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Partner Relationship Professional

  • Internship
  • Research Triangle Park, USA

Job description

The IBM Cognitive Applications team is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic business partner relationship professional to join our team in growing the partner ecosystem around the next generation cloud marketplace platform. The partner relationship professional is expected to manage relationships with independent software vendors (ISV's), cloud service providers and other business partners in order to build the breadth of applications and services available on our next generation cloud marketplace platform. As part of the mission, this partner relationship professional will focus on identifying, enabling, and qualifying high-value partners that drive revenue and deliver best-in-class software solutions. Individual leadership, and a strong desire to succeed, with a keen interest and experience with the full lifecycle of a partnership is needed. A broad understanding and experience with open-source applications, containerization platforms and the cloud ecosystem landscape will help the right candidate be successful.

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Required Education

Bachelor's Degree
Role ( Job Role )

Project Manager
State / Province

Primary job category

Project Management

(0147) International Business Machines Corporation
Contract type

Employment Type


Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?

Travel Required

Up to 10% or 1 day a week
IBM Business Group

Cognitive Apps
Preferred Education

Master'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

·  Partner management experience in the technology industry; with emphasis on ISV, cloud, and open-source application companies
·  Successful development of partner account plans with milestone development and tracking
·  Experience with partner go-to-market planning and execution
·  Record of success in sales or prospecting role in B2B environments
·  Ability to manage a large and growing number of accounts, with exceptional organization skills
·  Data-driven with experience reporting and presenting progress internally and externally during business review sessions

United States
Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

·  Self-motivated decision maker, taking initiative and recognizing opportunities to create and expand partnerships
·  Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills
·  Strong Project management skills
·  Advanced customer relationship skills
·  BA/BS degree or relevant experience
·  4+ years experience in IT sales, partner development, or channel sales
Secondary Job Category

Other Project Management
Eligibility Requirements

Position Type

Early Professional Track

Not Applicable - Professional Hire
Location Statement

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

At IBM, our Project Managers excel by leading and coordinating a project team's overall performance, scope, cost, and deliverables. Our clients rely on timely and efficient status reports, and as Project Manager, you will drive the charge with project direction, metric definition, and performance management. If you are ready to help our clients and project teams succeed, we would love to meet you!
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About Business Unit

At IBM Cognitive Applications, we build open applications that unlock the power of data for clients, partners, and developers. Running on top of IBM's unique Hybrid, Multi-cloud and AI infrastructures, these applications work across horizontal domains and bring our technology to life for end users. Cognitive Applications unit includes: Watson Customer Engagement, Watson IoT, Watson Media and Weather, Talent & Collaboration, Digital Growth & Commerce, and IBM Developer teams.
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