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Offering Manager - Watson AI Cloud Platform

at IBM

Posted: 8/6/2019
Job Reference #: 271553
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Job Description

Title
Offering Manager - Watson AI Cloud Platform

Your Role and Responsibilities
For Offering Managers we look for emerging leaders who are entrepreneurial, adaptable, analytical, persuasive, empathetic, tenacious and creative problem solvers.  We also look for those who have been exposed to, and are well versed in, both business and technology concepts. When considering applicants for this role, we look for education and background in areas such as innovation, entrepreneurship, engineering, computer science, market/user research, design thinking, technology commercialization, business and go-to-market practices. 
 
As a member of the Product Management Team for Watson AI Cloud Platform and Portfolio Solutions you will work with all Watson Services and API Product Teams - https://www.ibm.com/watson/products-services/
 
 
What you’ll do…
  • Help provide clear product alignment across all Watson Services and APIs
  • Leverage consumer feedback, metrics, market research, and competitive analysis to help set strategy to drive digital and sales revenue
  • Analyze and expand product routes-to-market via collaboration with sales, engineering, and marketing
  • Drive customer validation through beta programs and client meetings, confirming requirements are addressed by the delivered solution.
  • Collaborate with parallel product teams to bridge user experience workflows and optimize user flows from discovery to purchase
  • Help to develop common solutions/functionality across all Watson products
  • Work in a collaborative team setting in an office based role in either Austin, TX or Raleigh, NC
 
Who you are…
 
  • Someone who can operate in a demanding role at the epicenter of multidisciplinary teams which include design, engineering, sales, marketing, finance and legal
  • You understand customers’ needs under ever-shifting circumstances and have passion for solving user problems with technology
  • Experienced in Agile, Kanban or lean product management and development methodologies
  • Strong leader who drives ideas and projects to completion across a highly matrixed organization
  • Someone who works collaboratively with development leaders, product architects, product designers, and key customers to appropriately package features into offering releases and ensure offering designs reflect business objectives
  • You are able to articulate market problems to the broader offering team
  • You innovate with established & emerging technology – software, hardware and services
  • You act as change agents and champion strategic initiatives and partnerships

     
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Auto req ID
256401BR

Required Education
Bachelor's Degree

Role ( Job Role )
Offering Manager

State / Province
MULTIPLE

Primary job category
Design & Offering Management

Company
(0147) International Business Machines Corporation

Contract type
Regular

Employment Type
Full-Time

Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?
No

Travel Required
Up to 10% or 1 day a week

IBM Business Group
CLOUD

Preferred Education
Master's Degree

City / Township / Village
MULTIPLE CITIES

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
  • 3+ years in a role managing a product/program/project which required close collaboration with design, engineering, marketing and finance
  • Familiarity in Agile development methodology
  • Enthusiastic, proactive work style
  • Extremely strong communication skills and comfortable presenting to large and small audiences
  • Strategic and creative thinker
  • Willing to work an office based role in either Austin, TX or Raleigh, NC


Country/Region
United States

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience
  • Experience driving high growth business, new product introduction with strong focus on establishing credibility in the market
  • Experience with Enterprise requirements and common deployment policies
  • Strong business and data analysis skills
  • Experience developing and executing roadmaps, business models and go-to-market plans


Secondary Job Category
Offering Management

Eligibility Requirements
None

Position Type
Professional

Early Professional Track
Not Applicable - Professional Hire

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

Introduction
Ready to re-imagine the product management role?  At IBM, as an Offering Manager, you are responsible for the full lifecycle of an offering: from validating need to determining the business model and defining the solution requirements. Going beyond the traditional focus of timetables and budgets, you use your keen insights into what customers want in their own business plan - and work across disciplines to build the best solutions to a problem. If being the CEO of your offering excites you, consider an offering management career at IBM.

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.

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About IBM
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