AV Project Management and Customer Success – Portland / Seattle / Northern California

This role will have to reside in one of the following locations : Portland + Seattle + Northern California

Job Purpose and Core Tasks:

The Customer Success Manager plays a critical role in: 1) managing overall growth, effectiveness, and profitability of Operation Room installation projects within their respective regions 2) delivering world class customer service. The Customer Success Manager reports to the Customer Success Regional Manager.

The Customer Success Manager will play the lead regional role in ensuring timely and accurate Operating Room installations, with hyper focus on customer success and satisfaction. Additionally, the Customer Success Manager will work to maintain continuous horizontal alignment with the service and deployments verticals; together ensuring a best in class experience.

Excellence in Performance Support:



Sales / Sales-Mkt Support

  • Support the pre-sales process to ensure sales success and effective alignment of customer deliverables
  • Collaborate horizontally with regular documented frequency

Technical Experts

  • Expert competency in the intricacies of how the ENTIRE integration product portfolio integrates and functions
  • Understand the basics of hospital construction
  • Expert competency in cable management and cable termination

Project Management

  • Plan, oversee, and lead capital installation projects through to completion under corporate SLAs.


On-budget, and Profitable Installations

  • Plan and deliver all product installations on-time and within profitability guidelines; while delivering an exceptional customer experience

Customer Satisfaction

  • Ensure customers experience a best in class installation, which includes best in class documented communication

Customer Success

  • Ensure customers understand, utilize, and leverage products purchased brining to life the VALUE of their installation, post deployment responsibility in creating customers for life

Responsibilities in Detail:

Sales / Sales-Mkt Support:

  • Engage horizontally in collaboration with sales, including proposal development and proper estimating, as needed
  • Collaborate monthly with sales to ensure alignment on all customer deliverables to prevent negative GP impact
  • Support other business development needs for sales and marketing as needed by management

Technical Experts:

  • Complete all trainings as assigned through the OR1 training department
  • Demonstrate technical competencies through successful installs, with minimal service tickets during the warranty period
  • Demonstrate technical competencies by having low change orders per project, meet national standard
  • Engage in outside training opportunities that evolve technical expertise

Project Management:

  • Lead project planning sessions
  • Manage project progress
  • Ensure projects meet deadlines
  • Manage relationships with clients and stakeholders
  • Oversee all incoming and outgoing project documentation
  • Design risk mitigation plan for the project
  • Deliver projects on time and within budget
  • Meet National KPI standards for Customer Success

Customer Satisfaction:

  • Monitors, collects, and reports on customer feedback post installation for process improvement opportunities
  • Proactively solicit customer feedback, positive and negative and work to mitigate all negative feedback
  • Ensure KARL STORZ maintains it’s #1 ranking in Customer Satisfaction

Customer Success:

  • Turn customers into raving fans
  • Deliver customer training in a timely and comprehensive manner
  • Confirm customer product utilization post-install. Document utilization

Summary KPIs
This position will be measured on the following Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):




  • Manage to meet or exceed assigned goals for revenue. Assigned annually


  • Support achievement of overall gross margin targets >32% collectively within designated region

Technical Experts

  • Meet national standards for change orders

Operational Process Improvement Metrics

  • Meet national KPI standards for regional projects
  • KPIs:
    • KPIs to be Reported on Quarterly: Number of Slides, Timeliness of Site Walk Through, Timeliness of Scrub, Timeliness of Horizontal Communication, Timeliness and Robustness of Customer Communication

Sales Support

  • Documented monthly horizontal communication

Customer Satisfaction

  • Ensure customer feedback post every install is reported through national system

Customer Success

  • Successful sign-off by the customer post install training
  • Meet the national standard for customer follow-up
  • Manage the number of service tickets

Minimum Knowledge, Education, and Skill Requirements:


Minimum years of relevant work experience:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years in consulting, project delivery, or project management
  • A minimum of 5-7 years in role requiring technical acumen in AV or IP
  • Field based project and program level management experience
  • Comfort in ambiguous or high stress situations
  • Track record of working collaboratively in a matrix-ed environment
  • Track record in project / process improvement
  • Knowledge and experience in the medical device and/or healthcare marketplace preferred

