Customer Support Manager - Software Firm


Talent Partners are an award winning Recruitment business and are part of MRINetwork, one of the largest and most successful recruitment organisations in the world. Our office has consistently being recognised as a top performing office within the MRINetwork and we are now looking to hire a Customer Support Manager for a Dublin based client.  

Role Overview:

Our client is looking to hire an experienced Customer Support Manager to provide excellent customer service and to manage both internal and outsourced support services to their Customers. The overall goal is to increase customer satisfaction, loyalty and retention through a customer support experience that is consistently responsive, results focused, communicative, knowledgeable and continuously improving 

Key Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Manage the customer service experience to meet Customer needs for a consistently responsive, empathetic and results oriented service
  • Take ownership of Customer issues and follow problems through to resolution maintaining strong communication channels to Customers, Partners and internally throughout.
  • Develop excellent relationships with key customers and implement regular reporting with them to show the value delivered by the Customer Support function.
  • Establish, develop and manage Service Level Agreements & KPI targets with outsourced support Partners.
  • Recruit, mentor and develop Customer Support staff and nurture an environment where they can excel through encouragement, development and empowerment
  • Set clear team goals and personal objectives and monitor/mentor team closely to address any knowledge, skills or other weaknesses to ensure goal achievement.
  • Develop evaluate and re-design, where necessary, service procedures, processes, policies and standards required to support continuous development of services
  • Improve customer service quality by creating & maintaining a suite of reports to establish and communicate performance against key service metrics, monitor and analyse results, & implement change addressing service, product or knowledge gaps.
  • Work closely with Development teams to address any product related issues which require their intervention.
  • Match the workload of the Service teams with the growth in the Customer base by driving up percentage of tickets resolved by outsourced partners, improving the knowledge levels of all service providers and ensuring the optimal performance of the in-house services team.
  • Develop a knowledge base to facilitate Customer self-help and decrease the need for ticket creation.
  • Maintain a customer support schedule and availability of services and personnel to meet Customer contractual needs.


The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:

  • A proven working experience as a Customer Support Manager within a software vendor environment (preferably SaaS based)
  • Technical knowledge with the ability to understand the business impact of issues and to translate update information back to Customers in non-technical terms.
  • Customer service orientation with customer empathy
  • Track record of managing outsourced first and second line support services  
  • Fully proficient in working and managing to exceed Service Level Agreement standards & KPIs.
  • Proven ability to continuously improve services through process optimisation and team skill development
  • Experience of developing/operating a knowledge base to reduce ticket volume Customer and
  • KPI achiever
  • Ability to scale services to keep growth in Customer base and quality customer services in tandem.
  • Excellent knowledge of management methods and techniques
  • Working knowledge of customer service software, databases and tools
  • Awareness of industry’s latest technology trends and applications
  • Ability to think strategically and to lead
  • Strong client-facing and communication skills
  • Able to multitask, prioritise, and manage time effectively
  • Advanced troubleshooting and multi-tasking skills
  • Creative problem solver who thrives when presented with a challenge
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed

This is a superb opportunity to join a successful company that has seen tremendous growth in their business and expect to see continued growth in the coming years. If you are looking to join an ambitious organisation where you can progress your career then talk to me today.  For more information contact or call +353 1 - 6873746 today.


Chief Commercial Officer


Our Client is an ambitious high-growth software company that have scaled to become one of the leading players in their market segment. As part of their ambitious growth plans, the business is now looking to hire a Chief Commercial Officer who will oversee the continued growth and development of the business in the coming years.

In this role you will be responsible for managing the commercial operations of the business and devising and implementing strategic plans to ensure key business milestones and KPI’s are achieved. Our client is a scaling technology firm who are very proud of the work culture and environment and they are looking to hire a talented Chief Commercial Officer with a proven track record of success from the technology sector with previous start up experience. 

As Chief Commercial Officer -

You will have responsibility for sales, business development, strategic partnerships and marketing. You will lead and manage these functions within the business. It goes without saying that we are looking for a candidate with a proven track record of success in driving growth in a business that is industry disrupting through innovative sales and data-driven marketing activity. Proven ability as a leader of high performing teams is essential as is a clear track record of success with business growth and profitability. Reporting to the CEO, this individual will have full responsibility for commercial activities and will sit on the Senior Management Team of the business.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and implementing all aspects of commercial planning, business development, and marketing strategy
  • Evaluate the existing commercial structure to ensure resources are deployed in a manner that optimizes effectiveness
  • Develop and drive sales strategy and sales achievement of budgeted targets through new customer acquisition and customer success to position for significant future growth
  • Work closely with marketing team to development a global strategic marketing plan including objectives and strategy for targeted markets
  • Identify and manage  KPI’s and business metrics with regard to revenues, profitability and market share and establish strong planning & reporting processes
  • Utilize strong business analytics and data to optimize performance
  • Engage and manage external parties as and when required

