Major Customer Success Manager in Statewide, Michigan at Windstream

Date Posted: 6/19/2024

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Job Description

Windstream Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, small businesses, enterprise organizations and carrier partners across the U.S.

  • As Kinetic, Windstream offers bundled services, including premium broadband, security solutions, voice, and digital TV to consumers through an enhanced fiber network.
  • Windstream Enterprise is a leading managed services provider providing strategic communications and security products to mid-size businesses and enterprise clients.
  • Windstream Wholesale provides high-capacity, high-performance networking solutions and services to other telecom carriers, data centers, content providers and enterprises.

The Windstream team provides innovative software and network solutions to connect people and empower business in a world of infinite possibilities!


About the Role:

The Major WE Customer Success Manager is responsible for establishing and building customer relationships and promoting customer adoption of our products & solutions.

What You'll Do:

The Major WE Customer Success Manager ensures customers are satisfied with services and are realizing the value of their investment in Windstream. The role proactively engages customers to provide product and feature updates, helps customers increase usage of product features, facilitates product training, and identifies opportunities to deepen and expand customer relationships based on real-time insights into customer needs.

The Major WE Customer Success Manager also orchestrates issue resolution on behalf of the customer and is often the primary point of contact working with other teams behind the scenes to deliver on the customer promise. The Major WE Customer Success Manager will play a key role in migrating customers to advanced access methods and driving increased uptake of SDWan and UCaaS through a solution focused mindset based on a deep understanding of a customer's unique technical requirements and needs. The Major WE Customer Success Manager will partner closely with Enterprise Sales Executives within their shared geographic region.

The joint Sales and Customer Success team will co-develop customer plans and prioritize opportunities. Key aspects of the role include:

Proactively engage Elite and Enterprise accounts and develop compelling solution use-cases. Execute customer check-in schedules to ensure the right solutions are top of mind. Collaborate with Sales Executives on defining the strategy and vision for key customers. Build a deep understanding of customer needs and challenges and how Windstream's products can add value to the customer. Nurture and support customers through regular proactive engagement Conduct regular customer check-ins to build trust, introduce products and features, intervene where there are issues, and consistently achieve high customer satisfaction. Articulate compelling product opportunities based on a deep real-time knowledge of the customer technical environment and unique issues. Initiate opportunities and partner closely with Sales to ensure the Sales Executive is appropriately positioning such opportunities to drive tangible business value for the customer. Partner with Elite Care and Service Delivery to prioritize issues. Address the root cause of problems to improve the customer experience. Monitor customer health indicators and build personal relationships with customer stakeholders to flag and preempt issues before they put the customer relationship at-risk. Partner with Access Ops teams to prioritize advanced access conversions. Build logical product progression perspectives to ensure high rates of migration to advanced access and uptake of strategic products. Increase customer awareness of the benefits of conversions and facilitate the customer journey through the migration process. Provide product training to customer users and address issues that limit the number of users while monitoring customer satisfaction. Deliver on core Customer Success business KPIs. Drive high feature adoption and product usage. Deliver against time-to-first value targets. Drive high customer health scores. Maximize customer lifetime value and consistently translate customer knowledge into opportunities to deepen and expand the customer relationship. The ideal candidate will have:

Customer relationship skills and a solution focus Experience in expanding adoption at enterprise customers Understanding of value drivers in recurring revenue business models Understanding of the SD-WAN and UCaaS product suites and roadmap Data and technology orientation Technical ability to speak to customers. Cross-disciplinary collaboration skills Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree and 9+ years professional level related experience or an equivalent combination of education and professional related experience.

• 3-4 years customer relationship management experience

• Experience in the technology or telecom sectors

• Track record of cross-disciplinary team collaboration, influencing and effective stakeholder management

• Ability to build compelling product use cases.

• Ability to effectively resolve complexity and overcome roadblocks to achieve tangible outcomes.

Desired Qualifications:

• Engineering or Business Degree with 5+ years of related experience.


Our Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Plans
  • 401K Plan
  • Health & Flexible Savings Account
  • Life and AD&D, Spousal Life, Child Life Insurance Plans
  • Educational Assistance Plan
  • Identity Theft, Legal, Auto & Home and Pet Insurance

Windstream CIB Statement:

Connecting people in a world of infinite possibilities. Windstream cultivates a workplace culture where innovation and belonging are the cornerstones of our success. We are dedicated to empowering every member of our team to contribute their unique talents and perspectives, fostering an environment where creativity and innovation flourish. Together, we strive to build a more welcoming and connected future, both within our organization and in the broader community we serve.

Our Employee Resource Groups:

  • WinVets – Veteran Employee Resource Group
  • WOW – Women Employee Resource Group
  • WINPRIDE – LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group
  • WBPN – Black Professional Resource Group
  • WARG – Ability Resource Group
  • LaFamilia –Hispanic Resource Group
  • AAPI - Asian American Pacific Islander Resource Group

Windstream is an equal opportunity employer. At Windstream, we celebrate the authenticity and uniqueness of our people and their ideas. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veteran status, current military status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law, and to give full consideration to qualified disabled individuals and protected veterans. The diverse voices of our employees fuel our innovation and our inclusive culture. Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing.

Actual base pay for this job will depend on the candidate's primary work location and other factors, such as relevant skills and experience.


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