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By Tim Koekkoek on Jan 13, 2012
My name is Sabina and I am a Business Development Consultant. I started working in the role of Customer Intelligence Representative at Oracle after I finished my studies in International Business and Languages at Avans University in the Netherlands. However after only 4 months I moved on to my current position. I will tell you my story and how it all started!
I was contacted by Oracle to interview with them for a position and this was even before graduating. I was successful in the interview process whereupon I moved to Dublin. From the very first day I have been made feel so welcome and such a valued part of the Oracle Direct team. As a Customer Intelligence Representative you get a really good induction program; it introduces you to the organization and everything you need to know to move around the company. I was also assigned a mentor who was great at helping me to settle in.
My role as a Customer Intelligence Representative involves profiling accounts and supporting activities for the Benelux & German market. Besides that I am also generating demand for information about Oracle solutions. I work on different campaigns for all teams within Oracle Direct; Technology, CRM On Demand, Hardware and Applications. Before I start to work on a campaign I first get briefed by one of Oracle’s sales people; Inside sales or Field sales. In the briefing you get an explanation what the campaign is about and what your main task is. Every campaign is different because for every single one of them you need to speak with different people. For instance for CRM you are looking for and speaking to sales and marketing managers/directors, and for Applications you need speak with CFO’s, CIO’s or HR-directors. You are working on two or three campaigns at the same time. So every day holds a new challenge, this really makes coming to work exciting and I have a great sense of achievement at the end of each day.
What I really like about Oracle is the opportunity to have a long career within the company and the really interesting people that you meet. You also have the possibility to move within a few months to a Business Development Consultant role. Oracle supports you to develop your career by coaching, training and mentoring. At Oracle you are only learning from the best!
During my studies I already had the chance to work with people from different countries. Now I have colleagues from all around EMEA, this makes my working environment very diverse and fun. Besides that, this multicultural environment makes it also possible to practice my language skills.
I work in East Point Business Park which is in Dublin. Dublin is a great city and I spend a lot of time socializing with my colleagues in the city after work. Dublin is a city for young professionals. For everyone there is something. You can enjoy yourself with the many cultural events, shopping or going to the theater or cinema. Furthermore, Dublin gives you the possibility to practice your favorite indoor and outdoor sports such as golfing, sailing and surfing or to try something new such as Gaelic Football or hurling!
If you want to know more about this role or any other opportunities please check our website http://campus.oracle.com.