Desired profile of the successful candidate:

  • 10 years plus experience building Sales & Marketing teams and strategy ideally in a SaaS product company as a CCO. CMO or CRO.
  • Demonstrable experience of executing plans with commercial impact
  • Proven success leading the brand messaging & positioning of SaaS products
  • Demonstrated track record delivering revenue against sales plan
  • Solid knowledge of analytics tools, and ability to understand customer requirements
  • Deep understanding of value drivers in recurring revenue business models
  • Demonstrable history of data-driven decision-making
  • Executive-level relationship management: negotiation, influence, consensus building
  • Enthusiastic, inspirational leadership with excellent communication


What's the right offer to make


I am in Chicago this week representing Talent Partners at the MRINetwork global conference and a major topic of discussion at the conference will centre on the laws which have passed which has seen legislation come into place that prohibits (or will prohibt very shortly) interviewers asking interviewees about their current remuneration packages. At present the legislation is limited to 7 regions in the States but the expectation is that this will roll out countrywide. Will this type of legislation make it's way to Ireland? How often are salary/package decisions made on the basis of what the candidate is currently earning as opposed to what he/she should be paid for the role and responsibilities of the position?
The article below was published in the IES (Innovative Employee Solutions) and enjoy the read. 
By Hilary Hager, Corporate Counsel 
Employers often make compensation decisions based, at least in part, on an applicant or employee’s past salary history.  This can result in past discriminatory practices (lower compensation because of gender, race, etc.) following an individual across their entire career.  In an effort to combat this problem, an increasing number of state and local governments have passed, or are considering, legislation restricting private sector employers’ ability to ask about salary history.  As of this writing, seven jurisdictions have passed such laws, and similar bills have been proposed or are pending in others. 
Although the exact prohibitions and exceptions vary somewhat by jurisdiction, in general the laws prohibit asking an applicant, or their current/former employer, about the applicant’s salary history until after an offer of employment, including compensation, has been extended.  Some extend the inquiry ban to public records searches to find this information.  Most laws make it illegal to consider salary history when screening applicants or making compensation decisions.  It is important to note that the laws generally include an exception to this rule where the applicant voluntarily, and without prompting, discloses past salary history. In addition, employers are usually permitted, with the consent of the applicant, to verify salary history of an applicant once an offer, including compensation, has been made. It will be important for employers to familiarize themselves with the specific provisions applicable in their location.
Recently enacted salary bans include:
  • Puerto Rico – Effective March 2017
  • Oregon – Effective October 2017
  • New York City – Effective October 2017
  • Delaware – Effective December 2017
  • Massachusetts – Effective July 2018
  • San Francisco – Effective July 2018
  • Philadelphia – Effective May 2017 but currently not enforced due to pending litigation.
Employers face stiff penalties for violating these laws, although some jurisdictions include a grace period following the law’s effective date, during which penalties will not be enforced.  Fines between $1,000 and $5,000 may be imposed for a first offense in Delaware, while San Francisco carries fines of up to $500 per violation. Violations of the New York City ordinance carry a hefty $125,000 fine for unintentional violations and even higher fines for willful violations. In addition, most laws include a private right of action, opening up the possibility of class action lawsuits and punitive damages.
Prudent employers operating in the cities or states with a salary history ban should take steps to ensure compliance, including reviewing application forms and providing training to employees involved in the hiring or interviewing process.  Employers who utilize background screening services should use caution as verifications may include salary history.
The above article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice.  You should consult with an attorney to obtain advice with respect to a particular issue or problem.

SAP ABAP Developer - Applications Team Manager


Talent Partners Recruitment are currently working looking to recruit an experienced SAP Professional who has excellent knowledge of SAP Application Development (ABAP) and at least 7 years experience in end to end supply chain implementation projects. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate strong solution design, implementation and roll out experience along with having managed SAP implementation teams in achieving successful project delivery. Knowledge of the following SAP modules will be critical to be successful in this role - FICO, MM, SD, WM and PP.

Our client runs an enterprise suite of applications including customer interfaces, partner portals, business analytics and SAP ERP to support a high volume, high revenue business. Reporting directly into the Head of IT, key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Management of the internal SAP application team as well as external development teams
  • Taking charge of the enterprise application suite to deliver break/ fix development & configuration, plus enabling new business scenarios and enhanced functionality.
  • Hands on development, as part of the SAP application team.
  • Being part of a collaborative approach to solution design, engaging clients and colleagues throughout the process.
  • Providing input to RFP & RFI responses and accurately estimate implementation effort

Ideal Candidate;

The successful candidate will have a minimum of seven years SAP Implementation experience and should be able to demonstrate the following traits:

  • Outstanding customer focus.
  • Excellent people management & communication skills.
  • Strong SAP application development knowledge as well as configuration experience on at least one SAP supply chain module (WM, MM or SD module).
  • Persistence in driving improvement in the SAP development process.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing deadlines at the same time.
  • Creative, goal oriented and results driven with a strong desire to see tasks through to completion.
  • Have a recognised University Degree or equivalent, preferably specialising in Management Information Systems or Computer Science.
  • Certification in SAP ABAP and an SAP Supply Chain module

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a very successful company who will provide you with a great work environment and excellent career prospects.

