1302072 Customer Success Executive (CSE)
Location:Knoxville, Tennessee, US
Area of InterestCustomer Experience
Who You’ll Work With
Customer Success Executive (CSE) role is a highly visible, strategic leadership role within Cisco’s Customer Experience (CX) organization. We build deep relationships with customer senior leadership, partners and the extended Cisco account team members in achieving their goals. With the transformation to software subscription, CX is critical, we are writing a history and you can contribute to and help shape this ambitious journey we are on.
What You’ll Do
As CSEs we are ultimately accountable for successful adoption and value realization for the products and services our customers have purchased. You will:
- Deeply understand Customer business goals, environment, challenges and operational maturity
- Be the customer and people champion
- Build and nurture strong Customer executive relationships to develop a holistic and deep view of the immediate needs and current programs
- Help the Customer accelerate through the customer lifecycle to realize the expected outcomes
- Ensure customers use and love purchased Cisco solutions and services
- Provide customer insights based on solid understanding of the best methodologies for architecture, implementation, adoption & migrations
- Leads customer success motion from onboarding to business value realization (optimize)
- Post-sales orchestration of all company wide and Partner resources (People and assets like, webinars, workshops, etc.) to provide a unified path to Customer Success
- Lead Quarterly Success Review
Who You Are
You are an executive leader with excellent customer, partner and market orientation in software and subscription services. You have a strategic orientation and ability accompanied by strong thought leadership. You have experience in ensuring customers adopt and realize value from subscription software and services. In addition, as a CSE you are keen at identifying new opportunities to expand your value within a customer.
- Experience leading Customer Experience transformation work or Customer Success programs
- Experience building positive relationships and influencing others
- Success leading and coordinating teams to ensure flawless engagements with clients, partners, and sales teams
- Ability to shift from developing high level strategies to effective execution, influencing at every level and driving decisions through appropriate collaboration
- Can suggest/explain Cisco technologies and solutions, able to convey sophisticated ideas in a clear, concise manner
- Comfortable working in a highly matrixed and sometimes ambiguous environment
- Expert consultant who advises team members on strategies and best practices
- Bachelors + 8 years or related experience
- 10+ years’ experience in leading customer-facing organizations. Proven successful consulting with key technical and sales acumen
- 5+ years of experience with subscription and software offers
- 1+ years' experience in SLED focused roles
- Ability to manage influence through persuasion, negotiation, and consensus building
- Strong empathy for customers and a passion for revenue and growth
- Demonstrated desire for continuous learning and improvement
- Enthusiastic and creative leader with the ability to inspire others
- Excellent executive level communication and presentation skills
- Must have experience working with the State Government
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
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