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Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM is seeking a Information Technology Services Sales Executive. In this role, you will operate as the lead deal maker and closer on complex IT services opportunities. You will organize subject matter experts and sales leads in the areas of infrastructure management services under traditional outsourcing, hosting and Cloud (public, private, and hybrid) operating models to close the complex transactions. You will lead client negotiations, propose solutions to CxOs, and Evaluation Committees acting as the single point of client contact for all deal-progression activities. while interacting with senior client executives, which can include the CEO, CFO, CIO, Board of Directors and evaluation committees. You will be required to have an in-depth understanding of the client's business, goals, strategies and industry trends and directions. You will lead multi-disciplined teams, and integrating products and services required to meet the business needs. These deals are intended to increase IBM's services revenue within the account and may include some or all of the following sample of solutions:
Cloud - IaaS, Storage, zOS Cloud, PaaS solutions including SAP as a Service, cloudMatrix/Hybrid IT
Systems - IT as a Service, managed services for servers, mainframe, storage, leveraging analytics and robotics.
Security - Security as a Service, threat management, ID management, malware defense management
Network - Network as a Service, telecom expense management, optimization studies, Software Defined Networking, OEM hardware and software procurement, Voice and Data.
Resiliency - Disaster Recovery as a Service, DR strategy and consulting, high availability environments, cloud managed backup
Data Center - Strategy, design, implementation, optimization, services to support data centers
Mobility - Workstation as a Service, Mobile Expense Management, Mac@Work, Service Desk, End User Services
Additional responsibilities will include:
Leading customer presentations while describing IBM's point of view, solution and proposal through a value-driven sales approach
Responsible for demonstrating the value of out-tasking, and leveraging off-shore labor models
Collaborates with, and acts as a liaison between our customers, sales, pre-sales solution development and delivery teams during the end-to-end engagement and sales process
Developing the financial solution for an engagement based on client requirements, developing business cases, CBAs, and executing a CFO-targeted financial sale
Leading multi-disciplinary teams in developing complex solutions for specific client opportunities and in developing client deliverables such as a request for information (RFI), request for proposal response (RFP), and statements of work (SOWs), and client proposals/ presentations
May be asked to conduct formal enablement sessions in the areas of Infrastructure Management Services (both Traditional and Cloud) to various stakeholders, IBM internal Opportunity Owner and Opportunity Identifying communities, business partners and customers
To be successful in this role, you should have the ability to manage multiple accounts concurrently and develop pursuit strategies and support new business opportunities, which include defining/qualifying sales opportunities, determining engagement scope and cost projections, and formulating potential solutions based on client requirements. A solid technical, and conceptual/operational background in client end user workplace/mobility solutions, infrastructure, messaging platforms/technologies, ITIL service management, service quality management, continuous improvement, and global sourcing concepts is beneficial.
You must demonstrate the use of strong leadership and consultative sales techniques to develop and broaden sales opportunities and compelling value propositions. We are seeking a candidate that is able to lead large deal teams as the single overall sales leader and opportunity owner of a given sales pursuit. Ideally, you will also have prior experience in the public, industrial, financial services, distribution, and/or communications sector.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
At least 5 years' experience in IT Services Solution Selling, or Consulting to IT executives; CTOs, CIOs, VP of Infra, Data Center Directors
Ability to travel up to 50% annually
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Minimum of 4 years' experience in 1 of the following sectors: public, industrial, financial services, distribution, and/or communications sector
Minimum of 4 years' experience in Technical Solution Development
Minimum of 5 years' experience in Leveraging Partners/Solution Providers, Selling Infrastructure Support Services/Managed Services, and Business Case & Proposal Development
Minimum of 7 years' experience in Face-to-face Opportunity Identification, Selling to Data Center Executives, and Technical Solution Development
About Business UnitThis position currently sits within Global Technology Services (GTS) Infrastructure Services (IS) or a shared services function supporting GTS.
As announced in October 2020, IBM intends that its managed infrastructure services business of the GTS organization will become an independent company named Kyndryl by the end of 2021, creating two distinct and powerful market-leading companies.
Together, we will advance the vital systems that power the digital economy. Serving over 4,600 technology-intensive, highly regulated customers, including over 75% of the Fortune 100, our people will design, run, and manage the most modern and reliable technology infrastructure that the world depends on today.
We will work flexibly and in partnership with our customers to amplify business outcomes while always pushing ourselves to improve and meet all opportunities. Come join our team of diverse, devoted, and empathetic technology experts who are at the center of discovering what's next.
Please note: The final decision if this position will transition from IBM to Kyndryl is yet to be confirmed.
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Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:
*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.
*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.
*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.
*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).
*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.
*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.
*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.
*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.
This position is eligible for participation in an IBM sales incentive plan. Actual incentive opportunity will be based on performance and the eligible Target Incentive, as addressed in the applicable plan, all of which is subject to change.
We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.
IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.
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