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Your Role and Responsibilities
Lead IBM Client Executive on Anixter/WESCO, McDonald's, Ulta & Univar. The client executive role is primarily aimed at aligning and optimizing the capabilities of IBM to the needs and opportunities of the client. The person selected would have responsibility for IBM account strategy and planning to create value for the Distribution Enterprise. Additionally, they would be responsible for IBM territory management including: opportunity identification, validation, and qualification to build and sustain the required pipeline; building trusted client relationships that matter, overall client satisfaction; and achieving IBM's business objectives (Revenue, Cloud, Signings).
This position will work as leader of a client team supporting this territory and primarily interface with the Hardware, Software, Systems, Cloud and Cognitive, IBM Global Business Services (GBS), IBM Global Technology Services (GTS) teams, and other category leaders who represents specific IBM Solutions.
The person must have demonstrated professional experience and skills in several key areas: client relationship management, communications (all types including client presentation and digital engagement), strategic and innovative thinking, sales process and opportunity development / progression, business case development and value quantification. In addition, the person should have business and technology experience and skills in the leading areas of new value creation: cloud, data and analytics,
Preferred Location: Chicago, Illinois/C
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
5 plus year in a Sales Role
Background selling into Distribution companies ( Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods and Travel/Transportation)
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Ideally, a person would have 10+ years of experience in 1-2 of these areas.
Managed technology services,
Software portfolio rationalization and management,
Agile application development,
Business process reengineering and automation.
Consumer Industry Knowledge
About Business Unit
IBM has a global presence, operating in more than 175 countries with a broad-based geographic distribution of revenue. The company’s Global Markets organization is a strategic sales business unit that manages IBM’s global footprint, working closely with dedicated country-based operating units to serve clients locally. These country teams have client relationship managers who lead integrated teams of consultants, solution specialists and delivery professionals to enable clients’ growth and innovation. By complementing local expertise with global experience and digital capabilities, IBM builds deep and broad-based client relationships. This local management focus fosters speed in supporting clients, addressing new markets and making investments in emerging opportunities. Additionally, the Global Markets organization serves clients with expertise in their industry as well as through the products and services that IBM and partners supply. IBM is also expanding its reach to new and existing clients through digital marketplaces.
Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge. Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world. What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.
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For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.
Being You @ IBM
IBM 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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.