Associate Manager - Customer Success, Central Region

Company description
At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.
Job summary
Oversee customer success activities. Red Hat's Customer Experience and Engagement (CEE) team is looking for an Associate Manager to join us in the Central United States. In this role, you will provide oversight for the Technical Account Management and Customer Success Management teams, which are responsible for premium offerings that provide tailored technical support to strategic customers, build, maintain, and grow long-lasting customer loyalty, and ensure subscription renewal for our offerings. You'll translate the goals and strategies of the CEE team into scalable architectures that provide outstanding business value and user experiences. You'll lead a team of technical account managers and customer success managers to meet customer-centric organizational goals. As an Associate Manager, you will evaluate and recommend the implementation of our support workflow, allocate engineers to appropriately solve customer problems, and ensure that the needs of the business are met. Successful applicants must reside in a state where Red Hat is registered to do business.
Primary job responsibilities
Manage a team of technical account management and customer success management professionals in the Central U.S. region
Engage with customers by building relationships to deliver seamless renewals and growth
Become a champion for the Sales team within your region
Guide the technical account management business with sales within the region
Manage customer escalations with highly technical support requests from strategic customers
Foster teamwork and cross-functional collaboration between technical support, engineering, product management, sales, and professional services teams and customers to achieve a high degree of customer satisfaction
Provide personal mentorship, direction, and skills evaluation to team members to maximize engagement and develop breadth and depth of technical and management skills
Develop and administer schedules and performance requirements
Provide input on strategies required to meet organizational goals and mentor for specific technical or process areas
Participate in hiring processes and cultivate a pipeline of talented candidates
Travel as necessary to visit customers and partners and attend conferences and other events
Required skills
Experience leading a team in a technical support, support engineering, or customer services organization in a technology-oriented environment
Solid interpersonal skills and ability to identify, develop, and motivate team members
Capacity to translate strategic plans into communication and implementation plans; experience guiding significant change management activities
Ability to interact effectively and diplomatically throughout all levels of a company with associates from diverse backgrounds
Enterprise project management experience
Excellent critical thinking skills with the ability to make a timely decision
Ability to learn and apply new skills and quickly process and effectively share knowledge
Outstanding communication skills; ability to interact courteously and effectively with customers, partners, and third-party vendors
Committed to customer service and to providing the best experience possible to customers
Bachelor's degree
Residing in the Central U.S.
Solid understanding of open source software solutions and open source as a business model is a big plus
Experience with the development of new offerings and services is a plus
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