Work Experience - Amy Hollywood
Amy Hollywood joined us on an internship programme after graduating from the National College of Ireland. She joined us in 2015 as the HR Assistant in our Support Office in Finglas. Amy notes:
"I’ve met so many people from all areas of the business and one big thing they all have in common is they put the customer first in everything they do. Every day brings its own different challenges and I’ve built a fantastic rapport with everyone.”
At Stacks Pharmacy, we really are like a second family and we care for you and want you to succeed both inside and outside of work.
Tosho Operator - Shaun Sugden
Shaun started out as a HR Intern in early 2015. He has since developed an interest in other fields of the industry and we were delighted to offer him his current position as a Tosho Operator.
“I finally found a company that not only recognises hard work but praises their staff on their achievements,” he says
" I find Stacks to be very professional from the inside out. They are committed to their staff and customers. I love to take an interest in learning about the different roles and this company supports such activities,” he added.
We like to seek and recognise potential opportunities in our staff. Our motto is simple “caring for you” which essentially takes an interest in you as a person and allowing plenty of room to grow and develop new skills within the company.
Pharmacy Assistant - Colette Greenhalgh
Colette has been working for Stacks Pharmacy since 2015. She originally started in our Kilbarrack Pharmacy and has showed strong work ethic with a detailed insight into sales and merchandising. This has led her to later join our support office team as EPOS Administrator.
“Working for Stacks Pharmacy is a fast paced environment which I love. I also get to meet and work with great people. The guidance and training provided is fantastic, it really allows you to feel confident in your role,” she says.
At Stacks Pharmacy we pride ourselves in customer service and providing substantial training for every employee so that they can be confident in their own role within the Pharmacy.
Pharmacy Assistant - Amy McMahon
Amy joined Stacks Pharmacy on work experience and gained the opportunity to join the Kilbarrack Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Assistant.
“It has been great to gain the opportunity to work in Stacks Pharmacy. They are super friendly and very understanding. I feel confident that every day I learn something new.”
Here at Stacks Pharmacy we pride ourselves in growing and nurturing our new employees to become both confident and competent within their role to further support the team and wider community.
Pharmacy Assistant - Carol Moran
Carol Moran has been working for Stacks Pharmacy for 12 years. She is a pleasant and polite worker who brings a wealth of experience to our pharmacies.
According to Carol
“It is a hard job, but a great job and the benefits are great, you also get to make great friends while working in the pharmacy.”
At Stacks Pharmacy, employees are both interested in our customers and providing solutions to make their lives easier.
Pharmacy Technician - Sharon Kelly
Sharon is one of our longest serving employees, having over 15 years’ experience with Stacks Pharmacy.
“This is an Irish family business which gives a personal touch to all our customers.” This is the reason we continue to grow as a company because we care! Personally, Stacks has allowed me to have a balanced work and home life, allowing me to enjoy my job as a Pharmacy Technician delivering a personal service to our community.”, she says.
At Stacks Pharmacy we value a great worklife balance and strive to help our colleagues where we can.
Trainee Technician - Bridget Egan
Bridget joined our Limerick Pharmacy in 2013 as a Pharmacy Assistant. In 2015, she gained the opportunity to complete the 2 year Pharmacy Technician's course to become a Qualified Technician in partnership with Stacks Pharmacy. Bridget notes:
“I was delighted to be given the opportunity to become a Trainee Technician and gain the blended learning of work in the pharmacy while being given the time to develop my skills as
a technician. This has allowed me to be confident in my ability to dispense medication and further support the team in the Pharmacy.”
At Stacks Pharmacy, we have partnered with the Irish Pharmacy Union to provide qualifications for our colleagues who wish to progress within their careers at Stacks Pharmacy. We pay for and support our employees to reach their full potential.
Trainee Technician - Antoinette Snell
Antoinette joined us on a 10-week internship in 2015 and impressed us so much we offered her a position with us in our Clongriffin Pharmacy.
“It’s great working in the Tosho department of the pharmacy; I get practical experience on the dispensing software and all the different types of medication. It doesn’t feel like work when you
love what you do.”
At Stacks Pharmacy, we value hard work and are committed to providing opportunities to employees within the community.
Pharmacy Technician - Jenny McCabe
Jenny has been working for Stacks Pharmacy since 2006, she loves working as a Pharmacy Technician within the Kilbarrack Pharmacy and working with her team.
