Microsoft UK • London, United Kingdom

Client Success Manager - Retail Media (Microsoft Advertising)

Employment type:  Full time

3 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Job Description

Overview

Customer Success Manager, Microsoft Retail Media

Microsoft Advertising

Microsoft Retail Media provides intelligent vendor marketing solutions for the next generation of e-commerce. Our platform helps retailers implement, automate, and scale their brand-funded digital vendor marketing programs. We sit at the intersection of marketing and e-commerce and have a singular mission of empowering retailers and brands to maximize their e-commerce performance.

Microsoft Retail Media embodies a strong startup culture that values diversity, collaboration, and craftsmanship - and above all else, results. Our bias towards execution balances critical thinking, root analysis and pragmatic problem solving. We expect a lot from one another and value our thoughtful and intellectually curious company culture.

Microsoft Retail Media is a division of Microsoft Advertising and supports a global footprint of e-commerce retailers and brands. Microsoft Advertising is a worldwide Sales, Marketing and Services organization on the cutting edge of the digital advertising industry. Microsoft Advertising offers a compelling portfolio of advertising products, innovative solutions and the opportunity to engage with some of the brightest minds in the digital industry. Microsoft Advertising is the destination for experienced, collaborative, and passionate digital advertising professionals seeking a rewarding career and lifestyle.

Who We’re Looking For : Microsoft Retail Media is seeking an experienced, self-motivated, and detail-oriented Customer Success Account Manager to support our continued growth. The Customer Success Account Manager will be responsible for the complete post-sales lifecycle and exemplify strategic planning and execution, leading to program success, expansion, retention, and renewal.

Customer Success Account Managers serve as trusted advisors to retailers and provide strategic program consulting to build new business units within their organizations. Our CSMs are responsible for owning executive relationships, managing large scale and ongoing projects and programs, and defining business unit level strategy. The Customer Success Account Manager drives proactive customer interactions resulting in strategic usage and growth of our programs with clients. This is a critical role in accelerating Microsoft Retail Media’s growth in retail media by enabling customers to rapidly and successfully leverage our products and technology to build substantial revenue streams. As a CSM, you will provide expert

product and industry knowledge and proven skills to guide the world’s largest retail organizations to develop strategies, improve operations, and maximize revenue.

Please note that we can only consider candidates that currently live in the United Kingdom.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

Customer Value Realization

  • Primary responsibility of developing customer’s internal roadmap and business cases, becoming a trusted advisor/educator to enable customers to realize their retail media strategy, including challenging customers to think in new and creative ways that enable them to maximize value
  • Identify areas of growth and align strategy to build the customer programs and scale their operations through increased investments in headcount, new business rules, and expansion of ad placements
  • Manage and advocate for assigned customers – serve as key business contact through the lifecycle of the customer from onboarding, adoption, expansion to renewal
  • Proactively identify risks to customer’s programs and stated business goals and work with internal/customer teams to build and execute risk mitigation plans and remove organizational/technical barriers

Customer Champion and Advocate

  • Ensure customer needs and challenges are communicated and understood by executive and cross functional teams
  • Leverage data analysis and problem-solving skills to identify solutions and drive resolution of critical issues for customers
  • Lead alignment of appropriate resources and communications necessary for resolution
  • Anticipate future customer needs and proactively advocate internally to address them

Customer Retention and Expansion

  • Strategically evaluate risks and map out growth plans for complex retailer organizations
  • Meet with customers on a regular basis to proactively monitor program velocity, work towards addressing blockers, and educate customers on upcoming features and platform capabilities
  • Create and manage customer success plans that tracks program and revenue goals and execution towards those goals
  • Drive organic growth and expansion within assigned customer accounts; Proactively identify and facilitate additional revenue opportunities to enable customers to maximize their program value

Qualifications

Qualifications

· Demonstrated track record of successfully managing complex customer relationships in a SaaS or ad tech environment

· Excellent communication skills, including with internal and external stakeholders and all levels of management

· Proven record of driving issues to resolution with great customer satisfaction

· Ability to manage multiple customer accounts, projects, and deadlines simultaneously

· Strong executive presence and interpersonal relationship building skills

· Excellent data analysis, reporting, and critical thinking skills

· High attention to detail and proven project management experience

· Willing to be a hands-on contributor and a proactive team player

· Ambitious and driven, thriving in a demanding and fast-paced environment

· 7+ years of customer success or client service experience preferably in SaaS organization, consulting firm, ad tech or strategy function managing relationships with large and complex organizations

· Ability to travel up to 30% as needed

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience in consulting, financial analysis, change management, decision making, planning, and process improvement/business transformation

· Strong and proven experience within customer success experience in a SaaS organization

· Experience in / understanding of ad tech ecosystem

#Microsoft Retail Media #MicrosoftAdvertising

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Company benefits

Wellbeing allowance
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Gym membership
Mental health platform access
Buy or sell annual leave
Shared parental leave
Matched pension contribution
Charity donation scheme
Employee assistance programme
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Fertility treatment leave
Open to compressed hours
Open to job sharing
Fertility benefits
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced sick days
Compassionate leave
Travel insurance
20 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Childcare credits
Carer’s leave
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Annual bonus
Annual pay rises
Company car
Hackathons
Open to part-time employees
Pregnancy loss leave
Life insurance
Equity packages
Financial coaching
Relocation packages
Sabbaticals
Location
83%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
81%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
67%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
63%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
74%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
79%
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done

Working at Microsoft UK

Company employees

Globally: 220,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

67:33

Office locations

London, Reading, Cambridge, Romsey, Manchester, Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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