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I would strongly recommend a career in tax to any students who are considering it. Tax professionals are in high demand from employers and can add real value to any business. It is a challenging and rewarding career which can place you at the heart of business decision making. It can also be an excellent springboard to other careers in finance.

Just recently a new Chief Financial Officer was appointed to Irish Distillers who was formerly the Pernod Ricard Group tax director! Also do your research about the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification – from my own experience, the course is very practical and relevant to my day to day job. It provides a structured framework for achieving the knowledge of tax law and skills required to be an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).
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Business Development Executive

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Education
Most occupations in this zone require job specific training (vocational training) related to the occupation (NFQ Levels 5 and 6 or higher), related on-the-job experience, or a relevant professional award.

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Previous work-related skills, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, several years of full or part-time employment in the area may suffice.

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Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognised apprenticeship or training program may be associated with these occupations.

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These occupations usually involve using communication and organisational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

€25k > 150
Business Development
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€25 - 150
Related Information:
Business Development Executive: 25 - 75
Business Development Manager: 30 - 120
Business Development Director: 75 - 150
Data Source(s):
Sigmar / Brightwater / CPL / Hudson / Abrivia / Lincoln

Last Updated: February, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
Shortage Indicator

The National Skills Bulletin 2017 stated that "Business sales executives and those in customer service occupations are employed across a range of sectors including finance, IT and industry, in addition to wholesale and retail. Although there are no shortages of sales assistants, shortages of the following sales and customer care skills continue to persist:

▪ technical sales (e.g. software B2B and SaaS products)
▪ vendor managers/CRM roles with European languages (Nordic, Dutch and German)."

Multilingual Skills are in particular demand

2.3%
Occupational Category

Sales Accounts & Bus. dev. Managers

Also included in this category:

Account managers (sales); area sales managers; business development managers; product development managers.

Number Employed:

19,900

Part time workers: 4%
Aged over 55: 7%
Male / Female: 59 / 41%
Non-Nationals: 13%
With Third Level: 78%
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Involved in the creation and development of new business opportunities for a company.


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Marie Kinsella-White
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Maria Kinsella-White works as an Operations Consultant for McDonald's. Following her Leaving Certificate she did a Diploma in Accountancy and Computer Technology, a Secretarial Course and Various computer courses (Excel, Word, Outlook, AS400 etc). She is responsible for providing leadership and direction for six restaurants, to maximise their long-term sales and profit potential and to build a positive business relationship with Restaurant Managers and the Restaurant Management Team.

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  • Sales
  • Managing a customer base to ensure maximum revenue is achieved
  • Meeting weekly revenue targets
  • Developing new opportunities for client relationships
  • Managing client accounts 


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  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities concurrently
  • Ability to work well under deadline pressure
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities within fast paced work environments


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Organisation: Marketing Institute of Ireland (MII)
Address: Marketing House, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18
Tel: (01) 295 2355
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