IBM is looking for a Data & AI Sales Specialist who will be responsible for the coordination and successful execution of all assigned sales related activities within a set of accounts to achieve assigned financial sales objectives. This role has unlimited potential and is highly focused on the development of a territory while expanding IBM's existing software & services. Activities include working with and leveraging other IBM client facing teams to create demand, identify opportunities, qualify opportunities, and then directly executing high quality professional engagements that result in winning opportunities. Successful candidates will exceed assigned sales targets while providing high value customer solutions. Sellers will represent part of the IBM's Data & AI software portfolio and will become a part of the growth area within IBM.
Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM is currently seeking qualified applicants for a Data & AI Sales Specialist. The software seller will have to work collaboratively with the Technical Sales Team and other IBM Sellers, Channels, Services, Marketing, and Offering Management to develop and progress new business in the market. 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 data & AI solutions. We are looking for bold, resilient, and agile sellers, as well as game-changers, trailblazers, and challenge seekers, who are interested in making an impact in selling Data & AI portfolio. The compensation for this position is base plus commission.
Analyze your assigned territory for client opportunities to sell IBM's Data & AI solutions.
Prospect for qualified leads within your territory through various methods such as LinkedIn, email campaigns, cold/warm calling, and cultivating leads provided by our inside sales team and marketing.
Opening, negotiating, and closing business consistently to exceed goals.
Design and create solutions that support client projects, strategies, and stated goals.
Stay abreast of internal and external factors in your assigned territory and industry (i.e., new industry regulations, trends, emerging technology, cloud, etc.) that will create opportunities and then communicate the value of our solutions to clients.
Build a territory plan to maintain a 5X pipeline to goal, execute the plan, measure, and adjust as needed to drive towards revenue goals.
Communicate and negotiate contract terms, licensing, and pricing with clients.
Provide weekly updates of opportunity progression, forecast, pipeline, and prospecting activities
Leverage business acumen to understand the client's business strategies, 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 to show our technology's value through 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 Data & AI solutions.
Apply industry expertise, competitive knowledge, cross-functional leadership, and creative vision to drive the Data & AI brand strategy and offerings, methods, and models, to ensure world-class design and delivery.
Develop executive-level relationships with customers, primarily with LOB and IT.
Lead, co-create, and drive account-based marketing initiatives and create and lead sales prospecting strategies and tactics.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
5+ years experience in selling software solutions
IBM Data & AI Solutions knowledge and experience a big plus
Sales Methodology comprehension and utilization
Strong computer skills such as MS Office, email, Slack and Salesforce
Preference for sales experience in Communications or Utilities industries
Demonstrated business acumen as it applied to the client's business and worked 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.
Demonstrated personal and cross-unit leadership skills; able to scale across teams.
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
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.
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 provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.
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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.
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.
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.
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