Pearson Account Manager (West), NA Account Services in Idaho

Account Manager (West), NA Account Services

Description

North America’s Account Services organization is responsible for delivering the seamless setup of enterprise wide digital experiences for our most profitable and strategic Institutional, Corporate, Government and Professional Association clients. We continue our contribution to North America’s growth by also managing the service delivery planning and delivery at an executive level throughout the relationship.

We engage at the Executive/Administrative level and lead teams through the implementation and service delivery of Higher Education digital product s such as MyLab, Mastering, Revel; capabilities such as direct integrations; delivery models such as Access Code Delivery and MyLabsPlus, business models such as Digital Direct Access and Direct bill, as well as a multitude of service offerings such as SmartThinking (when included with a digital product) and bespoke experiences developed specifically for a customer.

The Account Manager is the single point of contact for all program and customer experience operations for our customer administration teams, their third party partners and Pearson internal teams. This role is Pearson’s champion for the customer, advocating their needs, translating these into requirements, validating outcomes through use cases & testing and ensuring both Pearson and customer capacity to deliver on agreed upon commitments. This role is a strategic thinker who can advocate the voice of the customer during sales planning and program delivery and is an influencer and a creative problem solver who can get things done.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides solution oriented subject matter expertise during the sales process (as a means to surface a shared vision of the customer experience across the administration, partners, faculty and students as well as Pearson functional areas)

  • Works with assigned Sales leadership to define appropriate courses for inclusion in programs based on both Pearson and customer capacity to deliver on desired relationship and CX outcomes.

  • Identifies with internal Pearson stakeholders what will be delivered and when as part of P&L and deal planning discussions, ensuring expectations are understood and Pearson has the ability to deliver on commitments before they are expressed or communicated to the customer.

  • Reviews customer agreements before they are delivered to the customer to ensure they reflect the agreed upon commitments discussed during the sales process.

  • Facilitates the pre-implementation kick off meeting with key stakeholders to engage on implementation activities.

  • Identifies the desired program experience for the Administration, students and faculty, guiding the Administration through a laser focused discovery phase and securing agreement on expected outcomes for the target term start.

  • Confirms scope, business requirements and expected outcomes relative to the population that will be be leveraging Pearson’s products and services, including number of courses, term start date, enrollment projections, delivery and product model, content selection, add/drop period, opt in/out needs, LMS integration requirements, faculty training and readiness, communications, reporting, billing and outcomes research.

  • Ensures customer and Pearson stakeholders have clear visibility and timely access to requirements, commitments and risks (including contingency plans).

  • Tracks and documents all decisions, follow ups and risks, managing risks to closure or through escalation.

  • Liaison to all Pearson functional areas for the customer, and represents Pearson functional areas to the customer (bringing in subject matter expertise on a deliberate basis when needed)

  • Responsible for all set up activities including the translation of customer operational and billing needs into Pearson systems.

  • Responsible for ensuring that an accurate profile of the customer is reflected in our CRMs and that sales and finance teams have the information they need around what is in place for assigned customers to drive billing and invoicing to the administration and revenue/growth at a local level.

  • Responsible for presenting the installation at internal review meetings and managing all follow ups and risks through resolution.

  • Responsible for assessing customer outcomes against expectations across key customer moments of truth to ensure quality.

  • Responsible for providing escalation support for Administration stakeholders throughout the semester, working with both Pearson and external stakeholders to resolve critical and sensitive customer issues.

  • Provides input into Account Planning with a focus on installation planning and service delivery planning, including key recommendations to retain and grow the business (from a service and installation perspective).

  • Monitors the health of the customer experience for assigned accounts throughout the semester and surfaces a view of progress, challenges and action plans which is reviewed with key stakeholders regularly.

Qualifications/ Attributes

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher

  • Must be able to travel up to 3o - 40% ofthe time

  • 3-5 years of management experience ina business operations role with focus on business analysis/ requirementsgathering in either the Higher Education, Healthcare or Insurance industries

  • 3-5 years experience directly managing customers (in a customer facing role) andserving as a customer liaison with internal teams with a proven track record ofinfluencing towards shared expectations and outcomes

  • Deep knowledge of how the DigitalDirect Access business model works and what needs to be set in place and whenin order for it to be operational for a customer

  • Experience with implementing andsupporting MyLabsPlus with customers

  • Understanding of access channels,integrations and operational set up processes

  • End to end customer set up experiencewith a general understanding of holistic program design & inner workings

  • Experience managing expectations andcoordinating deliverables across both internal and external stakeholders andinfluencing teams to resolve issues that impede progress

  • Experience with mapping requirementsto standard solutions before customization, and managing the customerexpectation of outcomes throughout an engagement

  • Strong critical thinking skills thatconnect decisions to outcomes, surface scalable process solutions, includingworkarounds and contingency plans

  • Strong influencing skills

  • Problem solver, deliberate

  • Ability to analyze, interpret and drawconclusions based upon data, decisions, business and technical procedures, aswell as government regulations

  • Experience with using data to supportstrategic and tactical decision making

  • Excellent verbal and writtencommunication skills coupled with an ability to effectively presentinformation, insights and stories guided by facts

  • Ability to quickly establish a rapportwith internal/external customers

  • Working knowledge of or ability topick up process mapping , ideation, journey mapping as well as requirements elicitation/documentation techniques

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Qualifications

North America’s Account Services organization is responsible for delivering the seamless setup of enterprise wide digital experiences for our most profitable and strategic Institutional, Corporate, Government and Professional Association clients. We continue our contribution to North America’s growth by also managing the service delivery planning and delivery at an executive level throughout the relationship.

