Customer Success Manager, Central/Midwest (Remote)

Customer Success and Support Chicago, Illinois Minneapolis, MN Detroit, Michigan Indianapolis, Indiana Columbus, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio St. Louis, Missouri

Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our product and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, customers, having fun and most importantly to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey!

Splunk is the world’s first Data-to-Everything Platform. Now organizations no longer need to worry about where their data is coming from, and they are free to focus on the business outcomes that data can deliver.


The Manager, Customer Success is responsible for building and setting the strategic direction for Splunk’s CSM organization in the Strategic AMER West region. In this leadership position, you will lead the charge in helping our customers adopt and expand their use of the Splunk platform, technologies and services across Splunk’s commercial ecosystem. You will have functional responsibility over the West’s Customer Success Management organization and drive standards for hiring, training, and commercial execution in the field. Additionally, you will:

  • Drive customer success strategies and work collaboratively to help them roadmap a solution to achieve their business objectives, ultimately leading to a strong renewal and expansion of the Splunk portfolio for all customers
  • Set performance targets and metrics for the West team’s CSM organization.
  • Provide communication to customers regarding Splunk's new product capabilities and use cases, as well as help them meet desired outcomes.
  • Meet with Senior Leaders of Splunk's most strategic accounts and help guide their commercial vision utilizing Splunk’s platform and technology.
  • Function as a liaison between customer and various teams at Splunk (Account team, Education & Training, Professional Services, Renewals, Support, Product, etc.)
  • Lead the creation of onboarding, enablement and skill set development for the CSM function.

You will be asked to achieve the following goals:

  • Commercial execution in dormant & active accounts
  • Leadership and creation of standards across the West CSM team
  • Customer adoption and expansion of Splunk technology
  • Expand the market coverage of the CSM function
  • Lead adoption and value realization activities for all customers, securing a strong renewal and expansion of the portfolio of customers


You will oversee the West’s Customer Success Management organization by developing the commercial strategy for the team, communicating with senior leaders at strategic accounts, and building out a team of customer focused CSMs that share in Spunk's vision for the future.

Other responsibilities will include you:

  • Developing customer success roadmaps
  • Conducting periodic customer check-ins and business reviews
  • Monitoring customer performance
  • Achieving desired outcomes to help create referenceable customers
  • Coaching team in establishing themselves as trusted advisors for the customers they support
  • Acting as “QB” for Splunk internal resources
  • Sharing standard methodologies, product information, and Splunk news.
  • Supporting/driving customer campaigns
  • Leading customer success metrics workshops
  • Managing adoption, value realization and renewals for all customers in the portfolio


  • Significant amount of technical experience in customer-centric roles.
  • Several years running technical customer-facing teams.
  • You have a post-sales commercial mentality
  • Strong experience with software renewal activity in a SaaS and subscription-based business model
  • Demonstrable ability to lead expansion and adoption into large accounts.
  • Consistent record of exceeding revenue targets for several years.
  • Business consulting experience with demonstrated success in the following:
  • Poised in objection handling
  • Ability to craft and articulate a roadmap for customer to achieve success
  • Skilled in developing and maintaining executive relationships and associated influencing strategies
  • Project management including managing disparate, multi-functional, cross-enterprise project teams
  • Ability to have value-based conversations with business executives
  • Experience managing products, product offerings and customer experience
  • Strong communication skills including professional writing skills, verbal skills and experience presenting to executive teams
  • Strong Presales experience plus post-sales experience is strongly desired
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree required – master’s degree a plus

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


Thank you for your interest in Splunk!