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IBM IBM Cloud - Alliance Business Development Executive in Atlanta, Georgia


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Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM's Global Business Services is a leader in helping clients modernize their IT environments through industry leading Application Management Services. The Alliance BDE is a sales executive responsible for growing Application Services footprint on IBM Cloud Platform.

Role & responsibilities include:

  • Serve as single point of IBM contact for driving the growth of Application Services on IBM Cloud in the assigned market

  • Responsible for working with IBM Cloud team and IBM Services teams to develop strong GTM strategy

  • Collaborate with global IBM teams, as needed to align the NA growth plans

  • Work across multiple industry teams and drive customized GTM strategies

  • Develop and execute growth initiatives by closely working with Account Partners, Delivery Executives and other cross-brand teams

  • Build public references, case studies, etc.,

  • Contribute to seller enablement and evangelize IBM Cloud platform within IBM Services

  • Contribute to seller enablement and evangelize Application Services with IBM Cloud teams

  • Drive joint GTM campaigns, business development workshops, etc., to build and maintain sufficient pipeline on a 4 quarter rolling basis

  • Assist sales teams in analyzing client's business, goals, strategies, industry trends and directions - to recommend appropriate IBM Cloud solutions/offerings to meet client needs

  • Participate in developing pursuit strategy

  • Provide guidance and leadership for high level solution design

  • Effectively manage multiple client opportunities

  • Exhibit thought leadership in client conversations to develop long term relationships

Success is measured by the following business metrics:

  • 4 quarter rolling pipeline for application services on IBM Cloud platform

  • Meet signing and revenue targets

  • # of external references and case studies

  • Penetration of IBM Cloud platform in IBM Services clients

Characteristics of a strong candidate include:

  • Prior experience in Sales and/or Business Development, specifically experience in managing 3rd party software/cloud platform alliances with leading vendors

  • Proficiency in selling application services on IBM Cloud

  • Effective communication and presentation skills

  • Self-directed and goal oriented

  • Creativity in resolving complex problems

  • Strong project management capabilities

  • Ability to navigate multiple business units in a matrix organization

  • Well organized & team player

  • Based closer to a major airport in the US and ability to travel as needed across NA

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 15+ years experience in Information Technology services across industries

  • 5 years experience in managing alliances, sales and business development

  • 3 years experience in IBM Cloud platform/products/services

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • n/a

About Business UnitIBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

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It's time to define your career.

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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.

Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.