Global Readiness Strategic Planning, Director
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Job CategoryCustomer Success
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We are seeking a highly skilled Director to continuously evolve and implement our Global Readiness charter. In this role, you will play a crucial role in defining our engagement and operating models with CSG and Tech & Product teams, including how we engage in the Product Development Lifecycle to drive higher product quality and customer adoption. You will be responsible for managing a portfolio of strategic initiatives to drive sustainable change in our business. You will provide strategic guidance, develop relationships with key stakeholders, and ensure that our customers achieve their desired outcomes. This role will report to Senior Director, Global Readiness.
Strategic Planning: Prioritize, and define the scope and objectives of strategic initiatives that will help Global Readiness achieve its strategic direction
Process Improvement: Lead the effort to improve existing processes to drive efficiency, agility, and improved customer outcomes. Identify areas for process improvement, conduct process analysis, and design and implement new processes in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
Metrics Development: Develop and implement metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of Global Readiness initiatives. Ensure that metrics align with overall business goals and provide actionable insights to drive continuous improvement.
Change Program: Establish and execute a change program to drive organizational alignment and adoption of new processes, technologies, and initiatives. Develop change management strategies, communication plans, and training programs to facilitate smooth transitions and ensure sustained adoption.
Stakeholder Engagement: Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders across Customer Success and T&P, including leadership, product teams, engineering teams, and customer success teams, to gain buy-in and support for process transformation and innovation initiatives. Act as a bridge between different departments, facilitating communication, and ensuring alignment.
Industry Benchmarking : Monitor industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies to benchmark the performance of customer success functions. Formulate an innovative strategy and sound execution plan to drive sustainable performance improvements.
Degree or equivalent relevant experience required. Experience will be evaluated based on theValues & Behaviors for the role (e.g. extracurricular leadership roles, military experience, volunteer roles, work experience, etc.); Advanced degree or MBA is preferred
7+ years experience in strategy/management consulting or internal corporate strategy role with leading enterprise software companies
Proven leader with a blend of superior strategic, operational, program/project management, and leadership skills
Exceptional problem-solving skills: proven ability to structure sophisticated problems, develop executable solutions
Strong analytical skills, creative and critical thinking ability. Comfortable using spreadsheet and other data analysis packages to perform quantitative analysis. Familiarity with data visualization tool such as Tableau a plus
Strong executive-level presentation skills, especially related to building compelling and easy-to-interpret presentations that drive well-informed decision making. Proficiency of PowerPoint/Google Slides presentations a must
Strong communication and relationship-building skills as well as demonstration of effective virtual teaming
Proven success in operating model transformation strategy development and customer engagement in a matrix environment
Comfort with ambiguous, ever-changing situations. Self-starter and high degree of motivation to go above and beyond the task at hand
Strong project management skills, including prioritization and ability to multi-task
Familiarity with customer success principles, methodologies, and best practices.
Strong understanding of Product Development Lifecycle process in Enterprise software / Software-as-a-Service experience (SaaS).
Willingness to travel occasionally, as required.
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