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Eoin Donnelly

Eoin Donnelly is a sales/marketing & finance professional with a proven track record for profitable growth enabling value creation. He has held senior roles in Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates, Nestle and Green Isle Foods. 

Eoin holds a primary degree in Sales and Marketing, read for his MBA in UCD Smurfit Business School and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant. 

His most recent experience was as Managing Director, (leading Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates), with a focus on bringing the business from entrepreneurial to management specialist stage of development. This lead directly to value creation/realisation for the shareholders. (The overall business was successfully sold in 2014 & then again in 2018).  

In Nestle Eoin had several key roles – Channel Strategy Manger, Business Manager & Commercial Projects Manager. Significant project achievements with Nestle include: – 

  • Outsourcing of distribution  
  • Transfer of the confectionery factory to a combined factory site with grocery 
  • Sale of the Irish manufacturing business 
  • Integration of confectionery & grocery businesses 
  • Introducing SAP – a global systems project 

Eoin’s core skills enable delivery of: –  

  • Profitable & sustainable sales growth 
  • Brand positioning & market capture  
  • Management of change initiatives 
  • Culture development 
  • Cost reduction 
  • Production optimisation  
  • Margin enhancement 
  • Cash management & funding  

Eoin’s experience spans multinational enterprise to family SME’s across many channels, to both trade & the end-consumer in domestic & export markets. He is a strategic & results-oriented individual with strong communication & analytical skills. 

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