desire to travel. That is the most important. Travel is a vital part of the role of Internal Auditor at CRH. Your travel percentage ranges between 40% - 70% per year. They do try to keep it at a minimum but with a high staff turnover, you could be placed on additional audits that are short staffed.

You need to get on with all the people you work with also as you're away with these people for 4 nights a week for 4 weeks. You need to be friendly and outgoing and easy to get along with as it can get stressful on jobs so the last thing you want is someone who has attitude problems or can't communicate properly! Those 2 aspects are the most important for me.


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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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45 Pharma Jobs on the Way with Mallinckdrot

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45 Pharma Jobs on the Way with Mallinckdrot

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 

45 Pharma Jobs on the Way with Mallinckdrot

Multinational pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt is promising 45 jobs in an €45m expansion of it Dublin operations by building a new manufacturing facility.

Construction of Mallinckrodt's facility at Blanchardstown in West Dublin will take two years and will provide work for 300 builders.

The company provides treatment options for patients with a wide variety of health conditions, with a focus on autoimmune and rare diseases, analgesia, neonatal critical care respiratory therapies and central nervous system disorders.

Mallinckrodt already employs over 120 people at its existing manufacturing site and offices in Dublin. Mark Trudeau, the CEO and President, said the company proud to have had a significant presence in Ireland for over two decades, and today marks an important step for the company.

"Our Irish workforce has served as a tremendous asset to our global operations to date. We are particularly pleased to be making this sizeable capital investment today, continuing our long-standing operations in Ireland," he added.

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