Friday Mar 20, 2015

Life at Oracle: Ryan Pitts—Part of a Winning Team

When you ask Oracle employees what they like most about working at Oracle, they often say it’s the people. Oracle is filled with smart, passionate, caring people doing challenging work and leading interesting lives. We set out to capture employee stories in a series of videos to recognize and celebrate the amazing people working at Oracle.[Read More]

Friday Sep 05, 2014

Join Oracle in our Journey to be No.1 in Cloud

Oracle Direct is starting a Cloud Sales Consulting team, supporting our continuously expanding Public Cloud Platform business in Europe Middle East and Africa, both in Romania and Ireland. Find out more about the roles by following this link: http://linkd.in/1rP6myN

Should you wish to apply, please send your CV to Alexandra Tobias at alexandra.tobias@oracle.com.

We invited John McGann, EMEA Sales Consulting, Strategy and Programs Director to give us more details about the new team that is being built in Dublin and Bucharest.

"Hi, my name is John McGann and I am part of the Oracle Direct management team, based in Dublin. These are very exciting times in Oracle: as part of our focus on being Number 1 in Cloud, we are starting up a whole new team within the Sales Consulting organization to support the Technology Cloud Platform– specifically our Infrastructure and Platform Services (PaaS and IaaS).

Oracle has a long history of excellence and leadership in Database , Middleware and Development tools, and making these available to existing and new customers via our Public Cloud is a logical next step to offer more choice and flexibility in how our products can be consumed. This change also has implications for how we are organized and operate as a sales team: we need a dedicated group of Sales Consulting or ‘Presales’ professionals who will be 100% dedicated to growing our Tech Cloud business. This team will focus on supporting customers who may be taking a trial of our Cloud Services, evaluating an initial purchase, or helping them expand their utilization of our services as we continue to release new offerings...

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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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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]

Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

Life of an Oracle HCM Sales Rep

This time we asked Régis to speak about his experience at Oracle. He joined the company a year and a half ago as a HCM Sales Representative, covering the French Market.

“I have been in the Software Industry for 4 years now. My previous job was as a Field Sales Rep on SMB Accounts in Paris and now I’m a HCM Inside Sales Rep for Named Accounts. Being at Oracle allows me to sell a large range of HCM Products, covering aspects from Talent Management (how to develop and train your employees), the Recruitment process (how to detect new Talents for your organization, through normal methods or even thanks to the advantages of the Social networks), to Compensations & Benefits. I am the main point of contact for some of the French markets biggest companies which means that I deal with their requests and I manage their various issues, always providing solutions and suggestions based on our portfolio. There is a wide range of products that companies can select from to grow their business and improve the performance.

What I truly like about my job at Oracle is that it has given me an international mindset. Being part of this fast and growing company makes you interact with people from all over the world and deal with a variety of responsibilities. As a HCM Sales representative I help my customers that require international HR processes to find solutions to their requests and challenges, according to their local policies and requirements. For instance, one of my clients which are a well-known French Retail company with shops in many countries around the world has recently decided to maximize their recruiting process. Having chosen Oracle HCM Cloud, they will now be able to support the business growth through the recruiting solutions we provided as well as through the new Social Sourcing techniques which we presented...[Read More]

Tuesday Jun 17, 2014

Family and friends come first

Maria Smith, Assistant Global Controller and vice president for M&A at Oracle and several other successful women speak about what works for women at work in an article for the Irish Times.

“Honesty, family support, self-belief, learning to switch off – these are just a few of the non-negotiables for getting on in life. So say a group of Ireland’s most successful women, whose achievements are being recognised at a WXN network award ceremony next week.”

Maria is among the women who were interviewed by the Irish Times about their priorities in life and how they manage to balance work and private activities.

Never give up a special family or friend’s occasion for a meeting that happens once a month. In life what you will regret is not attending events such as a milestone family birthday, a special anniversary or a son’s rugby match. If you have a good team, the works gets done. The more you balance life the more one aspect of it helps another. At work, my boss and I go through the family events of our core team and work our travel commitments around these...

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Tuesday May 27, 2014

Life at Oracle Russia: Stanislav, Tech Sales Manager

Oracle is a place that brings together talented people from various countries and with a diversity of backgrounds. We often invite our employees to speak about their life at Oracle as we think It is important to share an insight into what working for our company looks like.

This time we asked Stanislav to speak about his experience at Oracle. He is Technology Sales Manager at Oracle Russia. He joined the company in July 2011 as a Sales Representative for the Financial sector and had previously worked for another American IT company. He was promoted to a Management position in 2013.

