Itron is a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Itron is headquartered in the US, however, it has deep roots in Europe, including various manufacturing and professional centres located throughout Western and Eastern Europe.
The IDA-backed Cork Global Businesses Services centre is the product of the company’s strategic efforts to consolidate and centralise select compliance and accounting processes.
“After conducting an extensive search to find the best location for our new GBS centre, our project team determined that Ireland best suited our criteria and is the right fit for our company,”
Steve Helmbrecht, Itron’s Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
The company is seeking experienced professionals to join its Cork team in its new facility in City Gate Park, Mahon, Co. Cork. Open positions will include accounting, financial controls and financial administration.
IDA Ireland chief executive Barry O’Leary said nine out of the 10 top US ICT companies have established strategic operations in Ireland.
“Itron Inc setting up in Cork contributes to this ICT cluster and enhances the profile of the southern region as a location of choice for international business activities”
Barry O’Leary, IDA Ireland Chief Executive
Ken Murphy graduated from University College Cork in 1987 with an Electrical Engineering degree before moving to the US as a Network Design Engineer with BellSouth Corporation. His return to Ireland in 1989 heralded a career which concentrated on the multinational sector, and involved working with companies such as Apple Computer, Cabletron, FMC Automotive, Moog, General Semiconductor and Technicolor.
Ken is a specialist in quality management, purchasing, logistics and supply chain management. He has significant expertise and experience in managing the changing demands of the global media, electronics and automotive sectors at operational and project management levels.
Ken leads CareerWise Recruitment’s Cork operations. He has served on local and national committees of IPICS (The Supply Chain Management Institute), CIPD, the Cork Electronics Industry Association (CEIA), and has completed a three-year term as Chair of the UCC Alumni Board.
Ken has recently been elected as a Director of the Cork Chamber for a four year term to help promote business and drive policy objectives for the Cork Region
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