If this is not for you and you know of somebody who may be interested in taking the next step in their career now then please feel free to pass on my information.

For more information please contact.


Customer Account Manager / Order Management


Talent Partners are currently recruiting for an experienced Customer Account Manager to join to join the Dublin division of a global organisation.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing a successful business with a great working environment and culture.

Key duties and responsibilities of this role will include: 

  •  Partner with assigned channels/functional areas as the primary point of contact with business leaders.
  • Be responsible for overall customer service “sales” strategy, leading the development of process improvements and identifying best practices within and across departments (Product Management, Services, Manufacturing and Distribution Operations).
  • Manage team to be an extension of the sales organization, participating in:

     * Pre-orders (pricing, availability, quoting, technical specifications, web/e-mail inquiries).

     * Order processing (promise dates, order entry, collaboration with supply chain and operations).

     *Customer inquiries (technical questions, warranty, returns, delivery dates).

  • Maintain customer focus on all delivery times and answering to customer’s inquiries using standard guidelines.
  • Assess customer feedback and other key performance metrics as it relates to assigned channels and functional areas, Develop and implement actions to deliver high customer satisfaction.
  • Ensure training, technology, employees’ skills, quality control, procedures and policies are aligned with the customer experience strategy.
  • Accountable for ensuring teams formulate customer resolution and response in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ownership of customer feedback and queries and proactive management of issues through resolution.
  • Ensure that all customers’ queries are well-investigated and resolved, escalating queries if appropriate.
  • Contribute to employee satisfaction, development, coaching, and training, rewards and recognition and performance management.
  • Maintain professional strong working relationship with external and internal customers, colleagues, and the customer experience management team.
  • Support decisions made by customer experience management team and conveying positively to reinforce the team members.
  • Identify and escalate consistent or recurring problems with systems functionality.
  • Assist in improving and monitoring procedures and processes to ensure the cost-effective and the most efficient service.
  • Assist in preparing and developing the documentation of the organization’s standard policies and procedures towards customer experience.
  • As a member of the Regional Customer Experience Leadership Team, provide input to the overall customer service strategy for the Region.



The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:


  •  5+ years of experience in a capacity where an understanding of how a business goes to market is gained.
  • Previous experience in a customer facing role with international responsibility.
  • High level business acumen and understanding of business strategy.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Marketing or Supply Chain. Master's degree preferred.
  • Previous management experience with a direct reporting structure at a professional level. 
  • Project Management skills and experience as we all excellent IT skills will be required in this role. 

This is a superb opportunity to join a market leader in its industry segment. The successful candidate will work in a global environment with superb career progression prospects and excellent career development opportunities. If you are ambitious and looking to take the next step in your career then call me today.

To find out more contact Stephen(AT) today.


Business Analytics / Business Intelligence - Management Role


Talent Partners are currently seeking to identify an experienced Business Analytics professional to join the Dublin office of a global organisation. In this management role you will be responsible for the consolidation of global inventories for analyses and reporting. This position requires solid working knowledge of cGMP, cGDP, MS Office applications and a high level of SAP knowledge.

The essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Collect study and analyze data, process flows and systems applications to identify gaps and opportunities to drive continuous improvement in the Supply Planning Operations.
  • Be involved in the projects from definition setup through deployment as relates to supply planning operations to ensure effective and efficient use of systems and processes (such as SAP IBP), and to validate for on-going improvement.
  • Develop, standardize and consolidate metrics and key performance indicators across business units and report on progress.
  • Analyze, interpret patterns and trends, and perform SWOT analyses for early detection of issues and/or drive business decisions.
  • Be site subject matter expert on SAP applications.
  • Manage junior analysts.

Candidate Profile: 

The following is an overview of the candidate profile required for this role;

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering or Scientific field.  Emphasis ideally on Supply Chain, Logistics, Business, or a closely related discipline is preferred.
  • A minimum of 7 years industry experience in a pharmaceutical, GMP, or EU regulated environment is required.
  • Excellent SAP knowledge is required.
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills. 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to motivate, guide, trainand develop department personnel.
  • Must be proactive, results oriented, and have strong attention to detail.
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic and the ability to exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks to meet targeted deadlines.


This is an exciting opportunity with excellent career progression for the right candidate. To find out more contact Stephen(AT) today.

Talent Partners have an outstanding track record of identifying and recruiting top performing individuals for the client companies we engage with. We have outstanding recommendations from Client companies and candidates alike and we are always looking to engage with top performing talent in the marketplace.

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