SAP Customer Success Manager (SuccessFactors) - Dallas, TX Job in Dallas, Texas
Requisition ID: 119264
Work Area: Customer Service and Support
Expected Travel: 0 - 20%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.
SAP Global Service and Support (GSS) is recognized for its world-class and leading service and support offerings and its fast growing business. We strive to further improve our innovative service portfolio and our engagement programs with the goal of enabling our customers to operate SAP Solutions across all deployment scenarios (On-premise, cloud & hybrid) more efficiently and accelerating their realization of value when implementing new SAP innovations.
SAP Enterprise Support and Preferred Care support programs provide SAP customers with expertise and collaboration tools that support and enable customers to achieve these goals. They are strategically important programs for SAP as they provide a major revenue stream, whilst reaching out to the highest proportion of our customer base.
This position is within the “SAP Global Enterprise Support & Preferred Care Delivery”. This is the global organization that provides extensive support advisory to SAP’s Enterprise Support and Preferred Care customers, with the main delivery hubs located in Ireland, China, Brazil and North America. The objective of this organization is to strengthen SAP’s trusted partnership with targeted customers and provide value realization, resulting in increased customer satisfaction, contract retention and renewals. It is the role of the Customer Success Manager to drive and build these customer relationships via the tasks outlined below.
EXPECTATIONS AND TASKS
Customer Success Manager is a client-facing role, delivering ongoing support and guidance around business strategy and transformation topics after the sales cycle has completed. The role focuses on relationship-building and proactive support activities that in turn promote overall customer satisfaction, product adoption and retention & renewals. The role manages diverse, high profile and/or key accounts.
Key tasks include but are not limited to the following:
Leverage SAP tools, services, methodologies and best practices to support successful implementation.
Leverage SAP tools, services, methodologies and best practices to ensure that the customer’s SAP solution runs with optimal level of performance, stability and data consistency.
Understand and explain features and benefits of the product line as it relates to customer needs.
Build trusted relationships with customer’s senior/strategic management, business and IT teams to deliver the SAP Enterprise Support portfolio in alignment with the SAP Enterprise Support and Preferred Care charter
Devise engagement plans that consider customer’s business challenges/goals and map solutions for these to the appropriate program features. For example:
Challenges arising from integration and transition between Cloud and On-Premise.
Empowering customers to utilize appropriate services, ES Academy sessions, Value Maps … in order to meet their support their SAP operational goals via Solution manager functionality etc.
Understand the customer’s technical environment including key configuration elements and drive technical escalations and coordinate key resources in the escalation process.
Instigate and oversee processes that drive internal teams to provide relief for customers facing critical situations and minimize the risk of core business interruption. In Production Down or Go Live endangered situations, act as De-escalation liaison, collaborating with the Mission Critical Support Back office or the Mission Control Center, the customer and any other parties involved.
Facilitate successful on-boarding of Net New customers.
Proactively identify opportunities for customers who require a more customized level of support delivered by a SAP Premium Engagement offering.
Drive SAP Enterprise Support and Preferred Care retention and renewals by delivering a valued and high quality customer engagements
Advisors are required to ensure that specific contractual deliverables are met. For example: Call schedules are in place, requests for assistance refreshing test instances are supported, etc.
Specific to senior colleagues:
Proactive identification and follow-up, where and when program offerings should be developed or optimized in order to mitigate challenges. For example: facilitate roll-in of identified gaps, ideas, and proposals from customers, consolidate the information and work together with the appropriate program office to provide improvements &/or solutions.
Anticipate how strategic technology innovation (e.g. Cloud, HANA, etc) will affect SAP Global Service & Support and specifically the SAP Enterprise Support and preferred Care programs and work with the leadership team to address such challenges.
As a senior advisor, become a driving knowledge transfer agent for the Global Enterprise Support and Cloud Advisory community, contributing to the development of functional advisors, empowering and mentoring colleagues, facilitating skill-sharing, best practices, and lessons learned to ensure quality of SAP Enterprise Support and Preferred Care delivery to our customers world-wide.
Participation &/or leading strategic projects
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Customer orientation and focus on quality, as well as skills to interact/collaborate with customer IT decision makers and LOB decision makers.
Ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels, internally and externally, with appropriate discretion where required.
Excellent communication & presentation (soft) skills.
Excellent English language skills - Additional languages would be an advantage.
Intercultural sensitivity: SAP Enterprise Support and Preferred Care are global programs and interaction with customers worldwide is required.
Ability to deliver results under pressure, work independently, and take ownership of assigned tasks (pro-active driver, results-oriented, pragmatic)
Project Management experience is an advantage
Graduate with a Bachelor or Honors Degree in IT/Computer Science/Physics/Mathematics/Engineering/Business with IT or equivalent preferred
An understanding of IT landscapes and lifecycles with a specific focus on SAP Solutions during transitions, implementations and operations phases for Cloud, standalone or Hybrid (e.g. Cloud and On-premise)
Knowledge of the SAP Enterprise Support and the included service offerings such as ES Academy, ES Value Maps and SAP Solution Manager is an advantage
2-3 years’ working experience with proven ability in a customer-facing role to work with customers on project and senior management level
Experience in working in global / virtual teams is an advantage
Experience and/or acumen of the following technologies and solutions:Cloud, databases, server applications, infrastructure architecture ,Internet technologies, web servers and web proxy servers experience, enterprise software solutions &/or business application software (specifically HCM knowledge would be beneficial for this role)
Of great advantage are ASP, SaaS, XML, IT networking, SSO, APIs, Connectors skills
Experience working in a global organization and proven record leading cross-functional teams is an advantage
Proven record in managing issues, scope, and quality while bringing areas of responsibility and tasks to successful completion within the time requirements.
Specific to senior colleagues:
- 7 years’ working experience with proven ability in a customer-facing role to work with customers on project and senior management level
SAP'S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT
To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.
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