Power Brand Partner Specialist (Partner) – Technology Sales

Gauteng, Full Time

Your Role and Responsibilities
With 1st class skills in developing and cultivating professional relationships, you’ll establish trusted advisor status with your assigned ‘Sell’ partners. You’ll develop partner plans for assigned key partners, which identify strategic growth areas, revenue objectives, enablement goals, and define key milestones to measure success.
A natural collaborator and networker, you’ll be the lynchpin between partner engagements and IBM’s breadth of capabilities (e.g., Hybrid Cloud Build Team, Technical Sellers, Expert Labs, Marketing) as you experientially co-create on demos and prototypes that compel clients to invest in IBM’s products, services, and people.
We’re passionate about success. If this role is right for you, then your achievements will mean that your career is flourishing, your partners are winning, and your clients are thriving. To help ensure this win-win-win outcome, a ‘day-in-the life’ of this role may include, but not be limited to…

Engaging local country /market sales teams, Digital Sales teams, Marketing, and technical teams to activate joint go-to-market plans of high value engagements and opportunities.
Activating partner capabilities and capacity by executing skills enablement plans, co-marketing strategies, and leveraging promotions and incentives at the partner firm and seller level.
Collaborating with others to deliver results, meaningfully contributing to immediate and 3rd party teams whilst prioritizing group needs over individual ones.
Negotiating to successfully obtain commitment to solutions, while maintaining integrity and relationships with internal team, external partners, and clients.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Expertise in building and going to market with IBM Power brand sales offerings that drive strong, two-way, revenue generating collaborations.
A proven, successful history of co-selling with partners in front of their clients.
Demonstrable success of communication and personal relationship development at all levels across colleagues, partners and clients.
Experience in driving sales plays, promos, incentives to channel partners.
Experience in driving opportunity identification through partners
A track record of consistently achieving targets with and through others – demonstrating high performance, whilst challenging self and others to consistently deliver results.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

A strong understanding of IBM’s product suite (full training on IBM’s technologies will be provided).
Understanding IBM’s competitive differentiations in addition to our competition’s place in the market (full training on IBM’s technologies will be provided).

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