“The best thing about working for Stacks Pharmacy is that you are able to work independently while being given guidance when needed, this allows me to develop my own key skills in order to progress in my career.”, she says.
Here at Stacks Pharmacy, we value hard work and commitment, placing emphasis on internal promotion and succession through continuous professional development from within the pharmacies where possible.
Pharmacy Technician - Sue O’Neill
Sue has been working in the Kilbarrack Pharmacy since 2005 and highlights that she loves working with a “great bunch of people.” She also notes that she loves the interaction with customers.
“It’s great working with a company that feels more like your family than your employer. I love spending time with the locals that pop into us, hearing ther stories and there day-to-day ventures.”, she adds.
Here at Stacks Pharmacy, we look after our employees by providing them with the highest level of training and invest in our staff so our pharmacies can meet the needs of our customers.
Front of Shop Manager - Marian Saunders
Here at Stacks Pharmacy, we pride ourselves in promoting long standing employees such as Marian.
Who has been working in our Gorey Pharmacy since early 2010 and is one of our most experienced employees.
“All the staff and customers who come to the pharmacy are so lovely. It’s a great environment to work in and I really do wake up looking forward to work.”, she says
Marian highlights the great relationship employees have with the company and the evident results of such an experienced workforce.
PreReg Intern - Julie Clifford
Julie graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons with a 1.1 in Pharmacy. She joined us in 2015 as a Pre-Registered Pharmacist to conduct her 1-year work experience placement in our Glasnevin Pharmacy. Reflecting over the last 9 months, Julie noted:
“I have learned so much over the last 9 months in Stacks Pharmacy. Emma, the Pharmacist in Glasnevin, is so patient and gives me the opportunity to learn something new every day.”
At Stacks Pharmacy, we invest in the future and develop our own talent pool of pharmacists to help us grow our business organically.
Support Pharmacist - Clare Crehan
Clare Crehan has been a Support Pharmacist with Stacks Pharmacy for 5 years and works within our Marley Park Pharmacy, Clare notes:
“Working in the Marley Park Pharmacy gives me such a great joy, it’s exciting to be able to make an impact in so many different ways, whether that’s managing and mentoring the team, helping out in the dispensary department or even organising a social night for the team to let our hair down.”
"Stacks Pharmacy is like a second family to me. We have great teams, regular customers and we continues to meet and greet new customers in our community to build lasting relationships.", she added.
Supervising Pharmacist - Thao Phan
Thao has been working for Stacks Pharmacy in Kilbarrack since 2006. She is recognisable by her constant smile and good nature.
“I have never worked for a company who thoroughly cares for its employees more than Stacks Pharmacy does. From the Managing Director to the Over-the-Counter Assistants within my pharmacy, every staff member is passionate about providing the best of care to the community.”, she says.
At Stacks Pharmacy, every employee is an important person. If they exceed, so will the pharmacy, and if the pharmacy exceeds well, then so will the employee.
Supervising Pharmacist - Audrey Dunne
Audrey is the Supervising Pharmacist for our Stacks Pharmacy branch in Castledermot and has worked for Stacks Pharmacy since 2011.
“Being involved with Stacks Pharmacy is fantastic; they provide everything you need to reach your potential, while allowing you to be both creative and innovative in your pharmacy.”
“I find my role as a Pharmacist to be both challenging and rewarding every day, and I am constantly developing new skills.”
Here at Stacks Pharmacy, we offer a highly competitive salary which is based on experience and responsibility which is part of the Pharmacist's role.
Supervising Pharmacist – Ramy Seraphim
Ramy has been working for Stacks Pharmacy since March 2012. He has shown strength and initiative within his role ever since then and is primarily based at our branch in Lusk.
“What I really love about working for Stacks is the staff! They are all very positive and motivational which I feel sets off a great atmosphere within the workplace.”, he commented.
"From the start of my career in Stacks I found everyone to be very welcoming and accommodating. They provided me with full training along with a welcome package outlining a detailed description of my duties as a Supervising Pharmacist. They really demonstrate hard-working ethics combined with a calm working environment.”, he added.
Here at Stacks Pharmacy we pride ourselves in our values which underpin our company and lay the foundations for a strong and long lasting relationship.
Managing Director/Superintendent Pharmacist - Adrienne Stack
Adrienne Stack has over 21 years’ experience working in the industry and launched Stacks Pharmacy in 2000, recently she has won Person of the Year award for her contributions to the community.
