Peter Paul Jordan

Date of Birth: 19th June 1969     Status: Single       Nationality: Irish      E-mail: pj@castlebar.ie

Personal Profile: An articulate and diplomatic extrovert who achieves clarity of communication through the written word. I am an advocate of discussion and distribution of responsibility who appreciates the value of teamwork but recognizes the importance and frequent necessity of individual initiative. I have a proven record of high adaptability and enthusiastic embrace of new ideas, concepts and innovation.

Career Objective: To secure a position with a dynamic progressive organisation which allows me to utilize to the maximum benefit of the organisation and myself, my selling and communication abilities and extrovert demeanour, in a job which provides enough variety, excitement, opportunity and fun to avoid boredom or complacency. I want to make a difference.

EMPLOYMENT:
Castlebar Information Age Project  (Castlebar.ie) – Castlebar, Mayo. – Jan/Feb and June 2002 to Present

Position: Advertising Manager

Initially worked with the Chamber of Commerce organizing an e-business seminar. Rejoined in June 2002 to generate revenue for the Information Age project through securing sponsorship and advertising income from local and national business’s for the Castlebar.ie website. Also involved in formulating promotional concepts for attraction of additional visitors and mutually beneficial partnerships.

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Slán Abhaile – Inchicore Road, Dublin 8 – February to June 2002

Position: Business Development Manager

Investigated the feasibility of repositioning an innovative chauffeur service, based on-site, at licensed premises in Dublin and formulated marketing strategies for targeting publicans and the general public. This process involved initial cold calling and subsequent meetings with publicans. Organising a publicity and media marketing campaign for re launch of the service. Evaluation and utilisation of an existing customer database and designing publicity and marketing literature. 

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The Historical Research Center  - Boynton Beach, FL - January 1998 to August 2001

Position: Departmental Marketing Manager (Internet Sales and Marketing)

As the driving force behind this organizations deeper ventures into the Internet, beyond an initial web presence, I have been responsible for developing a cyber commerce website and on-line marketing strategy for The Historical Research Center

Specific duties have included:

On a wider level I have also been very centrally involved in core marketing of this multinational dealer based retailing organisation, right from initial enquiry through sale of business starter packages, client/dealership set-up, training and follow up and client/customer support and service.

Specific achievements here include:
* Set up and managed operation of retail outlets and mall carts.
* Established presence in high quality mail order catalogues selling to the U.K. and U.S. markets.
* Instructed and trained sales and retail management personnel.

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Gleneagle Hotel Group - Killarney, Ireland - August 1996 to September 1997:

Position: Local Marketing Manager

Acted as main liaison between hotel and local community for promotion of hotel facilities, which involved extensive dealing with all other local tourism interests, accommodation providers (from hostels to 5 star hotels), tour groups, tourism information, transport providers, the local media, tour guides, sports and special interest groups, entertainment venues and suppliers, tourists and the general public to most effectively promote the organisations facilities including accommodation, leisure facilities, restaurants, entertainment, tourist information, guided tours and business facilities.

* Managed the organisations town centre tourism information booth.
* Promoted accommodation and holiday breaks nationwide by conception and utilization of mail shots, sales calls and advertising campaigns on print media and radio.
* Worked with a consultant to revamp company website and create a new on-line presence and booking system for the hotel.
* Carried out comparative market research of other facilities in Ireland.

Casey's (Castlebar) LTD.  - Mayo, Ireland - October 1995 - February 1996

Position: Marketing Manager & Car Rental Manager

Marketed an Auto Rental Agency operating out of 5 locations in Ireland including two international Airports. Promoted service locally and to an extensive tourist clientele. Particular focus was placed on the retention, maintenance, and expansion of repeat business.

* Administration & Fleet Management of a Car Hire Fleet
* Organised promotional & sales campaigns through the use of Literature, Advertising, PR and a Marketing Database.
* Created a web presence and organized an Internet advertising campaign.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Galway Institute of Technology (RTC), Ireland                                             1992-1994

NCEA Diploma (BA Equivalent)  - Marketing & Business Studies

Barking College of Technology, Romford, Essex, UK. 1992 B.Tec              1989 -1992
B.Tec Diploma (Associate Equivalent) - Construction Studies

Davitt College, Castlebar, Mayo, Ireland (High School)                               1981-1987
Graduated with Honours Irish Leaving Certificate.

OTHER: 

INTERESTS:

Cycling and Mountain Biking, History and Culture, World and Trad. Music, Radio, Multimedia.

References available on request

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