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Storage Storwize Sales Representative - Kansas City / St. Louis

at IBM

Posted: 5/4/2019
Job Reference #: 235162
Categories: Sales, Customer Service
Keywords: support, customer

Job Description

Storage Storwize Sales Representative - Kansas City / St. Louis

Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM Global Markets is currently seeking a Storage Sales Representative to sell exclusively Storwize Solutions. This position will be responsible for growing revenue of the IBM Storwize solutions across multiple consumers and routes to market and to bolster IBM's coverage and presence in the Commercial & Enterprise Customer Space. This role is a Subject Matter Expert seller position that requires focus on IBM internal influencers, external IBM Business Partners and key client engagements in  Kansas City / St. Louis.

This Storwize Sales Rep will sell into a territory and must give guidance and support to the entire ecosystem including local IBM Marketing, Offering Management, Channel and Storage Sales resources.

Key Responsibilities:
  • As a Subject Matter Expert (SME), the Storwize Sales Rep. is responsible for maintaining in-depth knowledge of the IBM Storage Storwize solutions and competitive solutions.
  • Actively engage with clients to develop the trust and credibility to help them grow their businesses by solving strategic and tactical business problems.
  • Work with IBM Business Partners to supplement their existing skills and provide direction in positioning Storwize Solutions.
  • Use business acumen to understand internal and external requirements. This includes technical and competitive landscape.
  • Collaborate with IBM Technical and Services teams to define, design, and detail the aspects and feasibility of Storwize offerings.
  • Work with the technical team to deliver effective Proof of Concept (POC), Proof of Technology (POT), in support of critical situations.
  • Work with Commercial and Enterprise Client Teams to develop opportunity pipeline.
  • Understand Storwize Sales Plays, Channel Programs, Sales Team Incentives and effectively leverage them in sales opportunities.
  • Interact with Channel & Marketing Management to provide feedback on local GEO plays needed to support goals.
  • Represent coverage area with updated pipeline coverage, deal creation/progression and requirements and actions needed to achieve growth.

  • Demonstrated level of business acumen to manage ecosystem of resources towards common objective.
  • Skilled in provocative consultative selling with ability to articulate understanding of the client's needs and match with IBM capabilities.
  • Be commercially minded and capable of supporting end-to-end sales engagements with the ability to think, plan and act strategically
  • Self-starter with eagerness to seek and build new skills
  • Demonstrated Business/Territory development success
This position resides in the Kansas City / St Louis area. Candidates must live in Kansas City / St. Louis area to be considered.


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Required Education
Non-Degree Program

Role ( Job Role )
Industry Solution Representative

State / Province

Primary job category

(0147) International Business Machines Corporation

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Employment Type


Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?

Travel Required
Up to 50% or 3 days a week (home on weekends - based on project requirements)

IBM Business Group

Preferred Education
Bachelor's Degree

City / Township / Village

Being You @ IBM
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.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • At least 4 years’ experience in customer facing IT Sales
  • At least 3 years’ experience selling storage hardware and/or software products with a solid knowledge of IBM Storage products and/or competitive products

United States

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience
  • At least 4 years’ experience in IT Storage Solution sales
  • Deep understanding of IBM Storage Storwize solutions and competitive storage products
  • Competitive experience in Cloud and Storage

Secondary Job Category
Solution Sales

Eligibility Requirements

Position Type

Early Professional Track
Not Applicable - Professional Hire