CenturyLink Customer Support Manager III in Frankfurt, Germany

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink at http://www.centurylink.com/ for more information.

Job Summary

The Customer Support Manager is the ultimate customer advocate and single point of contact throughoutcustomer lifecycle. Implement cross-sell and up-sell initiatives increasing overall total customer spend within embedded named customer accounts. The key responsibility will be to develop and manage customer relationships to retain and grow existing revenue inclusive of primary contract renewal responsibility.

Job Description

Meet with customer ongoing and re-confirm mutual expectations of business governance activities sales

and commercial inquiries and general issues related to the stewardship of the account.

  • Assist operations with the management and development of customer relationships with Operations so that processes

and interface arrangements are understood between the two companies.

  • Expedite customer-impacting processes by facilitating requests with appropriate internal groups, coordinating completion,

and ensuring timely responses. Analyze or evaluate that the contracted services are provided to the agreed SLAs.

  • Facilitate/initiate service inventory integrity. Maintain customer record, including account history.

  • Initiate/Coordinate with RFO team as appropriate on behalf of customer and once delivered ensure customer


  • Usage analysis of specific products and determine if there is potential for up-sell. Main sales contact to the customer for

situations involving AD transition or open territory coverage.

  • Perform comprehensive monthly and quarterly customer strategic business reviews & develop improvement plans

focused on service experience, spend overview and open order status inventory.

  • Portal On boarding/process training. Onboard customers in partnership with SME organization. Review Customer

Information Guides with Customer, update when necessary. Liaise with internal depts. & customer to ensure all needs are

addressed related to onboarding.

  • Provide support to billing/financial services with sales funnel management and RFP support for upsell/retention, of

named CSM accounts.


Experience in developing long-term business relationships with key decision makers within

organizations, with a proven knowledge of the sales cycle.

  • An ability to work closely with the customer and effectively negotiate directly with the customer and internally on their


  • Drive balanced communication with tact and diplomacy, while juggling competing customer & company priorities.

  • Knowledge of new technologies and selling points which includes enhancing expertise in the company's product

application technologies.

  • Understanding of IP Products and Services.

  • Experience in teaming effectively with others across different disciplines, functions and organizations.

  • Strong written, oral communication skills to include presentation skills, interpersonal skills, and a professional business


  • Ability to multi task and meet multiple timelines.

  • The ability to travel to customer sites.

  • Working knowledge of the applicable tools & techniques of customer support within telecommunications.

  • Working knowledge of MS Office suite.


Alternate Location: DE-Germany-Germany

Requisition #: 200908

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