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Storage Solutions Sales Specialist (DE, DC, MD and VA)

Company: IBM
Location: Richmond
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Introduction
IBM Global Markets is currently seeking a Storage Solutions Sales Specialist. This position is responsible for the IBM Storage Solutions Portfolio within a specific US geography focused on new business.

Your Role and Responsibilities
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) and Hybrid cloud-based storage solutions. We are seeking individuals interested in making an impact in selling IBM's Storage portfolio.Key Responsibilities:

  • Ability to execute business development inside and outside of IT departments across a wide range of storage environments to include Artificial Intelligence, Hybrid Multi-cloud & Dev Ops
  • Use business acumen to understand the client's business requirements, technical requirements and/or competitive landscape
  • Collaborate with IBM 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, and solution design and deliveryAttributes:
    • Demonstrated level of business acumen as it applies to the client's business and working with business partners to execute solutions.
    • 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
    • Extensive networking and interpersonal skills in complex environments
    • Self-starter with eagerness to seek and build new skills** Preferred candidates should live in Delaware, Washington D.C, Virginia and Maryland or surrounding suburbs in order to be eligible.**
      Required Technical and Professional Expertise
      • At least 5 years of experience in IT Sales
      • At least 3 years of experience selling storage hardware and/or software products
      • Experience in business development inside and outside of IT departments across a wide range of storage environments to include Artificial Intelligence, Hybrid Multi-cloud & Dev Ops
      • Basic knowledge of IBM (Flash, Software Defined Storage, COS) and competitive storage products
      • At least 3 years of experience sell storage Hardware and Data Protection software solutions
        Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
        • At least 5 years of experience selling storage hardware and software solutions
        • In depth knowledge of IBM (Flash, Software Defined Storage, COS) and competitive storage products
          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.
          This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date, where legally permissible. Proof of vaccination status will be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical, pregnancy or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.
          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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