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Chief Customer and Data Officer (Executive Team)

Customer SuccessMA, United States

Hi there!
We are Semrush, a global IT company developing our own product – a platform for digital marketers. 

This is our Chief Customer and Data Officer role for those who strive to implement functional processes and drive them to full completion.

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Chief Customer and Data Officer (CCDO) to lead and champion our organization's customer-centric and data-driven initiatives. The CCDO will be instrumental in creating a vision and strategy for customer-centric values, enhancing Logo and MRR retention. This role involves driving customer satisfaction, loyalty, and retention through exceptional experiences and overseeing data strategy and analytics to ensure that insights guide and optimize our customer-centric approaches. The CCDO will play a pivotal role in developing and executing comprehensive strategies, reporting directly to the CEO as a key member of the executive leadership team. This position is based in Boston.


  • Develop a comprehensive customer-focused strategy aligned with the company's overall objectives. Define clear goals and key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure success.

  • Analyze and understand the end-to-end customer journey, identifying pain points and areas of improvement.

  • Implement strategies to streamline processes and enhance customer interactions at every touchpoint.

  • Ensure a consistent and positive customer experience across all interactions, whether in-person, online, or through customer support channels. Implement feedback mechanisms to continuously gather insights for improvement.

  • Build strategies and work with cross-functional partners to reduce churn, improve LTV, improve NRR, and improve NPS/Customer Sat score.

  • Leverage data and analytics to gain valuable insights into customer behaviors, preferences, and trends. Use this information to make informed decisions and personalize offerings to meet customer demands.

  • Develop and oversee data-driven initiatives to enhance customer understanding, personalize offerings, and drive business intelligence.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration of customer data into overall business strategies and decision-making processes.

  • Act as the voice of the customer within the organization, advocating for their needs and preferences during decision-making processes. Champion a customer-centric culture throughout the company.

  • Develop and implement customer retention strategies, loyalty programs, and personalized offerings to foster long-term relationships with our customer base.

  • Collaborate with marketing, sales, product development, and other departments to align customer needs with business objectives. Encourage cross-functional collaboration to deliver seamless customer experiences.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key customers, ensuring their success and satisfaction with our products or services.

  • Develop metrics to assess the effectiveness of customer-centric initiatives and provide regular reports to the executive team on progress and areas for improvement.

  • Provide a depth and breadth of experience across business functions, including the company's various departments.

  • Measure and report on the impact of changes that have been implemented. This should include live, accessible reports that show the status of ongoing activity and the impact on customer loyalty, NPS, or other KPIs.

  • Test/Trials/Experiments must be well-designed and measured with clear success criteria to determine future changes.

Who we are looking for

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, or a related field. A Master's degree is a plus.

  • 15+ years in Customer-Centric and Customer Experience leadership roles in SaaS or E-commerce

  • PE/VC experience is a plus.

  • Demonstrated success in developing and executing customer-focused strategies that have increased customer satisfaction, loyalty, and business growth.

  • Exceptional analytical skills, with the ability to interpret data and customer insights to drive informed decision-making

  • Extensive experience in data management, analytics, and strategy.

  • Possess a deep understanding of data analytics and business intelligence tools and methodologies.

  • Proven track record of fostering a culture of experimentation and testing. This includes a willingness to challenge conventional norms, explore new avenues, and embrace calculated risks to continuously enhance the customer experience.

  • Demonstrated mastery in project management with the ability to oversee complex initiatives, ensuring they are delivered on time, within scope, and with impeccable attention to detail; experience should encompass strategic planning, resource allocation, risk mitigation, and effective communication across cross-functional teams.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively influence and lead cross-functional teams.

  • Strategic mindset with the ability to see the bigger picture and align customer initiatives with overall business objectives.

  • Proactive and customer-oriented mindset, always seeking innovative ways to enhance customer experiences.

They say there are no perfect candidates, but that might well be you, if

  • You share our common values: Trust, because we prefer to speak up and be our true selves; Sense of Ownership, because it’s not worth wasting time on something you don’t believe in; and enthusiasm for Constant Change, because we are always looking to make things bette

A bit about the team

You can get to know the team better throughout the interview process.

This position reports directly to the CEO and is part of the executive leadership team.

We will try to create all the right conditions for you to work and rest comfortably

  • Work format FLEX: This offer stands for the “hybrid” work format: some days, you work from the office, and some #wfh. Trust us, it’s an efficient way of working. Proven!

  • Low-cost medical, dental, and vision plans.

  • Dependent Care Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts.

  • Employee Assistance Program.

  • 401(k) plan with flexible ways to save and fully vested employer match up to 4%

  • Unlimited PTO.

  • Paid parental leave

  • Short-term and Long-term Disability.

  • Accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, Life Insurance.

  • Travel Insurance.

  • Corporate Events.

  • Snacks, coffee, tea.

Finally, a little more about our company

We’ve been developing our product for 15 years and have been awarded G2's Top 100 Software Products, Global and US Search Awards 2021, Great Place to Work Certification, Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and many more. In March 2021 Semrush went public and started trading on the NYSE with the SEMR ticker.

10,000,000+ users in America, Europe, Asia, and Australia have already tried Semrush, and over 1,000 people around the world are working on its development. The Semrush team is constantly growing.
Semrush is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, or medical condition including medical characteristics, genetic identity, marital status, military service, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications.



Senior Executive Talent Acquisition

At Semrush, we take a serious and comprehensive approach to hiring new people. We welcome those who are professionals in their field and passionate about their work to join our team.

A “five-minute interview” or “get a job in three clicks” approach is not the way we work.

During the interview, we ask candidates to talk about themselves and their background in detail. We try to discover the most important aspects about the way someone works and their personality before a job offer is made.

Up to 3 days

Once the resume is received it will be reviewed by a member of the Talent Acquisition team. We try to provide feedback within three working days.

Flexible approach for an interview format

We’re flexible and open for both online interviews and personal meetings at the offices. Choose the option that’s most suitable for you!

In order for the online meetings to be productive, we suggest following these tips to make sure you are set up well:

  • Join the interview from a laptop or desktop computer (not a smartphone). You may need to print something or present your screen during the interview.
  • Please turn on your camera. Visual communication is especially important for us.
  • Choose a quiet place to talk. Attending an interview from the street is not a good idea.
  • Keep your phone at hand in case there are technical issues that mean we have to continue the interview by direct call.

Good luck!

Customer Success

The Customer Success (CS) team at Semrush is there to show the true value of our products to the customers. It is called “success” for a reason. We wanted to emphasize every team member’s objective: to ensure that our clients benefit the most from Semrush services and that the product helps them in achieving their targets.

Chief Customer and Data Officer (Executive Team)

Daily duties of these colleagues include responding to сlient questions (via email, phone, and online chat), conducting webinars, and product presentations. In addition, they collect feedback and share it with the teams. This way, we can make sure we release our platform updates promptly and efficiently.

The department consists of multiple teams. The CSM team works closer with our premium customers to deliver service with a personalized approach. The QA team makes sure that colleagues provide the right information at the right time to Semrush users. The CS Operations & Projects team is focused on innovation and making sure that our customers like the way we deliver our strategy. We take customer care seriously!

Our СS teams work globally and provide support in different time zones and in more than 8 different languages.

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