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Last Updated: May, 2014

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


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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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