• Manager, Fanatical Support (2nd Shift)

    Location(s) US-NJ-Somerset
    Req #
    40773
    Category
    Customer Relationship & Support
  • About Rackspace

    Rackspace is modernizing IT in today’s multi-cloud world. We have been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. We serve over 50% of the Fortune 100 companies & customers in 120 countries around the globe. Our achievements are powered by our people – we call them Rackers.  We grow & thrive through world-class development opportunities, learning & selling bleeding-edge technologies & solutions, and most importantly, connecting with each other (the best & brightest in the industry). Are you a Racker? Join us!

     

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    Rackers aren’t all alike. We look different. We think uniquely. We are from many places and our beliefs & backgrounds vary. But, being a Racker — a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission – is what connects us all. Rackers are encouraged to bring their whole self to work every day, as we know that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers & communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

    Overview & Responsibilities

    Manager, Fanatical Support provides strategic leadership and direction to our Linux Systems Administrators for the delivery of pre- and post-sales services within our Global Technical Support organization. Responsible for managing all facets of customer retention including participating in the resolution of customer concerns, analyzing operational processes, escalation procedures and performing training needs assessments to identify opportunities for service delivery improvements. Ensuring that we deliver Fanatical Support with accuracy and efficiency to our clients/customers.

     

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:  Provides strategic leadership and direction for the delivery of pre- and post-sales services and support to clients/customers. Manages all facets of customer retention (CRM) including participating in the resolution of customer concerns and defining and developing a customer contact strategy. Analyzes operational processes, escalation procedures and performs training needs assessments for identifying opportunities for service delivery improvements and value add to the customer/clients. Develops customer service department procedures. Liaises between customers and manufacturing, sales, order processing and accounting to resolve status, production, delivery and billing inquiries. Reviews SLA claims. Develops and manages service with speed and accuracy and all client/customer service delivery issues are resolved. Manages market research to determine special pricing for non standard items in the interests of ensuring appropriate profit margins are reached and maintained. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

     

    KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITY:Invaluble knowledge of all facets of customer retention (CRM). Expert knowledge in finding a resolution to a customer’s concerns and defining and developing a customer contact strategy.  Expert knowledge in analyzing operational processes, escalation procedures and performing training needs assessments for identifying opportunities for service delivery improvements. Expert knowledge in developing customer service department procedures. Specialist product knowledge in support of Rackspace standards. Ability to communicate technical info and ideas so others will understand. Exceptional people skills; the ability to engage and motivate staff. 

     

    JOB COMPLEXITY: Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the company.  Participates in corporate development of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people.  Ensures budgets and schedules meet corporate expectations.  Workflow management and prioritization. Responsible for minimizing downtime via proactive technical intervention.  Ensure all business processes are followed.  Rapid and effective fault fix activity, proactive recommendations of systems architecture review and improvements.  Manages the development of a team of account managers and technicians. Participates with other senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives.  Makes final decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures operations’ effective achievement of objectives. Erroneous decisions will have a serious impact on the overall success of functional, division or company operations. Regularly interacts with executives and/or major customers. Interactions frequently involve special skills, such as negotiating with customers or management or attempting to influence senior level leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization.

    • Provides direct supervision to exempt employees and/or skilled, nonexempt employees (i.e., technicians, designers, support personnel).  Acts as advisor to unit or sub-units and may become actively involved, as required, to meet schedules and resolve problems.  Provides mentoring and training to technical and account management team.

    Qualifications

    • At least 4 years of Operational Management experience within a mission critical environment, committed to providing FANATICAL customer service. 
    • A strong background in account management or demonstrative hosting-specific technical skills. 
    • Drive to succeed. 
    • ITIL Certification preferred. 
    • High school diploma or equivalent required.