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150 New Jobs with SAS

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150 New Jobs with SAS

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 

150 New Jobs with SAS

SAS, the global leader in business analytics, is expanding its operations in Ireland with the opening of a new Inside Sales and Customer Contact Centre.

Based in Dublin, the expansion will create 150 jobs over three years, equating to an investment of around €40 million. The centre will support sales of data analytics software into markets across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Job Roles will include:

  • Multi-lingual business development and sales specialists
  • Customer engagement specialists
  • Data scientists and
  • Software engineers

Employees will work with customers to demonstrate how analytics will add value in their business and support them as they deploy and implement these solutions. The new centre follows the investment SAS made last year with the opening of a research and development (R&D) centre in Scotland focused on combatting fraud and financial crimes.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 75,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW. The move will see the workforce increase six-fold and significantly reinforce SAS’ presence in the region. This project has been supported by the Department of Jobs through IDA Ireland.

Details of Career Opportunities with SAS are available here.

The CareersPortal Team