Astra Zenca


AstraZeneca's global IT function supports the organisation to develop cutting edge drugs, support healthcare sector professionals and deliver millions of life saving treatments globally each year.

"Kelly Project Resourcing provides an agile model that we are confident will deliver results. They work hard to understand our business and are a true partner to AstraZeneca" - Lucy Bailey - Global Talent Acquisition Lead Global IT -  AstraZeneca


  • 90% fill rate
  • 40% cost reduction
  • 20 days reduction in time to hire

The Challenge

Like many organisations, AstraZeneca's IT service needed a lean resourcing function that would focus on and engage with the hiring community. A robust Business Partnering model was needed to allow AstraZeneca to better understand its business needs and to ensure it attracted the right talent to achieve organisational objectives.

To achieve this, AstraZeneca looked at the various routes to attract talent into the organisation. It chose to retain control of its resourcing function and the decision on which sourcing channels to activate and when, choosing the right channel for each recruitment exercise was critical.

The Solution

As part of the curated supply chain, Kelly Project Resourcing delivers an on-demand solution, providing services that plug in to AstraZeneca's existing resourcing infrastructure. From response management, to market mapping, to world class sourcing, AstraZeneca can switch the Kelly team on and off as needed, only paying for the services required for as long as they are required.

Acting as an extension to AstraZeneca's Global IT resourcing function, and going to market under AstraZeneca's own brand, Kelly Project Resourcing has been able to strengthen the employer branding messages developed by AstraZeneca, identify the best passive talent and hire a high proportion of individuals who, at the time, were not considering a move.

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