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Muck Rack is the leading SaaS platform for public relations and communications professionals. Our mission is to enable organizations to build trust, tell their stories and demonstrate the unique value of earned media. Muck Rack’s Public Relations Management (PRM) platform enables organizations to build relationships with the media, manage crisis risk and demonstrate PR’s impact on business outcomes.

Founder controlled, fully distributed, and growing sustainably, Muck Rack has received several awards for its unparalleled culture and product from organizations like Inc., Quartz, G2, and BuiltIn. We value resilience, transparency, ownership, & customer devotion and infuse these values into everything we do.

We’re looking for a strategic and empathetic Manager, Mid-Market Customer Success to join our team and ensure our customers successfully adopt and renew Muck Rack year over year. Being successful on this team means advocating for customer needs, challenging convention through new ideas and solutions, and working together to create impact.

As a Manager, Mid-Market Customer Success, you will work with a large volume of customers across your team’s full book of business in both proactive and reactive manners, participating in and driving cross-functional initiatives focused on improving customer health, revenue growth and retention. A major part of your role will also be to coach and advance the team to high standards of excellence.

In this role, your mission will be to go beyond the goal of customer renewals and instead focus on long-term customer health. As a leader, you have a passion for solving problems, you are devoted to operational and engagement improvements, and you are committed to developing the skills of your team.

What you’ll do:

Attract, hire, onboard, coach and retain top customer success managers
Motivate, inspire and mentor your team members to achieve strong quarterly results
Manage recurring revenue and deliver high on-time renewal rates
Help craft the evolving and growing Mid-Market CSM strategy for Muck Rack
Build customer success playbooks that drive gross and net revenue retention for Muck Rack’s customers
Partner with Revenue Operations to define and execute against rules of engagement and customer journey triggers
Partner with Revenue Enablement to develop training and career paths for your direct reports
Collaborate with other CSM leaders, such as Customer Support and Onboarding to advocate for customer needs and deliver a unified & professional customer experience
Work closely with Sales teams to ensure customers’ pre-sale expectations are exceeded in the post-sale experience
Own key metrics for your team including renewal forecast, activity management, upsells, platform adoption, and churn
Build relationships with key customers via calls and on-site visits

How success will be measured in this role:

Quarterly net and gross revenue retention goal attainment
Improving and maintaining high customer health scores alongside retention
Ability to recruit and retain your team
Upward feedback from your direct reports and peer feedback
Ongoing process refinement and change management
Cross-functional partnership with Sales, Revenue Operations, Marketing, and Product

If the details below describe you, you could be a great fit for this role:

At least 3 years of SaaS customer engagement and renewal experience and at least 2 years of people management experience
Proficiency managing pipeline, forecasting and reporting in a CRM
Strong analytical and strategic thinking – able to take complex customer concerns and orchestrate resources and tactics to address them (includes strong writing and communication skills)
Experience working with mid-market accounts to identify and solve challenging business problems
You enjoy working with individual contributors and have direct experience managing junior colleagues or have participated in some sort of mentorship program
Exposure to a performance management framework that includes one-on-ones, continuous feedback, and regular reviews is helpful
Enjoy working in a fast growing company, resilient to necessary business changes and excited about leading your team to new heights
Experience working toward customer health and satisfaction – not just toward a renewal
A natural ability to collaborate with Sales, Marketing, Product, Revenue Operations, and other Customer Success teams
Able to travel up to 10% of the time to customer meetings or remote offices
Experience building cohesive, distributed teams with a proven ability to coach and develop others

Interview Overview

Below you’ll find an outline of the interview plan for this role. Please note that this is what we expect the process to look like; we may ask you for supplemental information or require an additional step before making a final decision.

30 min interview with a member of our Talent Team

A 1 hour zoom interview with the hiring manager

Take-home assignment (2 hours max)

Peer interviews with several team members

Final call(s) with executive team member(s)

Salary

In the US, the base salary for this role is $95,000 with an OTE of $125,000+. Total compensation for this role consists of base salary, plus commission. We take a geo-neutral approach to compensation within the US, meaning that we pay based on job function and level, not location. For all other countries, we have competitive pay bands based on market standards.

Why Muck Rack?

Remote Work, Forever. We’re a fully distributed team and have pledged to remain that way forever. We offer employees a full home office setup, phone & internet reimbursement, and a monthly coworking membership. We build culture through virtual and in-person team bonding opportunities including team lunches, friendly competitions, and celebratory events!

Transparent Compensation. We offer competitive geo-neutral pay in the U.S. and review compensation at least once annually to ensure internal equity and alignment with the external market. Depending on the role, we offer either a standardized bonus program or attainable commission structure and an opportunity to earn equity in the company. All employees are eligible for our 401(k) plan* with employer contributions.

Health & Wellness*. Muck Rack provides comprehensive health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance for employees and their families. We offer a high-deductible health plan with 100% premium coverage for individuals, as well as a range of other plan options. Our team also has access to 24/7 Virtual Care, an Employee Assistance Program, employer-funded HSA contributions, and other pre-tax benefits. Team members have access to a quarterly wellness stipend and a free Headspace subscription.

PTO and Family Benefits. Our team enjoys 4+ weeks of off-the-grid PTO, plus paid sick/mental health days, summer Fridays, and 13 paid holidays. In order to combat Zoom fatigue and allow for deep work without interruption, we have implemented “No Internal Meeting Fridays” year round. We also provide up to 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave.

Personal & Professional Development. We grow talent by creating internal pathways for advancement and promotion. Muck Rack conducts bi-annual performance reviews, hosts team-wide workshops, and offers management training and leadership training opportunities. We also provide unlimited subscriptions to L&D platforms including Coursera & O’Reilly, as well as 2 additional days of PTO to dedicate to learning and development.

Culture of Inclusion. We know that diverse perspectives breed innovation and help us better serve our customers. We are committed to ensuring employees feel their identities are valued and that people of all backgrounds and points of view are treated equitably.

Customer-First. Founder-controlled means we have the freedom to be nimble, highly collaborative and innovative, building forward-thinking products that enable 3,000+ companies around the world to build trust, tell their stories and demonstrate the unique value of earned media.

*These benefits are specific to US-based employees. In some, but not all, cases we are able to offer equivalent benefits to employees located outside of the United States.

While we are a fully distributed team, we do have limitations on where we can hire and maintain a list of acceptable working locations based on job function. If we are unable to hire in your current location for the role for which you applied, you will be notified via email. While we enjoy many benefits as a permanently distributed and remote company, we cannot always support relocation or extended travel and have guidelines in place to ensure compliant work away from your designated permanent residence.

If you’re excited about an opportunity at Muck Rack but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with the requirements of the role outlined here, please don’t let it stop you from applying. We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we want to hear from you. You may be a great fit for this role or another position on our team. We deliberately encourage individuals from all backgrounds, including race, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability status to apply for positions. We are an equal opportunity employer and we’re committed to a fair and consistent interview process and candidate experience.

Originally posted on Himalayas

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