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IBM Sales Advisor - IBM Global Sales School (On Demand, Supplemental) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina


At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling! Are you ready to work with incredible people and to tackle the world's most challenging problems? Are you willing to share your expertise? To help mentor and develop the next generation of IBM sellers. If so, we're looking for you.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM sellers increasingly engage with clients digitally and socially. We're looking for Sales Advisors with digital and social selling experience to coach and mentor new IBM sellers through Global Sales School.

Global Sales School (GSS) is an enterprise-wide learning program for IBM sellers. Newly hired graduates and experienced hires from across the company begin GSS during their first 30 days with IBM . As a Sales Advisor, you'll work with new sellers both 1on1 and in small groups. As a Sales Advisor you'll lead groups through sales roleplays and provide sellers with an opportunity to learn about selling by solving authentic sales challenges.

Typical activities in this role would include:

  • Play the role of an IBM client or IBM sales manager in sales exercises

  • Evaluate seller's effectiveness during sales exercises

  • Provide coaching and feedback to individuals and groups.

  • Interact with new sellers both in virtual and face to face classrooms.

  • Facilitate working sessions with sellers, demonstrating knowledge of IBM's client conversation framework, sales tools, financial selling skills and negotiating skills.

  • Coach & mentor. Provide each seller an opportunity to practice, receive feedback, and improve their performance

  • Ensure that new sellers are prepared to engage with clients in any format (face to face, phone, digitally)

  • Use questioning techniques to reveal areas of strength and areas that would benefit from improvement.

  • Encourage and foster a classroom environment where new sellers support and develop on another.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 10 years experience working in a client-facing sales or sales leadership role in a global corporate environment.

  • Experience selling in the current IT environment of cognitive computing, cloud technologies, analytics, social, mobile, etc.

  • A history of successfully selling to the C-Suite line of business

  • Demonstrated coaching and mentoring skills

  • Experience achieving sales targets through the use of digital technologies.

  • Proficiency in personalising digital interactions and leveraging social platforms

  • Demonstrated capability to leverage financial selling and negotiating techniques.

  • Previous people management or a background in sales leadership would be an asset.

  • Ideal candidates will be fluent in English / Portuguese or English / Spanish

  • Ability to support both Americas and Western European class and time zones an asset.

  • Recent IBM retirees with a work history of high performance are welcome to apply for this position.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise


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.

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.