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Associate Partner – Artificial Intelligence (m/w/x)


You are responsible for the sales processes for Analytics and AI Projects from proposal to closure and successful delivery....

As a Business Sales & Delivery Executive, you will support IBM’s consistent growth by bringing to the table your business development, sales, account management, and delivery skills. Picture yourself working with a highly motivated, highly successful team with a proven sales record in IBM’s top technologies. If you’re ready to bring insights and experience in areas such as IoT, Blockchain and digital transformation, we are ready to offer you a best in class career development.

Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is the world’s largest consulting services organization and leading digital reinvention partner for clients across all industries. Through our Artificial Intelligence consulting practice, we cover the complete process chain from strategy consulting through to the design, implementation and operation of innovative, intelligent solutions – with a mission to re-imagine what our clients can achieve with Artificial Intelligence and Data Science.

As Associate Partner Artificial Intelligence as part of our Artificial Intelligence Practice for the DACH market, you will take a senior position within an interdisciplinary, highly motivated and growing team of Industry Consultants, Data Scientists, Cognitive Computing Experts and Solution Architects.

Your Tasks

  • You are responsible for the sales processes for Analytics and AI Projects from proposal to closure and successful delivery
  • You have a key role in growing our business and acquiring new clients and prepare yourself for an executive role
  • You will be responsible for providing technical and methodological direction for complex AI (including Cognitive Customer Care) projects. This includes the definition and analysis of client use cases, the design of AI solutions across different Industries, the rigorous quantitative evaluation and the effective communication of results. It also includes technical guidance for the production-level implementation of solutions on large volumes of structured and unstructured data.
  • You will be responsible for providing ongoing thought leadership around emerging technologies and concepts in the field of AI as well as for attracting and guiding AI talents in the practice.
  • You will be responsible for transferring innovations from IBM Research and other IBM business units into consulting engagements as well as for driving the development of reusable assets.

Your Benefits

  • Competitive compensation and employee benefits
  • Extensive development opportunities in a leading technology company on technical and/or executive career paths.
  • Dynamic, innovative and international environment fueled by a multitude of projects with leading enterprise clients.
  • Access to cutting-edge innovations and to a global network of accomplished technical leaders – backed by IBM Research, the largest private sector research organization worldwide.

Your Profile

  • MSc or PhD degree in a relevant field (e.g. Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics).
  • 10+ years of professional experience as AI Expert in consulting or analyst roles. Proven ability to understand complex processes and business problems in different industries. Successful track record of selling AI projects and bringing them into production.
  • Experience running large transformational and global AI project
  • Deep understanding of theory and application of state-of-the-art Machine Learning methods including recent developments in the field of Deep Learning.
  • Multiple years of hands-on experience in conducting analyses on structured and unstructured data using leading tools and frameworks (e.g. Python, Scala, R, SPSS, SAS, MATLAB).
  • Strong communication skills and business acumen, including a feeling for data visualization and ability to present complex insights to senior business stakeholders in a compelling way.
  • Proven Experience in building and leading teams from a disciplinary and professional perspective

This is an environment where passion, eminence and people skills are extremely important: we’re looking for colleagues who will build relationships, drive business outcomes, and scale team capabilities. Do this and you’ll have access to a range of opportunities like nowhere else.

All candidates must be fluent in English and German.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Master’s Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or Economics or related fields.
  • 10 years of relevant professional experience
  • 3 years of experience in team leadership
  • 10 years of experience in applying Statistics, Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence.
  • 5 years of experience in Data Science tools and frameworks (e.g. Python, Scala, R, SPSS, SAS, MATLAB).
  • 3 years of experience in applying Deep Learning (e.g. TensorFlow, Theano, Torch, Keras)
  • Strong understanding of modern data management technologies and concepts (e.g. Relational Databases / SQL, NoSQL, Apache Spark, Apache Flink, Apache Kafka).
  • Strong communication skills and business acumen.
  • Readiness for business travel during the week
  • Language: German, required level fluent; English, required level fluent

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

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