Merchant Success Manager DACH (German Speaking)

Jul, 13
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Company Description

More than 1 million business owners and retailers around the world are powered by Shopify, with many looking for help to also grow their physical retail stores. Our innovative products and vast reach are enabling retailers to reinvent in person commerce, and our team is writing a new chapter in Shopify’s global growth story. Spurred by the recent release of Shopify’s all-new Point of Sale software and recent product releases in the UK and Ireland, there is a pressing need to equip our brick-and-mortar retailers with the right tools to aid their growth at a fraction of the cost. 

Job Description

Our Merchant Success team acts as strategic advisors for all our high-growth high-volume Shopify merchants. As a Merchant Success Manager, you are so much more than a traditional Account Manager.  It will be essential that you are passionate about the success of our merchants, and that you leverage your role to help our merchants be successful. You will do this through developing strong relationships with your merchants, and providing them with recommendations on how to build and implement the right tactics to move their business forward. You will also have the exciting opportunity to assist in helping grow the Shopify Merchant Success approach in the DACH-region, as well as being an advocate for the overall objective of increasing awareness for Shopify in the country. 

  • This is a remote position available within EMEA. 

  • Business level English skill and native level German language proficiency required.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Serve as cross-functional leader across Shopify  – to ensure a unified, seamless merchant experience

  • Coach merchants to grow their business by partnering with them on goal development, and providing tailored and structured recommendations to achieve those goals

  • Identify areas for improvement, including opportunities for product adoption and implementing new Shopify features; recommending ways to best utilise Shopify’s solutions

  • Connect merchants with top Shopify Partners for custom design and development projects

  • Partner with internal Shopify teams to advocate for merchants’ needs and requests

  • Demonstrate an in depth understanding of industry trends


  • Proven experience in SaaS account management in the DACH-Region 

  • Experience in eCommerce (understanding of acquisition, conversion, retention); it is a complex ecosystem with many moving parts, and you need to communicate how they fit together

  • Strong business acumen and experience providing strategic advice to customers 

  • Exceptional ability to develop and maintain relationships with wide range of personalities, levels, and role capacities

  • Experience providing customer value and driving retention; you should be merchant-focused in all that you do

  • Experience or training in Digital Marketing (paid advertising, social media, SEO etc); you know the tactics that will drive results

  • Technical aptitude – quick to develop a deep understanding of new software

  • Proven ability to analyse complex situations and drive goals & action plans to lead merchants to achieve their key objectives

  • Demonstrate a high-degree of customer-centric thinking, behaviour and track record and experience working cross-functionally between sales, engineering, and support teams

  • Native German speaker

It would be great if you also had experience: 

  • On the Shopify platform

  • Working fully remote

  • Strong organisational, operational and project management skills

  • Experience, training, or exposure to programming languages, custom apps, APIs, etc.; you’ll be working with multiple stakeholders and will need to speak their language

  • Adept at navigating large complex organisations, matrixed decision-making, working with multiple stakeholders both internally and externally and across global time zones

Additional Information

We know that applying to a new role takes a lot of work and we truly value your time. We are looking forward to reading your application.

At Shopify, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

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