Minimum education, certifications and/or credentials:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering, Construction Management, Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering or related degree is required or 5 years of experience with the preferred hard skills

Minimum soft skill requirements:

  • Demonstrated outstanding personal leadership
  • Demonstrated pattern of intellectual curiosity
  • Creativity in the development of new approaches to improving the customer experience
  • A true team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with executives both within the company, its partners, and its clients
  • A sense of urgency and impatience with the status quo
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, proven
  • Highest standards of ethical behavior
  • Excellent at multitasking
  • Willingness to travel 80%

Preferred hard skill requirements:

Holistic understanding of Cable Terminations and handling: ability to perform cable pull, Solder, Crimp, Compression, and Punch-Down connections for audio, video, network, control, and power devices

Holistic understanding of Cable Media: ability to distinguish Coax, Mini-Hi- Res, Copper, Multi-Conductor, CAT-5/6, and Fiber Optic Cabling

Advanced knowledge in control systems, power amplifiers, digital signal processors, video matrix switchers, video scalers, PC interfaces, computer controls, and digital video recorders

Essential Function:

Has contact with:

  • Inside and outside the company staff
  • Physical requirement/Demands:
  • Work in and around hospital personnel, sensitive medical equipment, and patients.

Core Requirements:

  • Degree of accountability: High
  • Degree of decision making: Medium
  • Financial/Budgetary: no
  • Safety: This is a safety sensitive job.
  • Quality: Adhere to KSEA OR1 Quality Requirements
  • Authority to Sign (not applicable for North America):
  • Travel: Good driving record Up to 50% travel during the year throughout the US, Canada and Mexico to customer sites that include, but are not limited to: hospitals, operating rooms, laboratories, and surgery centers.


Your Benefits

  • Medical / Dental / Vision including a state-of-the-art wellness program and pet insurance, too!*
  • 3 weeks vacation, 11 holidays plus paid sick time*
  • Up to 8 weeks of 100% paid company parental leave**
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan providing a match of 60% of the employee’s first 6% contribution (up to IRS limits)
  • Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, STD, LTD & LTC Insurance
  • We prepay your tuition up to $5,250 per year! – Tuition pre-imbursement
  • Fitness reimbursement of up to $200 annually
  • Employee referral program of up to $2,000 per hire
  • And much more!

*Field sales, internships, and part-time employees are not eligible except where required by state law.
Non-employees, including temporary workers and consultants, are not eligible to participate in the KARL STORZ benefits program.
**To include, maternal/paternal leave, adoption, and fostering of a child.

KARL STORZ reserves the right to change or modify the employee’s job description whether orally or in writing, at any time during the employment relationship. Additionally, KARL STORZ, through its supervisors, may require an employee to perform duties outside their normal description within the sole discretion of the supervisor. Employees must comply will all applicable KARL STORZ policies and procedures.

Credentialing requirements at KARL STORZ

KARL STORZ is committed to maintaining a safe work environment for our employees and customers. Most field-based roles at KARL STORZ require hospital credentialing/health screens as a condition of employment. Credentialing can include required vaccinations, health screens & other requirements as outlined by our customers. During the interview process, we encourage you to ask how credentialing/health screens may impact the role you are seeking and if you require any reasonable accommodations regarding these requirements.

Pay Transparency

The pay range and/or hourly pay rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job posting and may be modified in the future. When determining a specific team member’s base salary and/or hourly pay rate, several factors will be considered including such things as location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, professional credentials, internal equity, and the amount budgeted for the role.

Equal Employment Opportunity & Reasonable Accommodation Statement

KARL STORZ is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills and unique experiences. To achieve this goal, we are committed to diverse voices, and all applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. KARL STORZ is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations during our recruitment process. Should you need assistance or accommodation please email us at taoperations@karlstorz.com.

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