It was announced today that a leading information and communications technology company is doubling its Irish workforce with the creation of 50 new jobs in Dublin and Cork. Huawei is opening a new research and development (R&D) centre spread across two sites in Cork city and Dublin. The new centre will initially focus on Huawei’s next-generation customer product, SmartCare, supporting the company in providing customer services to telecoms operators in Ireland and internationally. Future expansion at the sites is expected and the initiative is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Huawei first established its Irish sales office in 2004 and employs more than 140,000 people globally, including 40 people in Ireland. Some of Huawei’s biggest customers include Eircom, O2 Ireland, BT Ireland, VDF Ireland, and H3G Ireland.
Derek Ding (Managing Director of Huawei Ireland)
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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