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IBM Life Sciences Sales Growth Executive - Watson Health in San Jose, California


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Your Role and Responsibilities

The Life Sciences sales team at IBM Watson Health works with health economics, real world evidence, clinical development, brand and commercial teams to support product launch strategy, product valuation and market access. You will be selling and growing the market for an industry-leading suite of data (claims and EHR), services (consulting and outcomes research), and analytical tools (software as a service) to support top-tier life sciences companies.

  • Responsible for selling to a territory of small and mid-size life sciences companies, identifying and cultivating new relationships in these companies and growing IBM’s footprint in assigned accounts.

  • Support lead generation and drive revenue growth in established, top-tier pharmaceutical accounts, working closely with our Elite Sales team.

  • Source, qualify and lead the successful closure of sales cycles across all owned products in your territory, working with cross-functional teams at IBM to define and deliver the optimal solution for your clients.

  • Drive the successful adoption of new and innovative IBM products in your territory.

This position is ideal for an aggressive Sales Executive looking to grow their career selling marquee products to the Life Sciences industry. In addition to sharpening your individual contributor sales capabilities within a mid-market territory, you will gain strong exposure and impact in the top-tier accounts and be positioned for fast-track promotions in our sales structure.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 2+ years of sales experience

  • Exceptional outreach and cold-calling acumen

  • Experience with contract negotiations

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Experience with consultative sales

  • Ability to travel

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience selling or promoting to life sciences customers or healthcare more broadly

  • Experience selling software tools

About Business Unit

IBM’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.

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About IBM

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Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

Being You @ IBM

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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.