Version 1 London

Business Development Director - Oracle ERP HCM

Department: Sales & Customer Success


Suzanne Whelan

Company Description

Version 1 is the UK & Ireland’s premier Oracle partner with a track record that extends back to our formation in 1996. Our expert team has unrivaled specialisation across the entire stack delivered through an expert team of Oracle Certified Professionals. We deliver solutions to over 200 customers across all of the Oracle Application Pillars – Fusion Cloud, E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, and Peoplesoft.

At Version 1, you will join a 2500-strong, €240m revenue business that is committed to Oracle Applications which includes E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, Peoplesoft, HCM Cloud, and ERP Cloud, through both organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Our 400-strong Oracle ERP Practice is continuing to grow at a rapid pace driven by the needs of our customers to deliver solutions to modernise and digitise the back office to provide greater agility and value for staff and customers alike

Job Description

Purpose of this Business Development Director Role (ideally Oracle SaaS or EBS but an understanding of other ERP/HCM technologies is also very relevant)

This role exists because we need an experienced BDM that will work within our team to drive the next phases of growth for our Oracle Cloud Applications Practice. You will be supported by dedicated Pre-Sales Solution Architects to craft the best solution offering for each customers needs.

Culture of existing Team

Closely aligned sales team with a collaborative approach, focused on both individual and joint success. You can work independently but also access support from a network of people. We are successful within the business (market leader in Oracle ERP/HCM Applications across all industry verticals, on-premise and Software as a Service in the Cloud). However, we are still growing so we are not bound by lots of processes that make it harder to achieve our targets. We try and meet up as a whole group with quarterly socials as a minimum.


This role is suited to someone enthusiastic with a proven track record of success

We want someone who is:

  • Experienced in ERP and/or HCM new business sales (ideally Oracle EBS or SaaS but an understanding of other ERP/HCM technologies is also very relevant)
  • Experienced in achieving/exceeding sales targets by driving the end-to-end sales process
  • Able to sell implementation and managed support services, as well as complementary offerings
  • Independent with an entrepreneurial approach to account/lead generation
  • Able to build relationships, excellent communicator who can engage customers and stakeholders
  • Skilled with account planning, reporting, and coordinating what assistance you need from other areas of the business such as bid team, Technical/Solution Architects, etc.
  • Happy to work with our Technical Experts to drive new and existing propositions
  • Comfortable with Contract negotiation
  • Native-Level fluency in spoken and written English
  • Desirable: Experience in Public and/or Private sectors, Educated to BA/BEng, BSc Hons
Additional Information

 Why Version 1 ?

•      Commission with unlimited earning potential based on sales/revenue generated

•      Certified Great Place to Work for 10 years in a row

•      Career Progression (496 CPD Promotions in last 12 months)

•      Generous Holiday Allowance

•      Employee Discount Scheme - available online and in a wide range of stores

•      Flexible and Remote working Options

•      Lunch time activities including but not limited to fitness, yoga, financial advice and wellbeing

•      Pension

•      Private Healthcare Cover

•      Offer incentives for accreditations and educational assistance for courses relevant to your role

•      Wide range of reward schemes including:

-        Version 1 Excellence Awards (annual)

-       ‘Call-Out’: platform where colleagues grant you points that can be exchanged for gifts

•      Fostering several Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging schemes

•      And many more exciting benefits… drop us a note to find out more


Wherever you prefer, we are happy for candidates to work remotely. Members of the existing team collaborate successfully across different locations throughout the UK, Northern Ireland and Ireland. For candidates that prefer working with others - we have offices located in London, Belfast, Edinburgh, Dublin, Redditch, Kent, Cheshire and Cork.

This is an opportunity to join one of the fastest-growing ERP Consultancies in the UK. 

This is a full-time permanent role with travel.  Expenses will be covered.  

Permanent applications ideally. Must have work permit due to timeframes.  

Suzanne Whelan,
Version 1 Talent Acquisition Manager UK & Ireland
Tel: 00353 87 220 0625

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