IBM Business Partner Sales Specialist - Retail & CPG - North East in Littleton, Massachusetts
At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.
Your Role and Responsibilities
Our clients are game changers. We're looking for sellers who can keep up.
At IBM, our clients have the future in mind. Our job is to help them get there. As part of IBM's Data, AI and Automation sales team, you will work with clients and partners as they transform organizations and entire industries, which means you have a hand in changing how the world works. We're driven by more than just selling solutions. We want our partners and clients to succeed. IBMers can access our entire organization to develop original ideas that help clients create the world they imagine. We use breakthrough analytic solutions and Cloud platforms to help businesses extract critical insights and transform how they serve their clients.
Business Unit Introduction:
IBM Data, AI and Automation helps enterprises transform by embedding information-based insights into every process, decision and action, while automating processes. IBM delivers Automation, AI and analytics capabilities that scale and address a wide range of business use cases and industry challenges.
Who you are:
Business Partner Sales Specialist (BSPS)
Your responsibilities include driving brand sales in your client territory through Partners. BSPS will identify opportunities to be progressed with partners and co-selling with those partners to increase productivity.
What you'll do:
Responsible for driving brand revenue through ecosystem partners that sell into the North East territory.
Key driver of demand generation in territory you are aligned to in the North East
Supports solution co- creation with Partners and provides use case expertise for portfolio of Data, AI and Automation offerings
Works closely with Technology Partner Architect on named partners to influence partner's tech agenda and inclusion of brand specific technology in partner solution within assigned territory
Advocates for partners with brand leadership and looks for new opportunities to scale with the ecosystem within your brand and client list
Trusted advisor - Establishes strong management and CXX relationships based on knowledge of client requirements and commitment to value (value of counsel and expertise, value of solutions, value of implementation expertise). Builds a foundation on which to harvest future business opportunities and accurate account information and coaching.
Client Activities - Actively understand each client's technology footprint, strategic growth plans, technology strategy and competitive landscape. Negotiate access to key decision makers and facilitate meetings with IBM executives.
Territory and Account Leadership - Develop a pipeline of viable opportunities that exceeds quota, and keep abreast of every prospect in your territory.
Business Planning - Develop cooperative closing strategy and tactics with sales management.
Build and share best practice sales, negotiation, and partner skills, sell value, and up sell and cross sell to client base.
Maintain CRM system with accurate client and pipeline information.
How we'll help you grow:
You'll have access to all the technical and sales training courses you need to become the expert you want to be. You'll learn directly from expert developers in the field; our team leads love to mentor. You have the opportunity to work in many different areas to figure out what really excites you.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
4+ years of experience articulating and delivering compelling, industry-focused solutions and value in one or more of the following strategic industries: Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Travel, or Transportation
3+ years of in-depth knowledge of market in order to connect market trends to the IBM Data, AI and Automation portfolio to position compelling transformation solutions to clients
3+ years of in-depth business development, partner sales and/or consultant experience
Strong collaboration and negotiation skills with ability to lead the collaborative process with both the client leadership and IBM's sales leadership
Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills at all levels of an organization
2+ years experience positioning Cloud and Data and AI solutions
Driven and self-motivated with an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to excellence in everything they do
Ability to build and maintain positive business relationships with peers, partners and clients
Location: North East USA; Boston, New York or New Jersey
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
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.
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.
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.
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.
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