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Senior Business Development Manager – Data/Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Digital Velocityat CDW Careers

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Focus Area: 
Business Development
Remote, Remote
Remote Type: 
Not Remote

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The Digital Velocity (DV) team within CDW is responsible for selling Digital Transformation services to help customers meet business velocity objectives. Including but not limited to Cloud Native solutions, DevOps/SRE patterns and practices, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), software development, and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Each BDM covers a region and should have 10+ years in technology solutions, pre-sales and/or engineering. They work to understand and implement our customer’s business strategy through the balanced portfolio of Solutions by:

  • Developing an understanding and capability to position CDW Digital Velocity Solutions in key areas including Infrastructure, Applications, Data Resiliency, Software modernization/development, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and leverage DevOps/SRE approaches to delivering successful outcomes. The BDM, in conjunction with pre-sales resources, will perform requirements gathering and will lead the efforts to deliver business outcome-led proposals.
  • Positioning the value of services engagement methodology will be key to the success in positioning DV and will lead to success in maximizing DV Practice GP.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Identify and engage prospective clients, showcasing CDWs value proposition in helping understand how they can leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions to deliver business outcomes.
  • Drive DV consulting growth in their key markets through a combination of evangelism, public speaking and thought leadership. They will also guide new DV services by leveraging industry analysis and building key OEM relationships.
  • Establish and maintain strong partnerships with vendor partners.
  • Increase awareness of CDW's value proposition within accounts through regular and consistent strategic account planning.
  • Demonstrate good teamwork with coworkers and follow the specific directives of the CDW management team.
  • Build and manage an opportunity pipeline for CDW's DV. Focus on driving and closing DV category and services revenue to achieve the overall DV revenue and gross profit targets.
  • Be a primary contact and sales resource for all local CDW Field Account Executives, Advanced Technology Account Executives, Account Managers, Inside Sales Representatives and customers.
  • Exceed category revenue and profit goal consistently while attaining high customer satisfaction.
  • Exceed services revenue and gross margin targets consistently while attaining high customer satisfaction.

Customer/OEM/ Partner Management 

  • Lead OEM engagement strategies in region based on region's strategic business plan.
  • Engage local OEM and Partner field representatives, collaborating sales efforts and partnerships with target accounts including uncovering new account opportunities and secure funding opportunities.
  • Develop solid business relationships within the various decision-makers at all levels at key customer accounts.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with existing clients, understanding their business needs, and strategically positioning Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions to address those needs.

Sales Administration

  • Maintain an up to date pipeline and forecast of Top, Middle and Bottom of funnel opportunities.
  • Lead the development and finalization of Statements of Work (SOWs) for end customers, managing the entire process from prospecting to deal closure.
  • Ensure the upkeep of a strong and dynamic sales pipeline, with a specific emphasis on promotion and delivering Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions. 

Education and/or Skill-Set Qualifications

  • Ten or more years’ experience in assessing business drivers and translating them into solutions.
  • Five or more years’ experience selling in a high technology customer facing sales environment.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Business Administration, or the equivalent in experience.
  • Experience selling technical services.
  • Experience in product development.
  • Deep technical knowledge in the following pillars of technology:
    • Multi Cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, GCP)
    • Software Defined Infrastructure
    • Software Engineering
    • DataOps
    • AI/ML  
    • DevOps

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to travel up to 25% as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading the development of proposals and contracts, outlining the scope of Artificial Intelligence (AI) services, deliverables, and associated costs.
  • Strong understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and their applications.
  • Proven track record with a focus on Artificial Intelligent (AI) solutions.
  • High degree of organization and attention to detail.
  • Exceptional technical and non-technical communications skills.
  • Broad knowledge of IT infrastructure, applications, operating systems, high availability, IT communications, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and how theindustry has transformed over the years.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, collaborate, work independently, and recommend business strategies, particularly in the context of Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions.
  • Exceptional meeting facilitation skills.
  • Excellent creative writing, technical writing, and documentation skills.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, high-pressure environments.
  • Demonstrates skills in collaboration with virtual teams, cross-functional groups and is able to solve complex problems
Date Posted: Mar 13, 2024
Job Category: Sales
People Leader v. Individual Contributor: Individual Contributor
Travel Percentage: 25
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