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IBM Security Global Sales Leader - Vendor Focal in Dallas, Texas


As a Business Sales & Delivery Executive, 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

IBM GBS Security Strategy & Growth (SS&G) is looking for a Security Global Sales Leader to lead security services sales focused on joint sales efforts with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) (ex. SAP, Workday, ServiceNow, etc.) and Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) (ex. AWS, Azure, Google) to leverage capabilities on both sides, expand accounts, grow pipeline of opportunities, lead joint sales, go to market strategy and communications.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Fostering ISV relationships

  • Identifying new opportunities and building a sustainable pipeline and win record to include IBM security and cloud capabilities to the opportunities

  • Meet with clients for direct conversations around secure cloud and other platform offerings, and provide input to specific opportunities

  • Support deal reviews across the sector and work closely with IBM Security Business Unit to define and create capabilities that can then be translated into service offerings for GBS clients

  • Leverage strong ISV/CSP relationships to collaborate on GTM activity and secure, solution and win deals

You should be passionate about technologies and trends such as SAP, ServiceNow, Workday, HybridCloud architecture, Cloud security, Edge computing, IoT and advanced technologies (i.e., Blockchain, AI, automation, intelligent workflows).

Proven experience working and supporting key industries such as Healthcare, Industrial, Finance, Retail, Government, Energy and Utilities is required. You should be able to translate industry/client’s needs into solution and operation design that is built upon IBM technology and best of the breeds vendor capabilities.

This person will report to the IBM GBS SSG team. The Sales leader will work with various IBM partners (ISVs and CSPs) and IBM internal entities including GBS and IBM Security Business Unit and across functional teams such as the Geo Route to Market (RTM) leads, solution engineers, training, marketing and communications teams.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Strong working relationships with ISVs and CSPs

  • Security knowledge and experience in the cloud provider communities in both public and private sectors

  • Technical security knowledge as well as successful sales experience in a global environment with proven rapid growth and partnership building experience

  • Security and other certifications including ISACA certs (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CISA), Privacy, Red Hat, AWS, IBM cloud certifications

  • At least 10 years experience in cybersecurity and IT environments

  • At least 10 years global business development/sales experience with successful win record

  • At least 10 years experience in global government and/or commercial consulting

  • Strong cybersecurity knowledge and leadership

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Cloud certifications

  • At least 5 years experience in cloud and application/data security

  • Global sales experience with demonstrated success in teaming with independent partners.

About Business Unit

IBM GBS SS&G will give you the opportunity to lead and contribute to joint global deals with ISVs and CSPs, build joint pipeline, infuse IBM security capabilities into the deals, build in differentiating deal strategy and win themes supported by advanced service offerings from IBM and ISVs/CSPS and interact with sellers from all parties to build, execute, drive growth outcome.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.