“Having worked in pharmacy in Ireland and travelled around the world, I always wanted to be my own boss. My model was to keep the friendliness and sense of community, what was great about Irish pharmacy and combine it with the best of the rest of the world’s innovation.
My mother was a nurse who went back to work as we grew up. As a pharmacist she was always asking "Is there a better way to manage the medication?” As I went through college and travelled, her question was always at the back of my mind.
From this, a dedication to medication management became a particular interest and we now lead the field in Ireland with regard to practical ways to manage medication.
Today as much as in 2000, we stay close to our roots through being involved in the community, we provide spot prizes, jerseys, sponsorship, work experience and help the long term unemployed get back to work.
At Stacks Pharmacy we are a family business and we treat our staff like our own. All relationships should be for life and this is our underlying ethos”.
Operations Director - Andrew Stack
Andrew initially joined Stacks Pharmacy in 2005 playing a key role in Operations, Project Management and the Development of Business Strategy within our organisation. Having over 15 years of experience within the Pharmaceutical industry, Andrew brings a wealth of experience in Operational, Financial and Property Portfolio management to the role. As well as a proven track record in developing and successfully executing strategy to maximise contractual performance, Andrew has consistently demonstrated that the service and value provided to our customers has been key to building lasting relationships and contractual growth.
Before joining Stack’s Pharmacy, Andrew was a Pharmaceutical Project Engineer for Organon Ireland, and then a Facilities Manager for Bristol Myers Squibb. These positions have thoroughly prepared him for his role as the Stack’s Pharmacy Operations Director.
“Operations at Stacks Pharmacy encompasses a broad range of key deliverables which complement the overall services offered to our clients, customers and the Care Homes we provide. Balancing our focus on Quality, Customer Service and enhancing the delivery of healthcare is at the heart of the communities we serve.”
At Stacks Pharmacy we pride ourselves in our flat management style, so that employees can help us grow our business, with great ideas that will help our customers”.
Head of Retail Purchasing - Monica Macken
Monica has been with Stacks Pharmacy since 2004. She started as a Sales Assistant and worked her way up to Area Manager and head of retail purchasing.
“I love working for Stacks Pharmacy, meeting customers and the challenging retail environment.”
Monica like many of our managers has shown great motivation and determination to excel within the company.
In return we have invested in our managers, offering a competitive salary and continuous training to better equip our managers with the vital tools needed in order to progress.
Financial Director - Philip Gaddren
Philip was invited to be the Financial Director for Stacks Pharmacy in 2012.
“What strikes me at Stacks Pharmacy is the renewed focus and commitment of colleagues right across the business. In the last few years, we have experienced some of the toughest trading conditions; however, these past challenges have brought out the best in our teams who are genuinely living and breathing the
Stacks Pharmacy values, working together as a team and making the company stronger for the future.”
At Stack’s Pharmacy, our passion is our customers and we work as a team to strive to exceed our customer expectations every day. From the Financial Director to the Over-the-Counter Assistants, we care for you and your wellbeing
HR Manager - Mark Keegan
Mark Keegan was invited to be the Human Resource’s Manager at Stacks Pharmacy in 2015. Mark notes:
“Looking to the future, we hope to equip our employees with the key skills in pharmacy in order
for them to deal with the ever-changing retail environment so as to satisfy the specific needs of our customers.”
“With the launch of the Pharma Excellence programme and the development of our e-learning platform I believe we are leading the way in training and development for the continuous improvement of our people.”
At Stacks Pharmacy, we value new ideas and new ways of working to continuously improve our existing systems, policies and procedures. We work hard to provide the best place to shop and the best customer experience in pharmacy.
Marketing Manager - Kelly Jackson
Kelly Jackson joined Stacks Pharmacy as the Marketing Manager in 2017. Previously she worked for Hickey’s Pharmacy for over 7 years and collectively has 15 years’ experience working directly in marketing." she says she is delighted to join such a dynamic and caring company.
At Stacks Pharmacy, we are continuously growing and are building our teams so that we can tackle the new challenges that face us in this ever-changing retail environment.
Logistics - Mick McAuley
Mick worked as a contractor driver since 2012 and joined us as an employes in 2017. Mick notes:
“The best thing in my opinion about working for Stacks Pharmacy is the people, we all get on very well and there is great teamwork in every store and genuine friendships”.
As we grow at Stacks Pharmacy we want to look after the people who have helped us get there. Mick is a great example of how hard work and being flexible and reliable helps you succeed within your role.