Watson Health- Sr. Capture Manager

Client Technical Specialists (CTP) are the technical experts and advisors to clients, IBM sales teams and/or IBM Business Partners. As a CTP you understand the client's business requirements, technical requirements and/or competitive landscape. You apply your business insights, build and maintain client relationships, incorporate hardware, software and services into client-valued solutions and ensure client readiness for the implementation of technical solutions. This is an opportunity to shape the future for both IBM and its clients. Start your journey now!
Your Role and Responsibilities
Join a team of professionals with a culture of collaboration, recognized division-wide for high performance, and encouraged to embrace continual learning and career exploration. IBM Watson Health is seeking a Senior Capture Manager to lead our key deal pursuits in the State Health and Human Services group. Our team proudly provides solutions to state and local government clients to improve lives via government managed programs, support services and data management.
As a Senior Capture Manager at IBM Watson Health you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact in expanding IBM Watson Health’s footprint across the US Government market. As part of our team, you will have an influential role in identifying, developing and winning new business while expanding our current business.
The Capture Manager is responsible for leading a diverse team in the development of the sales strategy and deal plan including value proposition, win themes, relationship and client communication and competitive analysis. You will provide guidance on the solution plans, cost models and written proposals as appropriate to ensure alignment with sales strategy and improve win probability. As a capture manager you will lead teaming decisions, target pricing, and win strategies from pursuit initiation to award.
Successful candidates will possess the following Attributes:
  • A creative thinker who can bring innovative ideas, new perspectives to strategies and solving problems
  • A problem solver with an ability to drive decisions among a diverse team
  • Desire to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
  • Manage multiple priories and people while achieving a shared vision
We live in a moment of remarkable change and opportunity. Discover what you can make of this moment. If you are looking for a position that will allow you to show thought leadership and take an active role in sales strategy, embark on the journey with us! Apply now to explore this opportunity.
Position is based in the US and will be a remote position. It is expected that the candidate will work remotely with some travel.
Examples of day to day activities include:
  • Lead a team of highly motivated professionals including technical, finance, legal, procurement, HR and proposal management through deal closure.
  • Create deal strategy plan that aligns to client requirements
  • Research to qualify new business opportunities to enable development of win plans that enhance our strength and unique capabilities against our competition
  • Facilitate Competitive Intelligence reviews that will identify gaps against our competition, develop response strategies to mitigate risks
  • Lead price to win assessments that drive solution approach with direct input into cost/price
  • Participate in senior management discussions to enhance our win strategies
  • Deal with complex business relationships and manage multiple resources to deliver a strong, winning case to the prospective client
  • Act as the point of contact for resolution and escalation of all key sales pursuit related items with the client and internally
  • Document lessons learned and identify necessary adjustments to capture technique, strategy, and actions, informing future pursuit efforts
  • Participate in the continual improvement of the capture and solution processes to incorporate best practices and improve outcomes
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 5 years’ minimum experience in a business development, bid management, project or capture management or related role supporting sales efforts
  • 3 years’ minimum, healthcare market systems experience
  • Experience with government, preferably state, and/or large complex procurements
  • Demonstrated track record of capturing state business
  • Industry relationships and experience working with mid management to C-Level
  • Proven track record of building successful partnerships with a team, and focus on understanding how to leverage solution differentiators

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 4 year college bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 5-7 years experience in Health and Human Services for government agencies, or associated business for Health and Human Services programs
  • Knowledge of government health assistance programs, and related core functionality
  • Knowledge of state government healthcare market opportunities and solutions
  • State government experience highly preferred

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  • 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.
  • World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.
  • Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.
  • Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).
  • Select educational reimbursement opportunities.
  • Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.
  • Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.
  • Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

This position is eligible for participation in an IBM sales incentive plan. Actual incentive opportunity will be based on performance and the eligible Target Incentive, as addressed in the applicable plan, all of which is subject to change.
We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.
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