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IBM Watson Health- Client Executive - GHHS - CDC in Atlanta, Georgia


At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

It's time to transform health with new ways of working to improve approaches to care, productivity and well-being. Watson Health's AI (Artificial Intelligence) and machine learning technology understands, reasons and learns - helping to translate information into knowledge that can help drive more informed decision-making. With cognitive computing, we can see and analyze more data than ever before - and achieve more than we ever thought possible.

The Client Executive is an experienced, motivated consultative sales executive responsible for IBM Watson Health sales to the US Federal Government Agency-HHS. This role requires a thorough understanding of HHS - CDC. You should have a strong understanding of the agency's priorities from both a business and policy perspective, and how its business and technology needs can become opportunities and procurements for IBM Watson Health. This role will lead Watson Federal Health sales within the agency, and leverages the full spectrum of IBM Watson Health's resources, including consulting services, to deliver value to government agencies thereby enabling these agencies to achieve their business objectives. The CDC position will be based in Atlanta, GA.

The Client Executive should have an understanding of solution areas such as AI, data analytics, and their use within the agency assigned.


  • Build relationships within target agencies, departments and executives in to identify needs, map to Watson Health offerings and close sales.

  • Focus on continual development and progression of a pipeline of new business opportunities.

  • Build and execute strategies to drive sales in assigned sales region and effectively and strategically qualify and win opportunities.

  • Deliver sales to meet or exceed annual quota within assigned geography.

  • Working with Client Services counterparts, assume responsibility for the total customer relationship during the sales cycle.

  • Follow an established sales pursuit process, government capture process and, when assigned, work collaboratively with a capture manager.

  • Effectively build relationships, collaborate and partner with a cross-functional Watson Health team to strategize and meet with prospective clients to understand business challenges and to deliver compelling presentations, solution demonstrations, proposals and orals that result in new business revenue.

  • Develop and execute strategic and tactical sales plans (in conjunction with sales leadership, capture, client services, and sales support groups) to identify and shape new opportunities.

  • Effectively engage in complex negotiations with prospective clients, and with teaming partners around business commitments and the details of each proposal.

  • Maintain regular contact with senior and executive-level decision makers - utilizing both on-site sales visits and remote communication for assigned prospects.

  • Promote IBM thought leadership and represent Watson Health at industry conferences and meetings.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Have deep relationships within agency represented

  • Be located close to agency

  • Be a self-starter, independent worker

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment

  • 8+ years or more of consultant services sales

  • Strong writer and oral communicator

  • Strong Business Development history

  • Strong relationships with Federal Health partner community

  • Willingness to travel (average 10% - more at times).

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 10+ years or more of consultant services sales

  • Experience selling technology solutions, especially business intelligence solutions.

  • Experience working with value-added re-sellers and/or channel partners.

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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.