World news – Microsoft Ireland announces 200 new jobs with the expansion of its digital sales team


Microsoft Ireland was joined by Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD today to announce the further expansion of its EMEA digital sales team based in Dublin with the creation of 200 new jobs. The company also revealed details of its new Microsoft Sales Academy, which will enable 25 employees of diverse backgrounds and with little or no digital skills to build careers in digital sales.

Today’s announcement builds on Microsoft Ireland’s announcement for technical Investments in November 2020, which created 200 new technical functions and an investment of EUR 27 million in a new technical hub on the growing campus in Leopardstown, Dublin.

Recruiting for the 200 new positions is in the Underway, with the intention of filling all roles before May 2021. Microsoft Ireland is looking for applications to fill a wide range of digital sales positions, including sales representatives, technical sales specialists, cloud solution architects, account executives and sales managers. The company is seeking candidates with fluent languages ​​such as English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian and Spanish to meet customer needs across the EMEA region.

Speaking of today’s announcement, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said TD: « I very much welcome this latest job posting from Microsoft as a strong vote of confidence in Ireland as an investment destination and in the talent of our workforce.

 » In the months ahead we will focus on achieving a recovery that is both inclusive and is sustainable. The focus is on people working again and jobs being protected and created for the future. Acquiring coveted digital jobs like those created by Microsoft today is an important step on this path. « 

Cathriona Hallahan, General Manager of Microsoft Ireland, said: » We are pleased to announce the further deepening of our presence in Ireland. After our investment in engineering, the importance of our Ireland-based operations to Microsoft worldwide becomes apparent.

The growth of our EMEA digital sales team reflects the dynamism and growth that are at the heart of our business. Our existing digital sales team has worked hard to provide companies in Ireland and across Europe, the Middle East and Africa with the digital technology they need to transform their business model and achieve success.

“The establishment of the Microsoft Sales Academy continues to support these efforts by building and nurturing a diverse pipeline of talent now and in the future to ensure our team reflects the diversity of customers we serve. By expanding the diversity of skills and backgrounds within our Dublin-based team, we can continue to innovate quickly as we redefine the future of Ireland. « 

Lisa Dillon, Vice President of Microsoft EMEA Digital Sales, said, » I am delighted that we are expanding our EMEA Digital Sales team to best serve the changing needs of our customers. In just four years we built up the team and expanded it to over 1,000 employees. This rapid growth provides excellent professional development opportunities for the dynamic team, now representing more than 75 nationalities and fluent in over 35 different languages.

“The EMEA Digital Sales team leverages Microsoft technologies, including AI and machine learning , and enhances it with digital sales functions to improve our customer loyalty. This way we can meet and exceed the needs of our customers and partners and include them in their digital journey at the right time to drive their business success. I look forward to welcoming and supporting our new employees as they contribute to the continued growth and success of the team. “

The new Microsoft Sales Academy offers employees with different backgrounds, experiences and skills the sales and technical skills to be successful in a digital sales environment. The academy builds on Microsoft’s ongoing digital education and training programs to help people participate fully in the digital economy.

With four planned waves of admission per calendar year, the six-month sales training program provides employees with the expertise to support the digital transformation of companies worldwide. At the end of the program, the employees change to a role as digital sales representative with the skills to support the digital transformation of customers. 25 of the new positions announced today are for positions in the Sales Academy.

New employees will join an existing team of 1,000+ highly skilled salespeople who use the latest technology platforms and analytics to better meet customer needs. The EMEA Digital Sales team in Dublin was founded in 2017 with an initial number of 500 employees and has grown rapidly as companies use digital transformation worldwide.

After the current recruitment phase is completed, Microsoft Ireland will have more than 2,800 employees in Ireland the Leopardstown campus and data center.

Microsoft Ireland offers a number of advantages in addition to a competitive package for the right candidates. For those looking to start or advance a career in digital sales, visit:

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