As an Associate Partner, you will support IBM’s consistent growth by bringing to the table your business development, sales, account management, and delivery skills. Picture yourself working with a highly motivated, highly successful team with a proven sales record in IBM’s top technologies. If you’re ready to bring insights and experience in areas such as IoT, Blockchain and digital transformation, we are ready to offer you a best in class career development.
Your Role and Responsibilities
Reporting to a Partner, the Associate Partner will maintain an effective business relationship with the client's management team and influence the overall success of GBS offerings within the market. S/he will work engage on a fulltime basis to deliver largescale SAP transformations within the Public Sector Industry. Primary interfaces within IBM will be the GBS team (industry experts, solution owners, your GBS peers) and the client team (which has overall IBM account responsibility).
The incumbent will contribute to the development and delivery of solutions to the industry, based on first-hand experience. S/he will understand the challenges faced by the industry today and will be inspired by the opportunity to work in a team to develop new processes and technologies to overcome these challenges.
The Associate Partner will lead the creation of new business opportunities within the Public Sector and will be accountable for success through to the end of client engagements. S/he must have extensive SAP delivery experience, a track-record of effective leadership and must be recognized as an expert within the Public Sector.
The Associate Partner will be accountable for the financial success and client satisfaction of engagements. Candidate will define criteria for the scope, risk and profitability of engagements, as well as the viability of new business opportunities. Responsible for developing lasting relationships based on mutual respect with clients’ decision makers. Will direct the development of new solution offerings or methods to support the penetration of new markets.
The Associate Partner will contribute to and be held accountable for the attainment of business objectives. Individual will also support the health and development of the practice through regular communication and participation in mentoring or coaching activities. Develop strong and trusted relationships with other areas of IBM and with team members to achieve quick responses to client demands.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
- Solid experience in the Public Sector, including intimate knowledge of current industry trends and challenges
- A relevant academic background, preferably with accreditation from a professional association
- Expert knowledge of SAP applications, IT operations, ERP systems, and other related technologies
- Relevant program and project management accreditation
- At least 10 years of progressive post-graduate business experience
- Proven ability to communicate effectively at the executive level
- Demonstrated people management ability to lead and mentor staff of all levels
- Demonstrated business acumen including superior negotiation skills and contract/profit management
- Strong leadership skills and the ability to multi-task within a fast-paced and dynamic workplace
- Willing and able to travel as required but ideally located in Ottawa.
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
About Business Unit
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