Customer Support Manager at Drift

| Greater Boston Area
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About Drift

Drift is the new way businesses buy from businesses. With its quickly evolving set of tools and playbooks, Drift is the world’s leading conversational marketing platform, trusted by top enterprise businesses like Marketo, Okta, Outreach, Ellie Mae, and over 150,000 other businesses. Sales and marketing teams rely on Drift to connect now with the customers who are ready to buy now. Based in Boston, Drift was founded by serial marketing technology entrepreneurs David Cancel and Elias Torres and is backed by leading venture capitalists including CRV, General Catalyst, and Sequoia.

What's it like to work at Drift?

We help companies build better pipeline faster by connecting them now with the people who want to buy now. Drift is changing the way businesses buy from businesses by building software tools that make conversational commerce accessible to anyone. We want the world to revolve around the customer, and we lead by example.

About the role 

An outstanding opportunity to join one of the fastest growing technology companies in Boston to lead our Customer Advocate (CA) Team. The CA team is one of the most important groups in Drift as it is on the frontline providing support to our most important asset, our Customers. You will lead a group of 10 CA Advocates, coaching them delivering a best in class experience with our customers, advocating for the customer within Drift, developing the CA teams’ skillset and helping us refine our processes to deliver best-in-class support.

About what you’ll be doing on the team

In one month you’ll…

  • Attend training to learn the Drift story, how we work, and our goals for the future
  • Learn how Drift works and why our customers use it
  • Have 1:1 meetings with your direct manager and all your direct reports 
  • Shadow colleagues, learn best practices for what makes Drift Customers successful
  • Manage frontline team & remote team to ensure they are driving the Drift customer experience 
  • Document your learnings on our experience and identify areas of improvement 

By month 3 you’ll…

  • Continue to master your knowledge of the Drift product and leverage this to figure out how to enable ongoing learnings for the team
  • Own customer escalations and guide the team on how to de-escalate 
  • Coach and develop the team on the spot and through 1:1s using observations, feedback, and metrics
  • Provide a strong perspective on the Drift customer experience and bring it to life through feedback to the team, customer communication, and internal partnerships 
  • Be an active voice for the team advocating for what they need to do their jobs better 

By month 6 you’ll… 

  • Oversee training, on-boarding, and continued education for the customer advocacy team 
  • Enable team and help them execute on projects that synthesize customer interactions and internal Drift processes to improve the customer experience 
  • Identify and take on initiatives for team growth (both in terms of headcount as well as individual development) and customer experience 
  • Manage a team that is consistently hitting and exceeding the customer experience goals you have set forth for them
  • Work with your manager to identify a plan of continued growth

About you: 

You will be strongly customer centric and passionate about making a difference in your role. You will be a self-starter, self-motivated, able to think independently and at the same time want to continue to learn and develop your skill set. You will be a thinker and problem solver. You will be a team player, able to work across different departments and different management levels and focussed on solving customer issues and helping us solve business problems. You will be a leader and a teacher, passionate about developing a group of professionals in their skillset and career.

Specifically you will be:

  • Experience managing a growing support team. We want someone who has done it before and can use their experiences to help us build a world class department and team.
  • Have 5+ years of experience in a tech company, ideally with some start-up experience
  • A strong leader that values the idea of both metrics and the intangibles of the customer experience; you are both a strategic planner and can be hands on 
  • Passionate about technology and staying on top of ever changing industry trends
  • A team player across the Company. We are building a great Company and passionate about having people committed to making the Company successful. You are very comfortable asking for help and always ready to help others
  • Excited by change and can maintain order in a fast, fun and fascinating environment

Drift is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Drift is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at [email protected] 


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Location

Right in the heart of Back Bay 🙏

An Insider's view of Drift

What are some social events your company does?

Every summer we take a few days as a team and head to Western Massachusetts for Camp Drift! Camp is an amazing weekend where we take a moment to celebrate what we have accomplished, and set goals for the coming year.

Lacey

Public Relations

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I feel really lucky because I get to work with the Sales, Customer Success, Product, and Ops team on a regular basis. We say "One team, one dream" un-ironically and are always willing to hop into anything that benefits the customer.

Sara

Conversational Marketing Specialist

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our leadership principles are the core of who we are and how we operate every day. Bringing these in to your actions, decisions, and how you deliver results is the surest way to be successful here. Walk the talk. Focus on the customer. Deliver results every single day.

Kari

Director of Learning and Development

What is your vision for the company?

Today, all of our lives run in real-time. As a result, our expectations for how we communicate with businesses have changed: we expect answers in real-time too. Customers have all of the power today, and that’s why we put a premium on how we’re treated. Businesses need to adapt to this shift in order to thrive today, and that’s what we focus on.

David

CEO, Co-Founder

What’s the vibe like in the office?

High-energy! From sales, to marketing, to customer success and beyond everyone rallies around one common goal which is putting the customer first. End of month is always exciting for this reason.

Amanda

Customer Success Manager

What are Drift Perks + Benefits

Drift Benefits Overview

Our employees are our greatest asset. To take care of you and your family we offer an extensive employee benefit plan. On top of comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans, we also offer generous PTO, parental leave for primary and secondary caregivers, 401K matching, wellness perks and discounts, free lunch, snacks and coffee every day, the Drift book club (one free book of your choosing a month!), a mentor series, and more.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Every other week Inner City Weightlifting comes to the office to teach a fitness class to Drift employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
After working at Drift for three years, all Drift employees are eligible for a month-long sabbatical.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
Mentorship program
We believe in the power of mentorship and regularly bring external guests into our office to teach us.
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