IBM Business Development Executive-Chemical,Petroleum,Industrial Products in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job Description

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in Traditional Application Development, Cloud Application Development, Dev/Ops, Application Support, Testing, Cloud Adoption, Application Migration and Application Modernization. With global reach, outcome focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in over 170 countries.

We are currently seeking a Industry Business Development Executive (BDE) for Chemical, Petroleum and Industrial Products industries. The BDE acts as the primary sales executive responsible for identifying and qualifying Cloud Application Innovation (CAI) opportunities in new logos.

The successful candidate for the BDE role will have experience across CAI offerings and will work closely with our clients and in cooperation with other IBM sellers and business partners. You should have experience in consultative selling, building client relationships, leading sales efforts, leading meetings and delivering presentations. You will “whiteboard” and consult with a client to determine areas of opportunity across our portfolio of CAI services. In addition, BDEs are expected to perform a variety of tasks, and a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Establish client credibility via industry, technology and consulting skills

  • Identify trends and business opportunities by researching industry related events and publications, social networking, and other sources

  • Work with client to co-create new business models and IT value

  • Generate client value proposition, gain client consensus and drive opportunities

  • Lead and / or participate in client-facing sales meetings and own the sales responsibilities for the meeting

  • Develop and deliver client facing sales presentations at the C-suite Executives

  • Develop and maintain a qualified long-term sales pipeline

  • Provide qualitative and quantitative pipeline reporting

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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 4 years experience in selling and delivering consulting services

  • At least 4 years experience in managing multi-Line Of Business (LOB), and multi-discipline pursuits

  • At least 4 years experience in negotiation skills on large deals

  • At least 4 years experience in consultative selling

  • At least 4 years experience in using written and oral communication skills including proposal writing and presentation material development and delivery

  • Good understanding of Chemical, Petroleum & Industrial Products industries and eco-system around them

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • At least 8 years experience in selling and delivering consulting services

  • At least 8 years experience in managing multi-Line Of Business (LOB), and multi-discipline pursuits

  • At least 8 years experience in negotiation skills on large deals

  • At least 8 years experience in consultative selling

  • At least 8 years experience in using written and oral communication skills including proposal writing and presentation material development and delivery

  • At least 8 years experience in Chemical, Petroleum & Industrial Products industries

EO Statement

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.