The marketing department are responsible for building marketing campaigns and the offers strategy. In this placement, you will provide support to the Marketing Department and Brand Communications manager in both these activities covering both the Renault and Dacia brand. You will be involved with Dealer advertising, website development, and social media content and planning for the brands. Additionally, you will be compiling weekly management reports including website stats and lead generation as well as campaign tracking.
Alex Lancaster - Marketing Assistant
"My role as the Marketing Assistant during my placement year included working with Digital and PR agencies, creative experience agencies and TV and radio stations. I was given a large amount of responsibility which is challenging yet hugely rewarding and I can see a huge progression in myself, both personally and professionally. I have had the opportunity to work with a wide and varied number of internal and external stakeholders, attending various trade shows and events. Working in such a broad spectrum of environments has really given me an insight into how Renault Ireland intrinsically operates.
The team in Ireland were, at all times, supportive and always made me feel like a valued member of the team. In addition I was offered various training opportunities to ensure continuous development. The social side of the placement was great fun too - I particularly enjoyed being part of the St. Patricks Day parade and the National Ploughing Championships."
The Finance Department is responsible for managing and monitoring the commercial programmes to maximise company profitability, including timely and accurate preparation of monthly invoicing, provision of monthly management reporting and the safeguarding of company assets.
The Finance Department assists with Sales Ledger and Vehicle Tracking, Accounts Payable and General Ledger, plus Payroll and Facilities. You will work primarily, but not exclusively, within the Sales Ledger and Vehicle Tracking function. As you will be working within a small team, you will have the opportunity to assist in all areas of the Finance Department.
Matthew Watson - Finance assistant
"Working for Renault Ireland’s finance department has provided me with the opportunity to translate my study of financial theory into a real world global organisation. It has taught me what problems can arise in day to day business and more importantly, how to solve these problems. My experience has been truly invaluable thanks to the combination of a dynamic, challenging environment and the support of a friendly team. An experience that cannot be replicated by university!"
The sales department is responsible for the sales volumes of Renault and Dacia vehicles in Ireland to both Retail and Fleet customers. Our goal is to ensure we reach our objectives in terms of volume and profit by deploying actions and programme. The customer experience is pivotal, and we work to ensure it is excellent every time and supports our brand image.
You will be supporting the Sales Network Development Manager, Fleet department and Field Team with performance reporting, preparation of presentations, reports and analysis on Sales and Network activity and communications to our Field Teams and Dealer Network.
Alejandro Fortuny - Sales Performance Assistant
"Working within the sales operation team has improved my Excel and analysis skills. I am involved with forecasting and reporting, assisting the team with continuous performance analysis, contributing to the success of the department. I also have regular contact with the Zone Sales Managers in the field, which has helped develop my communication and relationship building skills. My placement year has so far provided me with huge opportunities to learn and develop in many areas and the added advantage of working in a small team provides me with a thorough overview and understanding of business operations and gives you the opportunity to take part in a variety of different projects and tasks with a huge amount of responsibility"
The After Sales Department of Renault Ireland is responsible for setting the After Sales marketing strategy for the company, the development and deployment of short-medium term sales and marketing actions to grow parts turnover. Customer satisfaction is a key responsibility of the After Sales department in Ireland, in tandem with Renault UK.
Supporting the activities of the team, in this placement you will be conducting market and segment analysis and will be responsible for ad hoc studies including competitor bench marking. Additionally, you will compile weekly After sales performance analysis for the Renault management team and provide dealer network with performance reports and presentations.
Jemma Farrell - Aftersales Assistant
"I have loved my time as a placement student in Renault Ireland in the Aftersales Department. Due to the small size of the department I have seen myself carry out a broad range of activities each day, varying from general day to day administrative tasks, to the co-ordination and management of nation-wide projects. I have always felt like a valued member of the team, not ‘just an intern’. My opinions and ideas have been listened to, and I have been trusted with the opportunity to modify existing processes and procedures to help improve efficiencies and capabilities within the Department. The Aftersales team have made my time all the more enjoyable and have been a pleasure to work with, as have the wider Renault Ireland team.”