Customer Success Advocate - Automotive Software

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Date: Feb 17, 2021

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US, 16066

Company: CDK

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With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.   CDK Global solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.   


We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organization where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.


From data scientists to sales and client service experts, we’re hiring to support your growth and ours - Green light your career.  

CDK Global is hiring a Customer Success Advocate with prior experience in the automotive industry.


Considering candidates in the Philadelphia or Pittsburgh areas of Pennsylvania only.  This position has a 50% travel requirement, by car, throughout Pennsylvania.


Position Summary

The Customer Success Advocate is responsible for customer satisfaction and success. By interacting with assigned dealerships the Customer Success Advocate will understand the business needs of the client in order to assist with driving the CDK solution value. They will strive to maximize adoption and utilization of CDK products, driving client engagement.


Position Responsibilities & Essential functions

. Effectively manage the progress and results of accounts assigned.

. Engage in high-profile activity across strategic client groups.

. Build and develop strong working relationships with customers and all users at all levels from Dealer/Owner/Decision Maker on down.

. Work with ‘at risk’ clients and determine the proper action plan.

. Demonstrate account ownership by responding to client requests with a constant sense of urgency.

. Monitor and analyze account performance and trends to determine adjustments to dealer expectations, goals, and objectives in order to achieve results.

. Closely monitor system ‘red flags’ and emergencies with clients, taking immediate action at all times.

. Generate additional revenue by harvesting existing accounts for additional stores and products.

. Determine needs for additional resources in order to maintain continued success with all clients.

. Continually work on the ‘cancelled’ accounts to re-engage and reclaim revenue

. Effectively manage time and activity to successfully engage with at least 5 clients per day

. Travel to clients, allowing for maximum quality time with all clients and maximum client reach.

. Work with new team members, including Performance Managers, etc. as required as a mentor.

. Engage and participate in the exchange of best practices across entire team 


Qualifications & Job Requirements

. Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent experience

. Ability to travel 50% by car throughout Pennsylvania

. 5+ years of retail automotive experience

. 5+ years of client services, marketing or sales experience

. B2B or outside sales or account management experience

. Ability to work and influence across all levels of an automotive dealership

. In-depth knowledge of front-end dealership operations or in training dealer staff on software applications and process

. CDK application knowledge regarding Sales/F&I, Accounting, Service and Parts workflows

. Proficient in using Salesforce


CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work.  You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on.   That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well.   All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.


At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.  

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