Senior Account Escalation Manager

Surrey Contract / 12 Months

Our client, an international software company is looking to hire a Senior Account Escalation Manager to manage customer accounts requiring an enhanced level of interaction and personalised service during an account-level escalation.

The Account Escalation Manager shall establish a trusted short-term advisor relationship that works to ensure the customer’s overall satisfaction with our products and services.

This role requires the successful candidate to be in the office AT LEAST 1-2 days a week.

This is a 12-month FTC perfect for a Account Manager professional who meets all of the criteria below:

Essential Skills:

  • Proven experience in similar roles at other Enterprise Software (ideally ITIL related) companies, to include technical account management, program or project management or other leadership roles in account teams.
  • Experience working with Enterprise Software companies.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and drive required business and technical outcomes in complex environments with multiple stakeholders, to include problem management and/or escalation management.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) with strong presentation and facilitation skills (proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and consult (providing options with pros, cons and risks) while providing thought leadership to sponsors/stakeholders in solving governance, program/project management, business process and/or technical problems.
  • Experience dealing with technical end-users in a support role
  • Familiarity with SaaS deployments and its supporting architecture

Key Skills:

  • Ability to see the bigger picture in all situations.
  • Possess the type of magnetic personality that naturally builds relationships and instils trust.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively work in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Proven team player and team builder.
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills.
  • Personal commitment to customer satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Development and Execution of Get-Well Plan: Understand all aspects of the situation and develop a clear scope and get-well plan.
  • 100% ownership of the account escalation engagement and all activities that make up the get-well plan.
  • Maintain disciplined and regular communications within accounts, from C-level executives to front line administrators, while building credibility through timely action and responsiveness during the account escalation.
  • Review & analyse Customer health trends to pro-actively identify and resolve issues before the customer escalates.
  • Co-ordination with all internal subject matter experts and stakeholders, acting as the focal/decision point for all active customer activities pertaining to the account escalation.
  • Regularly report internally to leadership audiences, through C-level, on active account escalation status.
  • Up to 10% travel annually – the role is an office based role but there might be a level of travelling associated with, for example other offices in EMEA or to the HQ in the States.


  • A degree or equivalent, preferably in Information Technology, and proven experience in consulting and project management.
  • PMP certification is a plus.
  • ITIL Foundations, or higher, Certification preferred.

If you meet all of these requirements, are looking for a new contract and would like the chance to further your career, feel free to reach out!

Job Information

Job Reference: JO-2207-257244
Salary per: annum
Job Duration: 12 Months
Job Start Date: ASAP
Job Industries: Programme & Project Management Jobs
Job Locations: Surrey
Job Types: Contract

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