Senior Engagement Manager
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Customer Success Group Job Details
The Engagement Manager plays a critical role in setting customers up for Success by shaping the Professional Services deals and engagements for our customers. They are comfortable operating in an amorphous pre-sales environment, shaping the proposals and influencing customer key stakeholders' decision-making.
Candidates must have personally demonstrated consultative pre-sales, prescriptive solutioning, project delivery credibility, and hands-on experience working directly with shaping the deals, SOWs, RFPs for customers in CRM and Salesforce implementation proposals.
We are looking for talented individuals to join a growing team that can demonstrate both: Passion for ...
Proactively leading customer and internal conversations with a point of view, drawing from previous experiences to create a clear path forward.
And ... attention to detail ...
- Provide the Professional Services team & customers with Subject Matter Expertise related to the proposed solution and client needs in order to ensure successful transformation.
- Deep understanding of factors that drive customer success for Salesforce (or similar) implementations within an enterprise context and how they directly contribute to long term customer retention
- Lead conversations with empathy and be comfortable dwelling in the problem domain before solutioning
- Quickly build credibility in fast-moving environments with a diverse set of stakeholders
- Proactively work with the services and licence sales opportunities to identify new and tangential opportunities
Partnering effectively to create a detailed execution plan, SOW & commercial proposition to best meet the needs of our customers.
- Aligning closely with Account (Licenses Sales) and Services Sales teams to own pre-sales activities such as scoping, solutioning, SOW development and project staffing.
- Leading the development of client-specific implementation proposals, SOWs, staffing plans, engaging with SMEs across the organization to gain consensus on an acceptable proposal.
- Where appropriate and required for Customer Success, providing direct oversight to the project team during the full lifecycle of the engagement.
- Retain and nurture relationships post-engagement to ensure ongoing opportunities are realized and acted upon appropriately
- Manage project- and account-level escalations as needed
- Anticipate needs and position training, support, and other solutions that may be needed for a successful customer experience
- Ensure that engagements conclude with fully satisfied clients that are willing to be referenced for new potential clients
- Manage multiple strategic clients simultaneously
- Navigating and engaging within our partner ecosystems, where partners may simultaneously work with you and compete with you around a common set of accounts.
- The ability to proactively identify and mitigate risks to customer success, be it through the addition of new products and services, strategy & planning, or escalation
- Proactively mitigate and manage critical escalations and at-risk accounts; communicate effectively and appropriately with internal and external leaders and executives.
Required Experience & Education
- 10+ years experience delivering or leading consulting engagements, including team leadership and active involvement in selling professional services
- 5+ years experience writing SOWs, negotiating T&Cs, managing bookings and utilization
- 5+ years managing C-level client relationships, including escalation resolution
- 5+ years of enterprise-level project management experience
- 5+ years operating in a pre-sales environment, shaping and scoping large and complex implementation projects
- Experience in the Financial Services, Public Sector or Media & Communications industry is an advantage
- Extremely strong written and verbal communication skills, executive level presence and experience in working in a client advisory role
- Able to command a group audience, lead with a point of view, facilitate solutioning and lead discussions such as implementation methodology, project roadmaps, social enterprise strategy, mobile strategy and executive-level requirement gathering sessions
- Highly developed soft skills, with the ability to adjust communication style based on the audience and difficult client situations.
- Excellent analytical & problem solving skills.
- Collaborative and consultative work style, ability to thrive in a high velocity, highly dynamic work environment
- Demonstrated ability to lead and manage teams through influence while also functioning as an individual contributor / team member.
- History of working in a consultative selling environment, where clients seek and value your opinions and see your advice as objective and unbiased
- Enterprise transformation experience, including a track record of selling or delivering targeted engagements that will underpin Salesforce's "customer company" strategy
- Salesforce or CRM experience preferred
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