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Manager, Technical Support - IN

Gurugram, India
Full-Time
Manager, Technical Support - IN

*Must be open for permanent night shift (9.30 PM to 6.30 AM IST)

Job Profile Summary:
Provides leadership and direction for the delivery of pre and post-sales services and support to clients
and customers. Manages all facets of customer retention (CRM) including participating in the
resolution of customer concerns and defining and developing a customer contact strategy. Analyzes
operational processes, escalation procedures and performs training needs assessments for identifying
opportunities for service delivery improvements and value add to the organization. Reviews SLA
claims. Develops and manages service with speed and accuracy and all client/customer service
delivery issues are resolved. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient
operation of the function. Responsible for adhering to company security policies and procedures and
any other relevant policies and standards as directed.

Career Level Summary
• Manages professional employees and/or team leads
• Has accountability for the performance and results of a team within own area of specialty
• Adapts functional area plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges
• Decisions and problem solving are guided by processes, procedures and functional area plan;
receives guidance from senior management
• Provides technical guidance to employees, colleagues and/or customers
Critical Competencies
• Business Insight: Utilizes knowledge of practices and approaches for managing the function as a
viable business entity
 Utilizes knowledge of the organization’s business model and operations to drive projects and
analyses that support the organization’s mission
 Applies advanced understanding of the policies, practices, trends and information that impact
the organization and its customers to anticipate and plan for each step of a complex project
 Demonstrates understanding of the financial impact of decisions/solutions to drive projects
and analyses that support the organization’s mission
• Systems Thinking: Takes a whole systems approach to analyze business issues and implements
holistic solutions, ensuring that linkages between structure, people, process and technology are made
 Facilitates collaboration with different stakeholders with varied perspectives to develop
effective solutions to issues
 Strives for optimum organizational efficiency by applying systems thinking across boundaries
and making recommendations about policies/ processes
 Takes a whole systems approach to analyze issues and implements holistic solutions by
ensuring that linkages between structure, people, process and technology are made

Key Responsibilities
• Other Incidental tasks related to the job, as necessary.
• Manages team members in the delivery of technical activities that support customers
• Accountable for the performance and results of a team within a specialty area
• Adapts functional area plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges across
varied work types
• Provides technical guidance to employees, colleagues and/or customers regarding systems
monitoring, operations and company systems malfunctions
• Accountable for meeting response requirements related to service level agreements
• Collaborates across teams to ensure speed, expertise and consistency of customer outcomes
through collaborative coverage, work handoff and creative allocation of resources to solve complex
customer issues or deliver on projects
• Collaborates across teams and departments to develop and execute customer service strategies that
are tied to the achievement of company objectives
• Drive the development and engagement of employees through professional development programs,
tasks of increasing complexity, projects, and engagements
• Provides expertise and representation of the product/platforms in higher level meetings, as well as
with customers
• Leads crisis responses; executes an operational remediation plan for a team, shift or across shifts
• Ensures design support scalability, quality, performance, security, maintainability and architectural
integrity, and ensures solutions are delivered in alignment with the defined product strategies and
goals
• Focuses on continuous improvement to the operation, technical standards, process and the
customer experience
• Own/drive/lead projects at the department/functional level across teams and shifts to enhance or
ensure consistency, quality, speed of service and architectural integrity
• Participate in transformative projects at the functional level
• Change Management: identifies and requests changes that impact the company globally;
understands the change management process, Risk Priority Number (RPN) scoring, and risk mitigation
for each change; plans, briefs and implements the change
• Problem Management: serves as champion, scribe, or facilitator in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) where
systems, tools, process or people did not achieve desired outcomes
Knowledge
• Strong knowledge of the principles of customer service management and delivery
• Knowledge of all facets of customer retention (CRM)
• Expert knowledge in the methods and principles of finding resolution to customer concerns and
developing a customer contact strategy
• Specialist knowledge in support of Rackspace standards
• Applies understanding of the business and how own area integrates with others to achieve
functional area objectives
• Expert knowledge in analyzing operational processes, escalation procedures and performing training
needs assessments for identifying opportunities for service delivery improvements. Expert knowledge
in developing customer service department procedures

Skills
• Ability to communicate effectively across levels verbally, in writing, and in presentations
• Exceptional people skills with the ability to engage and motivate subordinates and peers

Education
• Bachelor's Degree in business or technology related field.
• At the Manager's discretion, 4 years of additional related experience may substitute for the degree
requirement; if substitution allowed, regional equivalent to High School Diploma is required

PREFERRED
 Rackspace Emerging Leaders or other leadership development program
Certifications
• ITIL Certification preferred.
• Project Management Certification preferred

Experience
• 7 - 9 years of relevant work experience of progressve responsibility involving customer service
• Experience indirectly leading teams or guiding less experienced resources
• Demonstrated ownership in some leadership tasks or progressive development through leadership
training is desired.
• 2 years management experience is required if the candidate has no technical experience

Physical Demands
General office environment: no special physical demands required.
May require long periods of sitting and viewing a computer monitor.
Travel
Occasional domestic/international travel, less than 50%


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