Thursday May 29, 2014

Not so long ago in a city not so far away by Carlos Martin

This is the story of how the EMEA Presales Center turned an Oracle intern into a trusted technology advisor for both Oracle’s Sales and customers.

It was the summer of 2011 when I was finishing my Computer Engineering studies as well as my internship at Oracle when I was offered what could possibly be THE dream job for any young European Computer Engineer. Apart from that, it also seemed like the role was particularly tailored to me as I could leverage almost everything I learned at University and during the internship. And all of it in one of the best cities to live in, not only from my home country but arguably from Europe: Malaga!

A day at EPC

As part of the EPC Technology pillar, and later on completely focused on WebCenter, there was no way to describe a normal day on the job as each day had something unique. Some days I was researching documentation in order to elaborate accurate answers for a customer’s question within a Request for Information or Proposal (RFI/RFP), other days I was doing heavy programming in order to bring a Proof of Concept (PoC) for a customer to life and last not but least, some days I presented to the customer via webconference the demo I built for them the past weeks. So as you can see, the role has research, development and presentation, could you ask for more?

Well, don’t worry because there IS more...

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Thursday Nov 07, 2013

Spotlight on a career path: Paul, Business Development Consultant

I came to work for Oracle in November 2012 as a Customer Intelligence Representative and since then I was promoted to a Business Development Consultant, for Commercial Industries in the UK, based in Dublin.

My background was primarily in Logistics, working for such companies as Indaver Ireland, Wincanton and P&O. I spent 10 years working in this industry and gained experience in negotiating with customers and suppliers in order to meet the needs of both, monitoring the quality and quantity of goods as well as the efficiency and organisation of the movement and storage of products.

I decided to move from my logistics career in 2009 to study Information Technology in D.I.T....

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Wednesday Oct 09, 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 intrigue...[Read More]

Tuesday Sep 24, 2013

Oracle is hiring Business Development Consultants!

Are you looking for a job? Oracle is hiring Business Development Consultant for the EMEA Sales Operations team in Dublin. In this position you are actively engaging with customers who have either interacted with Oracle previously (Marketing Events, Downloads of Software) or whom you are calling proactively to discuss topics of current interest around our products. The goal in this position is to invoke interest, identify and qualify possible opportunities and pass them on to the inside sales colleagues for progression. If you start your career at Oracle in this job it will open up a mix of different career opportunities. Have a look at the video to find out more. If you want to apply send your cv to

Wednesday Aug 31, 2011

Top Notch Talent: University students experience life at Oracle

University students from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia visited the Customer Visit Centre at Thames Valley Park, UK in July to learn about graduate opportunities at Oracle. The engineering and computer science students heard a series of presentations from Oracle employees, giving a flavour of daily working life at Oracle and outlining the choice of career paths available. They also learnt about Oracle culture and received tips on how to apply for positions.

The session at Oracle's campus in Reading, organised by Oracle Recruitment, was part of a two-week UK tour ( undertaken by the students to introduce and prepare them for the world of work. The initiative is co-ordinated by Prof. Dr. Antonio Reig from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, and also dovetails with the ambitions of Oracle’s Top Notch Talent program to recruit, develop and retain the best talent in the industry.

Gillian Channer, Senior Director, Business Operations, UK and Ireland, gave an account of her career, starting as programmer, and then a trainer of Oracle products. Her advice for the students was to work hard, never take things for granted and most importantly network.

The final presentation was by Annapia Racanelli, Oracle recruiter for Italy and France, who highlighted the different opportunities available within Oracle for graduates. Annapia also explained how Oracle encourages continuous development of skills.

Annapia explained how Oracle Direct provides a vibrant, multi-lingual working environment for professionals at early stages of their sales career. She also offered advice on finding positions within Oracle – recommending the students join the dedicated Oracle Facebook page and set up a Linked-in profile as soon as possible.

Prof. Dr. Antonio Reig concluded: “The day at Oracle was a great opportunity for the students to see first-hand how one of the world’s best companies works.”

The student day forms part of Oracle's continuous recruitment programme to attract the very best graduate talent from across Europe. The team establishes strong relationships with each of the top European universities, making regular visits to careers departments and student unions to ensure the students are fully briefed on opportunities available at Oracle.

The team works hard to ensure that Oracle has a strong online and social media presence for jobseekers and sends out targeted emails to the top potential candidates. It also works closely with the top European MBA programmes to ensure that Oracle attracts the best interns, and sponsors some of the best student projects and awards. The programme also arranges for Oracle employees to return to their universities to speak first-hand to students about what it’s like working at Oracle. If you are interested in participating, please contact

The day opened with a presentation from Gordon Davies, of Sales Knowledge Communications, EMEA, who provided an introduction to Oracle's business in the IT industry, its customers and global organization.

Thursday Jun 16, 2011

CEMS Business Project @ Oracle


My name is Katrin and I am studying for the CEMS Master in International Management. Together with four fellow students from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School I conducted the CEMS business project at Oracle Direct EMEA in Dublin. For almost four months we analysed trends within the Business to Business market place on vendor demand generation strategies and formulated recommendations for adoption by Oracle. Besides extensive secondary research, we conducted numerous interviews with (Inside) Sales staff both from Oracle and from other companies in the industry.

