At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.
The Red Hat Global Customer Success team is looking for a customer-focused technology professional to join us as a Customer Success Manager (CSM) for our strategic customers throughout the Central United States. In this role, you will serve as a trusted adviser to customers by helping them achieve success with our offerings and maximizing the value realized from Red Hat’s subscriptions. You will be critical to the long-term success of Red Hat's subscription-based business model and take on the responsibility for the onboarding, supporting, services, adoption, advocacy, retention, and delivery of outcomes in the form of renewals and incremental sales. As a Customer Success Manager, your goal will be to cultivate strong customer relationships and boost customer satisfaction to make the contract renewal process faster and easier. The work location for this position is flexible for candidates residing in the Central United States and home-based, remote candidates will be considered.
Primary job responsibilities
Establish a trusted adviser relationship with customer executive sponsors and key stakeholders so that all of Red Hat's activities are closely aligned with customer business cases and strategies
Develop success plans for customers that outline their critical success factors, metrics for success, potential issues, and recommendations
Help ensure that customers achieve maximum value from their investment and monitor adoption rates of accounts
Assist sales representatives with ongoing efforts to manage existing customer relationships and respond to non-sales-related inquiries
Minimize subscriber churn through education, coaching, and inspiration
Educate the customer on key principles for a sustainable configuration
Develop and carry out programs to keep customers informed of the releases of our offerings relevant to their business
Serve as the main point of contact between the Product Management and Technical Support teams and customers for instances of escalation of critical issues with our offerings
Develop a complete understanding of Red Hat’s enterprise offerings and solutions
Work closely with the Red Hat Professional Services team to hand over new consulting opportunities and facilitate transitions after implementations
Work collaboratively with the account executives responsible for promoting revenue opportunities across a diverse account base and develop a network of advocates among account management teams
Ensure a seamless experience for the customer during their adoption of our offerings and deployment by offering handoffs from sales through the customer onboarding to the Consulting and Technical Support teams
Work and collaborate with marketing and PR teams to build customer referenceability
3+ years of experience working in account management or technical customer service; experience within the enterprise software industry is a plus
Experience advocating for customers and ability to foster and cultivate relationships with enterprise customers and partners by delivering outstanding subscriber value
Experience dealing with large customers and complex technical support issues
Demonstrated ability to manage critical customer support escalations
Excellent knowledge of common enterprise software applications and servers
Experience coordinating across functions including management, sales, customer success, technical support, professional services, marketing, and engineering to meet account performance objectives and customer expectations
Good understanding of technical support and professional services processes and workflows
Experience with Salesforce.com (SFDC) customer relationship management (CRM) and case management solutions
Excellent understanding of the open source development model and open source software solutions like cloud computing and DevOps
Familiarity with Red Hat's portfolio of offerings and subscription business model
Outstanding communication skills to lead on-site, strategic business reviews, highlighting aspects of customer success with stakeholders ranging from individual contributors to executive management
Excellent time management skills; ability to prioritize your workload
Currently residing in the Central U.S.
Bachelor's degree, preferably in a business or technology-related discipline
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