Cisco Customer Success Manager in Knoxville, Tennessee
This position is a highly strategic role that is responsible for driving adoption of Cisco collaboration solutions and identifying growth opportunities to expand Cisco’s footprint, while demonstrating the value and benefits to your customers.
Your strong communications skills will drive and accelerate mutual success with our customers, partners and stakeholders in a cross-functional environment. Executing against and reporting on Customer Success metrics, you are constantly looking to innovate and engage to accelerate results. Sharing best practices with your Customer Success peers and Cisco colleagues, you will be part of a dynamic and collaborative team that is increasingly more critical to Cisco’s vision and strategy.
What You’ll Do
The CSM is charged to document and share customer best practices with the global team and implement best practices from the global community within their assigned accounts. Each CSM will be expected to build cross functional relationships within Cisco to more effectively support the customer.
Adoption & Retention
Develop a clear and concise understanding of the customer needs, strategies, operational maturity and business goals as well as those of the industry in which they function.
Frequent customer visits to strengthen relationships, conduct gap analysis, report on usage & lead value realization discussions. Establish a common understanding with the customer for the ROI they are receiving from Cisco Solutions as the strategy is executed.
Meet pre-defined metrics around churn reduction and revenue growth through engagement and driving deep product adoption.
Ensure proper delivery, onboarding and adoption of products and services, conduct ongoing compliance & health checks.
Own the complete customer lifecycle of onboarding, adoption, expansion and renewal.
Identify, build and maintain line of business relationships.
Identify opportunities for upselling and cross selling Cisco cloud collaboration products and services.
Discover use cases, uncover business need and drive increased adoption.
Strive to continually drive faster "time to value" and improve overall experience for our customers.
Leverage the acquired knowledge of the customer to ensure Cisco enables the customer to achieve their Business Outcomes through onboarding, adoption, expansion and renewal.
Develop adoption strategy for new products / features
Establish and maintain engagement cadence with customer key stakeholders to track adoption progress towards desired business outcomes, measure and document the financial impact on customer business
Execute complex, large-scale product implementations and related change management activities to Cisco largest and most strategic clients.
Demonstrate direct business impact by accelerating delivery against Customer Objectives
Leverage knowledge of Cisco Collaboration suite to drive scale and efficiency internally and with customers to promote collective success
Act as early-warning system to detect threats and vulnerabilities to customer health; work with cross functional teams to build risk mitigation plan
Product Skills and Customer Insights
Deep understanding of Webex product portfolio and features.
Subject matter expert on at least two product areas in Webex or collaboration software
Serve as the bridge between BU and customers by communicating customer needs and the impact on their business back to BU. Provide constructive feedback on product development and roadmap to BU PM team. Meanwhile, you will communicate product roadmap and new features to customers and link the value proposition to customer needs. You will enroll eligible customers in early test / demo programs.
Provide key customer and market insights to enable timely understanding of the market
Good understanding of competitive landscape and outlook
Problem Solving and Cross-Functional Support
Collaborate internally with Sales & broader cross functional groups to drive continuous improvement & provide a superior customer experience.
Lead campaigns, projects, and initiatives to insure successful implementation.
Skilled in usage and implementation of tools and processes leveraged in the Customer Success role.
Share experience and knowledge of the role with peers and colleagues to foster their growth and development to enhance the organization’s ability to deliver value to our customers.
Who You Are
The successful candidate will have a material impact on how our customers value their investment with Cisco by leveraging their investment to achieve their business outcomes. The successful candidate will be responsible for continuous improvement of processes, while identifying key adoption triggers and call to actions or plays. The candidate will work collaboratively with the business unit as well as effectively communicating with executive customer line of business contacts.
Minimum 7 years of experience in the technology industry
Previous Customer Success (or customer facing) experience in SaaS based company
Strategic and creative thinker, account management, forward looking approach with strong commitment to customer success
Able to identify and map the customer org structure with ability to bridge turnover at any level of the organization
Find other value opportunities for our customers with our solutions and be instrumental in bringing those to closure
Laser focus on reducing churn, increased product usage & adoption
Strong communication, consultative, influence and presentation skills across the management spectrum
Focused attention to detail allowing for delivery of high quality end user experiences. Proven team player and ability to orchestrate value in coordination with multiple stakeholders
Not afraid to try, fail and learn; adapt and lead change within Cisco
Comfortable working in a fast paced, dynamic environment to meet evolving business requirements
Ability to articulate value messaging and influence adoption
Affinity towards Cisco collaborations solutions
Entrepreneurial approach to business and the ability to establish a holistic view as it relates to the motions driven out of Customer Success
Education or equivalent experience: 4-year higher education degree
Customer travel required
We Are Cisco
#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.
We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re "old" (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do - you can’t put us in a box!
But "Digital Transformation" is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)
Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.
So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!
Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.
Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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