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Your Role and Responsibilities
Your Role and Responsibilities:
IBM Global Markets is currently seeking a Storage Solutions Sales Specialist. This position is responsible for sales of IBM Storage Solutions in the Public Sector Market, with a primary focus on State & Local Government. Storage sales specialists are consultants to IBM clients. They deliver industry centric business solutions to clients of all sizes and markets. 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 hardware, software defined (SDSS) or cloud-based storage solutions. We are seeking individuals interested in making an impact in selling IBM's Storage portfolio.
Use business acumen to understand the client's business requirements, technical requirements and/or competitive landscape
Collaborate with IBM Hardware / Software and Services teams to define, design, and detail the aspects and feasibility of proposed integrated solutions
Work with the technical team to deliver effective Proof of Concept (POC), Proof of Technology (POT), support critical situations
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 proven cognitive and cloud technology solutions
Apply IBM brand strategies and offerings, methods and models, to ensure world-class design and delivery
Demonstrated level of business acumen as it applies to the client's business
Skilled in provocative consultative selling, with an understanding of the client's needs and IBM capabilities
Commercially minded and capable of supporting end-to-end sales engagements with the ability to think, plan and act strategically
Expertise in working with State & Local Government bid and procurement processes
Extensive networking and interpersonal skills in complex environments
Self-starter with eagerness to seek and build new skills
Candidates will need to live in the STATE OF CALIFORNIA!
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
At least 5 years' experience in IT Sales
Experience selling storage hardware and/or software products or related offerings
Basic knowledge of IBM (Flash, Software Defined Storage, COS) and competitive storage products
At least 3 years' experience selling to State & Local Government Entities
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
At least 8 years' experience in IT Storage Solution sales
In depth knowledge of IBM (Flash, Software Defined Storage, COS) and competitive storage products
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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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