IBM Hybrid Cloud Technical Seller in Chicago, Illinois
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Your Role and Responsibilities
The Hybrid Cloud Technical Seller drives consumption of cloud platform services and technologies by applying broad and up to date technical expertise and business acumen in an enterprise solution sales environment. Responsibilities include leading product and solution briefings for clients and prospects at all levels of the organization, regularly demonstrating cloud services and features in face to face and virtual settings, gathering detailed client requirements and proposing effective cloud-based technical solutions.
As the lead technical member of the sales team:
Collect, validate and vet with customer the deal-specific technical, functional, and nonfunctional requirements
Develop initial technical solution strategy based upon any cloud platform services/capabilities
Develop non-binding indicative estimate (NBIE) solution proposals to include cost cases, draft deployment timelines, technical/operational dependencies, draft architectures
Apply technical and competitive insights specific to the cloud platforms to optimize sales opportunities (also understand how to engineer solutions for all leading cloud technologies including, but not limited to, IBM Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Oracle Cloud)
Perform/execute client-facing meetings, RFP oral presentations, quarterly business reviews at client sites, and conduct hands-on solution / Cloud Platform demonstrations
Apply and continuously develop comprehensive knowledge of cloud go-to-market strategy
Advise/write the technical elements of RFP responses, contracts and Statements of Work (SOWs) with respect to the applicable technical scope, integration points, and architectural ramifications
Develop and maintain client relationships as trusted advisor and thought leader
Cultivate and maintain relationships with business, channel and alliance partners
Achieve and maintain appropriate technical certifications in leading cloud platforms including IBM Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and/or Oracle Cloud
Experience in conducting Cloud Platform demonstrations, solution demonstrations, and/or feature-function walk throughs with customers in a live setting
Required client-related sales travel is up to 25-50% (post COVID-19) during COVID-19 pandemic, execute meetings effectively from home via Webex.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Min of 8-10 years of experience in the IT industry, combination of sales and solution development
Min 3 years of Sales Engineering / solution design experience in client-facing meetings, performing technical aspects of RFP oral presentations, participating in quarterly business reviews at client sites
Experience leading in validating, vetting with customer the deal-specific technical, functional, and nonfunctional requirements
Experience engineering Cloud Platform technical solutions. Must be able to lead teams to develop a solid cloud-based solution.
Experience developing technical solution proposals, including cost estimates, draft deployment timelines, technical/operational dependencies
Strong understanding of the public cloud platform landscape, including IBM Cloud, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Oracle Cloud
Existing technical certification in two or more of the following: IBM Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Oracle Cloud
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
About Business Unit
At Global Technology Services (GTS), we help our clients envision the future by offering end-to-end IT and technology support services, supported by an unmatched global delivery network. It's a unique blend of bold new ideas and client-first thinking. If you can restlessly reinvent yourself and solve problems in new ways, work on both technology and business projects, and ask, "What else is possible?" GTS is the place for you!
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