Fastnet & Sterling Announce Strategic Talent Partnership

July 6, 2023
Fastnet & Sterling Announce Strategic Talent Partnership
Fastnet is delighted to announce our strategic talent partnership with Sterling Pharma Solutions, a global contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO), providing small molecule and ADC services to customers across the globe.

Fastnet has deployed its Total Talent Partnership (TTP) offering, a strategic end-to-end talent acquisition project management solution to support Sterling’s ambitious growth plans.

Sterling’s five state-of-the-art global facilities offer a range of services, supporting customers from discovery through to commercialisation. The site at Ringaskiddy, Cork Ireland will enable Sterling to accelerate their growth strategy in the small molecule market, as well as extending their capabilities in several key technological areas such as peptide manufacturing and large-scale chromatography.

Supporting Sterling’s bold ambition, the Fastnet Total Talent Partnership (TTP) provides a bespoke strategic end-to-end talent acquisition project solution, delivering enhanced resourcing capacity and the agility to pivot and scale, operating as a credible extension of Sterling’s HR function. Fastnet is a specialist talent acquisition consultancy firm focused on developing partnerships with impact in the life sciences sector. Since its foundation in 1999, Fastnet has focused on supporting clients in developing their people brand and culture to achieve their strategic goals and has a proven track record in the consistent delivery of Senior Executive and niche specialist talent. 

About Sterling

Sterling Pharma Solutions is a global contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) specialising in active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) development and manufacturing. With over 50 years of experience, they offer services from pre-clinical development to commercial production, focusing on small molecules and antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). The company operates facilities in the UK, US, and Ireland, emphasising scientific partnership and innovation.

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About Fastnet

Fastnet specialises in talent management and recruitment for the life sciences sector. We provide tailored solutions for executive search, talent acquisition, and contract staffing. With a focus on understanding client needs and company culture, we help organisations build high-performing teams and achieve strategic growth. We emphasise partnership, support, and expertise to guide clients through the hiring process and beyond.

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Niamh O’Driscoll
Managing Director at Fastnet – The Talent Group

Excited to Leverage Fastnet’s ‘Total Talent Partnership’ for Sterling’s Growth

We are excited by the value we can bring to this strategic partnership utilising Fastnet’s end-to-end ‘Total Talent Partnership’ Project Management solution. As a family-oriented business, Sterling is passionate about its people. Their values of: Be Caring, Be Transparent, Be Willing, Be Reliable drive a strong and authentic commitment to their customers and their unique culture. Fastnet is committed to partnering with Sterling as an extension of their HR global team, sharing this differentiated message in the marketplace and supporting the ambitious growth and development of their high-performing teams and culture to ensure Sterling can achieve its’ strategic objectives.

Leanne Mansworth
Site People & Organisation Head at Sterling

Building a Solid Foundation for Growth and Talent in Ireland

Our site joined Sterling Pharma Solutions as their first location in Ireland earlier this year. It was important we quickly rebranded and shared our future growth plans and the opportunities the business and our employees have under new ownership. To support the business in attracting talent to a new company in Ireland, in a very competitive market, the TTP ticked all the boxes. We partnered on the development of our employee value proposition (EVP), candidate pack and Hiring Manager Engagement Workshops initially, to ensure a solid foundation. The calibre of candidates joining us is evident and felt throughout the site, it has been a true partnership from the onset.

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