Senior Director, Customer Success

    • San Francisco, CA
    • New York, NY
    + 1 more

Who We Are:  

Persado is a pure-play AI company that’s changing the way Fortune 500 companies communicate with their customers by unlocking the power words and transforming the way ideas are born. Among others, we work with GAP, Dell, Verizon, Humana and 8 of the top 10 U.S. credit card companies, including JP Morgan Chase and American Express.

In an ecosystem that’s obsessed with personalization –the right offer, the right product, the right segment– we believe that the right message is the one core functional need for every company in the world, making the Choice of Words a multi-billion dollar blind spot for Silicon Valley. 

We are the only company with the technology to claim that blind spot in the Enterprise Personalization stack. 

What We Are Looking For: 

Persado is looking for a Senior Director of Customer Success based in New York or San Francisco. This is a key role and is responsible for driving adoption and growth of Persado, by demonstrating value and developing senior-level relationships, within our broad customer base, including many Fortune 500 companies.


The ideal candidate will be bright, ambitious, self-driven, hard-working and flexible, and have the following qualifications: 

  • At least 2 years of strategic consulting experience at a top-tier consulting firm
  • A total of at least 10 years of successful experience working with and influencing senior leadership in Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies
  • Autonomously produced client proposals; you are also a natural storyteller
  • Experience in establishing and growing senior-level client relationships (CMO, CEO, SVP, etc.), being seen as a trusted advisor and leading senior conversations without assistance
  • Led a client or regional client team;  Experience in collaborating on pitches and brainstorming solutions for accounts or regions
  • Led commercial negotiations and handled client objections with ease 
  • Is data-driven; seeks out solutions & defends decisions with data and is very comfortable with financial business cases, ROI calculations and data analysis
  • Very comfortable in managing up, and representing your point of view to senior management in reviews and strategy sessions
  • Good at multi-tasking, managing many aspects of client engagements across several cross-functional groups, including client teams
  • Exhibits strong Challenger Sale and/or Consultative Sale approach to grow existing clients’ businesses
  • Presents very organized and structured thinking for planning and execution purposes 
  • Strong ability to anticipate issues and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders

Nice to Haves:

  • Account management (i.e: expanding existing clients), sales, and/or business development experience
  • Industry experience in digital marketing, email strategy, and/or in a leadership role with an infrastructure player (i.e: email service provider)
  • Expertise in a vertical (i.e: retail, financial services, technology, etc.)
  • MBA or relevant graduate degree in marketing or business

What We Want You To Do:

  • Own enterprise client relationships and ensure their success in using Persado solutions
  • Be a crucial part of the Customer Success team; manage a team and lead Persado’s most strategic customers 
  • Act as “CEO of the account” by developing and executing detailed account plans with command of all elements (i.e. authorizers/influencers across lines of business, client strategy, opportunities, defined client success)
  • Collaborate with internal team members, including solutions consulting, value engineering, operations, and sales to deliver against objectives
  • Build long term strategic client partnerships while delivering/expanding account revenue targets
  • Liaise with legal teams on enterprise contracts and related legal discussions
  • Achieve high client satisfaction (referenceability, advocacy, Net Promoter, etc.)
  • Build and maintain key client relationships, and develop and implement strategies for expanding the company’s customer base
  • Develop multi-channel (“Persado Everywhere”) opportunities that drive client revenue and uplift and elevate the client’s brand(s) 
  • Own the business case and plan, including upsells, renewals, and cross-sells across the client’s organization
  • Limited travel, <20% depending on client and role

Who You Are:

  • Must be enthusiastic, professional and highly proactive
  • Thrives on finding intriguing solutions to ambiguous problems
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to shift gears quickly and efficiently
  • Dependable and reliable with clear thinking and attention to detail
  • Truly loves working in a fast-paced, creative environment, whose passion is evident in their work
  • Great sense of humor and outlook on life

What We Offer:

Achieve your life goals and work goals at Persado. 

  • Competitive salary and equitable compensation - We’re committed to equal pay with regular market rate salary adjustments
  • Generous Benefits Package globally
  • Company Equity
  • 401k to prepare for your future
  • Paid holidays and flexible paid-time-off
  • Annual company off-sites to keep our global offices feeling local
  • Persado Cares! 2 paid Volunteer days per year and charitable giving matching
  • Weekly meals and a fully-stocked kitchen with snacks and drinks
  • Structured onboarding Continuous Learning & Development tied to a personalized career path
  • Diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • All the gear you need to work smart

Classification : Public

Persado takes marketing to the next level with algorithms that craft language for businesses around the world. The platform generates copy that drives consumer action without traditional copywriting.

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