We engage at the Executive/Administrative level and lead teams through the implementation and service delivery of Higher Education digital product s such as MyLab, Mastering, Revel; capabilities such as direct integrations; delivery models such as Access Code Delivery and MyLabsPlus, business models such as Digital Direct Access and Direct bill, as well as a multitude of service offerings such as SmartThinking (when included with a digital product) and bespoke experiences developed specifically for a customer.

The Account Manager is the single point of contact for all program and customer experience operations for our customer administration teams, their third party partners and Pearson internal teams. This role is Pearson’s champion for the customer, advocating their needs, translating these into requirements, validating outcomes through use cases & testing and ensuring both Pearson and customer capacity to deliver on agreed upon commitments. This role is a strategic thinker who can advocate the voice of the customer during sales planning and program delivery and is an influencer and a creative problem solver who can get things done.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides solution oriented subject matter expertise during the sales process (as a means to surface a shared vision of the customer experience across the administration, partners, faculty and students as well as Pearson functional areas)

  • Works with assigned Sales leadership to define appropriate courses for inclusion in programs based on both Pearson and customer capacity to deliver on desired relationship and CX outcomes.

  • Identifies with internal Pearson stakeholders what will be delivered and when as part of P&L and deal planning discussions, ensuring expectations are understood and Pearson has the ability to deliver on commitments before they are expressed or communicated to the customer.

  • Reviews customer agreements before they are delivered to the customer to ensure they reflect the agreed upon commitments discussed during the sales process.

  • Facilitates the pre-implementation kick off meeting with key stakeholders to engage on implementation activities.

  • Identifies the desired program experience for the Administration, students and faculty, guiding the Administration through a laser focused discovery phase and securing agreement on expected outcomes for the target term start.

  • Confirms scope, business requirements and expected outcomes relative to the population that will be be leveraging Pearson’s products and services, including number of courses, term start date, enrollment projections, delivery and product model, content selection, add/drop period, opt in/out needs, LMS integration requirements, faculty training and readiness, communications, reporting, billing and outcomes research.

  • Ensures customer and Pearson stakeholders have clear visibility and timely access to requirements, commitments and risks (including contingency plans).

  • Tracks and documents all decisions, follow ups and risks, managing risks to closure or through escalation.

  • Liaison to all Pearson functional areas for the customer, and represents Pearson functional areas to the customer (bringing in subject matter expertise on a deliberate basis when needed)

  • Responsible for all set up activities including the translation of customer operational and billing needs into Pearson systems.

  • Responsible for ensuring that an accurate profile of the customer is reflected in our CRMs and that sales and finance teams have the information they need around what is in place for assigned customers to drive billing and invoicing to the administration and revenue/growth at a local level.

  • Responsible for presenting the installation at internal review meetings and managing all follow ups and risks through resolution.

  • Responsible for assessing customer outcomes against expectations across key customer moments of truth to ensure quality.

  • Responsible for providing escalation support for Administration stakeholders throughout the semester, working with both Pearson and external stakeholders to resolve critical and sensitive customer issues.

  • Provides input into Account Planning with a focus on installation planning and service delivery planning, including key recommendations to retain and grow the business (from a service and installation perspective).

  • Monitors the health of the customer experience for assigned accounts throughout the semester and surfaces a view of progress, challenges and action plans which is reviewed with key stakeholders regularly.

Qualifications/ Attributes

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher

  • Must be able to travel up to 30- 40% ofthe time

  • 3-5 years of management experience ina business operations role with focus on business analysis/ requirementsgathering in either the Higher Education, Healthcare or Insurance industries

  • 3-5 years experience directly managing customers (in a customer facing role) andserving as a customer liaison with internal teams with a proven track record ofinfluencing towards shared expectations and outcomes

  • Deep knowledge of how the DigitalDirect Access business model works and what needs to be set in place and whenin order for it to be operational for a customer

  • Experience with implementing andsupporting MyLabsPlus with customers

  • Understanding of access channels,integrations and operational set up processes

  • End to end customer set up experiencewith a general understanding of holistic program design & inner workings

  • Experience managing expectations andcoordinating deliverables across both internal and external stakeholders andinfluencing teams to resolve issues that impede progress

  • Experience with mapping requirementsto standard solutions before customization, and managing the customerexpectation of outcomes throughout an engagement

  • Strong critical thinking skills thatconnect decisions to outcomes, surface scalable process solutions, includingworkarounds and contingency plans

  • Problem solver, deliberate

  • Ability to analyze, interpret and drawconclusions based upon data, decisions, business and technical procedures, aswell as government regulations

  • Experience with using data to supportstrategic and tactical decision making

  • Excellent verbal and writtencommunication skills coupled with an ability to effectively presentinformation, insights and stories guided by facts

  • Ability to quickly establish a rapportwith internal/external customers

  • Working knowledge of or ability topick up process mapping , ideation, journey mapping as well as requirements elicitation/documentation techniques

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-Washington

Other Locations US-Idaho, US-Alaska, US-Montana

Job: Sales

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 20, 2017