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IBM Industry Quantum Consultant (CPG, Retail, & Agri-business) in Houston, Texas

Introduction

Quantum computers are incredibly powerful machines that take a new approach to processing information. Built on the principles of quantum mechanics, they exploit complex and fascinating laws of nature that are always there, but usually remain hidden from view. By harnessing such natural behavior, quantum computers can run new types of algorithms to process information more holistically. They may one day lead to revolutionary breakthroughs in materials and drug discovery, the optimization of complex man-made systems, and artificial intelligence. We expect them to open doors that we once thought would remain locked indefinitely.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Services is looking for a Quantum Industry Consultant who will provide Consumer Product, Retail, and Agri-business industry-specific thought leadership and advisory services as part of our Quantum Network team of experts. You will collaborate across a network of IBM experts and with external parties to drive quantum computing awareness, adoption, and identification of exploratory use cases in support of C-suite initiatives with strategic clients.

Responsibilities include:

  • Create C-suite advisory artifacts and thought leadership for the consumer products, retail, and agri-business industries.

  • Identify exploratory use cases, progress understanding of potential computational applications, and anticipate implications for clients with-in the consumer industry.

  • Deliver strategic advisory services to guide clients throughout their quantum journey.

  • Cultivate client relationships and establish quantum eminence with-in consumer industry.

  • Collaborate with IBM Q Start team on active client engagements to prepare for future use-case commercialization with-in the consumer products industry.

  • Lead a cross-functional squad focused on development of industry-oriented capabilities.

  • Up to 75% global travel will be required once we return to a travel-safe normal.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Strong consumer industry and emerging technology background combined with a PhD in STEM as well as knowledge in quantum computing.

  • Experience in CPG (Consumer Products), Retail, Agri-business industry mathematical models, either in machine learning, optimization, numerical simulation, or chemistry simulation, combined with deep market expertise.

  • Professional background in business processes: Operations, Supply Chain, Marketing, Research & Development, Sustainability.

  • 5 years of demonstrated strength in business and technology strategy consulting.

  • 5 years of experience in strong ideation, facilitation, and communications skills.

  • 5 years of expertise in consultative sales and client relationship management.

  • 5 years of professional background in creating and presenting White Papers.

  • Readiness to travel up to 75% (up to 4 days a week, home on weekends – based on project requirements) once the world returns to a travel-safe environment.

  • Fluency in English.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 10 years of demonstrated strength in business and technology strategy consulting.

  • 10 years of experience in strong ideation, facilitation, and communications skills.

  • 10 years of professional background in consultative sales and client relationship management experience.

  • Cross-industry expertise in R&D as well as Operations relating to Consumer Products.

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 businesses 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.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

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About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM

IBM 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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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