“I have been in this Industry for 15 years and I am now Technology Sales Manager, covering Database, BI and Fusion Middleware products. What I’ve learned in my role is that respect is one of the most important values a good professional should have. By respecting and embracing everyone’s opinions, we create a very good work environment that encourages innovation and change. It eventually leads to a stronger team where people listen to each other and value each other’s opinion. On the other hand, It is mandatory to have good knowledge about the area you work in and to continously seek to improve your expertise. Last but not least, working as a team is a top priority and It is something that I’ve learned at Oracle. There’s little you can achieve by yourself comparing to what you can do when you’re part of a team.”

Stanislav shared the top three words that best describe his team and those were: professional, dynamic and smart...[Read More]

Monday May 12, 2014

Meet Nico, the Most Innovational person in Oracle Direct EMEA of Q3

The ‘Most Innovational person in Oracle Direct EMEA of Q3’ is Nico, Inside Sales Representative at Oracle Direct’s Tech team! He is the one who gave a new meaning to marketing within Oracle Direct Berlin! He always surprises our customers with creative marketing actions and inspires his colleagues to do the same. Nico is the right believer who proved that to think different can generate competitive advantage.

We congratulate Nico for introducing a new way to talk to the customers! He is not only involving Sales Consulting to his customer meetings, but he also surprises the clients. The evidence is his idea of sending a box with engraved Oracle URL apples. The topic was green IT and he positioned products which are related to.

Nico always has great and creative ideas for Demand Generation and he is highly motivated to work hard! He continuously spreads ideas, whether it is about contacting new clients or creating a concept of making our customers understand the company Oracle and its structure better. He is also a great support to the team and has valuable input...

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Thursday May 08, 2014

Career journeys @Oracle Benelux: Francis, Apps Sales Rep

Oracle is organised for success

Today we are discussing working at Oracle with Francis, based in Belgium, and working as an Applications Sales Representative for CRM, ERP and EPM. Francis joined Oracle in 2012 as a Business Development Manager. As of June this year he moved to an Application Sales Representative role focusing on Public Sector, Utilities, Media and Communication in Belgium and Luxembourg. Before joining Oracle he gained multiple years of Sales experience at different IT companies.

Why Application Sales?

What Francis enjoys most about being an Application Sales Representative is the fact you are selling to the decision makers on C-level within a company. This job also gives you the opportunity to see how companies do business and organise themselves and what is going on in the world. You continuously meet very interesting people who have to solve challenging problems and make sure their companies remain successful and achieve the goals they have defined. As an Application Sales Representative you are able to contribute to the success of these companies.

Specialist

Compared to other Sales jobs Francis had in the past, the difference at Oracle is the amount of focus in the job. At Oracle you are responsible for selling a specific set of products within a specific sector. Francis is very positive about this approach. He can take a deep dive into the challenges his customers are facing in their business processes...

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Career journeys @Oracle Germany: Sigrid, Telekoms IT Expertin

1. Stell dich kurz vor und beschreibe deine aktuelle Position bei Oracle!

Hi, ich bin Sigrid, eine Telekoms IT Expertin, leidenschaftlich Köchin und Wanderin. Ich bin seid September 2013 bei Oracle im Team Fusion Middleware Sales für Named Accounts. Mein Fokus ist Deutsche Telekom und Vodafone in Deuschland. Zuvor habe ich 5 Jahren France Telekom in Paris als Key Account betreut. Ich bin seid 13 Jahren in der Industrie Telecoms.

2. Woran arbeiten dein Team und du?

Wir arbeiten eng im Verbund mit dem KAD Team als Vertriebsexperten für unsere jeweiligen Produkte. Oracle’s Portfolio ist über die letzte 10 Jahre enorm gewachsen. Dadurch können wir sehr breitflächig unser Portfolio bei den Kunden einbringen, Gesamtlösungen, Cross- und Upselling sind große Themen für uns.

3. Welche Karrierewege sind in Oracle möglich?

Ich glaube die Karrieremöglichkeiten beschränken sich nicht auf das Team, Oracle ist sehr durchlässig und fördert Flexibilität...

