Pharmaceuticals Sectoral Report 2022

The pharmaceutical sector in India demonstrated utmost resilience in recent years and ensured a continuous supply of high-quality medicines. This report focuses on the key hiring trends in the pharmaceutical sector, the government initiatives shaping the job landscape, changes in the talent landscape, and the key hiring metrics for 2022. check insights of last year’s Pharmaceutical 2021 Sectoral Report.

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Did you know

The pharmaceutical sector in India employs nearly 2.8 million people.

Sneak Peak

Pharma sector’s hiring intent: Gender gap remains wide with only 15% females in the workforce.

Gender inclusivity in areas such as sales, technical work, manufacturing, and production remains at a growth of 15% as businesses are made more conducive and safe.

Top skills in demand

  • Research and Developement

  • Application Programming Interface (API)

  • Machine Learning

  • Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Cloud and Cybersecurity

  • Regulations and Compliance

Leaders Speak

Udbhav Ganjoo

Head of HR - Global Operations, India -
Emerging Asia and Access Markets, Viatris

Pharma has been the only sector during the pandemic that was running to the capacity in terms of supply, manufacturing and developing drugs. The Pharmaceutical industry in India is currently valued at USD 41.7 bn and is expected to reach USD 65 bn by 2024 and to USD 120 bn by 2030 .The opportunities and the talent available in this sector are constantly growing.” Udbhav Ganjoo, Head of HR – Global Operations ,India ,Emerging Asia and Access Markets - Viatris

Udbhav Ganjoo,
Head of HR - Global Operations, India -
Emerging Asia and Access Markets, Viatris

Saidutta Nanda

President & Global HR Head,
Macleods Pharma

Our hiring is on an upswing. After the second wave, the pharma industry portfolio has started growing rapidly. As the market opened, people have started working now and businesses have bounced back. During this pandemic India has become the manufacturing hub, most companies are finding ways to fulfill this demand supply gap globally. Companies are required to expand the international business along with catering to the domestic market. Organizations required to work on development of the talent pool for sustaining the growth trajectory.

Saidutta Nanda,
President & Global HR Head,
Macleods Pharma

Anil Gaur

Group Chief People Officer,
Akums Drugs

In India the healthcare industry is going to be USD 350+ Billion in the next one year. The government of India is focussing on increasing the spending on healthcare to 50% of GDP. We should focus on four major pillars - one is strengthening talent through regular skilling, second is building inclusivity, third is creating a good employee experience, and the fourth important element is onboard new talent.

Anil Gaur,
Group Chief People Officer,
Akums Drugs

Key Contributors

Ravi Kumar

Head HR, Roche

Ashutosh Kotwal

Head of HR & Administration, Aurigene Services

Devvesh Srivastav

Head People and Performance, Apotex

Nitin Khurana

Global TA, Indegene

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