• Operations Leader

    IBMAtlanta, GA 30309

    Job #1057611874

  • Introduction

    At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

    Your Role and Responsibilities

    The IBM Cognitive Applications team is seeking an innovative and proven operations leader to join our team in building a partner ecosystem around the next generation cloud marketplace platform. If you love working with cutting edge technologies, dynamic and high performing teams, then this is the right next step in advancing your career. Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer, the Operations leader will have overall program management responsibilities tied to the launch of the platform and subsequent roll-out of key functions and features. Program management will include managing execution against the business case including revenue performance and expense budgets, development of business processes, controls and procedures and managing adherence throughout the organization. This individual is expected to have exceptional communication skills and the ability to build consensus amongst multiple partners. This role also requires a demonstrated ability to analyze complex or new situations, anticipate risks or impacts and develop solutions. The ability to individually lead projects/initiatives and influence people, including executive leadership when issues are complex 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.

    Preferred location is an Atlanta, GA area IBM office. The position must be located at a US-based IBM site.

    Required Technical and Professional Expertise

    • Large scale or complex Project Management experience with a strong understanding of Agile Project Management methodologies and a track record of executing against business strategy

    • Adept at complex problem solving and collaborating with multiple disciplines including: Product, engineering, sales, marketing, finance and legal

    • Strong financial and business acumen with proven experience managing financial budgets

    • Experience successfully leading multi-functional teams as a self-motivated decision maker, anticipating risks, taking initiative and influencing others

    • Exceptional communication and presentation skills

    Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

    • Understanding of open-source applications, containerization platforms and cloud ecosystems

    • Business analysis and strategy development

    • Experience in developing and managing operational KPI's and metrics

    • PMP Certification

    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.

    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

    We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

    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.

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