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Wednesday Apr 02, 2014

Career journeys @Oracle UAE: George, Techology Sales Representative

We asked George Schembri, Technology Sales Representative for the UAE Financial Sector to give us an insight into his career with Oracle! He joined the company on July 1st 2010, and he had worked for large Multinationals handling Software and Hardware as Sales Director or Sales Manager. George says “The decision to join Oracle to handle the Financial Sector was exciting and challenging, and there was no hesitation from my side to be part of this great company that is transforming the IT industry!"

"My Current role is to sell the Technology stack as well as the industry changing Engineered system into the Financial sector in the United Arab Emirates. The Financial Sector is an exciting and ever-changing industry that keeps you excited and motivated and takes you to a different level of discussion within the business. I work directly with customers and also with our large partner network to deliver solutions to our customers’ problems.

George and his team are very focused on delivering end to end solution to Oracle's Financial Sector customers...[Read More]

Friday Mar 21, 2014

Career journeys @Oracle: Joeri, HCM Account Manager - Belgium market

Not a single day is the same!

Today we are talking with Joeri. He is working as a Saas Sales Account Manager in the HCM team in Dublin. Joeri joined Oracle a number of years ago and went through different steps within Oracle before he joined the HCM team.

At the moment he is focussed on selling HR related Cloud applications to multinational companies in the Belgium market across different industries. What he enjoys most about selling applications it that your contacts are not only within IT departments but also within HR teams.

Joeri explains: “In this role you are aiming at developing, supporting and stimulating long term relationships with customers. You are discussing by phone and e-mail what their current situation is and how an Oracle solution can add value for them in reaching their goals and targets i.e. in the process of Talent Management”.

What most people do not know about Oracle is the opportunities you receive to develop yourself within the Oracle Direct Sales teams. ‘If you want, you can do a new training every day. That is how much content there is available...

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Tuesday Mar 18, 2014

Career journeys @Oracle Sweden: Tuva, Senior Engineering Manager

We've asked Tuva, Senior Software Development Manager to give us an insight into her experience with Oracle and the great career path she has had within the company. Read on the first part of the interview!

HI Tuva! Thank you for accepting to do this interview for the Recruitment team! Let's start with introducing yourself and giving us an overview of your current role at Oracle!

 "Hi! My name is Tuva and I am currently Senior Engineering Manager for two teams in the Java Platform organization. I have worked with Oracle for more than 13 years. I started off as a Software Engineer in the Compiler team, but have had various roles after that, like Head Product Manager for Exalogic, Partner Manager for Intel, etc etc. I have worked in most of the teams in Java Platform Group over the years. It has always been very challenging and fun!"

Give us some more information about the two teams you are managing.

"I am currently Manager for two teams in the Java Platform Group: Java SE Serviceability and Java Mission Control. Java is the foundation for virtually every type of networked application and is the global standard for developing and delivering mobile applications, games, Web-based content, and enterprise software. It is essential for Java and all these applications...[Read More]

Wednesday Mar 05, 2014

Meet Philippe, the Most Innovational person in Oracle Direct EMEA of Q2

Philippe was voted, by his peers, the most Innovational person in Oracle Direct EMEA of Q2, the second quarter of this fiscal! Philippe who is CRM Sales Consultant at Oracle Direct’s Applications Team, has introduced a new idea to rethink the Customer Experience Journey Mapping through a collaborative web application.

This prize is part of a peer nominated recognition programme within Oracle Direct. Philippe's efforts and personal drive have inspired his peers from the Inside Sales Organisation and thus he got the award!

We congratulate Philippe for constantly coming up with new solutions to create the best presentations for our customers and with new techniques to get their attention. With his new approach, it is easier for the Oracle team to help customers understand the value of our CX solution. Philippe is focused on designing creative presentations to persuade our clients, but also shares his ideas and projects with his peers and Managers. Philippe tries to thrive and leverage any piece of technology to make the team's life easier. His colleagues say that he is ‘the embodiment of the Presales spirit’...

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Thursday Feb 27, 2014

GVD Oracle France: Planemaking for Hospitalized Kids

Oracle and Robert Debré hospital in Paris have been working together since 2007 to make a difference each and every day, by changing the lives of sick children. Robert Debré, the most important paediatric hospital in Paris, is specialized in the care of children and young mothers located in the 19th district, near underprivileged suburbs.

Every month Oracle Volunteers participate in model aircraft workshops for the hospitalized children between 3 to 12 years, aiding them to construct, paint and customize the models. The children have a wonderful time playing with them afterwards.

Last year 24 Oracle France volunteers celebrated Global Volunteer Days at the hospital.

In addition, for those who cannot move from their rooms due to their heavy pathology...

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