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Manager, Customer Success Managers, DACH

GitLab is a complete DevOps platform, delivered as a single application.

Number of employees

1,001-5,000

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The GitLab DevOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world's largest all-remote companies with 2,000+ team members and values that guide a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute.

The Customer Success Management (CSM) team focuses on the themes of align, enable, and expand. We align with customers' desired business outcomes, enable them on their existing use cases, and work with them to expand into additional use cases, ensuring ongoing and ever-improving customer return-on-investment.

Additionally, our team serves as liaisons between the customer and the GitLab ecosystem, streamlining collaboration with Product Management, Engineering, Sales, Professional Services, and others. CSM handbook.

Responsibilities

  • Mentor and enable the team to exceed company growth and retention forecasts

  • Work with the Customer Success Director to help establish and manage goals and responsibilities for CSMs

  • Manage a team of highly motivated, customer-focused CSMs to manage the overall health and care of accounts (e.g., onboarding customers, stage adoption, executive business reviews, and successful renewals)

  • Ensure the CSMs exceed Gitlab expectations in core knowledge, communication, and execution

  • Challenge the team and yourself to learn and grow as trusted advisors to customers continually

  • Provide leadership and guidance to coach, motivate and lead the team members to their optimum performance levels and career development, providing timely feedback and development assistance

  • Manage resource assignments and staffing levels, including recruitment as needed

  • Identify and implement improvements to the processes and tools used

  • Develop senior-level relationships with customers

  • Partner with other team leaders to ensure the customer is supported in times of escalation

  • Develop strong relationships with Engineering and Product to ensure cohesion and shared understanding of goals, initiatives

  • Oversee initiatives set forth in OKRs

  • Work together with the other managers to execute strategies and vision with the Director

  • Represent Gitlab leadership and reflect our Gitlab values in internal and external interactions

Requirements

  • Proven track record in software/technology sales or consulting

  • Proven experience leading teams, driving software adoption, and building and scaling customer success management practices

  • Experience with software development lifecycle processes and tools as well as agile and/or DevOps practices

  • Knowledgeable with cloud technologies (e.g., Kubernetes, Docker), application security (SAST, DAST) and/or cloud deployment models (AWS, GCP, Azure) is a plus

  • Proven ability to develop strategies, translate them into initiatives and track successful delivery

  • Demonstrated ability to lead managers and successfully manage global, distributed teams across cultures, lines of business, and geographies

  • Possession of a strong management presence and leadership ability, with communication and interpersonal skills that inspire and motivate leaders and teams

  • Demonstration of operational excellence in analytical thinking, process development and improvement, problem-solving, communication, delegation, and planning

  • Ability to collaborate across the organization and with external stakeholders

  • Experience successfully working with senior (C-level) executives

  • Holds strong operational skills that will drive organizational efficiencies and customer satisfaction

  • Comfortable giving and receiving positive and constructive feedback

  • Ability to connect technology with measurable business value

  • Strategic thinking about business, products, and technical challenges

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About this role

January 23rd, 2023

November 25th, 2022

Full Time

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GitLab is a complete DevOps platform, delivered as a single application. Built on open-source, GitLab leverages the community contributions of thousands of developers and millions of users to continuously deliver new DevOps innovations. More than 100,000 organizations from startups to global enterprise organizations trust GitLab to deliver great software at new speeds.

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Paid parental leave

Parental leave

If you've been at GitLab for six months and completed a probationary period (if applicable), you can take up to 16 weeks of paid Parental Leave during the first year of parenthood, including if you become a parent through childbirth or adoption. The 16-week balance is per birth or adoption event.

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401(k) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

50% match on the first 6% of base salary with a yearly cap of $1,500 for company match. Company contributions vest evenly over 4 years.

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Employee assistance program (EAP)

GitLab offers an Employee Assistance Program to all team members via Modern Health.

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Health, vision, and dental insurance

Premium covered 100% for employee and 66% for family. 

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