Those eagle eyed London Calling readers may have noticed a slight change to my LinkedIn profile a few months ago.
Back in April, I was promoted to the role of Global Managing Partner, with responsibility to build out our Global Social Consulting practice.
As per the LinkedIn description, this is a brand new role in our IBM Analytics Business Unit, and my role is to bring together the best of IBM’s Smarter Workforce and Social offerings, with world leading consulting services, to develop fully-integrated software and services packages.
My first role in IBM was in our Global Business Services arm, which is the pure-play consulting arm of IBM.
In this new group, we straddle the consulting arm, and the software business, meaning that the team has a unique view of multiple parts of the business. My peers are IBM veterans Jeff Schick, Debbie Landers, Maria Winans and Katrina Troughton, and I report directly to Senior Vice-President Bob Picciano.
Our team is blessed with a range of experience and expertise in many areas of IBM’s existing products and solutions, and as well we have some recent recruits from industry.
You would be joining one of the most exciting and social groups in the company, and as anyone at IBM will tell you, once you’re an “IBMer”, you really get to understand how amazing IBMers truly are.
I still pinch myself every day that after just 18 months in the company I’m now in my dream role.
So the really exciting part of my role, apart from working with some of the best and brightest social minds in IBM, is that I can now recruit a Global Social Consulting A-Team.
Who am I looking for?
So to make the A-Team, you have to be the best at what you’re doing, and I’ve probably heard of you already, seen you speak at a conference, read your book, or passed you in the corridor on the way out from a competitive pitch for a client.
Right now, I need senior, experienced people that I can send into the c-suite to explain to our clients what social business is, and how we can fundamentally improve their business using IBM’s social tools, products and consulting know-how.
You’ve also sold millions of dollars worth of social tools, social consulting or advice over the last few years, and are hungry to sell more.
You also have an amazing social profile, and audience and you are socially eminent in your own right – and yes, if you join IBM I’ll want you to keep blogging, tweeting, and speaking at events to further the IBM message, and also help increase your already high level of eminence.
Also, so as to ensure we don’t waste each other’s time, please NO recruiters, headhunters or agencies. If I can’t find an A-Team via social, then something is wrong!
In the future I will have more junior roles, and I suggest that you get in touch with me later in the year, or attend one of our Tweetups I will be hosting in New York (15th July – follow me @AndrewGrill for details), London, Sydney and Melbourne in the coming months.
Now before you send me a message via my contact form to say you’re keen to know more, read my post from May 2013 titled “Will we start to see the rise (and fall) of the social business guru?“. I’ll ask you about the post if we get to chat by phone or in person, so do make sure you read it first!
I look forward to hearing from you.