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You need to work with people in the industry as knowledge is everything  - where to buy, who from, when etc. Health and safety courses and a pleasant manner and drive are also important.

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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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29 New Jobs with Smarter Surfaces

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29 New Jobs with Smarter Surfaces

Monday, June 15, 2015 

29 New Jobs with Smarter Surfaces

29 new jobs are to be created with Smarter Surfaces over next 2 years.

Smarter Surfaces, an Irish start-up company, which sells products that can turn any surface into a functional whiteboard is intending to take on 29 new employees by June 2017.

The new jobs will focus primarily on international sales, channel management and e-commerce, with the most immediate hires in channel management.

The company,  has recently signed a number of new international distribution deals worth approximately €6 million over the next two years. This will see Smarter Surfaces expand to over 30 countries including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Brazil, Chile, Panama, Australia, Dubai and Saudi Arabia. The company also has a strong presence in Ireland, with the likes of Dublin Web Summit, Google, LinkedIn and SAP using its products.

Smarter Surfaces was previously known as Smart Wall Paint. The company was founded by Ronan Clarke in 2011 and currently employs 15 people in Dublin. The additional jobs will bring the total number employed to 44.

Details of careers at Smarter Surfaces are available here