Head of Customer Success Job at IHS Markit in Southfield, MI

Job Description

We are excited to announce the role of Head of Customer Success for our Polk Automotive Solutions business unit. This position is slated for U.S. coverage, with future possibilities for international expansion. The role will report directly to the Vice President and General Manager of Polk Automotive Solutions and will be an active and integral member of the Polk Automotive Solutions leadership team.

The Head of Customer Success will develop and lead customer service across all areas of our Polk Automotive Solutions’ industry-leading data-driven marketing opportunities.


Establish Customer Success practice for Polk Automotive Solutions

  • Support all three sales organizations (Tier 1, Tier 3, Media) with day-to-day campaign stewardship
  • Develop appropriate team structure to support the business
  • Take the lead on all closed opportunities to ensure deployment and delivery
  • Establish processes, best practices, and timelines for each type of customer engagement
  • Ensure support across all product types – Digital and Direct Marketing
  • Become the primary liaison between sales and production/product

Develop team structure and support framework

  • Establish internal- vs. external-facing team allocation
  • Ensure Polk Automotive Data is represented effectively within each partner console or user interface to maximize visibility and opportunity

Create business development pipeline and targets for new potential partners across the 5 key channels with a fully established strategy for pursuing, sizing, and closing the opportunities

Develop appropriate team structure to support partnerships and business development needs

  • Identify open head requirements and needs
  • Recruit and hire to develop team to support the business

Establish framework to collaborate closely with Polk sales teams effectively

  • Create collaborative framework to ensure key media channel partners are fully engaged with both Subscription and Activation sales teams
  • Develop foundation of contracts and engagement model with all primary partners to clear paths for sales team engagement

Navigate partnership dimensions

  • Explore and establish various commercial frameworks with partners
  • Train and evangelize Polk Automotive Data with partners
  • Work with partners on joint marketing, press, case studies, etc.

About You

The Polk Automotive Solutions team is seeking:

  • A partnership-driven individual who thrives on relationship-building and partnering with key decision makers
  • A thorough and skilled communicator both internally and externally across various communication channels
  • A dynamic, thought-leading individual with a desire to “be the brand” and represent the business line with excitement
  • A strong collaborator who can work across functional teams, and bring together constituents from IHS Markit teams and partner organizations with ease
  • 7-10 years in customer success and/or account management in the advertising and marketing media, technology, or data industries
  • 5+ years of management experience in account management/customer success
  • History of building and leading teams to successful outcomes
  • Strong knowledge of, and interest in, Automotive marketing landscape
  • Strong written and verbal communications with an aptitude for presenting thoughts and ideas to all levels of internal and external stakeholders
  • Works to build consensus across groups with competing priorities
  • Persuasive with details and facts
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in all Microsoft Office and Salesforce applications

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Company: IHS Markit

Company Location:  Southfield, MI

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