IBM Associate Partner, Cognitive and Analytics in Markham, Canada

Job Description

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

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IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is hiring an Associate Partner (AP) with deep expertise in the analytics domain and consultative selling experience across various industries in Canada. The Associate Partner with subject matter expertise in Cognitive and Analytics is accountable for the successful sales and delivery of cognitive computing, analytics and process optimization solutions. This position will have direct involvement leading and selling cutting edge, first-of-a-kind solutions that combine Advanced Analytics capabilities with IBM's Watson cognitive platform along with other emerging cognitive computing platforms to deliver solutions that fundamentally transform the customer experience. We’re looking for dynamic people with creative spirit and a profound ability to envision how analytics combined with cognitive computing can transform how business is done.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to growth in IBM Global Business Services (GBS) new business, revenue and profit from Canadian companies using analytics and cognitive computing.

  • Identify and advance new business opportunities to closure.

  • Collaborate with IBM Watson Group and other emerging cognitive computing platforms to help develop use case-specific assets and accelerators to drive combined analytics and cognitive solution.

  • Build, grow, and steward client and business partner relationships

  • Assist in assuring client satisfaction and maintaining a strong client relationship through delivery excellence

  • Establish compelling points of view about how analytics and cognitive computing can be used to transform customer engagement and/or various aspects of business operations

  • Define cognitive solutions that enable core industry process optimization, e.g. underwriting, claims, risk, etc.

  • Collaborate with the GBS Digital practices (e.g., iX, IOT, Mobile) and IBM Watson Group to help develop use case-specific assets and accelerators to drive combined analytics and cognitive solutions

  • Lead pre-sales activities, assessments, and the delivery of transformational solutions

  • Establish and maintain deal focused, trusted relationships with clients and partners to scope, solution, propose, close, and deliver complex first-of-a-kind analytics and cognitive computing projects

  • Hands-on development of deliverables utilizing emerging cognitive computing implementation methodologies

  • Assist in the growth and development of the Cognitive and Analytics Solutions practice by providing leadership and direction, contributing to the growth of intellectual capital in the industry and supporting the development of other consultants through mentoring and/or coaching activities

  • Business case development, project and program management, proposal writing and business management

CAREER GROWTH

Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation.

CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!

  • http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/initiatives.html

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 5 years of experience negotiating and selling consulting services projects

  • At least 5 years of experience in formal project management methodology

  • At least 3 years of experience in advanced analytics solutions

  • At least 3 years of experience in business development and sales of consulting services to C-suite executives of $3M+ / year

  • At least 3 years of experience delivering complex consulting services projects

  • At least 3 years of experience managing and leading teams

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • At least 8 years of experience negotiating and selling consulting services projects

  • At least 8 years of experience in formal project management methodology

  • At least 8 years of experience in business development and sales of consulting services to C-suite executives of $5-6M+ / year

  • At least 8 years of experience in delivery of complex consulting services projects

  • At least 5 years of experience in advanced analytics solutions

  • At least 5 years of experience managing and leading teams

  • At least 3 years of experience in an engagement transforming customer experience or some back-office process leveraging analytics

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.