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Project Manager

Irish Exporters Association

  • Dublin
  • Negotiable
  • Contract
  • Updated 05/12/2012
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Project Manager



Title: Project Manager

Food & Drink Channel Partner Development Project*

(Interreg IVA – Ireland / Scotland)

Contract period: Nov 2012 – July  2015

Responsible to: Chief Executive of Irish Exporters Association( IEA)

Project Manager for the Agri food and drinks sector, responsible for;

  1. The recruitment, support and provision of services to the project.
  2. The compilation of a detailed project plan to achieve the project deliverables in line with the approved Programme contract with the EU regional development fund.
  3. All day to day activity of the project including:

a) Marketing and Promotion of the project to media, regional and national enterprise bodies and   food and drink SMEs in the region.

b) Recruitment of SMEs to the Programme

c) Recruitment of mentor / consultant panel of experts to work with SMEs.

d) Recruitment of Channel partners

e) Matching of SMEs with mentors and Cannel partners

f) Liaison with Project Director and Steering Group

g) Conformance with all statutory requirements

h) Quality Control of the work of the mentors

i) Meeting budgetary Programme requirements

j) Compilation of annual, quarterly and monthly reports

k) Organisation of network events, exhibitions and workshops

  1. Liaison with senior management of client companies to ascertain needs and delivery solutions.
  2. To act as an “animator” to foster a strong network in the sector
  3. The maintenance of effective communication between the project partners
  4. The setting, agreeing and reviewing of targets with all personnel associated with the project
  5. The timely and cost effective delivery of all parts of the project activities
  6. To continuously seek to improve performance and delivery of the project and its products to the client network
  7. To proactively identify successful experience amongst client companies and external organisations, and relay to all relevant members

KEY Candidate attributes

  • Strong focus on project management
  • Proven track record in effective marketing of services to clients.
  • Up to date IT and communications skills
  • Team player with self-starting capability.


* This project was made possible through a financial contribution from the European Regional Development Fund Ireland Scotland (INTERREG 4A) Programme 2007 – 2013.

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