Group Account Director, WordPress VIP
WordPress VIP (WPVIP), the enterprise division of Automattic, is the world’s leading agile content management platform. Our goal is to bring the ease and agility of WordPress to the world’s largest companies. We work with customers like Salesforce, Facebook, News Corp, Slack, Time, TechCrunch and hundreds more to empower their teams to produce digital content faster and smarter, while also ensuring premium security and scalability. We are scaling fast and our team is helping drive strategy and growth for our largest customers at VIP. This is an opportunity to join a team where your impact will be significant!
You will be a fit for this role by bringing extensive experience working with C-level executives at your customer accounts, and partnering with internal executives on retention strategy and expansion planning. You have experience managing a large book of business ($1M+) and feel confident steering complex negotiations with major enterprise customers.
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About the Role
The Group Account Director is part of the Customer Success team at WordPress VIP. They are responsible for customer retention and growth for some of WordPress VIP’s largest clients. You are the point person for the business, procurement, and senior product teams running some of the biggest WordPress sites on the web. You have the ability to view customer health holistically and seek new opportunities within a current account.
You pride yourself in establishing long-term relationships and being the customer’s trusted advisor. You understand that VIP and WordPress are the best partners to support your customers’ content efforts.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with WordPress VIP’s most strategic clients, develop an understanding of the business strategy, and manage a total book of business of over $1 million.
- Develop high-impact strategies around customer retention and Net Revenue Retention.
- Identify and pursue strategic opportunities for growth within the accounts.
- Represent Automattic and WordPress VIP and build awareness of our products and services in the customer’s organization (e.g. WooCommerce, Parse.ly).
- Steer complex pricing negotiations with key stakeholders.
- Support customers through their full journey from onboarding to expansion.
- Proactively communicate needs, alerts, and statuses internally at WordPress VIP.
- Note: Some travel is required for this role (client site visits and team meetups). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all travel is limited and optional at this time. However, our HR team is carefully watching the situation and may revise the travel policy while implementing guidance from government and health agency reports.
- 7+ years of experience as an Account Director (or other relevant Account Services positions), Relationship Manager, Client Partner, or Director of Customer Success supporting large scale enterprise clients.
- Ability to work East Coast business hours (UTC-5).
- Digital content experience (prior experience with Content Management Systems or Digital Experience Platforms is a plus).
- Experience communicating and negotiating with C-Suite and other senior executives and stakeholders.
- High degree of emotional intelligence and customer empathy.
- Excellent communication skills; written, oral, and presentation.
- Experience meeting and exceeding Net Revenue Retention (NRR) and Gross Revenue Retention (GRR) goals.
- Demonstrated ability to steer and de-escalate sensitive or tough customer situations.
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