• EMEA
    October 9, 2013

Career Kickoff @ Oracle in Dublin

My name is Martin, originally from Stuttgart, Germany and
now working and living in Dublin. I joined Oracle in February 2013 as a
Business Development Consultant (BDC) and would like to share my experiences
over the first couple of months with you.

New Beginnings

As an ‘International Business Management’ graduate with
previous work experience for two global players in the automotive and
IT-industry, respectively, I was looking for a good place to start my
international career. Oracle offered me the opportunity to work abroad in a
multicultural environment and to develop my professional skills, so I was
intrigued. During the application process you get a clear picture of Oracle’s
huge organization and the wide array of possibilities offered but also what is
expected of you. This might sound a bit overwhelming at first, but support is
on the way. Throughout the Foundation Training and on a regular basis
thereafter you are provided with the necessary sales techniques, tools and
product knowledge to help you succeed.

The BDC Role

My current job is focused on generating demand for Oracle’s
Hardware (Server + Storage) products in Germany and Switzerland and to find new
business opportunities over the phone.
On a daily basis I get to talk to
high-level IT decision makers from various organizations and industries, which
is especially exciting. I coordinate my campaigns and sales initiatives with
colleagues from Sales and Marketing to ensure the best outcome. Over time, you
gain a lot more professional knowledge, responsibility and self-confidence,
while always being able to rely on the continuous training and support from
colleagues, coaches and management. Speaking of colleagues, I now work in ONE
single team with peers from Ireland, UK, Sweden, Netherlands, Austria, France,
Italy and Venezuela who cover the northern and southern European markets.

Life in Dublin

Life in Ireland’s capital is nothing short of exciting as a
young professional. It has a truly young and international population while at
the same time retaining its own character and Irish heritage. Even though it is
comparably small for a European capital and you can easily get around, there’s
plenty on offer for a wide range of interests. Widely known is the lively
cultural and musical scene along with the occasional visit to one of the many
Irish pubs to enjoy the aforementioned. There is a lot to discover in this
modern and vibrant city full of contrasts, but also outside:

If permitted by the infamous Irish weather, Dublin is the
perfect launching pad for excursions to one of the nearby beaches, the Wicklow
Mountains or for weekend getaways to the Irish Westcoast and Northern Ireland.

Personally, for outdoor activities, I like to go for a run
in Phoenix Park (one of Europe’s largest city parks and host to concerts &
festivals in summer time), improve my golf swing and game on one of the many
courses around Dublin (golf lessons organized by Oraclub, Oracle’s Sports &
Social Club) or play football after work with colleagues.

In early July we even won the 15th Oracle EMEA Football
Tournament in Munich with the Irish Team, beating Spain (Málaga and Madrid
office) in the final.

If you’re interested in joining our team or have any
questions, you can visit our campus website or reach out to

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Miguel Fuentes Wednesday, October 9, 2013

    What a tournament we had!!

    Ready for Turkey next year...

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