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ASEAN Business Development Leader (Assurance)

Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MY
Your Role and Responsibilities

External Relations Professionals protect and enhance IBM's brand by amplifying the company's progress and innovation in technologies, services and R&D that transform industries and society.

They play a key role in advancing initiatives that complement both product and corporate PR agendas, and that make a positive impact across private and public sectors, business partners, influencers, alumni and the public at large.

They develop communications narratives, data-driven plans and strategies, with a strong focus on storytelling, that promote IBM's leadership across technologies, industries, policy and corporate responsibility. External Relations Professionals use a variety of analytics, influencer and social listening tools to target stories and content to reach the right audiences in the right ways.

Skills/Experience include:
  • knowledge of IT industry trends and issues;
  • track record of developing relationships with key members of the media and IT analyst community;
  • ability to maintain a pipeline of compelling story ideas;
  • translating technical and business innovations into clear, compelling narratives;
  • preparing and media training spokespeople;
  • issues management and crisis communications; and
  • curating relationships with internal and external SMEs. This requires deep understanding of IBM's strategies and priorities, key market trends across ASEAN, competitive landscape across sectors, and IBM's points of differentiation.
Required Education

Bachelor's Degree

Role ( Job Role )

External Relations Professional

Primary job category



(0088) IBM Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Contract type


Employment Type




Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?


Travel Required

Up to 25% or 2 days a week (home on weekends- based on project requirements)

IBM Business Group


Preferred Education

Master's Degree

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

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 8-10 years of communications experience, including several years in a regional role.
  • Outstanding written and spoken English is a must, as is a track record of driving coverage
Preferred Technical and Professional Experience


Eligibility Requirements


Position Type


Early Professional Track

Not Applicable - Professional Hire


At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About Business Unit

IBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) team represents a variety of functions such as marketing, finance, legal, operations, HR, and more, all working together to solve some of the world's most complex problems, help our clients achieve success and build collaborative work environments for IBMers.

About IBM

IBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.
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