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IBM Call for Code Program Strategist in New York, New York


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

Call for Code is the largest and most ambitious effort bringing together developers and problem solvers to take on pressing societal issues using open source technology. The winning solutions are successfully developed, field-tested and deployed in communities that need them most. Since 2018 this movement has grown to over 400,000 participants across 179 countries who have answered the call.

Call for Code truly makes a difference in the lives of so many, and so can you. IBM is seeking a self-starting, innovative and enthusiastic Marketing Leader to help grow all facets of Call for Code as it enters its fifth year: the brand, the go-to-market, strategic partner engagement and ultimately solution adoption.

In this role, a candidate must be an excellent communicator, strategic marketer, and project manager focused on collaborating both internally and externally to foster awareness, participation, and integration across relevant channels. While there's no fixed playbook, a candidate must:

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to develop the theme, timeline, launch and execution of the annual Call for Code Global Challenge

  • Create a strong, measurable year-round GTM internally and externally across earned, owned, and paid channels - both an always-on strategy + tentpole market moments

  • Work across a highly-matrixed Marketing organization to unite and focus various disciplines (content, creative, paid media, events, etc.) to develop and execute on plan

  • Maximize all available channels to create a clear, measurable end-to-end participant journey

  • Streamline creative assets to ensure a consistent brand voice

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop strategy to better educate and engage clients

  • Work with Partner Marketing Manager to develop and implement plan to maximize role of ecosystem partners throughout the Call for Code lifecycle

  • Partner across broader IBM Marketing organization to evangelize and elevate Call for Code

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 10+ years of marketing experience -- varied marketing skillset preferred (content/digital/paid media/social media/communications).

  • Excellent storyteller - written and verbally.

  • Strong ability to engage with executive leadership teams with excellent strategic planning and communication skills, both externally and internally.

  • Growth-mindset oriented, accountable, collaborative, and takes initiative. Ability to influence, execute, and work with highly matrixed team to accomplish goals while aligning to overall strategy and maintaining a POV.

  • Can maintain quality work while managing multiple projects across matrixed teams.

  • Can quickly grasp different technologies.

  • Strong research and analytical skills, along with ability to maintain transparency of ecosystem developments.

  • Self-starter, reliable team player with strong initiative and the ability to thrive in high-intensity, rapidly changing environment.

  • Knowledge of the developer audience helpful but not required.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

See Required Skills.

About Business UnitIBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) team represents a variety of functions such as marketing, finance, legal, operations, HR, and more, all working together to solve some of the world's most complex problems, help our clients achieve success and build collaborative work environments for IBMers.

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 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.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

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.