Customer Success Manager I at Khoros

| Austin
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Overview

At Khoros, our passion is to help the world’s best brands create customers for life. We build products we’re proud of, and we’re passionate about customer success. As part of the Vista Equity family, you’ll receive best in class development opportunities and the ability to work with customers like Samsung, HP, Sony and Visa.

We are looking for exceptional Customer Success Managers to play a key role in ensuring the continued success of our rapidly growing customer base. In this role, you will be the key point of contact for our customers, developing and sustaining strategic relationships with a portfolio of top-tier enterprise customers, and responsible for driving success and adoption throughout all aspects of the customer’s journey.

Our Customer Success team is founded on the core tenet that customers who are successful will sustain and expand their business with us over time.  The key to achieving this success is effective adoption of our products across a customer’s organization, technical success and aptitude, high impact results that align to a customer’s business objectives, a strong support system and continuous strategic and relationship alignment.

The Khoros engagement platform comprises Online Community, Social Media Management and Messaging products for social customer service, social support and social media marketing teams to listen, respond and act on customer conversations – creating deep relationships and fostering brand loyalty and advocacy.

The best Fortune 1000 companies in the world trust Khoros to help them build closer, more personalized and trusted relationships with their customers. Some of our clients: HP, Samsung, and LiveNation (to name a few). We are a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, growing fast and adding new products to our platform organically and inorganically.

Responsibilities

Effective adoption:

  • Understand the customers’ journey and maturity model for each solution and in the role of social media management
  • Build shared Success Plans and provide valuable insights, thoughtful recommendations and product expertise to our customers on a regular basis
  • Empower our customers to be internal ambassadors for our products and services and drive growth across the organization

Business value realization:

  • Understand and articulate the customer's executive priorities and defined initiatives where our products and services can have an impact
  • Quantify and describe the business value created by the customer's use of our products, at present and at full potential
  • Work with customers to identify specific metrics of success; track and communicate progress on an ongoing basis and during key moments in time (i.e. Quarterly Business Reviews)
  • Exercise strategic and creative problem solving to provide best practices, innovative solutions and drive end-user adoption
  • Build customer advocacy by providing our customers with a platform for showcasing their success (i.e. Webinar participation, Event speaking opportunities, case study participation, etc.) 
  • Drive customer relationships that build advocacy in the form of indirect revenue growth (i.e., sales references, industry analyst references, software reviews, NPS, etc.) 

Operational excellence:

  • Work as facilitator, strategist and guide to our products and services for an assigned portfolio of enterprise customers
  • Serve as the main point of contact, leading regular status calls, ongoing communications and strategic discussions tailored to an executive audience
  • Lead internal and external account planning; motivated by seeing customers grow
  • Present new opportunities, services opportunities and high-level roadmap vision to customers
  • Leverage technology and internal tools to identify potential risk and address escalations and issues as needed
  • Partner with internal teams to share customer feedback and ensure delivery of all commitments and projects

Qualifications

  • 3+ years account management experience in customer-facing role; strategy development and SaaS experience preferred
  • Demonstrable knowledge of social media platforms in a business context
  • Passion and aptitude for technology and business transformation
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal skills
  • Strong organizational, time-management and prioritization skills
  • Creative self-starter; originates and drives constant improvement
  • Keen analytical skills and ability to gauge and anticipate trends using data
  • Thrives in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Aptitude for developing and nurturing positive relationships
  • BA/BS degree preferred

 

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Location

Khoros’ headquarters is in Northwest Austin. For the safety of our employees and communities, we’re working remotely during COVID-19.

An Insider's view of Khoros

What are some social events your company does?

Khoros embodies cultural diversity through inclusivity and team engagement. Not only do we offer daily catered lunches and weekly bootcamp and yoga classes, but we organize unique monthly happy hour experiences (mixology contests, candle making, mindfulness classes), quarterly volunteer opportunities, and partnerships with local nonprofits.

Laura Whitefield

Senior Executive Assistant & Cultural Specialist

What does your typical day look like?

My day starts with a quick check of Slack for anything urgent. Daily meetings include selecting new vendors, working on implementations, supporting the business with projects, or having 1x1s. I try to block time for focused project work, daily walks, and lunch away from my desk. In between, I'll catch up on our social Slack channels!

Deb de Freitas

Director, Business Systems

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

It’s our mission to internally plug Strategic Services into every team throughout Khoros. We’re super-users of the product, so we provide input and feedback. We interact with customers daily, so we convey what they’re asking for, and we want to facilitate collaboration to make an even stronger “One Khoros.”

Spike Jones

General Manager, Khoros Strategic Services

What are Khoros Perks + Benefits

Khoros Benefits Overview

Our employees are the heart of Khoros. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits, so they can take care of themselves, their families, and also lead a healthy work-life balance. This includes competitive health & life insurance plans, in addition to wellness benefits and programs. Each Khoros office also features location-specific perks, such as commuter benefits, catered lunches, and recreational clubs.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Khoros provides Austin employees with free lunch on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and breakfast on Tuesday and Thursday.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
$50/month offered for employee wellness
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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