IBM Solution Client Representative in St Louis, Missouri
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Your Role and Responsibilities
Preferred location: Austin, Atlanta, Chicago or West
In the role of Services Client Representative (SCR) you will work to become a trusted advisor and own client relationships on behalf of IBM GTS, operate as the opportunity identifier, deal maker and closer on complex IT services opportunities that range in value from $500K to $10M. You will organize subject matter experts and sales leads in the areas of infrastructure management services under traditional outsourcing, hosting and Cloud (public, private, and hybrid) operating models to close these complex transactions. You will lead client negotiations, propose solutions to CxOs, and Evaluation Committees acting as the single point of client contact for all deal-progression activities. while interacting with senior client executives, which can include the CEO, CFO, CIO, Board of Directors and evaluation committees. You will be required to have an in-depth understanding of the client's business, goals, strategies and industry trends and directions. You will lead multi-disciplined teams, and integrating products and services required to meet the business needs. These deals are intended to increase IBM's services revenue within the account and may include some or all of the following sample of solutions:
Cloud – Hybrid Cloud, AWS, Azure, Google, IBM, Storage, zOS Cloud, PaaS solutions including SAP as a Service
Systems – IT as a Service, managed services for servers, mainframe, storage as a service, leveraging analytics and AI in the data center
Security – Security as a Service, threat management, ID management, malware defense management
Network – Network as a Service, telecom expense management, optimization studies, Software Defined Networking, OEM hardware and software procurement, Voice and Data
Resiliency – Disaster Recovery as a Service, DR strategy and consulting, high availability environments, cloud managed backup
Data Center – Strategy, design, implementation, optimization, services to support data centers
Mobility – Workstation as a Service, Mobile Expense Management, Mac@Work, Service Desk, End User Services
Additional responsibilities will include:
Leading customer presentations while describing IBM's point of view, solution and proposal through a value-driven sales approach
Responsible for demonstrating the value of out-tasking, and leveraging off-shore labor models
Collaborates with, and acts as a liaison between our customers, sales, pre-sales solution development and delivery teams during the end-to-end engagement and sales process
Assist in developing the financial solution for an engagement based on client requirements, developing business cases, CBAs, and executing a CFO-targeted financial sale
Leading multi-disciplinary teams in developing complex solutions for specific client opportunities and in developing client deliverables such as a request for information (RFI), request for proposal response (RFP), and statements of work (SOWs), and client proposals/ presentations
To be successful in this role, you should have the ability to manage multiple accounts concurrently and develop pursuit strategies and support new business opportunities, which include defining/qualifying sales opportunities, determining engagement scope and cost projections, and formulating potential solutions based on client requirements. A solid technical, and conceptual/operational background in collaboration and creativity client end user workplace/mobility solutions, infrastructure, messaging platforms/technologies, ITIL service management, service quality management, continuous improvement, and global sourcing concepts is beneficial.
You must demonstrate the use of strong leadership and consultative sales techniques to develop and broaden sales opportunities and compelling value propositions. We are seeking a candidate that is able to lead deal teams as the single overall sales leader and opportunity owner of a given sales pursuit. Ideally, you will also have prior experience in the Communications sector with CSI, CSP and/or Telecommunications clients.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
At least 7 years’ experience in IT Services Solution Selling, or Consulting to IT executives; e.g.: CTOs, CIOs, VP of Infra, Data Center Directors
Readiness to travel up to 50% annually
Prior experience in the Communications sector with CSI, CSP and/or Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment, or Energy and Utilities clients.
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Preferred location: Austin, TX (1), Atlanta, GA (2), West (3)
Preferred sales experience: Systems Integrators, Cloud Service Providers
About Business Unit
At Global Technology Services (GTS), we help our clients envision the future by offering end-to-end IT and technology support services, supported by an unmatched global delivery network. It's a unique blend of bold new ideas and client-first thinking. If you can restlessly reinvent yourself and solve problems in new ways, work on both technology and business projects, and ask, "What else is possible?" GTS is the place for you!
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