Microsoft Ireland announces the creation of 200 new EMEA Digital Sales jobs.
3rd February 2021
Less than four years ago, Dublin was selected as the home for Microsoft’s EMEA Digital Sales organisation. Since then, it has been at the forefront of Microsoft’s own journey of transformation as a company. From small beginnings, the company has built up a sales force that is soon to be over 1,000 strong, and embraced new ways of working, as well as advancements in technology, to empower its customers and partners to achieve more. The announcement marks a further milestone in that journey.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin joined Microsoft Ireland virtually to announce the further expansion of its EMEA Digital Sales team with the creation of 200 new jobs.
“I warmly welcome this latest job announcement by Microsoft as a strong vote of confidence in Ireland as a destination for investment, and in the talent of our workforce.
“In the coming months we will be focusing on delivering a recovery that is both inclusive and sustainable, central to this will be getting people back to work and protecting and creating employment fit for the future.
“Attracting highly sought-after digital jobs like those created by Microsoft today is an important step in that journey.”
Cathriona Hallahan, managing director, Microsoft Ireland, said: “The growth of our EMEA digital sales team reflects the dynamism and growth mindset that is at the heart of our company. Our existing digital sales team has been working hard to provide organisations in Ireland and across Europe, the Middle East and Africa with digital technologies they need to transform their business model and achieve success.”
Lisa Dillon, vice-president, Microsoft EMEA digital sales, said: “The EMEA Digital Sales team leverage Microsoft technologies, including AI and machine learning, and enhance them with digital selling capabilities to transform our engagement with customers. This allows us to meet and exceed the needs of our customers and partners, engaging them at the right time in their digital journey to help drive their business success. I am looking forward to welcoming our new recruits and supporting them as they contribute to the continued growth and success of the team.”
The company is seeking applications to fill a broad array of digital sales positions, including Sales Representatives, Technical Sales Specialists, Cloud Solution Architects, Account Executives and Sales Managers.
Microsoft also announced the creation of its new Microsoft Sales Academy, which will enable recruits from a variety of backgrounds and with little or no digital skills to establish a career in digital sales.
Of the 200 positions announced, 25 are for Sales Academy positions. On completion of a six-month sales training programme, the recruits will join Microsoft’s Dublin-based team, sparking a new wave of creativity that has the potential to reimagine the future.
The announcements come on the back of November’s news to create 200 engineering roles to strengthen its existing Dublin-based team of over 600 highly skilled engineers. The company also unveiled details and images of its new €27m Engineering Hub at its growing campus in Leopardstown, Dublin.
In December, Microsoft’s Managing Director, Cathriona Hallahan announced that she would be stepping down from her role. Cathriona has been with Microsoft Ireland for over three decades with 8 of those years at the helm.