Senior Director, Global Readiness – Customer Success (Salesforce Sales Cloud)

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Published December 11, 2023
Location IL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


About Salesforce

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Role Description

Global Readiness is laser-focused on product quality and addressing barriers to adoption. We play a pivotal role by ensuring customer needs and CSG requirements are addressed from the early stages of product conception through to post-General Availability (GA). In addition, we inform Success Plans that deliver proactive and reactive support and expertise customers need to successfully use our products.

Global Readiness serves as Innovators and Strategic Partners to Technology & Product (T&P) to test and validate product viability and bring architectural guidance and product expertise to our stakeholders. We maintain a deep understanding of product solutions and capabilities and understanding of how they map to key customer use cases. We understand adoption barriers at all points of the customer experience and create remediation approaches leveraging the broader Salesforce ecosystem.

As a leader in the Customer Success Global Readiness team, you will be deeply invested in every aspect of the customer experience, focused on Sales Cloud, from Go-to-Market to adoption and growth. You will engage with leaders across Technology & Product (T&P) and our Customer Success Group (CSG) to ensure that we are delivering customer success to every customer at scale.

The ideal candidate will possess a comprehensive understanding of Sales Cloud functionalities, coupled with a proven track record of translating strategy into actionable plans and outcomes.

Your Impact

  • Act as executive sponsor and champion for driving overall Success requirements for Sales Cloud based on performance insights, practical application experience and feedback from CSG stakeholders.
  • Establish & lead relationship with senior-level T&P and CSG functional leaders of Sales Cloud. Act as a liaison to different departments, facilitating communication, and ensuring alignment.
  • Set and maintain the Success strategy for Sales Cloud readiness, ensuring the Readiness Roadmap reflects the most impactful T&P innovations; requires deep understanding of the Sales Cloud product roadmap and strategy.
  • Identify measurable business outcomes to deliver on Global Readiness commitments and Customer Health.
  • Develop agreed upon metrics by CSG & T&P to measure and improve product quality.
  • Leverage deep product, domain and business knowledge to define our readiness approach in response to the Sales Cloud roadmap and other products and features impacting Sales Cloud such as Marketing Cloud, Data Cloud and GenAI.
  • Monitor key customer adoption performance metrics and iterate on the adoption and retention strategy based on data-driven insights to achieve performance targets.
  • Understanding emerging and existing Sales Cloud capabilities and inter-operability with Salesforce product portfolio.

Minimum Requirements

  • 15+ years of progressive experience in a Customer Success or Product Management leadership role in the SaaS industry; proven ability to set a vision, excite and lead cross-functional teams.
  • Experience with Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Proven leader with a blend of superior strategic, operational, and leadership skills with a track record of developing teams of subject matter experts who deliver against strategic business initiatives.
  • Exceptional executive-level engagement skills, understands how senior leaders think and work and can anticipate their needs; can paint credible picture and visions of possibilities and likelihoods that drive well-informed decision making.
  • Understanding of critical customer use cases on Sales AI technology.
  • Ability to develop customer adoption insights incorporating market research, customer feedback, and industry trends to identify growth opportunities.
  • Ability to work well in cross-functional teams, incuding Product, Sales, CSG and Alliances with a highly collaborative, team oriented approach to problem solving.
  • Deep understanding of the sales processes and challenges faced by businesses, with the ability to translate customer needs into product enhancement ideas and solutions.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills: ability to structure sophisticated problems, develop executable solutions; skilled at handling competing and evolving priorities.
  • Comfort with ambiguous, ever-changing situations. Self-starter and high degree of motivation to go above and beyond the task at hand.
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills as well as demonstration of effective virtual teaming.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally, as required.

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; Advanced degree or MBA is preferred
  • Experience with Sales AI technology

Our Investment In You

  • World-class enablement and on-demand training - check out for a sneak peek!

  • Exposure to executive thought leaders with a passion for living our values

  • Clear path to promotion with accelerated leadership development programs

  • Weekly 1:1 coaching with your leadership

  • Fast Ramp mentorship program

  • Week-long product bootcamp

  • Sandler Sales Training

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