The project was very challenging and rewarding at the same time. The benchmarking analysis about Business to Business demand generation strategies required us to condense all collected information in order to yield clear conclusions – a task, which is easier said than done. In the recommendations part of our project, we were able to build up on our findings and to bring in creativity. Since none of our team members had previous experience in Inside sales, we had to learn about the organisation and functioning of this corporate function from scratch. Thanks to a great deal of support from Oracle, particularly by our project mentor, we were able to quickly close our “knowledge gap.”

The final project presentation at Oracle was very well received. During a joint lunch our Oracle mentor told us which of our recommendations the company was planning to adopt in the future. Thus, the CEMS project at Oracle did not only provide my team with a hands-on learning experience, but also left us with the positive feeling that we could add value to the company.

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Thursday May 26, 2011

Girls Day 2011 @ Oracle in Potsdam

On 14th of April 2011, Oracle Germany took part for the 6th time in the nationwide Girls' Day. This day aims to present a wide array of career possibilities in the technical fields (which are still widely considered as male-only) to a young feminine audience. In order to achieve this, Oracle organised a program in which colleagues shared experiences, educated and advised young girls interested in a technical career.

The day started in the Oracle Tower where the girls took the impressive glass elevator up to the 7th floor which overlooked their hometown. This viewpoint was completely new for the 14 years old girls. The day changed their view on working in the IT- Industry and this is exactly what we wanted to achieve! Here is what happened on the day:

Firstly Linda Mihalic, the General Business Senior Director, introduced Oracle and the different Lines of Business by using a simplified company presentation. The example of online shopping to purchase pink coloured high heels made it easier for the girls to understand the purpose of our software.

To show the girls how you can start your career at Oracle, all participants reviewed their resumes sharing the fun and exciting moments but also the second thoughts and doubts they have experienced. This way we could make it clear that sometimes you need to jump in the deep end and there is more than one way to reach a goal. Also how it is a benefit to have learned different languages and to have fun is the most important aspect to keep in mind when you work on an assignment.

After this “Aha-Erlebnis” the girls started their first job. They had the chance to gain an insight into the daily work and were able to become active themselves: writing emails, applying for holidays in the system, taking calls from colleagues. Also, they had the chance to experience our main line of business in Potsdam: Sales!

In a web conference we gave the girls an insight in how our software works. We used a Telecom Customer as an example to show the technical process of sending a text message from a mobile phone to the mobile phone of a friend – up to the billingof the message with Oracle software. This example showed that the virtual world is our daily work and that online calling is possible at Oracle.

A bagel lunch gave new energy to start the second session of experiencing the daily work at Oracle. This was followed by a quiz about what they had learned during the day where the girls where split into in teams and the best team would win. This gave them the experience of teamwork. They felt the period of fours hours flew by quicker than being at school. The girls enjoyed the overall experience and will share it with their friends and fellow students. They gave us great feedback! ;-)

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Tuesday May 10, 2011

Attention: Talent in France!

Sales AwardFor the past 6 years, Oracle has attended one of the most prestigious Students events in France, the Concours de Negociation organised by the EM Normandie and gathering sales and marketing students from several Grandes Ecoles and Universites in France. For the past 6 years, we have hired top talent from this highly rated event.

As we in France enjoy food, let me give you the recipe a successful Sales competition:

  • Select 20 top students, highly ambitious and willing to prove to Oracle Senior Managers that they have a high level of understanding complex needs of a customer and deal with customers in the most professional and sales-y manner
  • Invite Directors, Managers and Oracle colleagues to the beautiful sea-side Deauville to meet with the above mentioned students
  • 2 days of presentations, meetings, a glamorous Gala dinner and 20 sales simulations – a fairly busy agenda, which gives students the full opportunity to understand the superb careers Oracle offer to graduates
  • Offer a trip to our winner (this year we offered a trip to Greece) and dinner vouchers in a castle as 2nd and 3rd prizes
  • … And the result is: the best students will get an offer to join the excitement of working in Oracle! Oracle offers internships and permanent positions in its Oracle Direct teams (Sales Teams) in the vibrant cities of Dublin and Malaga.

You will work with French customers but will fully enjoy our European Centre’s facilities with second to none training and a taste of Erasmus atmosphere – 17 nationalities working together.

Want to know more about our training in Oracle Direct?

  • Oracle Direct is our Sales Academy – no wonder training is second to none.
  • Oracle Direct offers all new hires an intensive foundation training programme to fully equip them with the skills & knowledge to perform their new role to the highest standard & ensure a successful start to their career in Oracle.
  • The intensive programme is challenging, rewarding & fun! It involves a mix of innovative sales skills training, interactive product training & lots of sales simulations to put the learning into practice. In addition to being a great learning experience, this 3 week training is a superb multi-cultural networking event, offering the chance to mix with all levels of people from all over EMEA.
  • When Foundation is finished training does not stop there! Oracle Direct offers many more trainings to continue to allow reps to develop a variety of skills. We offer a full sales accreditation programme which can result in a certificate or diploma from one of Ireland’s largest & most recognized third level institutions – Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) so while working employees can also be adding to their academic qualifications. There are 5 sales training modules offered as part of this Accreditation Programme.
  • There are on-going product trainings organized for employees often designed specifically for campaigns they are working on to optimize their chance of success in the job!
  • A competitive compensation package that is aligned with your qualifications & includes an employee benefits scheme: Extensive Relocation Package Join the excitement!

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