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IBM Brand Sales Specialist - Data & AI in London, United Kingdom


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

Right-sourced Cloud and Data Platforms, and Intelligent data-driven insights have evolved as two key capabilities that will underpin our clients' transformation, but this requires a transformation of IT delivery to succeed and that's where you will play.

Working as part of IBM's Cloud & Data Platform unit as a Brand Sales Specialist, you will promote IBM's Data & AI software portfolio, encompassing the Collect, Organise, Analyse and Infuse stages of the AI Ladder.

IBM's Data & AI software portfolio is a complete and composite product group, including products from our DB2 Database platforms, our Infosphere Portfolio, our Watson Studio AI portfolio - all built around our market leading Enterprise Insight Platform, Cloud Pak for Data, and supported by enterprise-ready analytics in Cognos and Planning Analytics; the list goes on...

You will support IBM by connecting with and educating both new logos and existing customers and working with them to define, develop, and deploy their next-generation Hybrid Cloud strategies. You'll be responsible for building strategic relationships with executives and key decision makers in our clients to promote our portfolio of Data and AI offerings.

The role is specifically working directly with clients who may have a more limited IBM software footprint, or none at all, hence the focus and reward is very much on new business acquisition - and you will need to be a hunter, more than a farmer.

Your Responsibilities:

  • To own and deliver a sales revenue territory

  • Prospect for new client engagement & opportunity development

  • Work with the wider sales team (for example Business Partners, Technical Specialists, Marketing) to plan the overall Data and Journey to AI strategy within a set of defined accounts

  • Manage all aspects of a sales cycle from opportunity identification, through to the negotiation and closure of contracts

  • Gain the trust of senior IT and business executives and foster long-term partnerships

  • Be proactive with our clients to ensure that the IBM Information Architecture and Data and AI capabilities become the first choice for our strategic customers



Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience exceeding sales quota for software

  • Sales experience focused on Data Science / Information Architecture / Information Governance sales

  • Knowledge of UK Lifesciences / Public sector

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; ability to present solutions in business terms to executives and senior executives

  • Ability to sell solutions in a multi-product environment, On-premise, SaaS & Services

  • Proven ability to work with global cross-functional teams and achieve success for customers

  • A background in consultative customer engagement

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise


About Business UnitIBM's Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM's Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments-with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.

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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.

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Location StatementIBM wants you to bring your whole self to work and for you this might mean the ability to work flexibly. If you are interested in a flexible working pattern, please talk to our recruitment team to find out if this is possible in the current working environment.

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