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IBM Associate Partner - Salesforce Advisory and Solutions Lead in London, United Kingdom


As an Associate Partner you will perform;

Advisory led engagement with clients - Salesforce focused platform and strategy advisory capability shifting focus from pure service delivery and pre-sales methods.

Focus on select Industry sectors - Adopting an industry blueprint approach to engagement across focused industry sectors including Financial Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Industrial etc.

Industry solutions and Salesforce Industries Clouds - Building world class industry capabilities and solutions, focusing on driving value for clients leveraging Salesforce Industries and Marketing & Commerce clouds

Pre-sales solution and opportunity leadership - growing IBM's existing teams and capabilities in EMEA regions

Growth mindset with experiential selling - expand key clients Salesforce RoI with advisory and platform growth methods and take lead on multi-tower digital and customer experience transformation initiatives in the UKI and other key European markets

Your Role and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and provide insights into new and disruptive technologies, Salesforce best practices and tools

  • Owns the definition of Salesforce platform blueprints and brings it into solutions and delivery framework in an industry

  • Drives effective Architecture conversations (meetings, workshops, deals) with senior client stakeholders on both business and technology side

  • Collaborates with IBM Business Transformation Services and Customer Transformation teams in bringing the best solution outcomes for the clients

  • Provides thought-leadership and industry insight on the opportunities Salesforce provides within the industry sectors/ domains combined with relevant best practice

  • Helps to shape IBM Salesforce consulting propositions and contributes actively to our communities of practice

  • Provides advisory and quality assurance services during ongoing delivery


  • Experience in designing and implementing Salesforce solutions within customer-facing, enterprise environments in Europe

  • Proven experience in both technology and advisory in complex multi-tower deals in Europe

  • Experience in at least two of the following industry sectors: Financial Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Consumer Goods & Retail, Industrial, Telecommunications

  • Strong commercial acumen on deal structuring, pricing and estimation

  • Good insight into market & industry-specific trends and changes impacting our clients businesses

  • Deep functional knowledge of relevant processes, capabilities and data models

  • Understanding of relevant Industry capability frameworks and service models

  • Good understanding of wider application landscape (industry-aligned, niche products) and relevant integration patterns

  • Good understanding of relevant design principles and devops methods

  • Demonstrate the ability to independently problem solve and research solutions

  • Proficient communication and stakeholder management skills

  • Drive teams with solution leadership

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Extensive consulting experience (or other equivalent business experience)

  • Expert in driving the sales of Salesforce engagements

  • Experience working for a Salesforce consulting firm developing business strategies for clients and leading strategy engagements (or equivalent experience)

  • Expert in developing winning proposals and responding to Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

  • Extensive industry experience in at least one industry

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise


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