Information and Data are some of the most important organizational assets in today’s businesses. As a Security Consultant, you will be a key advisor for IBM’s clients, analyzing business requirements to design and implement the best security solutions for their needs. You will apply your technical skills to find the balance between enabling and securing the client’s organization with the cognitive solutions that are making IBM the fastest growing enterprise security business in the world.
Your Role and Responsibilities
A CFP assigned to this position is expected to have the experience and knowledge needed to ensure the development of new business and/or successful delivery of IBM’s IAM security capabilities from across the solutions portfolio (services and technology) to external clients, leading to high client satisfaction. This requires the capability to develop and close new business opportunities and/or oversee delivery of the larger and more complex security strategy engagements in their area. They are expected to establish long-term trusted relationships with clients through engagement and advisory activities in order to influence change within specific clients. They should also develop strong working relationships internally within IBM to ensure cross lines of business leverage and support of the IBM Security portfolio. They are expected to contribute to the growth of intellectual capital within their area and to be active in building a high performance DAS team, support the development of other consultants through participation in mentoring activities.
1. Client Environment:
Has consistently demonstrated strong client engagement at senior levels, ideally CCO / CISO / CIO. Has an in-depth understanding of the chosen marketplace and/or area of security specialism. Demonstrates the required gravitas and confidence to establish trusted client relationships. Drafts clearly understood materials in support of new/current engagements as well as with other bid and proposal activity for their area.
Has consistently built cooperative business development and/or engagement teams, utilising appropriate resources, setting business and delivery priorities, and meeting objectives as defined by their business commitments and IBM policies. Plans, conducts, advises on complex negotiations as part of contract signature and services delivery reaching lasting agreements and commitments. Presents proposals and client deliverables with confidence. Participates actively in industry conferences or within one or more knowledge networks, presenting and participating in communities of practice.
3. Consulting Led:
Uses knowledge gained from previous consulting roles, experiences and engagements, IBM’s intellectual capital, knowledge of the market/industry, and own research to develop creative hypotheses, points of view and formulate conclusions to address clients security related business issues. Analyses marketplace trends and economics to develop/influence future strategies for IBM and client organisations. Has a deep understanding of how to engage clients in a security consulting transformation with “security as a business enabler” as a focus priority.
Facilitates and makes decisions regarding contract delivery within their area; including conflict resolution, selection of the appropriate hypotheses, development of conclusions, intellectual capital, and testing for financial viability. Participates in the development of solution offerings, practice areas. Creates market focused business development campaigns that identify new opportunities and supports sales growth objectives. Qualifies and assists with the closing of profitable business opportunities. Recognised as an expert in their marketplace. Publishes frequently and speaks at industry conferences. Recognised outside IBM as having Solution or Sector knowledge. Identifies, develops, and understands how to create market demand and transition from effective sales to efficient and profitable delivery.
5. Impact on Business:
Track record in sales and delivery. Accountable for appropriate resourcing and financial success of engagements directly managed, and responsible for the success of other IAM oversight engagements. Measured on an appropriate combination of Signings, Revenue and utilisation. Defines the scope, risk and profitability of engagements as expected by their area, as well as the viability of entering new marketplaces and forming partnerships. Develops lasting relationships based on mutual respect with clients decision makers. Significantly influences client satisfaction with IBM through superior focus on delivery and benefits realisation. Develops new solution offerings/methodology’s to support the penetration of new markets/expansion of existing markets.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, cybersecurity or related field with experience in architecture, consulting and security and in client facing roles
Broad knowledge of IT, Business & Information Security Landscape
Excellent organisational, analytical, written, verbal & presentation skills
Deep technical knowledge in working experience in below areas of Information Security such as:
Identity and Access Management
Hands-on experience in security products such as IBM Verify, Sailpoint, Okta, Ping, Saviyant, Hashicorp, Cyberark or other similar;
Knowledge in and experience executing cybersecurity aspects of industry frameworks or regulations such as NIST, SOC, ISO 27002, PCI-DSS, HIPAA or others
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Previous experience in management consulting and systems integration
Previous experience Interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and working relationships in a project based / client serving model, and work closely with people at different levels of an organization
Previous experience in working across diverse teams to facilitate solutions
Previous experience in Managed Security Services
Previous experience in Sales and pre-sales
Previous experience in Delivery
Previous experience in working with security consulting teams
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