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New Oracle Cloud Sales Center and 400 Cloud Sales Professionals are Coming to Amsterdam

“The Netherlands is a relatively mature cloud market within EMEA and having proven its benefits businesses are now really looking to realise the full potential of the cloud.”

Utrecht11-05-15 Oracle Foto: Marco Hofsté

René van Stiphout, country leader, Oracle the Netherlands

Utrecht – January 14, 2016. Oracle has announced a Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) recruitment drive to hire 1,400 cloud sales professionals who will play a vital role in fuelling growth of the company’s cloud business throughout the region.

The recruitment drive includes growth in The Netherlands where Oracle will be investing in 400 new positions and opening a Cloud Sales Center, based in Amsterdam. Additional recruitment across EMEA will be focused on five further locations: Cairo and Dubai (Middle East); Dublin (Ireland); Malaga (Spain) and Prague (Czech Republic).

Oracle has a well-established headquarters in Utrecht but is expanding to Amsterdam in order to gain access to a greater workforce and a presence on the doorstep of some of the largest brands in Europe who are based in the city.

In addition to hiring the very best talent from the above locations, Oracle is looking for recruits with a range of experience from across the EMEA region, from highly motivated sales professionals with two to three years’ experience to highly experienced senior sales professionals.

The move to recruit 1,400 new cloud sales professionals into its EMEA inside sales operation follows a multi-billion dollar investment from Oracle in developing the most complete portfolio of cloud computing services. Oracle’s cloud technologies deliver everything from secure computing infrastructure to best-in-class enterprise cloud applications. Oracle currently offers more than 600 different cloud applications which combined with its comprehensive on-premise hardware and software offering, creates the opportunity to help organisations seamlessly manage their overall enterprise computing environment while helping them transition to the cloud. Over the past six months, Oracle added nearly 1,500 new software as a service (SaaS) customers and more than 2,100 platform as a service (PaaS) customers.

Loic Le Guisquet, president, Oracle, said:

“These are exciting times for Oracle. We are extending our sales force to support our customers through their digital transformation. Starting today we are hiring 1,400 sharp, ambitious inside sales professionals across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. I want socially savvy, switched on individuals who can help customers respond to the digital imperative and make their businesses future proof. We’re looking for people who want to be relevant to the biggest trends shaping business and technology. Anybody looking to make a real impact with their career in technology should come and join Oracle, The Cloud Company.”

René van Stiphout, country leader, Oracle the Netherlands, said:

“The Netherlands is a relatively mature cloud market within EMEA and having proven its benefits businesses are now really looking to realise the full potential of the cloud. We are looking forward to welcoming brilliant, visionary cloud sales professionals who can help customers unlock the full potential of cloud software, platforms and infrastructure to take their businesses to the next level.”

Kajsa Ollongren, Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam, said:

“I am delighted Oracle is building such a significant sales operation in Amsterdam. Many US tech companies benefit from the fact The Netherlands is a digital gateway to Europe, with excellent IT infrastructure. Oracle’s decision shows Amsterdam has another strong card to play in attracting major businesses with its highly educated and multilingual workforce. We are committed to making Amsterdam one of the top three start-up hubs in Europe with our StartupAmsterdam initiative and attracting major names such as Oracle will help to enrich Amsterdam’s growing tech scene. I wish Oracle every success and we look forward to continuing our close relationship with them.”

Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp:

“Great news that Oracle will open a new office in Amsterdam in addition to its headquarters in Utrecht, resulting in 400 new jobs. Oracle’s decision confirms once again that the Netherlands is an attractive country for foreign companies to establish international operations. We have a highly educated labor force, excellent infrastructure with good roads, internationally renowned airports and seaports, as well as top-ranking digital highways.”

Source: Oracle press release

14 January 2016

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