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IBM Client Success Manager – Storage Software – DACH Market

  • Internship
  • Dublin, IRELAND
  • Sales

Job description

The Client Success Manager (CSM) provides a pivotal role in delivering one of IBM's key practices – being essential to our clients. The CSM is responsible for ensuring that the IBM client(s) they work with are getting the most out of their relationship with IBM. To this end the CSM is responsible for ensuring that IBM Storage Software customers are successful in the deployment of and the use of their IBM Storage solutions. This will result in increased customer satisfaction, retention, growth, and reference-ability.

This person will have excellent domain, oral and written communication, relationship management, issue management, and time management skills; will be a creative problem solver; and will be very effective in teaming with a broad range of colleagues across IBM.

The primary focus will be on the IBM Modern Data Protection & Cyber Resiliency storage solution – Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Protect Plus. Knowledge and scope to other IBM Storage solutions including, Spectrum CDM, IBM Tape, IBM COS, to name a few, will be required in addition and based on client needs.

The CSM role's main focus is to: to have technical knowledge of IBM Systems technologies and to be a project manager for the client for all their IBM needs. This is includes but is not limited to; tracking and reporting on PMRs, scheduling lab services or TAs, liaising with client BP, scheduling solution update meetings, helping to create and track RFEs, ensuring currency for client in IBM Systems offerings and updates, etc... They are a client advocate inside IBM.

The CSM achieves these objectives by providing the following services to his/her assigned customers:

Best Practices and Customer Health:
·  Monitor the health of assigned accounts and drive a set of actions to help ensure client usage growth.
·  Monitor customer usage, feature adoption, and overall health
·  Understand customer business strategy and business case, and drive alignment between customer objectives and IBM capabilities
·  Leverage and utilize the Client Storage Assessment (CSA)
·  Develop a “success plan”, a plan of action to help ensure customer success and satisfaction
Relationship Management:
·  Build and sustain relationships with stakeholders and decision makers in assigned accounts
·  Establish regular contact with key stakeholders and become a trusted advisor to assigned accounts
·  Communicate status at executive levels inside client and at IBM
·  Monitor customer satisfaction
·  Drive to be client reference
·  Serve as an escalation outlet and ensure critical client issues are addressed by the appropriate IBM teams
·  Work with Sales and Services to understand client expectations and to successfully transition into the client success model
·  Drive action plans around accounts that are at risk of non-renewal
Product Enhancements and Feedback:
·  Educate clients on the offering strategy and roadmap
·  Ensure that assigned clients leverage new features as appropriate
·  Ensure clients are aware of any changes to offering related processes and
·  procedures including operational and business management changes
·  Solicit client feedback on product features and capabilities
·  Provide input to Development and Product Management regarding offering strengths and weaknesses
·  Introduce and advocate client usage of the RFE process, client influencer programmes, and beta programmes
Events and Program:
·  Encourage participation in global and regional user events; leverage online and in-person customer events to share leading best practices
·  Drive attendance and speaker participation in regional and global user events
·  Leverage executive relationships to drive participation in our Customer Advisory Boards and ‘CXO' studies
·  Drive customer participation in Marketing webinars and lead gen programs
·  Contribute to knowledge bases, white papers, webinars and other programs for capturing and sharing best practices with all clients
·  Represent IBM's domain expertise online –in IBM and industry communities, web publications, blogs, social media, etc.
Key Metrics:
The Client Success Manager is accountable for:
·  Retention
·  Technology Renewal
·  Client Project Management
·  Client Satisfaction
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Required Education

Bachelor's Degree
Role ( Job Role )

Digital Sales
State / Province

Primary job category


(0483) IBM Ireland Product Distribution Limited
Contract type

Employment Type

Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?

Travel Required

No Travel
IBM Business Group

Digital Sales
Preferred Education

Bachelor's Degree
City / Township / Village

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise

·  BA or equivalent preferably in Business and ICT
·  A passion for customer service and relationship building
·  Desire to thrive in a fast-paced, constantly changing, results-driven work environment
·  3 – 5 years' experience in customer service, consulting, marketing, and/or sales
·  Experience commensurate with size and complexity of assigned client(s)
·  Must have Native or Fluent German as well as business level English
·  Technical Aptitude to understand the IBM Storage portfolio and Spectrum Protect in particular
·  A great IBM "fit" - customer and team-focused; delivery-oriented; high energy; and values honesty and integrity.

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

·  BA in Business and ICT
Secondary Job Category

Client Sales
Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility to work in Ireland
Position Type

Early Professional Track

Not Applicable - Professional Hire
Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.
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