Virtual Customer Success Manager

Position Overview:

The Virtual Customer Success Manager (VCSM) will clearly articulate and demonstrate learning methodologies and best practices to Skillsoft's customer base and is expected to share experiences with the Consulting Services organization.

The VCSM partners with the Skillsoft sales team to drive impactful value and develop existing customer relationships to secure renewal and growth. They are the primary account owner and trusted advisor to customer stakeholders and project teams, and are responsible for driving program improvement, success and value throughout the customer lifecycle. The VCSM brings experience and knowledge in creating and driving impactful learning initiatives though the practice of Skillsoft's strategic methodologies and emphasizes on program efficiencies, effectiveness and outcomes. This role involves consulting with many levels, and focuses on program design tied to organizational imperatives and business goals; strategic alignment; adoption, end-user experience; marketing and communication strategy planning and value measurement.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for enabling success throughout the customer lifecycle using Skillsoft consulting best practices and methodologies, to drive renewal and growth outcomes for designated customer accounts as assigned by the Manager
  • Responsible for overall management of relationships and projects and is the main point of contact for the account team and the customer. Establishes relationships with stakeholders and mobilizers across the customer organization and enlists and manages internal Skillsoft resources including Client Service Consultants, Services, Technical Resources, and others throughout the lifecycle as needed
  • Responsible for planning and driving ongoing account strategy (including setting account goals and priorities)
  • Conduct annual customer reviews of overall account health including benchmarking and best practices
  • Achieve annual certification in the use of Skillsoft methodologies, models and tools used to drive customer success, renewals and growth
  • Responsible for customer monthly license consumption reporting and quarterly data analysis providing solution findings and trends
  • Responsible and accountable for the customer Account Health Record, keeping details current and meeting established goals
  • Responsible for entering key customer activities into Salesforce on a regular basis
  • Responsible for pursuing strategic alignment opportunities throughout the customer organization
  • Responsible for vetting customer mapping requests to gain understanding of the initiative and deployment plan
  • Responsible for performing end-user audits for each customer and providing recommendations for improving the overall end-user experience
  • Maintain industry knowledge and trends via internal resources
  • Collaborate regularly and share best practices and successes with team
  • Engage the customer's elearning Project Team in ongoing expansion and refinement of the program strategy in order to achieve ongoing success and value
  • As a vital extension of the Skillsoft Sales Team, the vCSM contributes to the achievement of revenue goals as a support resource for up-selling and renewal opportunities
  • Participate on project teams that contribute to the overall Customer Success organization
  • Direct customers to self-serve options provided in Skillsoft's customer portal
  • Participate in ongoing development in areas such as Skillsoft product knowledge; customer lifecycle management; various Skillsoft internal tools; and professional development (including business acumen; consultative skills; time-management; organization skills; project management, presentation skills, Excel and PowerPoint skills)
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge in Skillsoft content, learning design and technology
  • Channel technical issues to the appropriate resources and escalate custom satisfaction issues as needed
  • Demonstrate proficiency in internal processes

Job Requirements:

  • Customer Focused - personally demonstrates an exceptional level of customer support to external and internal customers by identifying, and responding to their needs in a timely and efficient manner
  • Expertise in the elearning Industry; proven ability to articulate its features and benefits to all levels of the business enterprise, including understanding of the customer's business drivers
  • Knowledge of current IT and End User technology, Business Skills and Competency Development with the ability to articulate their relevance to the organization's training needs
  • Knowledge of talent management and key organizational learning initiatives such as leadership development, management development and professional development
  • Knowledge in competency framework, needs assessments and ability to advise clients on learning solutions based on Skillsoft's content library
  • Familiarity with common web technologies (browsers, HTML, JavaScript, etc.)

Skills Required:

  • Consulting, listening and communication skills, demonstrated by the ability to establish influential relationships with diverse customers, including business owners
  • Superior customer service skills demonstrating responsiveness, positive attitude and professionalism
  • Facilitation skills for meetings and group activities, both virtual and live, demonstrating the ability to guide groups, listen and question effectively (includes corporate/executive briefings)
  • Presentation skills, both virtual and live, in large and small group settings and exceptional knowledge of Webex
  • Written communication skills, demonstrating the ability to write with purpose, clarity, and accuracy
  • Project management and organizational skills specifically managing multi-solution, simple to complex, concurrent projects
  • Critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making that balance analysis with responsiveness for independent, solution-focused action
  • Strong self-directed work habits, exhibiting initiative, drive, creativity, maturity, self-assurance and professionalism
  • Ability to easily adapt to change as it relates to customer strategy, internal/external relationships and organizational direction
  • Data analytical skills
  • Teamwork skills and ability to act as a strategic partner to the client and sales team.
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills and proficient in Word and Outlook
  • Competency in written and spoken French would be an asset

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in business, education or related field; or equivalent experience
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About Skillsoft

Mission Statement:


Our mission is to deliver beautiful technology and engaging content that is accessible to all

What Success Look Like At Skillsoft:



Team members continually push towards achieving our collective purpose. They recognize that their individual efforts must fundamentally connect throughout the organization to achieve a greater impact. They are adept at working cross functionally and acknowledge the contributions of others.



Team members are always questioning how it can be done better – “that’s the way it has always been done” is never the right answer. They are passionate, resourceful and resilient to setbacks. They believe in positively transforming people’s lives and careers through continuous learning. They inspire others to grow outside of their comfort zone.



Team members never compromise integrity to achieve results. They support the customer and each other, and are constantly mindful of creating a positive customer experience both internally and externally.




Team members are innovative, creative and intellectually curious. They incorporate different perspectives into their thinking. They respond quickly and positively to changing demands while remaining keenly focused on how people learn and the learner experience.




Team members hold themselves accountable. They take a data driven approach to determining achievement effectiveness. They are never satisfied with the notion of “It’s good enough.”




Comprehensive Benefit Programs

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus or monthly commission opportunity
  • Complimentary health and dental coverage
  • Short Term and Long Term disability coverage
  • AD&D and Life Insurance
  • Home Internet reimbursement program
  • RRSP employer matching program
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Unlimited access to our product library
  • Family access to many of our products
  • On site vendor certification center
  • Wellness program that features gym membership reimbursement
  • Complimentary EAP program
  • Birthday off each year!
  • Working hours to undertake volunteer activities
  • A focus on promotion from within
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