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IBM Telecom Network Alliance Manager in Chicago, Illinois


IBM’s Industry Consultants are essential to our clients as they work to reinvent themselves for the future. Join our highly visible and highly skilled team of global consultants as we strive to accelerate sales, deliver client engagements, and build IBM’s market eminence. If you are a forward-thinker and a curious intellectual, we welcome you to apply for your next exciting career challenge!

Your Role and Responsibilities

The main responsibilities for the Telecom Network Alliance Manager are:

  • To build and drive relationships with GBS’s network cloud partners that deliver client outcomes and increase revenue for both parties

  • To identify potential partners based on IBM's network cloud offer

  • Build rapport with selected partners whilst being able to articulate complex value propositions in the network cloud domain

  • Collaborate with the Network Cloud offer team to identify potential partners

  • Collaborate with the CTO community to define the technical offer that includes partner content

  • Collaborate with RedHat, Hybrid Cloud and GTS (newco in future) on development solution that include partner content

  • Manage the relationship with the partner organizations

  • Telecommunications Industry experience is 100% mandatory.

  • SME experience of working in a partner or alliance manager role in the Telecom industry, with a focus on network and/or OSS technologies

Telecommunications Industry experience is 100% mandatory.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 10 + years of experience in a partner or alliance manager role in the telecommunication industry, with a focus on network organizations and technologies

  • 10 + years of experience of one or more network domains including network core, RAN, O-RAN, edge, orchestration, and assurance.

  • 10 + years of experience relevant industry standards such as 3GPP, ETSI and ORAN

  • Exceptional communication skills, especially written

  • Ability to build rapport, create connections, and drive engagement with partners

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Industry certifications such as TM Forum certification in eTOM or ETSI certification in ETSI NFV architecture

  • Background in network engineering

  • Experienced in solutioning of network architectures

About Business Unit

IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

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.

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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.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

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.