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VP, Cloud Technical Support Strategy & Programs (m/f/d)

Req id:  28268

Grasbrunn, BY, DE




As the world's leading provider of software-based solutions for enterprise information management (EIM), OpenText offers a comprehensive portfolio of products, services, and cloud services for the intelligent and networked enterprise. We help our more than 120,000 customers worldwide digitize data and processes and use analytics and artificial intelligence to gain deeper insight into business processes to make the right business decisions.



The Opportunity


Reporting to the VP, Global Technical Support, the VP, Cloud Technical Support Strategy and Programs, is responsible for development, readiness, and execution of Technical Support programs for OpenText Cloud products. This role will focus on establishing and improving the processes and operational business models that will allow us to deliver a high-quality support experience, while also contributing to company financial goals.  This role requires operational expertise, customer focus, understanding of enterprise cloud models, strategic thinking, transformational leadership, ability to manage complex projects, and the ability to work collaboratively with cross functional teams and to drive customer satisfaction.

Drive Cloud first transformation for technical support – roles, process, data.  


What You're Great At:


  • Responsible for enabling the OpenText global support organization to deliver high-quality technical support experiences for our CE and OT2 cloud products. 
  • Partner with Product Engineering, Cloud Operations and Professional Services to develop support models for OpenText cloud products. (CE and OT2) Develop clear processes and guidelines leading to smooth execution cross function resulting in a low-effort customer experience.
  • Engage with Sales and Product on custom services which require custom quotes - non-standard support terms and SLAs, new products or non-commercialized products or combinations, and non-standard sizing or deployment models. Ensure that delivery teams are prepared to deliver a great customer experience for custom deals. 
  • Partner with GTS geography delivery teams to ensure delivery teams are able to support our cloud customers, by providing the necessary tools and processes.
  • Accountable for global operational results delivered by geography teams – CSAT, Healthy Backlog and Organizational Productivity.  Lead global “get healthy” plans, provide automation, tools training, provide analysis and insight.  Utilize KPI’s to relentlessly drive service quality, thus impacting Customer Satisfaction and Retention.
  • Manage executive customer escalations as required, bringing together functions from across OpenText to quickly resolve issues impacting our key customers. 
  • Be an evangelist on service management by reinforcing best-practices and process excellence. 
  • Lead with a “digital first” approach, for customer engagement and automated customer support experience.


What It Takes:


  • 15 + years of experience leading technical support teams including leadership on a global scale and within the technology sector
  • The  ability to work and communicate collaboratively within OpenText to create alignment within and across groups which is inclusive of sharing resources, ideas, practices or approaches with others to further the best interest of the company. 
  • Demonstrated leadership by inspiring a clear and compelling vision of the future that generates excitement, enthusiasm, and commitment.  
  • Challenges the status quo; encourages people to question existing methods, practices, and assumptions; supports people in their efforts to try new things
  • Excellent relationship building skills and the ability to approach situations with an organizational and customer perspective 
  • Strong executive presence with proven communication skills to interact credibly with C Suite leadership teams.
  • Strong understanding of cloud software industry trends and best practices



At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Roles requiring a significant amount of trust may require criminal history verification. Please ask your Talent Acquisition Advisor for more information if you have any questions. 


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Subject to applicable laws and regulations, OpenText’s Global Vaccination Policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 in order to enter an OpenText office. Accommodations may be available.


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

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