Retention Manager

| Austin

OutboundEngine is one of the fastest growing tech startup companies in the nation, ranked number 95 by Inc. Magazine. We are based out of Austin, Texas, where we have been named a "Best Place to Work" winner for the last four years by the Austin Business Journal. Since 2012, OutboundEngine has helped over 10,000 small business owners market themselves by doing it for them. We create original content for our clients, automate their email campaigns, update their social media profiles, surface their best leads and ultimately help them drive repeat and referral business.

Our Retention and Customer Success Team is an essential part of the OE, they own the customer relationship, they liaise directly with customers through a variety of situations throughout the customers affiliation with the company. The Retention team advises customers and builds long-lasting relationships. We have a dynamic department and the successful Retention Manager will be incredibly organized, encouraging, detail oriented, assertive and love knowing that their team has an immense impact on our rapidly-growing business.

As a Retention Manager, you manage the day to day activity of a retention team, coach and provide training for reps, improve internal processes and continually develop your team of Retention Reps. This is a “hands-on” Management opportunity and you must be willing to jump in the trenches and lead your team to victory! Our superior Retention & Customer Success Department has a 97% average C-SAT score and an industry-leading customer retention rate. You will be responsible for daily success of the team, onboarding new team members and increasing the up-selling and retention rates.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Managing the day-to-day operations of a team of Retention Representatives and CS Leads to work through intense customer experiences, while maintaining if not building strong customer relationships
  • Foster a tight knit team environment, by developing a strong relationships, through motivation leadership and when needed little laughter
  • Works with Director of Customer Success to develop action plan to resolve problems as they occur within the team
  • Increase customer satisfaction, APOS revenue, and customer retention through ongoing development, trainings, and feedback sessions with the team
  • Empower staff to resolve escalated issues, respond to customer feedback and track customer ratings
  • Work closely with and advise reps who are struggling through training and 1:1 coaching sessions
  • Be the example, by putting in the hours, amazing the customers and getting the job done
  • Create and conduct general Customer Success and Retention trainings to improve sales and retention performance
  • Collaborate with the Operations Managers, CS Managers and others to improve overall departmental functions, to ensure that we perform above company expectations
  • Effectively identify customer needs and communicate action plans to other parts of the business
  • Scaling the team through recruiting and interviewing activities
  • Additional responsibilities may arise as the company grows and the needs of the department change

What You Bring to the Table:

  • A brilliant Customer Success & Retention strategist, who excels at exceeding customer’s expectations
  • 2+ years experience as a Retention or Customer Success Lead or similar Lead position; must have experience with performance management and coaching
  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • A creative thinker who is always looking for ways to improve processes and create efficiencies while remaining open-minded
  • Experience mentoring junior staff and developing them to become high level representatives, ready to be promoted!
  • Adept at identifying problems, finding solutions, correcting the situation and moving on
  • A positive attitude and is high-energy, believes in active coaching to optimize rep performance
  • Strong leadership abilities, with an exceptional knowledge base which you use to help team members strengthen their skills and further develop their careers
  • Proficient in MS Office, Salesforce or other CRM
  • An outgoing personality who is able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; must be a stickler for grammar
  • Metrics-orientation and data-driven approach; previous experience in planning and budgeting a PLUS!
  • Proven track record of meeting and exceeding goals
  • Experience working in fast paced company, such as SaaS or Technology sales
  • Knowledge in content marketing, email marketing, and social media marketing

What's in it for you:

  • Competitive guaranteed base salary with unlimited commission potential
  • Sales education opportunities, strong career and leadership development programs
  • 100% Paid Insurance (medical, dental, vision, life and disability)
  • Unlimited PTO plan
  • Company-paid downtown parking, bus or metro pass
  • Fully stocked kitchen with snacks, beverages and monthly catered lunches
  • Casual dress and music rocking all day
  • An awesome work environment and positive work culture, which celebrates employees success!
  • Company events, such as private concerts, happy hours, team outings, holiday parties and more
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Downtown Austin, great views of the city and close to everything you could possibly need!
98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

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Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
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Generous PTO
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Some Meals Provided
Stocked Kitchen
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