Senior Customer Success Manager, Public Sector
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Okta is The World’s Identity Company. We free everyone to safely use any technology—anywhere, on any device or app. Our Workforce and Customer Identity Clouds enable secure yet flexible access, authentication, and automation that transforms how people move through the digital world, putting Identity at the heart of business security and growth.
At Okta, we celebrate a variety of perspectives and experiences. We are not looking for someone who checks every single box - we’re looking for lifelong learners and people who can make us better with their unique experiences.
Join our team! We’re building a world where Identity belongs to you.
We are looking for someone to join our team who has a passion for technology, strategic problem solving, and providing thought leadership to help our customers on their Identity journey. You are a continuous learner, building your product knowledge, and industry knowledge as well as building relationships with customer stakeholders to be their trusted advisor. You will guide our customers to rapid adoption, expansion, and identity churn risks. As a CSM you play an important role in working with and connecting the customer's needs to the Sales team, Product Management team, Support, Renewals, Professional Services, and Engineering teams.
Below outlines some key attributes for a Customer Success Manager:
- Customer Success and Growth: Develop roadmaps and strategies to accelerate customers' strategic direction, track goals and progress, and identify opportunities for improvement.
- Ownership: Take ownership of your Book of Business, mitigate churn risk, identify growth opportunities, remove blockers and establish yourself as a high-value resource to your customer stakeholders.
- Research and Insights: Conduct regular research on industry trends, customer needs, and preferences to develop thought leadership through industry trends and insights to drive customer innovation.
- Proactive engagement and Strategic Success Plans: Create strategic success plans aligned with the customers goals, track progress, and provide high value assets to be reused by our customer champions to communicate the value of Okta.
- Communication: Build strong relationships through effective and concise communication with customers, stakeholders, and internal teams. Enhance customer satisfaction, improve collaboration, and understand customer problems and goals.
- Problem-Solving: Identify and solve customer problems efficiently by proactively addressing potential issues and collaborating with customers and internal teams to find suitable solutions.
- Collaboration: Work effectively with cross-functional teams, share information and resources, drive initiatives, and engage in conversations to better assist customers. Be willing to drive initiatives that can positively impact many customers.
- Build and Maintain Executive Relationships: Build strong relationships with key decision-makers, identify and map the organisation's decision making hierarchy. Engage a range of strategic customer personnel in order to influence larger customer decisions.
- Product Knowledge: CSMs need to have a deep understanding of Okta's products and services, as well as excellent time management skills, in order to provide customers with insights and direction. Build knowledge through achieving minimum certification levels and spending time staying up to date on solutions and roadmap.
- Experience in customer success management, ideally working with customers to drive adoption of a technical platform or solution.
- Experience managing customers within the Australian State or Federal Public Sector (ideal)
- Customer-centric and proactive team player that is focused on driving customer loyalty and adoption
- Success in working in and navigating enterprise environments, building trusted relationships at all levels in the organization.
- Experienced in driving product adoption and expansion, through understanding the customer’s current situation and desired outcomes. Being able to utilise consulting style questions to engage and discover the information we need to support our customers
- Able to operate in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple customers and projects, adapt to changing priorities, think ahead, and solve problems.
- Ability to take on feedback, be willing to learn new things, have a growth mindset and align to Okta core values
- Strong oral, written and presentation skills
- Ability to organize, prioritize, complete activities and meet deadlines on a daily basis
- Ability to travel 10-15% onsite to customers as well as to the office when required
- Flexibility to occasionally attend global meetings, training, kick offs as well as other things
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