Business Development Manager - Dublin/Limerick


Shannon International Development Consultants Ltd. (SIDC) harnesses the unique economic development experience and expertise of Ireland's Shannon Free Zone and the Shannon Region and makes it available as a consultancy service to the national and international development community including:

  • Free Zone and Special Economic Zone Development
  • Industrial and Business Park Development
  • Foreign Direct Investment/ Investment Promotion
  • SME Development
  • Regional, Community and Rural Development
  • Tourism Planning and Development

SIDC’s parent company is GARLAND a leading engineering consultancy who have been realising clients’ concepts for over 80 years. GARLAND supports and empowers its diverse team members with a culture of knowledge sharing while working to our shared goals in a vibrant atmosphere.

We wish to appoint a Business Development Manager (BDM) based in our Dublin/Limerick office to lead SIDC’s business development function.

Description and Details:

The successful candidate’s role will be to identify and develop new business opportunities for SIDC in Ireland and overseas, including responding to Requests for Proposals from international donor funding agencies.  In developing these opportunities, the BDM will have the active support and involvement of the Garland / SIDC senior management.

The role of the BDM will be to:

  • Assist in refining SIDC’s medium and long term strategic goals in the Irish and overseas markets
  • Building key partner and customer relationships
  • Identify business opportunities
  • Generating leads for potential projects or clients
  • Preparation of written proposals and presentation of these proposal to management and clients.
  • Negotiate and close business deals in conjunction with the SIDC Directors
  • Develop knowledge of current business and economic conditions in target economies
  • Develop and enhance SIDC’s database of key consultants
  • Work with the Garland / SIDC management team, to increase business opportunities and thereby increase revenue for the group. Central to the role will be the need to find potential new customers, present to them and ultimately convert them into clients


  • A proactive approach to solving problems with an ability to adapt to changing scenarios
  • You must be energetic, enthusiastic and take pride in your work
  • Be a “Go-getter” with drive and determination
  • Ability to use initiative to overcome challenges 
  • Excellent communicators 
  • Willing to be pioneers
  • Education Requirement: Degree or preferably a Post Graduate Qualification in Business or Economics
  • Experience Required:  5+ years’
  • Desirable: Experience in working in consultancy overseas


An attractive package will be offered commensurate with experience.


Garland offers a 9-day fortnight whereby staff can take a day off every second Friday

Flexible remote working policy

Flexibility of working hours

Positive working environment

Variety of projects

Annual Leave increases with years of service

Sports Social Club

Cycle to Work Scheme

Travel Saver Scheme

Pension Scheme

Death in Service Scheme

Group Health Cover Scheme

Paid Professional Memberships

Employee Assistance Programme


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