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Employer: Finastra
  • Customer Support - Client Service
  • IT Software
  • Management - Consulting
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: > 5 years of experience
  • Updated at: 27.12.2018
    Short company description

    Formed in 2017 by the combination of Misys and D+H, Finastra builds and deploys innovative, next-generation technology on our open Fusion software architecture and cloud ecosystem. Our scale and geographical reach means that we can serve customers effectively, regardless of their size or location—from global financial institutions to community banks and credit unions.


    - Has worked in Cloud models such as Software-as-a-Service,Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service
    - Proven track record in client relations management, especially in the Cloud Service Delivery marketplace
    - Strong service management and program management skills. Formal training in management disciplines will be an advantage.
    - Extensive experience in working with Projects and Operations teams to ensure the provision of high-quality customer on-boarding and service provision.
    - Politically astuteness, negotiation and conflict management skills.
    - Must be articulate in both the verbal & written communication.
    - Analytical and problem-solving attributes.
    - Exhibit tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive customer issues.
    - Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
    - Able to identify the current status of customer expectations and satisfaction levels.
    - Organised and self-driven to achieve goals
    - Cool under pressure
    - Ability to ‘bring others along’ to the one goal, in a global, multi-cultural and cross-functional organization
    - Self-motivated and able to work independently and autonomously.
    - Ability to travel

    Qualifications & Certification:

    - Degree level education in numerical, technical or business subjects or equivalent relevant experience.
    - 5 to 10+ years in an IT-Cloud or Managed Service environment with significant client contact across all levels within a technical environment.
    - ITIL Qualification, especially ITIL Foundation
    - Advanced English is mandatory, other European Languages are a plus


    Your deliverables will include, but are not limited to, the following:

    - Accountability and responsibility for Cloud customer take-on, retention and service satisfaction through establishing and maintaining service excellence; contributing to the achievement of agreed client goals and managing expectations accordingly.
    - Define and manage the agreed operational governance model for Cloud clients.
    - Proactively coordinate, prioritize and align services and resource requirements with delivery area owners; identifying and communicating delivery risk on all levels.
    - Identify and manage areas where the client has expectations that are misaligned with their contract / Finastra policy and work to gain re-alignment
    - Ensure the Handover process from implementation to production support is completed, engaging client stakeholders and professional services alike, appraising the customer on Customer Support procedures and standards/tools.
    - Educate the customer in their roles and responsibilities in respect to production and non-production support, setting / aligning expectations and identifying areas where improvements can be made and work with them to enable those improvements, including the identification of customer self-enablement opportunities; working with the customer to plan and progress as necessary, including identification and progression of Premium Support.
    - Provide leadership and ownership and manage the delivery of service in a cross-team partnership model, building and nurturing a relationship built on transparency, respect and trust as ‘One Service Team’ with the customer.
    - Work with cross-functional teams, to resolve any operational escalations, breakdowns in the process, identifying and discussing with Support management, what needs to be done tactically and strategically to improve; proactively communicate escalations and create and provide regular updates regarding escalated clients to the Finastra teams and Finastra Leadership Team.
    - Organize, prepare and drive regular service and Service Level status update and management meetings, as agreed with the client and internally; understand the client “RAG” status at all times and identify and progress areas where improvement is necessary.
    - Understand the client business and application road map and advise on direction and schedules to ensure the best possible experience, clearly identifying upfront and ongoing, risks and how they may be mitigated/minimized.
    - Support the organization to organically grow the account, expand the portfolio of licensed software and contracted services, through service excellence and positive client relations and trust, working closely with other areas of the organization as necessary.
    - Support and coach the Customer Support Customer Advocate in respect to client interaction; building skill and confidence.
    - Drive and work to industry standard IT Service Management process