Guaranteed Irish is hiring!

GI is hiring

Guaranteed Irish is a non-profit business membership organisation which champions homegrown and international businesses operating in Ireland that create quality jobs, contribute to the community and promote Irish provenance with pride. Established in 1974, GI represents over 300 leading businesses in Ireland across multiple sectors including food, technology, retail, pharmaceuticals, construction, professional services, tourism and more.

Due to an increase in our membership, we’re expanding! We are looking for new team members who enjoy working in an exciting, fast-paced environment and who would like to contribute to making Ireland a better place to do business.

The new roles are based at our Head Office in Dublin 2.


PR & EVENTS SPECIALIST

Guaranteed Irish is seeking a PR & Events Specialist to work in-house to maximise press coverage for GI and its members and manage the GI Calendar of Events.

This position will suit a dedicated, highly motivated and creative person who is looking for a new challenge and enjoys taking full ownership of a role.

Key responsibilities:

  • Identifying, developing and pitching stories to media to maximise PR opportunities for Guaranteed Irish and its members
  • Writing and distributing press releases to targeted media, as well as content creation for the GI website and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram)
  • Managing press queries and develop good relationships with relevant journalists, publishers and influencers
  • Working with management to develop and optimise the PR strategy and key messaging
  • Liaising with partner external PR agency as necessary
  • Collating and reporting on press coverage, manage contact database and carry out other administrative duties
  • Managing, developing and promoting the GI calendar of events including GI Masterclasses, roundtable discussions, networking events etc.
  • Researching and identifying relevant new events/event topics based on our members’ interests
  • Appearing at industry events representing and promoting the GI brand
  • Providing support to the CEO as needed

Required experience and skills:

  • Third level education in Business, Marketing, PR, Communications, English, Journalism or related field
  • 3-5 years experience working in PR, communications or media environment
  • A wide network of contacts
  • Experience in Events Management
  • Be able to produce excellent, newsworthy copy to the highest grammatical standard of English
  • Excellent time management and ability to juggle projects
  • A creative and can-do attitude, with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and use sound judgement, but can also work effectively in a team environment
  • Organised and efficient administrator
  • Experience using a CMS, i.e. WordPress
  • Familiar with MailChimp and Eventbrite
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Desirable:

  • Graphic design skills i.e. Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience working with a CRM platform, i.e. Zoho
  • Video editing skills

The duties listed are not exhaustive. Employees may be required to undertake additional duties, responsibilities and projects as appropriate.

Salary: 32K per annum + performance related bonuses

Please submit your CV and cover letter to info@guaranteedirish.ie before the deadline of Friday 22nd September with the subject reference ‘PR & Events Specialist’.

All applications are held in strict confidence. Guaranteed Irish is an equal opportunities employer.


TELESALES EXECUTIVE

Are you an ambitious, confident, sales professional? Do you have excellent communication and administrative skills?

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, with a proven track record in sales support/telesales and customer service, who is results-driven and works well on own initiative.

The experienced candidate will work as part of a small, busy team, managing client accounts to maintain and grow the organisation.

The role is part-time, 20 hours per week.

Key responsibilities:

  • Prospect sales and develop a qualified pipeline of sales opportunities, managing through our CRM system (Zoho)
  • Taking ownership of lead opportunities and managing one’s own pipeline to close sales within forecasted period
  • Pro-actively build relationships with new and existing clients
  • Efficiently handle inbound sales queries and outbound sales campaigns
  • Maintain the CRM system and ensure records are accurate and kept current
  • Attend weekly team meetings and provide sales reports
  • Achieve monthly, quarterly and yearly targets
  • Maintain a strong understanding of the GI brand, its values and its membership network
  • Keep up-to-date with GI’s PR and marketing strategy, developments on GI’s digital platforms as well as GI’s Calendar of Events
  • Occasionally attend trade shows and key GI events

Required skills and experience:

  • Previous telesales and sales experience and a passion for customer services
  • Extremely sales focused and results-driven with excellent closing skills
  • Strong administrative skills with attention to detail
  • A team-player with a positive can-do attitude  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Digital skills and experience using a CRM platform (e.g. Zoho)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Fluency in English

The duties listed are not exhaustive. Employees may be required to undertake additional duties, responsibilities and projects as appropriate.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Please submit your CV and cover letter to info@guaranteedirish.ie before the deadline of Friday 22nd September with the subject reference ‘Telesales Executive’.

All applications are held in strict confidence. Guaranteed Irish is an equal opportunities employer.