Deal Coach

  • Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • IBM
  • 17 Jan 17

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Job Description
Deal coach assists IBM bid team to determine sales vulnerabilities at opportunity level for large deals and recommend solutions to drive business value. When coaching an opportunity, he/she uses in-depth consulting skills and business knowledge aligned to business objectives, processes, measurements and tools to analyze clients business issues & relationship landscape, formulate hypotheses and test conclusions to determine appropriate solutions.

This role operates in a matrix environment which requires business unit, country, or international professional mastery related to operations, strategies, and objectives in leading edge or critical situations. Deal Coach requires teamwork at highest levels, plan and conduct complex negotiations reaching lasting agreements and commitments. He/she needs to anticipate, create and define innovative and visionary concepts in strategic environment.

Deal coach develops and implements product, market, business, or technology strategies with executive review. He/she has vision of overall strategies, contributes to policy making, and recognized as an expert and leader by members of a field, related functions, and multi -country organizations. During coaching of a large deal, deal coach exerts influence on business unit, country, international teams, and conducts special projects.

He/she is accountable for the win rate & deal coaching coverage of large deals within business unit, major country, or international projects or programs. This is role responsible for committing multiple resources and achieving customer satisfaction, other business measurements of critical importance. Responsible for quality output/value add for highly visible products, services and future business development.

Deal coach understands the strategies of specific industries and market segments in which IBM chooses to do business and help with make or buy analysis. He/she demonstrates an understanding of the overall market place dynamics, and assesses each competitor's current position in the market and requirements for future leadership. This role understands the total market opportunity in terms of spend, growth, technology, capabilities and environmental factors.

  • Must be able to demonstrate strategic thinking, flexibility and agility.
  • Must have the critical ability to work on multiple projects with conflicting deadlines, the ability to inspire and drive engagement of a team, and comfortably work with cross-functional partners at all levels within the organization.
  • Understands and reports on how regulation, cultural shifts, and local requirements affect the market and customer needs.
  • Reviews and reports on multiple sources of information to develop comprehensive assessments of industry situations and competitive strategies. This may include recurring reports on the industry, analyst reports, and competitor announcements.
  • Partners with IBM's subject matter experts, stakeholders across the organization, customers, vendors, and producers of research materials to support ongoing analysis
  • Work across functions to build strong focus on dealing with competition in marketing and business plans

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Should have at least 15 years of total work experience in consulting industry.
  • Should have demonstrated experience in leading large deals
  • Should be an expert in understanding and guiding market opportunities through deep market and competitive analysis.
  • Should be able to work across multiple business units and demonstrate past collaboration across functions and stakeholders to drive business impact on pipeline and win revenue
  • Desirable to have experience on Revenue Storm or similar sales strategy methodology

  • Preferred Technical and Professional Experience
    Role ( Job Role )
    Associate Partner

    Primary job category

    Contract type

    Employment Type

    Secondary Job Category
    Other Consultant

    Required Education
    Bachelor's Degree

    State / Province

    Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?

    Travel Required
    No Travel

    IBM Business Group

    Preferred Education
    Master's Degree

    City / Township / Village


    Eligibility Requirements