Cognizant’s Head of UK and Ireland, Rohit Gupta, and Jim Lehane, Assistant Vice President of Life Science Manufacturing, as the company announced 320 new jobs. Photo: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Cognizant stress its commitment to Ireland

Up to 160 jobs are set to be created over the next 3 years on Leeside after a professional services company announced its commitment to Ireland.

Cognizant is to create 320 jobs across Ireland and the roles are predominately in the life sciences manufacturing space but also in other sectors, boosting its workforce across Ireland to over 1,800 associates.

Making the jobs announcement in Cork, Cognizant’s Head of UK and Ireland, Rohit Gupta, stressed the company’s commitment to Ireland where he plans to meet Cognizant associates, key clients and universities.

He said: “Ireland is an incredibly important market for us, and it has established itself as an international hub for life science manufacturing. In this tough economic climate, I am excited that we are continuing our investment in Ireland with the creation of 320 jobs. We have recently won several large contracts in Ireland, the US and Central Europe and to enable us to deliver these contracts and continue to service our Irish clients, we are growing our workforce in the country.

“The life science manufacturing industry has seen exponential growth in recent years and Cognizant is committed to improving patient health. Our goal is to work with our clients to transform how medicines are launched and made through digital transformation and I see Ireland as paramount in driving this objective forward.”

Founded over 29 years ago, Cognizant employs over 350,000 worldwide. Its clients span several industries including life sciences, healthcare, automotive, consumer goods, banking and insurance along with communications, media and technology.

The 1st phase of the recruitment drive will commence immediately with the aim to fulfil over 100 positions within the life science manufacturing team in 2023. These roles will span from graduate to experienced engineers, project managers, business and data science analysts.

Cognizant works with pharma companies across their value chain, from research and development, manufacturing, supply chain and commercial operations. For more, visit or email