Monday, December 17, 2012

Graduate Leadership Development Opportunities at IBM Nigeria

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

The company is seeking to employ passionate candidates as:

Job Title: Graduate Leadership Development Opportunities

Job Description
• LEAD Africa with IBM is a new initiative for high-potential graduates, pursuing leadership roles in Africa.  • This intensive Six month programme blends hands-on direct work experience with industry leading certification classes for IBM sales and services professionals.
 • You will have the opportunity to experience accelerated career development across multiple functions (Sales, Consulting and Finance) and, if you are successful, begin your global career in IBM in Africa.

• Do you want to make the most of your skills? Based in Ghana, Kenya or Nigeria and initially allocated to one particular area or job role, you will be rotated throughout IBM’s business giving you an amazing opportunity to enhance your experience, network and knowledge.
• The rotational element of this opportunity means you will gain a deep understanding of our products, technology and services and of the different areas of work associated.

Job Responsibilities Your main responsibilities will include:
• Working with project managers, translating our clients’ business needs into analytical requirements for project team members
• Interacting directly with IBM customers and client team members onsite and elsewhere • Developing proficiency in one or more areas to become a subject matter expert (SME) to deliver superior business results to our clients
• Evaluating the results of data mining/ predictive models and deriving actionable insights that could be used for developing implementable initiatives across our clients’ business functions
• Coordinating analytics deliverables with project team members on behalf of project manager • Conducting extensive research to support client deliverables
• Undergoing continuous training and development incorporating common soft skills education and specialised classes for IBM sales and consultancy professionals Requirements Your strengths and experience • Structuring and conducting independent analysis
• Good understanding of business processes (sales and marketing), especially campaign management processes (campaign ideation to implementation to tracking results), and customer data to guide analytics team to conduct analysis as required
• Proficiency in MS Office – particularly Excel, Word & PowerPoint
• Strong analytical skills to translate modelling output to actionable business insights
• Highly driven, energetic, flexible and resourceful
• Ability to make timely and disciplined decisions
• Strong adherence to policies and processes
• Demonstrable interpersonal and relationship building skills
• Flexible and adaptable to change and ability to multi-task

Qualifications 1.)


• Eligibility to work in the country to which you are applying
• Bachelor’s Degree • English: Fluent 2.)

Preferred • MBA/Master of Science/Engineering/PhD
• Significant business experience in African countries or other growth markets

Application Closing Date
23rd December, 2012

Method of Application 
 Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online

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