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Title:  Support Account Manager


Bangalore, Karnataka, IN, 560071

Requisition ID:  48265
Job Summary

The Support Account Manager (SAM) combines strong customer relationship and crisis management skills with technical competencies to deliver the highest level of support service to Enterprise customers, with the aim to realize the maximum value of their NetApp solution and minimize disruption to the customer's operations. In close collaboration with other parts of NetApp support, the SAM oversees an optimal delivery of support activities for the customer and provides an effective crisis management and communication in case of disruptions. As trusted advisor of the customer and in partnership with the account team, the SAM actively drives pre-emptive and preventative recommendations which are tailored to the customer's business needs and technical environment, built on NetApp's Auto Support technology.


Essential Functions:
1. Personalized Service (Approximately 33% of time)
-Provide informed strategic planning, storage support best practices and upgrade advice.
-Understands the customers' environment and apply NetApp knowledge to improve the overall support experience.
-Conduct regular operational service reviews and provide customer-tailored best practice recommendations

2. Centralized Support Management (Approximately 33% of time)
-The SAM is strategically positioned to review and oversee all of assigned customers' NetApp support activities, enabling maximum efficiency while minimizing risk
-During any critical events, the SAM facilitates issue resolution and ensures effective communication, from customer storage administrators to high level management

3. Customized Proactive Care (Approximately 33% of time)
-Through a combination of expertise, analytics, tools and a deep understanding of customers' operating environment, the SAM consults and provides deliverables aimed at mitigating risks and ensuring stability of the NetApp Solution.

Job Requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Work hour requirements dependent on customer time zone alignment.
  • In-depth technical knowledge in Cloud, Storage and/or Virtualization Technology or the ability to quickly acquire this knowledge. Sufficient technical skills to obtain NCDA certification.
  • Strong aptitude for learning new technologies and processes and an understanding of how to apply these in a customer facing environment
  • Understand ARS risks and SP parameters and able to articulate meaning to customer
  • Able to influence and drive actions with customers (influence, negotiate), able to independently prepare and deliver SAM Service Review Meetings
  • Able to independently drive escalations, involving higher level support management at NetApp, ease of interaction with EPS
  • Able to participate and contribute in cross-functional teams and subject matter expert teams
  • Have an understanding of storage market developments, storage service gaps, suggest changes to close the gaps. Understand basics of NetApp finances. Able to identify sales priorities

A minimum of 6 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree.