IBM Hybrid Cloud Data and AI Platform Evangelist in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Your Role and Responsibilities
Join the industry-leading hybrid multi-cloud Data and AI platform team. We are looking for an experienced sales expert with strong technical skills to join our Cloud Pak for Data System worldwide leadership team. This global customer-facing role is focused on program execution to help drive revenue for our fast growing Cloud Pak for Data portfolio.
We help accelerate our clients journey to AI-powered modernization with this innovative data and AI multi-cloud platform. Cloud Pak for Data System simplifies deployment and management with a hyper-converged architecture delivering the IBM Cloud Pak for Data platform in a pre-built private cloud for analytics including software and hardware.
Create and manage programs for sales execution worldwide by running sales plays, present at client events and use data to track sales performance
Actively work opportunities for ICP for Data System working with and coaching the regional IBM sales teams and partners
Enable and motivate sellers to understand and articulate the value of our ICP for Data System solutions.
Provide strategic directions to clients on operationalizing their AI and infusing machine learning in their business
Enable and support the growing Business Partner ecosystem.
Actively demonstrate our solutions and business value for our clients
Customer satisfaction assistance (on-site/off-site visits, web conferences, phone calls).
Attending and feeding back into stakeholder review meetings with the product teams.
Use innovative ways to identify and progress opportunities and demonstrate client value – discovery methodologies, Meetups, and whiteboard presentations.
Required Professional and Technical Expertise
Minimum of 5 years of work experience with customers in sales
Self-starter who learns new technologies quickly, and has strong analytical skills.
Ability to work with customers, build relationships, show the value IBM can bring using technical arguments, diplomacy and by applying market and use case expertise. Stay engaged and supportive though to the completion of the sales process and focus on client success.
Strong strategy and vision skills on cloud transformation and AI.
Knowledge of data management and advanced analytics is required.
Strong understanding of Kubernetes and OpenShift, micro-services architecture benefits and open source technologies
Excellent communications skills both written and oral are essential.
Strong presentation skills required
Ability to run discovery meetings with clients to identify use cases, business problems and prioritize initiatives
Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise
International experience working with clients globally and working with diverse cultures is a big plus
Data science, machine learning and open source analytics technology ecosystem understanding
Team leadership and people management skills and experience, leading in matrix organization
Sales quota carrying or technical sales background
Experience leading sales cycles for data science, machine learning, database, data warehouse, big data, integration and governance, BI, MDM, data privacy, or other analytics technologies.
About Business Unit
Digitization is accelerating the ongoing evolution of business, and clouds - public, private, and hybrid - enable companies to extend their existing infrastructure and integrate across systems. IBM Cloud provides the security, control, and visibility that our clients have come to expect. We are working to provide the right tools and environment to combine all of our client’s data, no matter where it resides, to respond to changing market dynamics.
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