Pioneer | Manager / Senior Manager – Customer Relations

Manager / Senior Manager – Customer Relations

Job Category: Customer Relations
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Philadelphia
Hiring Organization: Pioneer Academics


  • Providing a best-in-class applicant experience by coaching and role-modeling a superior customer excellence mindset where quality and knowledge-sharing take priority
  • Developing strategic insights and trends based on reports and research and contributing/developing the next evolution of customer excellence and service product
  • Providing creative leadership to the team and best representing global customer-facing teams to other stakeholders
  • Partnering  with the various functions including but not limited to Marketing, Credit, Engineering, Finance, and other Operations units to share and drive client feedback and product improvements
  • Building scalable processes for efficiency, improving transparency, and effective allocation of time and resources.
  • Communicating with executive-level stakeholders, identifying dependencies and managing escalations
  • Ensuring the disciplined use of internal systems while tapping into the creativity of the team for continuous improvement
  • Providing customer insights that form the basis for growing our product portfolio and driving process innovation
  • Focusing on continuous improvement in conversion through automation, training, and cross-functional collaboration


  • Undergraduate degree, preferably with a marketing or finance concentration
  • You are an experienced leader and an industry expert (or getting there), bringing in-depth knowledge of CRM – Service, especially in (but not limited to) Financial Services or Education
  • You should at least 12+ years (15+ for Senior Manager) of Industry experience with at least 4-5 years of experience in developing / managing / heading CRM – Service Applications
  • You have a strong drive to succeed, demonstrate integrity, and top-tier thought leader – managing SLAs in fast-paced dynamic environment should be easy for you
  • You are a very collaborative and driven person with the ability to “make things happen”. At the same time, you are a deeply technical person, willing to get your hands dirty in the minutiae if the need arises.
  • A start-up experience with global customer base would be an important add-on
  • Extensive experience in process improvement through automation and tech-enabled tool
  • A self-driven, thought leader, technically focused, with excellent record of accomplishment of implementing transformation programs
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills – strong analytical skills
  • Empathetic and passionate about your products and customers/end-users
  • An effective communicator who is organized, articulate, confident, and polished in front of customers and decision makers
  • Bachelor’s degree from a reputed Institution. Masters preferred
  • English fluency, foreign language is a plus

A passion for financial inclusion and access to higher education is a must!

In addition, you should be comfortable working in a start-up environment, meaning a small agile team, fast-evolving roles and responsibilities, variable workload and tight deadlines, a high degree of autonomy, and 80-20 everything.

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