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Senior Partnerships & Events Manager

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Head Office {amount} km
Main Road Tallaght
D24 PW612 Dublin 24

Contract Type

Full Time

Experience Level

Management Experience

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From our Head Office to the shop floor and everywhere in between our primary goal is to create and deliver a fantastic customer journey for everyone who shops at Lidl. 

With over 7,000 colleagues across our stores, warehouses and offices in Ireland and Northern Ireland we are a big and ambitious team. We know our people are our greatest asset and our success is down to the commitment and dedication of our team.

We are seeking a strategic, creative and results-focused Senior Partnerships & Events Manager to lead our Partnerships & Events function for Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland as part of our wider Corporate Affairs team. The Senior Partnerships & Events Manager will be responsible for developing and leading our award-winning sponsorship of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA), corporate partnerships such as our national charity partnerships and consumer and corporate events. This is a senior role with line management responsibility and will report directly to the Corporate Affairs Director.

What you'll do

  • Developing and implementing a best-in-class sponsorship, corporate partnerships and events strategy  
  • Developing and project managing community engagement initiatives to support Lidl’s sponsorship programme
  • Managing national charity partnerships and developing fundraising initiatives and awareness campaigns to support these
  • Coordinating the development of marketing and communications campaigns to support corporate sponsorships and partnerships
  • Creating and executing events and coordinating with relevant third-party stakeholders including agencies, project managers and senior leadership team
  • Liaising with key internal departments and external partnership stakeholders including Ladies Gaelic Football Association, parkrun, Agri Aware and Lidl ambassadors
  • Managing vendors; budgets, negotiations, invoices, and handling event logistics
  • Overseeing the project management of The Lidl Farm school tours and site
  • Prepare annual budgets and ensure adherence
  • Track, measure and report on KPIs and return on investment for all sponsorship and partnership initiatives
  • Align with Lidl International to integrate global sponsorship initiatives locally
  • Leading Partnerships & Events team, team management and personnel development
  • Positively contributing to team leader group and culture within the organisation
  • Support wider Corporate Affairs team as needed

What you'll need

  • Previous experience in a similar role is essential
  • Proven track record of managing a significant sports sponsorship(s), sports activations or corporate partnership(s)
  • Creative and results-focused with the ability to the think outside the box and generate new ideas and execute concepts effectively
  • Experience in managing a small team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to form, establish and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work under pressure as part of a dynamic team
  • Excellent time management skills, organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Confident, motivated and can work independently
  • Full driving licence is essential

What you'll receive

Through our salary system, we ensure pay equality across all positions at Lidl

  • €69,875 rising to €91,375 over 5 years
  • Company car (optional)
  • 25 days holidays per annum
  • Private employee medical insurance
  • Company pension after six months of service
  • Flexible start and finish times
  • Initial training and on-going development from an experienced team member
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • Dynamic work environment
  • Modern office facility with free parking
  • On-site gym and canteen
  • Up to 2 days remote working per week
  • Mobile and broadband discounts with Three network


Lidl is an equal opportunities employer. If you have any particular requirements, we will ensure any reasonable accommodations are implemented as part of the recruitment and selection process. We value diversity and inclusion in our workplace and want to ensure that all applicants have the same opportunity regardless of gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, age, disability, race, religious belief, political opinion or membership of the traveller community.