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Red Hat Account Executive

IBM

IBM

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Sales & Business Development
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024
Introduction
A Red Hat Sales Account Executive in IBM Cloud means a career where you are leading prospective clients towards IBM Cloud Paks and Red Hat OpenShift products. It means you will be directly impacting their adoption of next-generation cloud platforms to develop, run and manage workloads of some of the world’s most transformational enterprises and culturally influential brands. Excellent onboarding and an industry leading learning culture will set you up for positive impact and success, whilst ongoing development will advance your career through an upward trajectory. Our sales environment is collaborative and experiential. Part of a team, you will be surrounded by bright minds and keen co-creators – always willing to help and be helped – as you apply passion to work that will compel our clients to invest in IBM’s products and services.

Your Role and Responsibilities
As a Red Hat Account Executive you will become a trusted go-to expert for identifying and developing new opportunities for Red Hat. You will collaborate with colleagues across the Sales team – advising and supporting on client engagements throughout the critically important early phases of the sales cycle and helping to lead prospects to our award-winning cloud solutions. It means you will be directly impacting their adoption of next-generation cloud platforms to develop, run and manage workloads of some of the world’s most transformational enterprises and culturally influential brands.
To help ensure this win-win outcome, a ‘day-in-the life’ of this role may include, but not be limited to:
  • Understanding your prospective clients’ buying cycles to accurately predict the potential and timings of deal closures – clearly communicating your forecasts with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Supporting your squad of Business Development, Marketing and Technical colleagues to identify and create up- /cross-sell opportunities within your assigned territory.
  • Working with Marketing and Sales leadership to activate targeted new business campaigns.
  • Collaborating with your squad to design use-cases and proofs of concept in response to prospective clients’ requests for information (RFIs). Co-creating and presenting on high-level, value propositions for clients – successfully landing product features, functionality, and solutions in a way that is highly compelling.
  • Interacting with internal and external stakeholders, demonstrating a balance of technical expertise, passion for open source, and of thorough understanding of business processes and IT problems faced at the enterprise level.
  • This local management focus fosters speed in supporting clients, addressing new markets, and making investments in emerging opportunities.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Demonstrable experience of consultatively selling technology solutions against complex use-cases. High proficiency of using digital sales tools and techniques (e.g., phone, CRM, social media, email etc.) Exceptional communication skills across written and verbal medians
  • Strong analytical skills with proven examples of using data to influence, make business decisions and drive commercial outcomes.
  • Experience working in a solutions sale’s role, cold calling, and identifying potential leads.
  • Motivation to understand customer business objectives and challenges and the ability to produce a narrative that addresses these business objectives.
  • Knowledge of sales tools like Salesforce.com (SFDC), SalesLoft, Outreach
  • Ability to discuss key industry issues at multiple levels within an organization.
  • Proven technical sales experience in enterprise infrastructure and cloud software solutions.
  • Previous experience building relationship and growing existing business accounts.


Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
As above

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