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IBM U.S. Security Services Leader - Financial Services in New York, New York


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Your Role and Responsibilities

A motivated Sales Leader focused on growing, developing, and managing our U.S. territory for Security Services. This role will be responsible for owning the security services business nationally. The role will be focused on driving business development, progressing pipeline, sales success, and executive sponsorship in strategic accounts.


  • Achieve signings, revenue, and profit targets for U.S. territory

  • Manage and mentor sales leaders in each territory to achieve growth and hit sales targets

  • Obtain accurate forecasting of signings and revenue from all sales leaders in your territory

  • Provide regular forecasts up to geography sales leadership regarding signings, revenue, profit, and other key indicators of the business

  • Develop executive relationships with key clients and assist sales teams with driving opportunities to closure

  • Build and promote strong, long-lasting customer relationships through active engagement and understanding their business

  • Provide oversight of sales pursuit teams and participate in client presentations, executive briefings, and client meetings

  • Conduct business development and engagement reviews on priority deals to progress pipeline, counter competitive tactics, and increase win odds

  • Participate with sales teams on client negotiations to close business

  • Assist sales leaders with hiring and maintaining top sales performers on their teams

  • Mentor sales leaders and sales reps to improve their client relationships, presentation skills, and ability to successfully manage their sales territories

  • Design and implement sales business development plans that lead to growth of the current customer base

  • Monitor and address sales performance of territory sales leaders and sales reps

  • Develop key relationships across the IBM ecosystem within Security and with other key organizations to drive opportunity identification and development

Preference to hire in New York, Boston or Charlotte with flexibility to reside in reasonable commutable distance


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 10 years of experience in Security Services Sales with consulting and managed services

  • Up to 50% travel domestically

  • Successful previous experience as a sales manager, consistently meeting or exceeding targets

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization

  • Proven ability to drive the sales process from plan to close

  • Strong business sense and industry expertise

  • Excellent mentoring, coaching and people management skills

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to create and implement a sales plan

  • Meeting sales goals by monitoring progress

  • Able to analyze sales data

  • Experienced at presenting key messages to Fortune 500 Executives

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.

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.

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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.

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.