IBM Watson Health Business Development Representative (Inside Sales) in DENVER, Colorado

Job Description

This position is based in our Denver, CO, office.

At Watson Health our purpose is to empower leaders, advocates and influencers in health through support that helps them achieve remarkable outcomes, accelerate discovery, make essential connections and gain confidence on their path to solving the world’s biggest health challenges.

Watson Health is seeking Business Development Representatives (Inside sales) responsible to drive interest from prospects to Watson Health solutions across the healthcare marketplace A primary responsibility of a Business Development Representative is to complete campaign follow up in a timely manager – Conference Leads, Web Seminar Registrations, etc. Creating Value with these prospects, identifying their business needs, appropriately matching these needs with IBM Watson Health solutions and transitioning these prospects to the appropriate Client Executive and Solution Specialist. Business Development Representative will be expected to partner with Field Based and Office Based Sales personnel to pass qualified leads, generate new business interest and assist in customer retention, as needed, to meet organizational growth targets. Opportunities are subject to acceptance by a Watson Health Client Executive or Solution Specialist based on defined criteria according to established qualified targets. Responsible for prospecting, noticing, identifying, validating, and qualifying of an opportunity. Business Development Representative (BDR) driven Opportunities may be from both net-new (new Logo signings) and existing customers (Expansion signings).

Measures of success:

  • Meet and/or Exceed a targeted signings pipeline objective of “Qualified” and “Accepted” opportunities created and progressed by the BDR.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creation and development of a targeted set of opportunities in a given solution offering to meet required level of healthy SaaS pipeline.

  • Prospect of SaaS installed accounts to gain keen insight and understanding of potential SaaS solution opportunities and uncover potential expansion of offerings including add-on, trade-up, cross-sell or up-sell of current SaaS offerings.

  • Maintain or exceed monthly/quarterly targeted objectives of number of leads created, opportunities launched, progression of opportunities from noticed, identified, validated and qualified.

  • Engage leads created by Marketing initiatives and corporate driven initiatives related to the SaaS solution portfolio of responsibility.

  • Actively generate self-created leads from digital prospecting leveraging various tools and applications available

  • Identify decision makers among targeted leads in order to initiate the sales process.

  • Maintain a high level of IBM SaaS solution expertise and competitive intelligence as well as a detailed understanding of the SaaS Solution portfolio of responsibility.

  • Effectively and independently deliver the IBM vision & value proposition for the given solution, demonstrating a keen understanding of market conditions, competitive landscape and clients’ business goals and pressures

  • Demonstrate products, features and functions as a means to developing and progressing opportunities

  • Ensure qualified opportunities are well developed for successful hand-off to a CE or Solution specialist for successful progression to closure.

  • Maintain sales hygiene with accurate and timely population and use of Customer records database (ie. SFDC, SalesConnect) to support opportunity pipeline management including all aspects of lead development, progression and opportunity passing.

  • Provide regular updates to management regarding opportunities, trends, and competitive challenges

Competencies required:

  • Relevant industry sales experience or equivalent experience required (Healthcare Informatics strongly preferred, IT, Software, Healthcare Content)

  • Demonstrated success in inside sales and/or lead generation

  • Understanding and demonstrated ability to utilize and leverage basic business tools such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, WebEx, SalesForce.com and the like required.

  • Ability to leverage social media to gain access to prospective clients and meetings preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to clearly communicate both via phone and in written format.

  • Superb customer service and relationship building capabilities.

  • Ability to travel on an as needed basis (up to 10%).

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience within a high-volume call environment preferred.

  • English: Fluent

  • Demonstrated Competitive or New Account Sales skills

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • At least 1 year of experience in SaaS Sales

  • Two (2+) or more years work history in sales, marketing, and/or account management.

  • Healthcare Software, Content, and/or Analytic sales experience required.

  • Sales lead generation (direct/inside) with healthcare clients (e.g., Providers, Health Plans, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, Government Health agencies)

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

EO Statement

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.