Planet – Customer Success Manager, Germany, Remote

September 24, 2022
$50,000 - $150,000 / year
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Welcome to Planet. We believe in using space to help life on Earth.

Planet designs builds and operates the largest constellation of imaging satellites in history. This constellation delivers an unprecedented dataset of empirical information via a revolutionary cloud-based platform to authoritative figures in commercial, environmental, and humanitarian sectors. We are both a space company and a data company all rolled into one.

Customers and users across the globe use Planet’s data to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, and solve our world’s toughest obstacles.

As we control every component of hardware design, manufacturing, data processing, and software engineering, our office is a truly inspiring mix of experts from a variety of domains.

We have a people-centric approach toward culture and community and we strive to iterate in a way that puts our team members first and prepares our company for growth. Join Planet and be a part of our mission to change the way people see the world.

Planet is a global company with employees working remotely worldwide and joining us from offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, Germany, and The Netherlands.

About the Role:  

We are seeking a Customer Success Manager to manage a large portfolio (100+) of small customer accounts with a strong focus on automation, client retention and upsell. This is a low touch/high volume model and requires strong customer relationship management & technical skills. You will be our main point of contact for these customers during their time with Planet’s contract life cycle. You will help drive value realization and return on the client’s investment. You have a good working knowledge of remote sensing, GIS and geospatial imagery products. The ideal candidate is: customer focused, self-starter, multi-tasking extraordinaire, creative thinker, and a great communicator.

Impact You’ll Own:

  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting customer relationships with our SME segment
  • Assist customers to expand their usage and adoption of our products
  • Onboarding and training of new clients
  • Process and track customer’s tasking requests
  • Provide excellent customer support, ensure successful delivery of our services, and produce timely solutions according to customer needs and objectives
  • Communicate consistently with clients throughout the contract life-cycle, escalating important issues where needed
  • Work closely with sales representatives and other cross-functional teams

What You Bring:

  • 2+ years of customer-facing experience
  • Good working knowledge of geospatial technologies, GIS or Remote Sensing
    • needs to know how to do basic tasks like manipulating geometries, convert file types, and perform other basic operations within a GIS environment (QGIS, Esri ArcGIs, Google Earth Engine or similar)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to successfully communicate and coordinate with international customers & sales team
  • Strong problem-solving skills and proactive work style
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize job requirements
  • Passion and interest in helping build out this model
  • Experience and interest in identifying and building process improvements

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Experience working through the Sales life cycles
  • Familiarity with RESTful API development
  • Experience with Zendesk, JIRA, or comparable ticketing systems

Benefits While Working at Planet:

  • Additional company winter holidays and regular global days off
  • Remote friendly work environment and flexible working hours
  • Contribution to our growth by offering equity options for employees
  • Giving back to the community – one day per quarter for charitable work
  • Learning and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Regular hack weeks and meetup events to exchange knowledge
  • Home office budget
  • Employee Resource Groups provide empowering spaces for connection and mentorship

Some Press About Us: 

Our CEO, Will Marshall featured on TED and featured in a Planet Blog

“Planet: Bringing Space Back Down to Earth”

Tiny, privately owned satellites are changing how we view the Earth features in NBC News

“Planet And Rocket Lab Create Mission Patch To Honor Women In Aerospace” —Planet Blog

Why do we care so much about Belonging. 

We’re dedicated to helping the whole Planet, and to do that we must strive to represent all of it within each of our offices and on all of our teams. That’s why Planet is guided by an ultimate north star of Belonging, dreaming big as we approach our ongoing work with diversity, equity, and inclusion.  If this job intrigues you, but you’re thinking you might not have all the qualifications, please… do apply!  At Planet, we are looking for well-rounded people from around the world who can contribute in more ways than just what is listed in this job description.  We don’t just fill positions, we aspire to fulfill people’s careers, most excited about folks who are motivated by our underlying humanitarian efforts.  We are a few orbits around the sun before we get to where we want to be, so we hope you’re excited to come along for the ride. 

EEO statement:

Planet is committed to building a community where everyone belongs and we invite people from all backgrounds to apply. Planet is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. 


Planet is an inclusive community and we know that everyone has their own needs. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation during the interview process, please call Planet’s front office at 669-214-9404 or contact your recruiter with your request. Your message will be confidential and we will be happy to assist you.

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