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The role of Customer Success in the maritime

 

The maritime industry, long dominated by traditional practices and processes, is experiencing an increase in digital transformation. This shift is reshaping how maritime operations are conducted, from vessel management to supply chain logistics. Maritime companies are embracing digital transformation to improve efficiency across their operations.

However, these advancements are not only transforming practices and processes but also fostering new roles within maritime companies. Amidst the change, the role of Customer Success has become more crucial.

What is Customer Success?

Customer Success is a relatively new concept in the maritime industry that focuses on ensuring customers achieve their desired outcomes while using a company’s products or services. It involves a proactive approach to understanding customer needs and guiding them in the relevant adoption of products and services.

Although, many confuse the role of a Customer Succes with Customer Support, there’s a significant difference between the two. While Customer Support is reactive and problem-focused in the short term, Customer Success aims to build a long-term relationship by anticipating issues and providing strategic guidance.

The 3 main responsibilities of Customer Success in the maritime industry

Now that we understand the meaning of Customer Success, let’s look at the responsibilities the position includes.

Onboarding and training: A Customer Success Manager ensures that new customers are effectively onboarded and trained to use the company’s products and services.

Regular support: A Customer Success Manager needs to maintain regular contact with customers to address any issues before they escalate and to help optimize the use of the solution.

Customer relationship management: When a Customer Success Manager focuses on the success of their customers, it helps build a strong and long-term relationship.

Key skills for a Customer Success Manager

Given the above responsibilities of a Customer Success Manager and the challenges of working in the maritime industry, the Customer Success Manager needs to embody a specialized skill set including industry knowledge, technical proficiency, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities to achieve the best outcome in the role.

Customer Success has become a vital function in the maritime industry, bridging the gap between technology solutions, operational efficiency, and customer satisfaction. As the maritime industry continues to evolve and technology progresses, the role of Customer Success will remain essential.

We hope this article provides the reader with a better understanding of the responsibilities of Customer Success.

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Article by Narjiss Ghajour, Global Event & Marketing Manager at MARPRO, shared by courtesy of MARPRO-Maritime Professionals https://marpro-recruitment.com/

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Narjiss Ghajour

Editor-in-Chief of Maritime Professionals
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