What You’ll Do
The Customer Success Specialist (CSS) role is a highly critical, strategic advisor and technical guide that engages with customers to accelerate their adoption of Cisco products & solutions that transform their business and drive business outcomes.
The role resides within the Cisco Customer Experience (CX) organization, one of Cisco’s fastest growing teams.
The CSS is a hands-on expert for their aligned product or architecture. This role owns delivery of targeted engagements intended to increase product awareness, share industry best methodologies, and drive overall product consumption and business value.
The CSS brings strategic vision and tactical expertise to ensure every customer engagement is a success while also actively participating in the global CSS Community where they collaborate with their peers to share best practices and customer success stories.
The CSS is able to effectively combine deep technical knowledge with solid understanding of business priorities to provide consultative solutions pivotal to helping customers realize value faster.
This is a highly technical role intended to help our customers with a myriad of their adoption challenges as a specialist within the Cisco Security architecture, including NGFW (FTD), ISE, Email Security, Cloud Security, Advanced Threat, Tetration.
For this role we are looking for a Networking expert with experience in one or more of the areas above.
Who You’ll Work With
The CSS will build close relationships with customers, CX counterparts, architects, & engineers in achieving their goals. The role will :
Deliver Accelerators and ATX (Ask-the-Expert) sessions to a diverse set of customers, tailoring work and producing quantifiable business outcomes with scope and on-time engagement.
Facilitate high impact, technology-specific workshops targeted at all levels of an organization to accelerate a business initiative, potentially in conjunction with the Customer Success Executive (CSE)
Demonstrate domain specialization and expertise to expertly identify and proactively manage risk areas and customer expectations that could impact successful delivery
Contribute to product and offer improvement by providing lifecycle feedback to CX Product Management and CX Success Programs Teams
Inspire customers to make tactical and strategic deployment decisions and track long term business outcomes
Collaborate with Account teams, CS, Partners to improve customer adoption, address product concerns, and drive incremental growth
Be responsible for evangelizing the end-to-end CX offer strategy and roadmap to sales specialists, delivery teams, and customers
Drive adoption and expansion of Cisco products by highlighting feature opportunities, winning use cases, and relevant strategies to customers and the Success team
Up to 10% travel possible.
Who You Are
Customer Obsessed : Inherently understands customer needs and provides the best CX onboarding and contract lifecycle experience to enhance customer value.
Technical Guide : Enough technical knowledge to understand and connect customer business outcomes to offer functionality to accelerate customer value
Cross-Team Collaborator work across internal and external teams of all levels to proactively support the customer. Reducing the time it takes the customer to start engaging with and receiving value from their service.
Ability to operate and interact with customers in a remote / virtual environment
Business Acumen : clear understanding of the customers’ business outcomes and how the CSS can support the customer on their path
Results Oriented : Interest in and proven execution ability with relevant offers and driving customer to their outcomes.
First Responder : Skilled at issue management and managing customer expectations
Effective Communicator : Delivers complex information in a confident and convincing manner, appropriate to a diverse audience that produces clarity and impact.
This is a highly technical role intended to help our customers with a myriad of their adoption challenges as a specialist within the Cisco Security architecture, including Next Generation Firewalls (FTD), Identity Services Engine (ISE), Email Security, Web Security, Advanced Threat, Tetration.
1-3 years of experience in technical consulting or direct customer interfacing / engagement role with a deep understanding of industry best practices
Thorough understanding of the technical fundamentals of aligned technology / specialization areas, including features and use cases, and an ability to define and articulate how technology can be used to solve business challenges
Strong business acumen to understand customers’ business goals and challenges
Thorough understanding of the customer success function and its importance in the industry
Strong presentation skills and ability to build rapport with customers
Knowledge of one of the following : NGFW (FTD), ISE, ESA, WSA, Advanced Threat (AMP4EP, AMP for Networks, ThreatGrid), Tetration.
Suggested Cisco technical Certifications : CCNA / CCNP / CCDP / CCIE or equivalent strongly preferred
Suggested Cisco Success Mgmt certifications : Cisco Certified Success Specialist
BS Engineering, Computer Science, Masters preferred
If you are looking for hands-on involvement in crafting the future direction of Cisco and Customer Experience, we have a place for you.
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