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Your Role and Responsibilities
The Hybrid Cloud Platform Services Strategic Sales Representative both acts as an individual contributorand a broader sector team enabler to drive consumption of Multi-Cloud Platforms (AWS, Azure,GCP, IBM) and Advise, Build, Move, Manage services by applying broad and up to datetechnical expertise and business acumen in an enterprise solution sales environment.
Responsibilities include leading product and solution briefings for clients and prospects at alllevels of the organization, regularly demonstrating cloud services and features in face to face andvirtual settings, gathering detailed client requirements and proposing effective cloud-basedtechnical solutions.
- As a lead 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 IBM's Cloud Platform services/capabilitie
- 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 Multi-Cloud Platform to optimize sales
- opportunities (also understand how to engineer solutions for leading cloud technologies and
- offerings including, but not limited to, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google 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 IBM's public cloud go-to-market
- 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
- 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
- Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud Platform, and Google Cloud Platform.
- Required client-related sales travel up to 25-50% (post COVID-19)
- during COVID-19
- pandemic, execute meetings effectively from home via Webex. Preferable location: Western Canada- Alberta or Calgary
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
- Minimum of 8-10 years experience in the IT industry
- Minimum 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 non-functional requirements.
- Experience engineering Cloud Platform technical solutions.
- Experience developing technical solution proposals, including cost estimates, draft deployment
- timelines, technical/operational dependencies.
- Strong understanding of the public cloud platform landscape, including AWS, Azure, Google
- Cloud Platform.
- Experience in conducting Cloud Platform demonstrations, solution demonstrations, and/or
- feature-function walk-throughs with customers in a live setting.
- Bilingual in English and French if hired for the province of Quebec.
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
- Existing technical certification in one or more of the following: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform.
Must have the ability to work in Canada without sponsorship.
About Business UnitThis position currently sits within Global Technology Services (GTS) Infrastructure Services (IS) or a shared services function supporting GTS.
As announced in October 2020, IBM intends that its managed infrastructure services business of the GTS organization will become an independent company named Kyndryl by the end of 2021, creating two distinct and powerful market-leading companies.
Together, we will advance the vital systems that power the digital economy. Serving over 4,600 technology-intensive, highly regulated customers, including over 75% of the Fortune 100, our people will design, run, and manage the most modern and reliable technology infrastructure that the world depends on today.
Please note: The final decision if this position will transition from IBM to Kyndryl is yet to be confirmed.
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