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IBM Strategic Seller - Automation in Armonk, New York


Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

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It’s an exciting time to join our IBM Innovation Unit for Automation where we are transforming the client’s enterprise and redefining how humans and technology interact to get work done. The enterprise journey to reinvent the way businesses organize themselves and to redefine how work is completed is at the core of our business unit charter!

Our point of view is that the future of work isn’t really about technology, it’s about the people and how work/experience changes for them. The future of work is the rebalancing of technology, process, and humans that make the magic and drive the change. It’s the appropriate selection of who does the work and how the work gets done.

In support of this vision, IBM (Global Business Services) GBS is looking for an energetic, results-oriented Automation Subject Matter Expert (SME) Seller to build relationships with IBM GBS client facing teams in North America as well as end user clients. This role will create new opportunities and experiences for our clients leveraging IBM Industry teams and their deep industry knowledge, coupled with the candidate ability to identify business process and technology automation areas. This person will be able to bring the two together for the customer to achieve measurable business outcomes.

We are looking for results-oriented, intellectually curious, and highly-motivated people who have a track record of success in selling complex solutions. This individual will take ownership of client relationships to drive sales, develop new opportunities, and close enterprise-level deals especially within the banking, financial services, and insurance space.


  • Manage and develop relationships at the executive level

  • Responsible for leading and coordinating business strategy with internal account teams and external client stakeholders

  • Grounded in technology and able to converge business and technology in dialog with customer executives

  • Conduct preliminary use case identification and associated ROI modeling as part of pursuits

  • Drives partnering strategy in leading the transactional process from opportunity creation to closure including price case development, legal and procurement documents necessary to support partnership and opportunities in North America

  • Participate in sales campaign development, event management and co-marketing opportunities within the global automation marketplace

BENEFITS Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.


Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation


Required Professional and Technical Expertise

  • 10+ years of proven successful experience in executive level sales, with measurable success

  • Exceptional communication skills and a consultative approach in addressing a large matrix environment

  • Comfortable navigating complex enterprise policies and organizations, and differing agendas

  • Solid understanding of partnerships and alliances and how they can create value for our business, our partners and alliances and our clients

  • Resourceful, creative and able to find innovative ways to achieve results

  • Technologically savvy and familiar with one or more of: IT and process automation, RPA, artificial intelligence, machine learning

  • Detail oriented and highly skilled in staying focused amid complex situations

  • Independent thinker with the ability to ideate in unconventional ways

  • BS or BA, MBA a plus

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise

  • Past experience selling BluePrism, UiPath, Pegasystems or related technologies.

About Business Unit

IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter business by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

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