SAS

Cloud Services Delivery Manager

Job Locations NL-Huizen | BE-Tervuren
Requisition ID
20061057
Job Category
Consulting
Travel Requirements
10%

Cloud Services Delivery Manager - Hybrid 

 

Nice to meet you!

We’re a leader in data and AI. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence - and questions into answers.

We’re also a debt-free multi-billion-dollar organization on our path to IPO-readiness. If you're looking for a dynamic, fulfilling career coupled with flexibility and world-class employee experience, you'll find it here.

 

About the job

As a Cloud Services Delivery Manager you will be part of the SAS Cloud team who works with external customers to ensure that the SAS solutions meet and evolve with their business needs. They possess knowledge of the unique cloud industry best practices, and current and future SAS services and work closely with an extended network of SAS professionals in Product Management, Research and Development, Technical Support, SAS Cloud, and Professional Services in support of their customers. They own the SAS Cloud Customer Experience and are accountable for ensuring that customers can achieve their desired business outcomes from their SAS Cloud investment.

 

As a Cloud Service Delivery Manager, you will:

  • Champion and advocate for the customer experience (voice of the customer).
  • Provide real-time and on-demand management of assigned enterprise accounts to ensure customers can meet their business goals by leveraging SAS technologies and managed application services.
  • Build Customer Success Plans based on customer defined business outcomes, quantifying the customer business benefits and/or outcomes associated with the use of SAS software and managed application services.
  • Serve as a ‘connector’ to ensure that cross-functional teams across SAS are engaged and delivering to meet/exceed customer needs.
  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting customer relationships built on trust and transparency.
  • Partner with the sales organization to win new business and drive customer renewals, growing accounts organically by identifying opportunities for growth and driving these opportunities with the sales team.
  • As relevant, partner with Customer Success organization to identify opportunities to increase SAS usage across customer functions and processes.
  • Accountable for customer Service Level Agreements, including critical situation management which may occur outside of normal business hours.
  • Manage a highly complex and varied portfolio of solutions and managed application services that may have a global footprint and require engagement outside of normal business hours.
  • Conduct regular managed application service health checkpoints with the customer to ensure that customers are achieving their desired outcomes.
  • Proactively provide attention and escalation for urgent issues or concerns during the customer lifecycle with SAS.
  • Provide expertise in ITIL processes to manage customer service delivery and support.
  • Apply critical thinking on service issues to drive issue resolution, ensuring root cause analysis and corrective action are taken with the appropriate teams.
  • Manage customer budgets, ensuring profitability.
  • Provide relevant input and feedback about products, performance, costs and customer experience on a regular basis to ensure continual service improvement.
  • Identify and implement process improvements based on a data driven approach.
  • Lead and facilitate activities that monitor and measure hosting capacity and overall performance; puts forward recommendations for change that maintain optimal hosting and application performance.
  • Track all outstanding customer pre and post-delivery issues and provides status updates to clients as necessary.

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Serve as the Cloud Service contact for at least one customer project.
  • Provide feedback on internal processes.
  • Facilitate complex meetings with a broad range of customers, internal teams, and/or industry personnel.
  • Actively pursue mentorship and coaching that will assist in detecting and preventing issues.
  • Ensure financial and customer management systems are kept current with relevant customer data.
  • Route incoming customer tickets to appropriate parties for resolution and follow up as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or technical certification(s) preferred but not required.
  • Typically requires minimum three years of experience in a Customer supporting role.
  • Dutch/Flemish and English fluency
  • Can be based in another EU country if Dutch/Flemish fluent
  • You’re curious, passionate, authentic and accountable. These are our values and influence everything we do.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong customer relationships.
  • Experience in presenting to end users.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Aptitude to learn and understand technical concepts, structures, requirements, environments, etc.
  • Foundational understanding of managed service delivery models and applicable industry/verticals.
  • Ability to influence, collaborate, and direct the work of other functional teams across organizational boundaries

Diverse and Inclusive

At SAS, it’s not about fitting into our culture – it’s about adding to it. We believe our people make the difference. Our diverse workforce brings together unique talents and inspires teams to create amazing software that reflects the diversity of our users and customers. Our commitment to diversity is a priority to our leadership, all the way up to the top; and it’s essential to who we are. To put it plainly: you are welcome here.

 

Additional Information:

SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job level will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills, and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.

SAS only sends emails from verified “sas.com” email addresses and never asks for sensitive, personal information or money. If you have any doubts about the authenticity of any type of communication from, or on behalf of SAS, please contact Recruitingsupport@sas.com.

 

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