CA Technologies Principal, Customer Success Manager in Paris, France

Do you want to help eliminate barriers between ideas and business outcomes? We want you to bring your unique experiences and creative ideas to the table. CA Technologies provides software and solutions that help our customers to develop, manage, and secure complex IT environments to increase productivity and enhance competitiveness in their businesses. It’s our aim to encourage global collaboration and results-oriented innovation, while supporting and developing our talented people and our communities. CA Technologies will empower you to drive authentic success, for both the business and yourself in the application economy.

Job Overview

We are looking for a French/English speaking person who can manage customers in France and could also help with other European customers.

This position is responsible for the proactive management of incidents that affect customer's successful use of CA Technologies solutions. It is also responsible for remediation activities that surround our customers' use of CA solutions. Act as an escalation point for business critical technical issues and coordination of incident management activities. Be aware of services projects and early/proactive escalations. Establish trusted relationships with internal stakeholders as well as customers that will impact customer satisfaction and sales results.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a guide for account teams with regard to customer escalations, assist in assessing situation

  • Coach CSEs, CSMs and account team members in the proper use of Support process, escalation procedures and tools

  • Actively engage with CST leadership and counterparts to identify new ways to proactively support the customers in your area through targeted issue reviews, project reviews and targeted troubled product campaigns

  • Actively engage in and lead remediation planning activities when required with account team

  • Ensure remediation/action plans are in place to address critical situations and are followed through

  • Coordinate customer communication and follow up of remediation activities

  • Engage customer management to ensure success of remediation plan as needed

  • Coordinate post mortem communication on lesson learned and root cause analysis with customer.

  • Participate with Support and Services teams during root cause analysis reviews

  • Provide proactive support to designated customers such monitoring Services engagements, identified 'hot' accounts, and issue trending

  • Promote customer use of online Support tools, CA Communities and available knowledge base tools

  • For selected customers where more focused technical account management is required:*

  • Act as internal advocate across CA businesses to ensure the appropriate resources are engaged to resolved specific technical requirements for customer issues

  • Champion escalation requests and ensure customers are provided with the latest information and documents available for CA products.

  • For selected accounts where Support Availability Management obligations exist:*

  • Proactive account contact to identify business critical technical support issues.

  • Understand customer's business priorities and organization by knowing their timeline and priorities for installing, upgrading and maintaining CA Technologies software.

  • In conjunction with the Customer Success Executive (CSE) document licensed technology, customer owners, and usage status to share with Virtual Account Team Members as necessary for License Agreement renewal.

  • Act as the customer's escalation point for business critical technical support issues. Manage customer expectations through effective communication of status updates as they become available, and as needed.

  • Proactively manage customer critical issues to avoid business critical situations by understanding the customer's timeline and priorities for installing, upgrading and maintaining CA Technologies software.

  • Create standard reports on the status of technical support issues for review with the customer and account teams.

  • Arrange and lead regular status meetings with the customer to review open support issues and address any challenges impeding resolution.

  • In conjunction with the Customer Success Executive (CSE), ensure notification of major software releases and any End of Service/End of Life announcements are delivered appropriately to the customer

  • Actively participate in Go Live Execution Process for covered accounts.

Typical Role Definition

Sr Professional Staff. A seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of area of specialization. Resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways. Complete understanding and wide application of principles, theories, and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines. Strong competence with the various tools, procedures, programming languages used to accomplish the job. Usually works with minimal supervision, conferring with a supervisor on unusual matters. May be assisted by (and at times direct) less senior level employees. Requires daily decision-making capabilities and actions that may not be reviewed by superiors. Assignments are broad in nature and need ingenuity and originality to solve. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. May assist more junior staff members with aspects of their job. Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. May play a role in high-level projects that have an impact on the company’s future direction.

Job-Specific Authority and Scope

  • Generally works without consulting their manager.

  • Independent decisions are made daily.

  • Examples of typical decisions without manager consultation:

o Utilize internal resources to resolve and escalate customer issues.

o Arrange for technical conference calls involving Technical Support or Sustaining Engineering where appropriate.

  • Typically has no direct reports.

  • Typically has no total staff.

  • Typically has a geographic focus of Area (multi-country or multi-state).

  • Typically does not manage a budget.

Business Travel and Physical Demands

Business travel of approximately 10 or less percent yearly is expected for this position.

Physical demands:

  • Office environment. No special physical demands required.

Preferred Education

Bachelor's degree or global equivalent in business or IT-related field.

Work Experience

Typically 10 or more years of experience in the IT industry in a customer facing environment with a broad understanding of IT infrastructures.

Skills & Competencies

  • High degree of thought leadership and problem solving to ensure the successful outcomes of customers

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels including senior management and technical personnel.

  • Ability to work within a fast paced and dynamic environment.

  • Ability to multitask.

  • Proven customer service skills.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Understand the business drivers in a customer environment and translate this to technical requirements.

  • Demonstrated C-Level customer relationships

  • Demonstrated ability to assist customers in managing the lifecycle of their CA Technologies portfolio.

  • Strong negotiating skills to gain help from a diverse group of individuals from across the organization to meet customer's needs.

  • Strong understanding of Technical Support and how it fits in with the Product Development Lifecycle.

  • Must be able to handle an escalated situation independently without the support of management

If you want to fulfill your potential, be acknowledged for your achievements, and be given autonomy to make decisions for your business and customers; if you want to work with a company that respects you as an individual - recognizing both your needs at work and your responsibilities outside of it - then CA Technologies is where you belong. At CA Technologies your passion and expertise can directly impact the business and you’ll help offer our customers practical approaches to delivering new, innovative services and value through IT.

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