, Inc Portfolio Success Manager - CBU in Tokyo, Japan

Job CategoryCustomer Success Group

Job DetailsDepartment Description: Customer Success aim to be trusted advisors to our customers in CBU (Commercial Business Unit), driving them to achieve unprecedented business value faster. We do this by understanding who they are, understanding their line of business priorities, and by cultivating a trusted relationship that earns us the right to help them transform. This department consist of following roles: - Portfolio Lead (PL) - Success Managers (SM) - Portfolio Success Manager (PSM)

Role Description: The Portfolio Success Manager (PSM) bridges the gap between Sales and our Success Teams. We are Success Managers that are responsible for providing pre and post-sales strategic guidance and initiatives for a portfolio of customers in a selected sales territory. PSMs align with Sales Management to partner on account planning and provide customer health leadership, handle escalations on At-Risk Accounts, strategize on many Customer Success initiatives, enable Account Executives on how best to leverage Customer Success Resources and collaborate with Sales to drive attendance and run in-person Success Events in the respective regions.

Your Impact: Success in this role is determined by a variety of different factors: 1) Being able to effectively organize, manage, and communicate to an assigned portfolio of accounts. 2) being able to effectively manage, and respond to critical escalations, and provide recurring updates in a timely fashion (will often times involve exec level comms). 3) Being able to successfully collaborate with various internal groups (Specialist, Advisory & Delivery, Tech Evangelist, Tech Support) to help customer achieve Return On Investment. 4) Direct and indirect feedback provided by all parties that the SMs engages with (PAMs, TEs, Tech Support, CSG -Customer Success Group-, etc)

Your Responsibilities: We are looking for a passionate team-player to collaborate on Sales Alignment Strategy & cover the Japan market. As a member of the Customer’s for Life team, you will: ●Portfolio Success Managers oversee a Portfolio of customers aligned to a sales territory and are ultimately responsibility for customers’ adoption and renewal. You ensure that customers derive maximum value from their investment in Salesforce, utilize all of their licenses, identify new opportunities, and collaborate with other Salesforce stakeholder teams to ensure growth attainment and increased footprint. ●Create a Territory Health Plan to provide the right level of success resources to all customers in territory and provide customer health leadership on all customers in territory. Understand Salesforce best practices to provide a success path for all, and potential 1:1 engagement for key customers. ●Monitor customer usage data, health indicators, renewal dates and growth opportunities and translate into strategies for success ●Help position Premier Success and Cloud Services products with the support of pre-sales teams - understand and articulate value proposition to customers and prospects ●Collaborate with sales teams and Salesforce’s Partner Alliances team to ensure proper implementation approach is in place to maximize new customer’s success ●Educate new customers on the entire value proposition of Salesforce’s Customer Success Group (CSG) solutions ●Plan, Promote and Execute Regional Practitioner and Executive Circles of Success Events based on territory needs focused on key adoption related topics ●Have daily/weekly cadence for meeting with, and providing CSG updates to, your Sales VPs and their Managers ●AE Enablement on the CSG Approach - Provide Content to Sales Enablement, host the occasional lunch and learn and/or attend team meetings ●Manage and collaborate interdepartmentally to resolve at-risk Customer escalations in Region ●Develop a comprehensive understanding of typical business challenges faced by customers and common objectives to appropriately map Salesforce features and associated business benefits to address their needs. ●Play a fundamental part in coaching customers to establish and manage their Change Management/Governance/Centre of Excellence programs. ●Contribute thought leadership and best practice, both internally and externally, around business transformation and end user adoption.

Basic Requirements: ・Japanese fluency / English business level ・BA/BS degree ・Minimum 8 years relevant work experience ・Executive-level communication and interpersonal skills ・Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and perform effectively under pressure ・Strong knowledge of business processes (Sales, Marketing, Service, Support), business applications and automation ・Expertise facilitating customer meetings and presenting to an executive level audience in a concise, inspirational and convincing manner ・Collaborative and consultative work style, ability to thrive in a high velocity, highly dynamic work environment ・Ability to link business processes with product/technical solutions. ・Deep understanding of customer success principles, approaches and considerations ・Experience with complex, escalated customer situations, ability to navigate large organizations and gain executive level buy-in ・Knowledge of sales organizations and approaches

Preferred Requirements: ・Passionate about Customer Success ・Strategic thinker ・Great analytical skills ・Proactive, organized, and detail-oriented ・Strong collaboration skills, but has the ability to work independently ・Excellent communication and Content Development skills ・Programs or Project Management skills are an asset ・Proven effectiveness at leading and facilitating executive meetings and workshops ・Knowledge of Salesforce product and platform features, capabilities, and best use ・Highly beneficial to have any Salesforce product certifications prior to joining. It is expected that you will gain the following certifications as part of the role requirement and onboarding process in the first 6 months: ・Salesforce Certified Administrator ・Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator ・Sales Cloud Consultant Certification ・Service Cloud Consultant Certification ・Marketing Cloud Consultant Certification ・Flexibility for travel (approximately 15%) ・Proficient with tools such as GoToWebinar, Google Product Suite (Calendar, Slides, Sheets, Sites), Powerpoint and Excel

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Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, the World's Most Innovative Company according to Forbes, and one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For six years running. The growth, innovation, and Aloha spirit of Salesforce are driven by our incredible employees who thrive on delivering success for our customers while also finding time to give back through our 1/1/1 model, which leverages 1% of our time, equity, and product to improve communities around the world. Salesforce is a team sport, and we play to win. Join us!