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