Senior Account Executive / Junior Account Manager - Lidl Ireland & Northern Ireland

We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced PR professional to join our Communications team. The Senior Account Executive / Junior Account Manager will be involved in planning and executing various PR campaigns for Lidl across Ireland & Northern Ireland. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in working within a fast-moving and dynamic business.

Company Lidl Ireland
Location Lidl Ireland Head Office Main Road Tallaght Dublin 24
Apply by 25 April 2018
Position / Title Senior Account Executive / Junior Account Manager Level
Reporting to Senior Communications Manager
Contract Type Full Time, Permanent
How To Apply

Please visit Lidl website (www.jobs.lidl.ie) or apply using link: https://candidatemanager.net/cm/p/pJobDetails.aspx?mid=YFBD&sid=BAZUF&jid=GTCXBYDF&a=s6GMMcs8CBQ%253d 

Lidl Ireland

In 1999, Lidl first entered the Irish grocery market and opened its first store in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. In 2000, Lidl expanded into the Republic of Ireland and has since opened 193 stores across the island of Ireland and are proud to be the market leader in discount retailing.

Lidl’s Head Office is based in Tallaght, Dublin 24 and over 5,000 staff are employed across all operations in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Internationally, Lidl now operates in over 30 countries, with more than 10,000 stores and over 140 Regional Distribution Centres and has the largest network of discount grocery retailers in Europe.

Lidl is renowned for exceptional value for money, offering consumers top quality products at market-leading prices every day. This is achieved through a well organised business model which places great emphasis on efficiency and sustainability in all business operations. 

Sourcing product and locating suppliers locally within Ireland and Northern Ireland has been crucial to the success and development of the company over the past number of years. Lidl is currently committed to working with over 50 local suppliers in Northern Ireland and 200 across Ireland to bring the best of fresh, local produce to its network of stores. Locally sourced products include fresh meat and poultry, dairy, eggs, breads, cakes and cheeses, as well as seasonal fresh vegetables and fruit.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting in planning and execution of both consumer and corporate PR campaigns
  • Drafting, editing and issuing press materials
  • Proactive engagement with key contacts in the media on a regular basis
  • Liaising with key departments across the business; CSR, Property, Purchasing and Sponsorship to identify appropriate news angles with a view to generating positive press coverage for the business
  • Developing and maintaining an up-to-date contact database across all relevant media sectors
  • Liaising with PR agencies
  • Managing reports for Lidl Ireland and Lidl International
  • Managing PR for new store openings
  • Assisting the wider Communications team with internal communications and social media as required

Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the PR field is essential
  • Third-level degree is desirable
  • An in depth knowledge of the Irish media landscape and key contacts in both corporate and consumer media
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently on projects
  • Interested in a fast moving and dynamic business area
  • Ability to manage time effectively and multi task
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships at all levels of the organisation
  • German is beneficial but not essential
  • Full drivers’ license is essential

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 20 days holiday per annum rising to 25 days after 2 years
  • Company pension after one year of service
  • Private employee medical insurance
  • Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • Dynamic work environment
  • New office facility with free parking
  • On-site gym and canteen

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