New roles will bring software giant’s Dublin headcount to more than 2,000 people.
Microsoft has revealed it is to create 200 new jobs at its EMEA Inside Sales organisation in Dublin.
The 200 new roles are on top of the 600 Inside Sales jobs the company announced in February. According to Microsoft, 80pc of the previously announced jobs are already filled.
‘Culturally, it is like joining a start-up within one of the most exciting and well-established companies in the world’
– LISA DILLON
Once the second phase of the Inside Sales recruitment drive is complete, Microsoft’s overall employment numbers in Ireland will stand at 2,000 people.
The EMEA Inside Sales Centre enables highly trained sellers to leverage leading-edge technology platforms and analytics to better meet customer needs.
At the spearhead of digital transformation
The software giant, which came to Ireland in 1985, is seeking applications for technical and solutions sales specialists as well as people with language capabilities.
The company is also on the verge of opening a new state-of-the-art headquarters in south Dublin.
“I am delighted that we are announcing substantial further growth in Inside Sales within our first year of operations,” said Lisa Dillon, managing director of EMEA Inside Sales at Microsoft.
“This reflects the strength of the team that we have recruited to date, and the quality of the applicants that have applied to join the Microsoft team.
“In addition to adding more technical and solutions sales specialists, we are now ready to add those with established careers and proven leadership capability, to help support the continued growth of the team. It is an exciting time to join Inside Sales.
“Culturally, it is like joining a start-up within one of the most exciting and well-established companies in the world. Our team will have the opportunity to help deliver Microsoft’s vision of empowering every person and organisation on the planet to do more.”
Microsoft’s managing director for Ireland Cathriona Hallahan said that Ireland is home to core Microsoft operations including its European Development Centre, its EMEA Operations Centre, its EMEA Data Centre and now its EMEA Inside Sales business.
“The continued contribution of the Dublin-based Inside Sales team to the company at a global level ensures that we are in a strong position when we seek to attract further investment to Ireland. With the continued growth of our team and our preparations for a move into our beautiful new state-of-the-art campus building, our fourth decade in Ireland is shaping up to be the best yet.”
The expansion was welcomed by Martin Shanahan, IDA Ireland’s CEO.
“The addition of a further 200 roles to the EMEA Inside Sales team demonstrates the availability of highly skilled technical and sales talent available in the region,” Shanahan said.
“Microsoft’s continued growth and commitment to Ireland has resulted in Dublin being a strategically important location for the company’s global business. Ireland is a global technology hub of choice when it comes to attracting the strategic business activities of ICT companies and Microsoft’s ongoing expansion in Dublin is a clear endorsement of this.”
Microsoft logo on building. Image: Volodymyr Kyrylyuk/Shutterstock