Meet the team: Ingrid De Doncker

What are your hobbies?

I used to do a lot of sports, gymnastics, volleyball, jazz dancing, swimming and playing the piano. I find it hard to set aside time to do any of the these at the moment. One of my hobbies currently is working… sad, but true.


2018 Benchmark Study will examine the impact of sales and marketing on business performance

Co-sponsored by Salesforce, the study looks to uncover strategic insights to help companies succeed in 2018. This is the second year of the study, devised by Altify in conjunction with iDDea.


Commodity Report: September


  • The 2017 budget contains a €750m fund for builders, plus an additional €75m to open up sites for residential development and 3,800 new social homes in 2018 as housing initiative measures 1
  • The Construction Industry Federation has reported very strong demand in the sector at 25,000 units, while increased output activity will reach nearly 19,000 units 2
  • The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) expanded to 56.5 in September from 55.1 in August 3


Interview: Mary Ryan, Procurement Account Manager

What do you like about iDDea?

iDDea is a young progressive company that offers a comprehensive end to end Procurement service to its clients. We are also is keen to influence all audiences. Through our research, iDDea  established itself as a forward-thinking and moving training and knowledge centre. We allow others to benefit through sharing knowledge.


Interview: Orla Slattery, Procurement Administrator

Why did you choose to work in Procurement?

As a student starting out, I wanted to get into a business with a future. I chose Procurement as it is a rapidly growing area in today’s world. It is an industry where I can grow and learn at a rapid pace in a short amount of time. Being a fresh graduate, I am like a sponge when it comes to knowledge. With Procurement, you collaborate with individuals from various sectors, gaining a wealth of cross-industry experience.  It is an excellent way for me to get as much information as I can while putting my learning into practice.


Off Your Trolley?

Do you recall as a young child, the occasions when your parents or guardians had the courage to take you grocery shopping with them at the weekend?


Interview: Meet Caroline Walsh iDDea’s Procurement lead

Why did you choose to work in Procurement?

I’m not sure I chose Procurement, more that Procurement chose me! I am a people person and I love to learn new things. With a penchant for too much detail I fit in well to the job. To work in Procurement you need to have an eye for detail, a dogged nature to never give up until you’ve found that solution that works. I enjoy learning from other people and teaching them about possibility, even if the most probable is right there in front of your face.


Interview: Suzie Lynch explains why Procurement is her dream career

Suzie Lynch, iDDea’s sourcing coordinator explains why she chose to work in Procurement and gives the best wisdom she learned so far. 


Commodity Report: August


Certificate in Procurement Management proving popular

The Certificate in Procurement Management from UCC begins this month. Following a successful inaugural year, this year’s session is fully enrolled.


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