Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

Is software support an option for your career?

If you have a technical background, why should you choose a career in support?

We have invited Serban to answer these questions and to give us an overview of one of the biggest technical teams in Oracle Romania. He’s been with Oracle for 7 years leading the local PeopleSoft Financials & Supply Chain Support team. Back in 2013 Serban started building a new support team in Romania – Fusion HCM. His current focus is building a strong support team for Fusion HCM, latest solution for Business HR Professionals from Oracle. The solution is offered both on Premise (customer site installation) but more important as a Cloud offering – SaaS.

 So, why should a technical person choose Software Support over other technical areas?

 “I think it is mainly because of the high level of technical skills required to provide the best technical solutions to our customers. Oracle Software Support covers complex solutions going from Database or Middleware to a vast area of business applications (basically covering any needs that a large enterprise may have). Working with such software requires very strong skills both technical and functional for the different areas, going from Finance, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Sales to other very specific business processes...

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Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

Meet Matthijs, Dutch Inside Sales Representative for Oracle Direct

Today we would like to share some information around the Dutch Core Technology team in Malaga. Matthijs is one of the team members who decided to relocate from the Netherlands to Malaga to join Oracle Direct two years ago.

Matthijs: “For the past two years I have been working as an Oracle Direct Core Technology Inside Sales representative for Named Accounts in the Netherlands, based in Malaga, Spain.

In my case, working for the Dutch OD Core Technology team means that I am responsible for the Account Management of Larger companies in the Travel & Transportation and the Manufacturing, Retail & Distribution sector. I work together with the Oracle Field Account Managers and our Field Sales Management in the Netherlands where I am often the main point of contact for customers. This means that I deal with their requests and I manage their various issues, provide solutions and suggestions based on the Oracle Core Technology portfolio. I work on interesting projects with end-customers, making financial proposals and building business cases. It is a very interesting sales environment and for the last two years I improved my skills substantially. This month I will finish my Inside Sales career in Malaga to move to a position within Field Sales in the Netherlands. Oracle Direct has proven to be a great stepping stone for my career...

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Thursday Aug 14, 2014

Stef is the new 'Most Innovational' employee in Oracle Direct

One of the words that best describe Oracle is innovation. It is one of the company’s core values and it’s essential to Oracle’s business. We encourage our employees to seek innovative and creative approaches to problem-solving and we show appreciation to those who think outside the box. Stef has been awarded the ‘The Most Innovational person in Oracle Direct EMEA in Q4' prize for the great ideas he had for closing deals and generating revenue. It is our pleasure to have him on board.

Stef is an Inside Sales Representative within Oracle Direct and his main goal is to create additional funnel and to close transactional deals. When he joined Oracle he started working with the Dutch Local Government, but then switched towards commercial accounts. Oracle Direct is a really great opportunity for anyone looking for a successful career in sales.

When you work in sales you need to find new ways of convincing the client to choose you over the competition, so innovative thinking is a must. Stef is one of the reps who find smart new ways to close deals with customers and he is always out for the WIN-WIN. He has developed amazing strategies which generated a lot of revenue. Being really open minded he finds a way to collaborate with all his stakeholders in order to get the best results for all.

What best describes Stef is what one of his colleagues said “Short of hair but never short of great ideas to help you go forward!”...

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Monday Aug 11, 2014

Meet Brian, the Most Inspirational person in Oracle Direct, Q4 FY14

We are delighted to have inspiring leaders working for Oracle and Brian is definitely one of them. He has recently been titled ‘The Most Inspirational person’ in Oracle Direct EMEA in Q4 FY14. Brian manages the Business Development team looking after promoting all Oracle applications across the UK & South Europe. The team is responsible for driving new business and proactively targeting Mid- Size Enterprise through outbound activities. In addition to this he is also the CRM Functional leader for Western Europe, having the responsibility to ensure that the goals of the business development organization are aligned to that of the wider CRM sales organization.

Here is what one of the Oracle Direct employees said about Brian: “He is an excellent Manager, the best I have worked for. He has the energy, passion and a “can do” attitude which is contagious. Brian helped me be the best I could be and always had a positive approach and was always available to me and the team. Brian is creative and his management style brings out the best in people and makes work fun.”

Brian has been with Oracle just over 3 years. He was promoted to this role in January having previously been an Inside Sales Rep selling in the UK Financial Services. We asked him to give us an insight into his role as a Manager and he said: “The most rewarding aspect of my role is watching people join the team just out of college and grow into IT sales people. I enjoy the competitive nature of the job, as a sales representative the competition to deliver “the best quarter” is ferocious and now as a manager I can see that that attitude continues amongst the managers and other lines of business...[Read More]
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