IBM Business Development Executive - RPO in London, United Kingdom

IBM Talent Acquisition & Optimisation’s practice supports talent acquisition transformation journeys of multi-national companies through consulting services or management of their recruitment operations. Uniquely positioned to transform organisations through a combination of experience based in design, cognitive technology and behavioral science supported by a global infrastructure; IBM Talent Acquisition & Optimisation have been recognised by industry analysts Everest as ‘Leaders’ in the RPO domain. This unique value proposition has contributed to growth and outperformance of the market; resulting in the European team looking to expand. As a Business Development Executive, you will be responsible for identifying and developing opportunities with European HQ companies, developing relationships with target clients, being a ‘trusted advisor’ sharing Talent Acquisition expertise. Being uniquely placed to offer broader Talent Management services; you will also be responsible for identifying value add solutions such as Technology and Consulting to further differentiate IBM Talent Acquisition & Optimisation. Responsibilities

  • Generating opportunities to share the IBM Talent Acquisition and Optimisation value proposition with HR and Talent Acquisition Leaders, identifying and owning client engagement through to contract award and continuing to share innovation beyond contract award

  • Collaborating internally to define the strategy to engage target clients (in the case of IBM top accounts)

  • Accountable for UKI pipeline; contributing to the UKI signings target

  • Attending and presenting at industry events

  • Maintaining an in-depth knowledge of key competitors’ and potential partners’ offerings, strategies and plans in order to effectively differentiate IBM’s offerings and evaluate potential alliances

  • Proven experience in B2B sales, with a passion for business development and relationship building

  • Comprehensive knowledge of all facets of the business development process, including financial, business and industry insights and consultative selling skills that can be applied to opportunities

  • Experience in the HR industry, preferably within talent acquisition although not essential.

  • Fluent English


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