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Education

University of Limerick, Ireland

Sep 2010May 2014

Bachelor of Business Studies

Result: 2.1

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 

Aug 2012Dec 2012

Erasmus 

Result: Pass

Work experience

Glenisk Organic Dairy - Ireland/UK

Sep 2011 May 2016

Various positions

  • Involved in numerous areas of the business including production, distribution, marketing and research
  • 5+ years spent in various roles within the factory including production and distribution roles
  • Assistant manager of the Glenisk pop-up shop in Dublin City Centre
  • Conducted initial market research on UK market and a feasibility study on exporting 

Rockridge Foods - Ireland

Jun 2014Jan 2017

Founder/Managing Director

  • Owner and founder of Rockridge Foods, a company set up to manufacture and sell a high quality range of dairy-free beverages and milk alternatives 
  • Researched the market throughly and identified an opportunity for a high quality milk alternative
  • Received funding through the Enterprise Ireland's graduate competitive start up fund 
  • Led the development of a new brand "ekte"and launched a range of dairy-free milk alternatives 
  • Developed the and implemented the production, sales & distribution plan for a short shelf life chilled product range
  • Successfully pitched the product to and secured a listing in a leading Irish supermarket

Harmless Harvest - USA

Jun 2013Aug 2013

New Product Development Intern

  • Part of the new product development team reporting directly to the owners
  • Involved finalising the recipes for the world's first 100% raw tea drinks and developing the production process
  • Full range was successfully launched nationwide into Whole Foods Market on time

Green Gains Vegan Nutrition

Feb 2017Sept 2017

Founder

  • Launched Green Gains in May 2017, Irelands first 100% vegan online nutrition store after identifying a need for more vegan/plant-based protein options in Ireland
  • Solely responsible for all areas of the business including purchasing of stock, online marketing, packaging and distribution
  • Strong focus on digital marketing and use of Instagram, mailchimp and facebook to drive traffic to the store
  • Successfully launched a range of monthly boxes to meet the demand for trying new products from our store

Skills

Commercially Aware 

Due to my exposure to a wide range of businesses, particularly those placing an emphasis on the food industry

Strong Communicator 

Learned by interacting with customers, staff and suppliers face-to-face, by telephone and via correspondence

Excellent Team Player

Demonstrated by my numerous managerial and leader roles

Adaptable 

Evident by my various positions in a number of jobs within the food industry

Hobbies/Achievements

  • Participated in the inaugural 100 minds challenge, where together with 99 other undergraduate student raised over €100,000 for Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Dublin.
  • Selected as one of the 24 emerging entrepreneurs to participate in the "Entrepreneur Experience', held in Ballymaloe, Co.Cork. The event brings together 24 emerging entrepreneurs with 24 seasoned entrepreneurs for a weekend of group and one-to-one meetings.
  • I have a strong interest in food waste and spend 2 months in 2016 tackling food waste in Nicaragua with a local charity.