Microsoft Ireland was joined today (2 February) by Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD to announce a further expansion of its Dublin-based EMEA digital sales team. This will lead to the creation of 200 new jobs in the capital city.
The tech giant also unveiled details of its new Microsoft Sales Academy, which will enable 25 recruits from a variety of backgrounds and with little or no digital skills to establish a career in digital sales.
Today’s announcement builds on Microsoft Ireland’s November 2020 engineering investment announcement, which saw the creation of 200 new engineering roles and an investment of €27m in a new Engineering Hub at its growing campus in Leopardstown, Dublin.
Recruitment for the 200 new positions is underway with the intention to have all roles filled before May 2021.
Microsoft Ireland 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.
The company is seeking candidates with fluency in languages including English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian, and Spanish to help meet the needs of customers across the EMEA region.
Speaking at today’s announcement, Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD said: “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 added: “We are delighted to be in a position to announce the further deepening of our footprint in Ireland. Following so soon after our engineering investment, it highlights the importance of our Irish based operations to Microsoft globally.
“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.
“The creation of the Microsoft Sales Academy further supports those efforts by building and nurturing a diverse pipeline of talent both now and into the future, ensuring our team reflects the diversity of the customers we serve.
“By adding to the diversity of skills and backgrounds within our Dublin-based team, we can continue to innovate at speed as we reimagine Ireland’s future.”
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