IBM IBM Cloud Object Storage - Global Sales Operations Analyst in CHICAGO, Illinois

Do you have a passion for working with and supporting a high performance sales organization? Are you searching for an amazing opportunity in the fastest growing segment of Cloud? Would you thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, team-oriented environment? If yes, we have the role you’ve been waiting for here within the IBM Cloud Object Storage team.The IBM Cloud Object Storage team is revolutionizing the storage industry by working to enable the world to confidently store, distribute, access and leverage unstructured content at massive scale – to accelerate digital transformation within enterprises around the world! Our cutting edge, proven technology has been recognized by a number of top analysts, most recently garnering more #1 positions than any other vendor in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Object Storage 31 March 2016. Our highly ambitious pursuits are fueled primarily by the people we hire. We look for bright people who are passionate and dedicated team players. The Global Sales Operations Analyst is responsible to support a worldwide sales organization. In this key contributor role, you will be supporting a worldwide sales organization with reporting and analysis based on business models, sales plans, coverage models, goal attainment, and resource allocation.You will work with peer teams in other geographies to gather feedback, spread best practices, and track success. Additionally, you will work collaboratively with sales leaders to develop/optimize go-to-market sales models.The Global Sales Operations Analyst requires a strong background in modeling and analysis including the use of various analytical and financial systems and tools. Strong expertise in advanced Excel functionality is required.Essential Functions:

  • Support weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual sales reporting with analysis, interpretation and recommendations to drive improvements in current and future quarter sales performance.

  • Create and consolidate input for weekly, monthly and quarterly pipeline reviews with appropriate trend analysis.

  • Prepare pipeline coverage to plan variance reports to identify potential gaps

  • Forecast of future quarter sales opportunities by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of sales territories to provide insight to the sales leadership team.

  • Focus on SalesConnect tool hygiene, ensuring better data integrity and a more trusted forecasting tool for the organization, reducing manual updates and eliminating errors.

  • Review attainment and variances to understand the drivers and recommend if targets need to be revised due to potential under/over achievement.

  • Assist in driving consistency of reporting and forecasting across sales teams.

  • Provide the necessary content and analysis for cadence and sales progression calls/meetings. Participate in such calls as required.

Key Attributes:

  • Highly analytical with the ability to provide insight and clarity to complex business models.

  • Strong sense of urgency with the ability to deliver information/reports quickly and correctly.

  • Strong communicator with the recognition that they are working in a global team environment.

  • At least 10 years of experience in sales operations within the technology industry.

  • At least 5 years of practical experience using advanced Excel and other financial modeling/reporting tools.

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