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Utilities Client Success Director

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Utilities Client Success Director

Category: Leadership and Management Roles

City: Houston, Texas, US United States

Position ID: J1021-1946

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

The Director of Customer Support will lead a support organization based in the US, Canada and India, ensuring customers continue to realize the value of their OpenGrid implementations. The role will be responsible for ensuring the support team delivers a best-in-class experience, meeting or exceeding all service standards, and will be part of the Utilities Client Operations leadership team reporting to the Vice President of Client Operations. This position is in a fast-paced, multi-cultural, global environment, supporting Utility T&D clients and their operations to provide electricity, gas and water to their customers.

The candidate will be responsible for establishing, building, and maintaining customer satisfaction through the provisioning of problem-solving resources, providing leadership to the customer support team and ensuring they are constantly providing the best-in-class customer services. The Support Director is also responsible for driving and delivering key support metrics, best practices, knowledge-based content, and methodologies that ensure the delivery of unsurpassed support and service that leads to a client achieving success.

For this role, CGI is looking for an individual with experience working on enterprise-scale, multi-tiered, multi-platform, integrated systems; excellent problem solving skills; excellent client facing skills; excellent communication; a strong work ethic that takes full ownership of the team’s workload; and the ability to effectively work with other geographically distributed team members and external teams.

All candidates are expected to operate under the CGI corporate standard frameworks as defined by CGI Inc. Candidate will be expected to cultivate a culture of inclusion, passion for customers, support of other CGI members, Client engagement and serve as an example of CGI mission and values.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

As a Customer Support Director, you will make significant contributions to the success of both CGI and our clients. You will apply your knowledge and experience to optimize the support organization and bring new innovation ideas for sustainability and modernizing the approach to client success. You will be responsible for developing and executing the support strategy and tactics that will improve the customer experience and build emotional loyalty allowing greater impact to overall sales and revenue.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Build and shape the future of our enterprise Support Services function, ensuring we are focused on crafting premium experiences for our customers, both internally and externally.

• Implement new support methodologies that focus on process improvements and the customer experience

• Expand the client support organization to incorporate Customer Success initiatives

• Define, implement and manage customer success key performance indicators (KPIs)

• Develop, track and maintain proper metrics for service level objectives and service level agreements

• Create an outstanding front-line support experience for our customers

• Manage, mentor and guide 40+ CGI members based in the US, Canada and India

• Develop proficiency with all Utilities solutions

• Respond, support, and resolve difficult customer conflict and escalations

• Coordinate between multiple stakeholders to set and meet client expecations

• Develop, communicate, and evangelize customer support feedback to our product, delivery and business development teams

• Create a self-service experience including expanding the self-serve portal, knowledgebase, FAQs, videos and other resources to optimize the support organize and our services

• Develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels within the customer organization

• Serve as a key contributor to Customer Success strategy, collaborating with Onboarding, Customer Account Management and others to refine and deliver an exceptional customer experience

• Develop, deliver, and execute customer success plans which define key outcomes and measures for success

• Collaborate with Product team on how to improve the product to meet customer needs

Candidate must operate under the CGI corporate standard frameworks for client, member, and stakeholder satisfaction. Candidate will also be responsible for all aspects of CGI’s member management, such as performance reviews, coaching and training, or performance improvement actions as required, to ensure that corporate policies are followed.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Demonstrated interpersonal skills including, mentoring, coaching, presentation skills and the ability to interact with colleagues at all technical levels

• Experience building and leading enterprise support initiatives

• Experience managing and leading high performing, geographically dispersed support teams supporting large and complex enterprise customers and solutions

• Proficiency with standard customer support systems

• Proven track record of design and execution of KPIs to monitor success factors, processes, progress and results

• Proven track record with client account management and scope management

• Strong Customer Success operations experience, including Success Plan methodologies and Customer Engagement tools and strategies

• Fully accountable and helps drives an internal culture of accountability.

• Strong communication (written and verbal), organizational, tracking and prioritization skills required.

• Team-oriented focus, knowledge sharing, professional in all situations

• Ability to build positive and effective relationships with individuals both internal and external to organization.

• Experience with and understanding of Agile delivery methodologies required

Management Responsibilities - 8+ years of experience

Senior Technical / professional experience - 12+ years of experience

Senior Customer Support Mgmt - 5+ years of experience

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS/NON-ESSENTIAL SKILLS REQUIRED

• PMP certification preferred

Skills:

  • Customer Service & Support

  • Agile Delivery Management

What you can expect from us:

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