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Graduate Co-op – Business Analyst – Diverse Partner Development

Are you looking for a career that will allow you to use your unique blend of business acumen and tech savvy? Business Analysts at IBM are subject matter experts that build the bridge between our business and our clients, immersing themselves into the market to understand problems and find innovative solutions. Be ready to navigate the complex relationships that make the business world run and find the actionable insights that result in great business decisions.

Your Role and ResponsibilitiesThis is a 6-month part-time Graduate co-op position, starting April 2022, for a Business Analyst with the Diverse Partner Development team. The Diverse Partner Development team is developing an initiative to increase the number and participation of IBM Business Partners that are diverse (51% or more owned and operated by Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American, Female, Veteran, persons with disabilities, etc.) in IBM’s Ecosystem of Business Partners who sell IBM solutions.
This person will work with the Diverse Partner Development team to pull and format data to provide regular reporting; perform marketplace data collection and analysis to provide insights; perform data maintenance; perform BOX team room content management and maintenance; and perform other activities assisting in the design and implementation of the Diverse Partner Initiative.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Ongoing deep data collection and analysis to drive insights for the targeted development of programs and actions in support of the team to nurture the growth of diverse business partners

  • Secondary research, as requested, in support of diverse partner initiatives, presentations (internal & external), etc.

  • Weekly data pulls and reporting to support new diverse partner onboarding

  • Weekly diverse partner data maintenance

  • Monthly reporting in support of Win Wire to general manager

  • Monthly recruitment, onboarding and revenue data pulls and reporting

  • Administration and content management for Diverse Partner team tools such as BOX, Trello, et al.

  • Validation of diverse partner registration certificates

  • Weekly Diverse Partner program measurements and reporting for announcements and promotions

  • Participate with team in design and implementation of new programs or promotions
Key Skills:
  • Proven leadership capabilities and ability to navigate multiple business units in a matrixed organization

  • Effective communication and presentation skills

  • Self-directed and goal-oriented

  • Creativity in resolving complex problems

  • Strong project management capabilities

  • Data research and analysis expertise

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Exceptional team player qualities
Other Requirements:
  • This co-op role will be performed remotely, though the ideal candidate will reside in the Washington DC metro area.

  • You must be actively be pursuing a Graduate degree throughout the co-op term, preferably in Computer Science, MIS, Data Science/Analytics or a related area.

  • Ideally, you will graduate in Dec 2022 or later and will be able to work as a part-time co-op for at least 6 months – April – Sept 2022.

  • You must be willing to work 24 hours per week throughout the co-op term.

  • IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position, now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future employment-based visa sponsorship.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • At least 6 months’ experience in Excel, PowerPoint, Word
  • At least 6 months’ experience with common collaboration tools — including BOX, Mural, Slack, Trello, Webex, and others
  • Basic knowledge of data reporting systems

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • At least 1 year’s experience in Excel, PowerPoint, Word
  • At least 1 year’s experience in using data reporting systems
  • Proven research capabilities, leveraging the general internet as well as proprietary resources such as Dun & Bradstreet, Hoovers, IDC, Gartner, CRN, and others
  • Prior experience in Sales and/or Business Development, specifically experience in managing third party software/cloud performance alliances with leading vendors

About Business Unit

IBM Systems helps IT leaders think differently about their infrastructure. IBM servers and storage are no longer inanimate – they can understand, reason, and learn so our clients can innovate while avoiding IT issues. Our systems power the world’s most important industries and our clients are the architects of the future. Join us to help build our leading-edge technology portfolio  designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.

Your Life @ IBM

This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date, where legally permissible. Proof of vaccination status will be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical, pregnancy or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.

Are you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world’s most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it’s time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.
Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change – to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.
It’s time to define your career.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement

Supplemental 1 employees may be eligible for paid holidays, paid sick time and Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.
We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.