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Offering Manager, Marketplace Certification

at IBM

Posted: 7/31/2019
Job Reference #: 270564
Keywords: manager

Job Description

Title
Offering Manager, Marketplace Certification

Your Role and Responsibilities
The IBM Cognitive Applications team is seeking an offering manager experienced in creating IT certification standards and processes for business programs, including security vulnerabilities and remediation, with an emphasis on open source technical and business model considerations.  Candidates will have innovative business skills that augment technical understanding of enterprise IT and development organizations, with experience building relationships and partnerships.
 
You will be part of a team that is challenged with researching, designing and developing an online/digital marketplace targeting a wide variety of open source and commercial technologies aimed at dramatically expanding the reach of IBM to millions of enterprise developers transitioning to the Cloud.  Our focus on delivering a great end to end user journey for our customers, at global scale and with leadership, efficiency, resiliency and security is the cornerstone of our offering model and will result in maintaining IBM’s leadership position for years to come. You will always be close to the action.

As an Offering Manager your responsibilities will include:
  • Leading a cross discipline squad (offering, design, engineering)
  • Researching markets, market trends, competitor solutions and offering value propositions
  • Collecting and analyzing requirements from customers and a broad set of stakeholders
  • Working with design and engineering to refine requirements and define business outcomes
  • Evaluating and prioritizing product features and managing the offering roadmap
  • Presenting individual and team status during weekly playbacks or on management calls
  • Managing risks and resolving issues that affect scope, schedule, and quality
  • Collaborating with design, engineering and offering team members
  • Being the face of the product working directly with clients, to ensure client success


Auto req ID
255094BR

Required Education
High School Diploma/GED

Role ( Job Role )
Offering Manager

State / Province
NORTH CAROLINA

Primary job category
Design & Offering Management

Company
(0147) International Business Machines Corporation

Contract type
Regular

Employment Type
Full-Time

ERBP
Yes

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

Travel Required
Up to 25% or 2 days a week (home on weekends- based on project requirements)

IBM Business Group
Cognitive Apps

Preferred Education
Bachelor's Degree

City / Township / Village
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK

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
The following professional and technical background is required:
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the software industry with at least 2 years as an offering manager or product manager solving complex business problems
  • Experience working with Agile methodologies and the full SDLC
  • Strong communication skills, and the ability to work directly with customers and stakeholders
  • Self-motivated decision maker, frequently taking initiative and recognizing opportunities to improve the offering
  • Able to leverage research and direct customer interactions to understand market needs


Country/Region
United States

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience
The following technical and professional expertise is preferred and will greatly enhance your success on the team:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Computer Science, Information Technology, Business or related) or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of the IBM Cloud offerings and marketplace ecosystem
  • Experience in data analytics
  • Knowledge of UX design and Design Thinking principles
  • Ability to demo the solutions at a detailed level, requiring a hands-on individual
  • Experience in client enablement, consulting, or customer support


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.

Referral Promo Code
#COGAPPS19A

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.

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.

About IBM
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