Global Black Belt - Advanced Migration Mainframe Sales Specialist


Location: United States

Job Type: Full time


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- Reshma Saujani

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The Global Black Belt Sales Specialist team for Azure Advanced Migration workloads is seeking a senior solution sales professional to join our team. This role will have an initial focus on driving the growth of Mainframe & Midrange Migrations to Azure for Capital Market customers over the next 24 months.


Primary accountabilities for this role include:

  • Serve as a business owner for mainframe/midrange migration within assigned territories
  • Lead and challenge customers with clear strategic vision of digital transformation, modernization, and the art of what’s possible through Legacy Migration from on premises to Azure
  • Build and drive a sales pipeline of migration opportunities
  • Engage with an established ecosystem of prioritized mainframe migration partners (SIs, ISVs) which provide the services and technologies to migrate mainframe workloads to Azure
  • Grow the number of Mainframe to Azure migration customers and associated Azure Consumed Revenue in your customers
  • Create and communicate Intellectual property and sales best practices across peer GBB teams and field sales teams


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • 7+ years of technology-related sales or mainframe modernization experience
    • OR Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, or related field AND 6+ years of technology-related sales or account management experience.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Sales Leader: Disciplined in business management, meeting sales targets and operational standards. Demonstrated experience influencing senior stakeholders within customer and own organization
  • Solution Expert: Deep understanding of Mainframe to Azure solution value, key areas of differentiation, and knowledge to create industry-centric use cases for Mainframe to Azure solutions
  • Executive Presence: Experience and expertise selling to CxOs, technical decision makers & enterprise solution architects by aligning & reinforcing the value of the solution to the customer’s overall business pain and/or strategic opportunities and decision criteria
  • Business Value Seller: Proven record of effective account management, particularly demonstrating coupling business acumen with technology knowledge, to connect customer business challenges to their technology decisions and; coaching the customer through business case creation, approval, and stakeholder buy-in 
  • Technical Acumen. Experienced at driving solutions to full production roll out and project implementation with proven ability and desire to learn about new technologies
  • Orchestrate and influence virtual teams to pursue sales opportunities and lead v-teams through influence
  • Capital Markets and FSI experience
  • Social Seller: Builds a strong and active business network that stretches and influences far beyond themselves, including leveraging social selling tools such as LinkedIn Sales Navigator
  • Strong understanding of the enterprise segment customers, partners, and services sales engines with demonstrated success in driving revenue growth in new business models
  • Results-driven and demonstrate the ability to influence cross group agendas (including at an executive level) while driving non-reporting teams to perform

Technical Experience

  • Experienced. Experience selling Mainframe Migration services or technologies to large/global enterprise customers
  • Mainframe Experience: Previous work experience at enterprise customer or partner for architecting and deploying Mainframe Migration solutions
  • Hybrid Cloud Experience: 2+ years of Hybrid Cloud selling experience in public/private-cloud for Mainframe migration solutions
  • Demonstrated technical thought leadership in customer facing situations and deep understanding of cloud computing technologies, business drivers, and emerging computing trends
  • Mainframe Partner Knowledge and Management. Strong knowledge of Mainframe (IBM z/Series, Unisys Clearpath) Migration solutions and partner ecosystem including SIs and ISV tool providers
  • Midrange Partner Knowledge and Management. Knowledge of Midrange (As/400, IBM iSeries, IBM pSeries) Migration solutions and partner ecosystem including SIs and ISV tool providers
  • Competitive Knowledge. Strong knowledge of Mainframe Migration cloud competitors
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