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IBM Brand Sales Specialist- AI Apps in Houston, Texas


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

Your Role and Responsibilities

The Industrial Market is currently seeking qualified applicants for an AI Apps Portfolio Seller for Segment 1. This position is responsible for developing new business for the Industrial Market in the US and will report to the AI Apps Market Leader.

The AI Apps Seller will have to work in a collaborative manner with the technical sales team, as well as with Channels, Offering Management and other sellers to develop and progress new business in the market. IBM AI Apps Segment 1 Sellers are consultants to IBM clients who deliver industry centric business solutions to few large clients in the industrial space. As a client-facing, sales professional, you will be guided by IBM's purpose - to be essential to its clients; help them grow their businesses by solving strategic and tactical business problems with IBM's proven AI Apps solutions. We are looking for bold, resilient and agile leaders, as well as game changers, trail blazers and challenge seekers, who are interested in making an impact in selling IBM's AI Apps portfolio to one of the most dynamic client bases and market.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leverage business acumen to understand the client's business strategies, requirements, technical requirements and competitive landscape.

  • Lead and Collaborate with IBM's Software and Services teams to define, design, and detail the aspects and feasibility of proposed integrated solutions - from design, implementation, solution pricing, final execution and ultimate client success.

  • Work with the technical team and other organizations (ie. GBS, CTLs) to deliver effective Garages, Proof of Concept (POC), Proof of Technology (POT), Personalized Demos, support critical situations, to drive velocity through experimentation.

  • Actively engage with clients to develop the trust and credibility to help them grow their businesses by solving strategic and tactical business problems with IBM's AI Apps solutions.

  • Apply industry expertise, competitive knowledge, cross-functional leadership and creative vision to drive the AI Apps brand strategy and offerings, methods and models, to ensure world-class design and delivery.

  • Develop executive level relationships with customers, primarily with LOB as well as with IT.

  • Lead, co-create and drive account-based marketing initiatives, as well as create and lead sales prospecting strategies and tactics.

  • Hands-on collaborative leader, willing to help and work in identifying new ways of doing business.


  • Demonstrated level of business acumen as it applies to the client's business and working with your ecosystem to execute solutions.

  • Skilled in provocative consultative selling with an understanding of the client's needs, IBM's capabilities, and hybrid cloud strategy.

  • Demonstrated level of Industry knowledge regarding the Industrial Market (ie. Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Automotive).

  • Demonstrated level of knowledge of the AI Apps Portfolio

  • Demonstrated level of personal and cross unit leadership skills; able to scale across teams.

  • Commercially minded and capable of supporting running end-to-end sales engagements with the ability to think, plan, and act strategically.

  • Extensive networking and interpersonal skills in complex and highly diverse environments.

  • Results oriented professional, driving with a Positive Mindset

  • Self-starter with eagerness to seek and build new skills while adapting to the fluidity of the market and technology shifts.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 8 years of experience in IT Solutions Sales.

  • At least 5 years of experience in sales in the software industry, with specific market and/or industry domain experiences.

  • Understanding and knowledge of IBM's AI Apps Solution Portfolio

  • At least 5 years of experience working with partner ecosystem.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise:

  • At least 5 years of experience selling AI Apps solutions.

  • In-depth knowledge of IBM's AI Apps Solution portfolio

  • Knowledge of Weather, Asset Management and Supply Chain solutions, including BTS.

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience selling cloud and software solutions.

  • In-depth knowledge of IBM's Cloud and Cognitive Solution portfolio

About Business UnitIBM 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.

This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date, where legally permissible. Proof of vaccination status will be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical, pregnancy or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.

Your Life @ IBMAre you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change - to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It's time to define your career.

About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location StatementSupplemental 1 employees may be eligible for paid holidays, paid sick time and Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

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.

US Citizenship required.

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.