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Data & AI Sales Specialist - TN-KY Markets/Southeast

Sales and Marketing



Lexington, Kentucky, United States

A Technology Sales Representative role (what we internally call a, 'Brand Sales Specialist') in IBM's Data & AI brand means accelerating enterprises' success by improving their ability to understand their data. It means providing solutions that enable people across organizations, in multiple roles, the ability to turn data into actionable insights without having to wait for IT. And it means selling multi-award-winning software, and world-class design practices that enables business analysts to ask new questions. The answers to which are literally shaping the future and changing the world.
Excellent onboarding and an industry leading learning culture will set you up for positive impact and success, whilst ongoing development will advance your career through an upward trajectory. Our sales environment is collaborative and experiential. Part of a team, you'll be surrounded by bright minds and keen co-creators – always willing to help and be helped – as you apply passion to work that will compel our clients to invest in IBM's products and services.

Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM is looking for a Data - Sales Specialists to accelerate the growth of our flagship software platform – Cloud Pak for Data across a Western US territory with a focus on the Financial Services Industry. The role has unlimited potential and is highly focused on driving strategic signings with our clients to adopt and expand Cloud Pak for Data across their enterprise. You will work closely with our clients to help them modernize their existing IBM workloads to Cloud Pak for Data as well as drive demand for net new workloads on our platform. In your role, you will utilize your ideas to help capture market share for IBM by working closely with sales, product management, and engineering executives to properly align our strategy.

You will be responsible for:
  • Develop and execute territory sales strategies that capture market share from competitors and accelerate growth across the territory
  • Achieving quarterly sales targets by working with the customer technical, line of business, and executive teams to progress opportunities
  • Business development activities that build & develop pipeline on a four-quarter rolling basis across Americas
  • Evangelize IBM’s Data offerings within a cross matrix sales organization
  • Becoming a trusted advisor to our clients by helping them understand the value of Cloud Pak for Data and why modernizing to a hybrid cloud model supports a long-term business strategy

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • You’re an entrepreneur - who likes to run a business and know that owning your own growth strategies and pipeline generation is fundamental to your success
  • Ability to lead and collaborate with several teams within IBM and partners externally
  • Multiple years of direct, face to face customer selling experience
  • Multiple years of selling Data solutions at a major software provider
  • Industry knowledge of IBM competitors in the Data marketStrong technical understanding of the following enterprise domains: Data Warehousing, Data Governance, and Data Science
  • Establish client value propositions that tie key strategic, financial, and
  • operational metrics directly to near and long-term business improvement
  • Develop client relationships that foster public references, case studies, and industry recognition

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Intimate knowledge of Data marketplace and unique perspective on how to compete within it – experience making markets
  • Prior experience selling Data services within Snowflake, Azure, AWS, or GCP platforms
  • Multiple years of experience in leading large complex deals and value-based selling with track record of overachieving quota.

About Business Unit
When it comes to data management and analysis, our prospective clients have massive challenges. IBM's Data & AI products solve them.

With data spread across multiple clouds in different formats it's difficult for our clients to achieve their AI-driven analytic ambitions.

IBM's industry-leading data fabric solution solves this by presenting a 'single pane of glass' view, and a set of integrated tools for business analysts, data scientists, and data engineers to consistently deliver strategy shaping insights. Quickly and consistently.

Join us and help continually introduce new clients to trail-blazing Data & AI solutions their enterprises desperately need, now and for the foreseeable future.

Your Life @ IBM
In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

Are you ready to be an IBMer?

About IBM
IBM’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 Statement
IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to: - Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being - Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs - Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law - Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals - Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year. This position was posted on the date cited in the key job details section and is anticipated to remain posted for 21 days from this date or less if not needed to fill the role. 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. The compensation range listed for this position is the IBM Reference Salary that is used when you are not actively participating in a sales plan. Your actual base pay plus incentive opportunity will be determined by the Incentive Plan assigned to you. 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 @ 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, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, caste, genetics, pregnancy, disability, neurodivergence, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.