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Project Manager

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€45k > 80 
Project Manager
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(thousands per year)*
€45 - 80 
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Engineering & Production sector
Data Source(s):
Brightwater / Hudson

Last Updated: May, 2013

* 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.
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Co-ordinates all aspects of a project and ensures completion on schedule.


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Matt Tighe
Project Manager  
Matthew Tighe is a Logistics Project Manager with Lidl. He completed a BSc. in Transport Operations & Technology at DIT Bolton St., and was accepted for the Lidl Graduate Management Trainee Programme before being offered a position in the Logistics Department of Lidl.
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