Channel Sales Representative (IBM Data & AI )

    • Lagos, Nigeria

Introduction
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Your Role and Responsibilities

  • The IBM Data&AI Channel specialist has the responsibility of building the channel ecosystem for IBM Data&AI offerings, he/she will be required to identify the right partners that can promote IBM Data&AI offerings in the East African market, help them to build sales and technical skills required allowing them to understand customers challenges and propose the right solutions.
  • He/She will be responsible of building a business plan with partners, closely follow the plan execution, use IBM resources and put the right enablement plan allowing the partner to execute the agreed upon plan.
  • He/She will also act as the partner advocate within IBM and seek help and support required the partner to become successful, expectation from the candidate will be around the below points:
    • Performs as the central point to pull together the elements of a complete partner successful operation.
    • Identifies and establishes ongoing relationships within the partner ecosystem influencers to ensure their participation in successful, cost effective achievement of sales objectives.
    • Clearly articulates IBM strategy and offerings, advises partners on the latest industry trends and technology solutions, and recommends IBM products, services and solutions that solve the business problem.
    • Identifies a clear business development plan with each partner and closely follow up execution and pipeline execution.
    • Reaches to IBM Middle East and Africa and World Wide team for support required to secure partner success.
    • Understands competitive landscape within his territory and build the right competitive attack/winback plays leveraging the partner ecosystem.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Experience: 8+ years of experience in IT sales/business development role, preferences for roles around Information and Data Management.
Education: university degree in computer science/engineering, business or equivalent

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Experience: 10+ years of experience in IT sales/business development role, preferences for roles around Information and Data Management.
Education: university degree in computer science/engineering, business or equivalent

About Business Unit
IBM has a global presence, operating in more than 175 countries with a broad-based geographic distribution of revenue. The company's Global Markets organization is a strategic sales business unit that manages IBM's global footprint, working closely with dedicated country-based operating units to serve clients locally. These country teams have client relationship managers who lead integrated teams of consultants, solution specialists and delivery professionals to enable clients' growth and innovation. By complementing local expertise with global experience and digital capabilities, IBM builds deep and broad-based client relationships. This local management focus fosters speed in supporting clients, addressing new markets and making investments in emerging opportunities. Additionally, the Global Markets organization serves clients with expertise in their industry as well as through the products and services that IBM and partners supply. IBM is also expanding its reach to new and existing clients through digital marketplaces.

Your Life @ IBM
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Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

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About IBM
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Location Statement
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