What You Will Be DoingAs a Senior Writer, you will conceptually imagine the future for clients in different industries. You must be able to work comfortably with people from different creative and technical disciplines. This discipline is focused on creating branded trans media stories and content that people want to engage 365 days a year. The writing discipline brings the art of succinctly telling a story to a customer. You will be responsible for simplifying ideas as well as sharpening brand stories providing context at the right time and place in an Omni channel world. Specifically, you will:
Drive sales teams to create the storyline and Big Idea
Edit highly strategic proposals, develop communication strategies, craft compelling win themes and ensure our deliverables read as One Story, One Voice and One IBM.
Act as an overall communications adviser as well as editor
Lead writing efforts for complex proposals
Write creative, cutting edge executive summaries collaborating with sales teams, graphics/ID, and the proposal engagement manager to develop and run win theme sessions
Teach and coach other writers to develop their skills
Provide overall leadership in writing skills and strategies to IBM
Work closely with Sales Teams and Industry Subject Matter Experts in support of innovative digital deliverables for industry-focused cognitive business proposals and presentations to clients.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with clients. As such, travel to client sites is required, up to 4 days per week. Preferred candidates will reside within a 50 mile radius of a major airport.
Who You Will Be Working WithGlobal Business Services (GBS) Deal Squads consist of teams of multi-disciplinary experts to help close large, complex deals within the Industrial, Financial Services, Communications, or Distribution Sectors. You will work in a team that is responsible for progression, conversion, and closure of large deals within a Sector/industry. The Senior Writer will be part of a cross-functional team that will typically include a Deal Coach, Financial Deal Maker, Senior Solution Manager, Writers, and Designers. You will be part of a team focused on 15-20 pursuits and 4-6 short fuse deals per year. Your team will be focused on a particular industry such as Automotive, Banking, Telecommunications, Retail, or Manufacturing. Why IBM?Apple. Twitter. Box. These are just a few of the global partners working with IBM Global Business Services (GBS); enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences via Cognitive data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. IBM GBS is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants who help clients envision their future as cognitive enterprises, all supported by the industry’s most sophisticated talent model. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.This is your opportunity to join a company where you can make the world work better – we are IBMers, and that’s what we do.Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.
At least 5 years using MS Office and Keynote or presentation software
At least 5 years experience writing for strategies
At least 5 years technical writing
At least 5 years facilitating group discussions
At least 2 years experience conducting research for written communications