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Senior Principal Success Manager



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Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

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Customer Success

Job Details

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Senior Principal Success Manager (MC)

The Success Manager will shape and drive end-to-end digital transformations across people, process and technology while driving business value based on the customer strategy and priorities. They are experienced business executives that empower our most complex, high value customers to reach their digital aspirations. They act as the coach of the customer relationship leveraging the full power of Salesforce by bringing in technical experts, Success managers, executive sponsors, product managers and strategic programs. They are aligned at key stakeholder level, building and fostering strong relationships to help customers progress on their digital journey.
The Success Manager will be an individual contributor on named accounts. Success Managers play a key role in building a culture of constant improvement in the world of agility, challenge the customer status quo, and find ways to inject speed into processes to ensure customer value realization with Salesforce, while fostering exceptional long-term relationships at the customer C-level.
The ideal Success Manager will possess both long term business /digital consulting background, enterprise knowledge that enables them to drive an engagement at the C-level as well as short term execution focus that ensures customer success.
The role will work together with Sales, Solution Engineering, Support teams to engage with customers focus on risk assessment, develop risk mitigation strategies and bring best practices to the customer to set them up for success.

The Success Manager (SM) is ultimately responsible for the success of select Salesforce customers on the Marketing Cloud and Data Cloud portfolio of products , As their Trusted Advisor, the Success Manager ensures that the customers leverage Marketing Cloud to its fullest advantage - and the customers’ ultimate success!

General Responsibilities:
Post-Sales, Guidance during Implementation
Post Implementation & go-live readiness
Adoption, business value , CoE setup

  • - Leverages Salesforce Customer Success methodology and partner with a customer C - level to builds a comprehensive success strategy which aligns with the customer initiatives and programs
  • - Provide guidance & governance through implementation to ensure timely rollout with planned license consumption. Delivery experience, SDLC and change management highly desired.
  • - Establish a wide network across the company beyond the success team and leverage the full potential of Salesforce, bringing in technical experts, success managers, executive sponsors, product managers and strategic programs to transform the customer’s business
  • - Grow and increase adoption of our strategic customers by increasing business value delivered through Salesforce
  • - Acts as a Trusted Advisor providing strategic guidance and a path to value to Customer Executive Leadership and internal account teams, demonstrating cross functional collaboration
  • - Establish relationships with key executives and decision makers and participate in customer’s internal meetings to gain insights for recommending valuable and actionable solutions
  • - Influence the mindset of customers by challenging the status quo and constantly deliver innovation to grow our customer’s business
  • - Bring expertise and experience to ensure the right governance model to lead a digital change, ensure business value and objectives are created

Preferred Qualification & Skills:

  • - Experienced professional with over 10 years in digital consulting/business consulting/ relevant industry expertise.
  • - Able to articulate the importance and value of Governance to Business and IT executives
  • - Good understanding of enterprise architecture principles strongly preferred
  • - Strong business acumen who can demonstrate working to the best industry standards and ensure that the Salesforce solution is aligned to the customer's business objectives.
  • - Proven, successful track record of working with C-suite executives and other business decision makers and ability to work at customer board level.
  • - Proven results in taking a lead role in working with global enterprise companies that had the value realization at the front of the business drivers for the transition and implementation.
  • - Proven, successful track record in helping enterprises transform their organizations, taking a lead role for overall success.
  • - A confident communicator with an executive presence, able to clearly explain the program to non-technical and technical audiences.
  • - Innovative problem solver and a digital champion, who can advise the customer on new solutions based on customer roadmap and long-term strategic goals.

Product Preferred Qualification & Skills (in addition to those mentioned above):

  • - Minimum of 4 years of Salesforce Marketing Domain experience & 3-4 years of strong Salesforce Sales/CRM functional experience with 8-10 full cycle successful implementations on multi org and multi BU programs
  • - Must have - In depth working/hands-on knowledge on MC product suite - Email Studio, Mobile Studio, Push, Journey Builder, Contact Builder, Personalization - Interaction Studio, Marketing cloud connect, Reporting, IP Warm-up, Einstein, Ad Studio, Social Studio, , Customer Data Platform (CDP) - Ingestion, Unification, Segmentation, Activation, Custom Insights, Data Actions,
  • - Good to have working knowledge on Datorama, Returnpath, Social Studio, DMP, TRAI registration processes, external integrations
  • - Good to have conceptual knowledge on SAP, Domains, Authentication, Predictive Intelligence
  • - Has strong program experience on Marketing Cloud specific programs encompassing program governance, change management, partner management
  • - Articulates campaign strategy and help customer visualize use cases for a cross cloud implementation strategy
  • - Exposure on B2C Commerce SetUp, Data Management Using Business Manager Usage and Pardot
  • Certifications (good to have) –
  • - Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Specialist
  • - Salesforce Marketing Cloud Administrator
  • - Salesforce Marketing Cloud Consultant
  • - Salesforce Data Cloud Consultant
  • - B2C Commerce Developer
  • - Interaction Studio Accredited Professional

Leadership Qualities:

  • PASSION: Passionate about Customer Success
  • BEGINNERS MIND: Always learning, approaches each interaction with open mind, great listener and hands-on
  • URGENCY: Ability to move fast and drive business value and results
  • OHANA: A team player that everyone enjoys working with and has a generous heart
  • TRUST: Trust the company’s core values
  • ADAPTABLE: Excels in high levels of uncertainty and change


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