Account Manager

SilkStart Technology Inc.

February 14, 2014

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Job Category: 
Sales and Marketing
Job Specialization: 
Sales and Business Development
Company Overview: 

About SilkStart: SilkStart ( is a Victoria BC based start-up, providing a SaaS platform to help member-based associations manage their online presence, events, and member constituents. Our goal is to disrupt the Association Services market by bringing modern, responsive, design to an industry that has not yet embraced mobile.

We’re a small company, but we’re growing. We're looking for people interested in getting into a start-up early, who want to own a piece of the business, and want to help define both our culture and our success. Come help us build a great team of talented, thoughtful, fun, and hard working people obsessed with making great products that are meaningful to customers.

SilkStart offers a truly flexible work environment, provides competitive salaries and significant employee equity (stock) in the company, meaning you own a real piece of the business you will help to build.

Job Summary: 

What we’re looking for? Are you a smart, passionate, self-directed, results-oriented individual who thrives in a customer focused start-up environment? Do you want to work somewhere that appreciates your hard work, values your contribution, and allows you to learn, develop and grow? Do you want to get in early and grow your career as we grow? If so, SilkStart has the job you’ve been looking for.

The Role: In this start-up role you will have a broad set of responsibilities and directly contribute to the overall success of the company. You will own everything from Account Management, onboarding new Clients, updating our social media channels, creating Help & Newsletter content, and much more.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Proactive outbound communication with current and potential customers including the creation and ownership of a newsletter, an online forum for our customers, and by maintaining our social media channels.
  • Onboard new customers, and help them become proficient in using SilkStart.
  • Develop and implement Help tools for customers including but not limited to Help documentation, FAQ’s, ‘How-to’ tutorials, webinars, and more.
  • Handle inbound phone and email contacts. This is NOT a call center environment. We work closely with our clients in an Account Management capacity. You will investigate and resolve customer issues in a professional and timely manner.
  • Continuously work to improve the overall customer experience.

Must Have’s:

  • Smart. You don’t need a degree but you do need to be smart. We’re going to expect you to quickly learn a lot of new stuff. We’re also going to give you autonomy on several important areas of our business and expect great work.
  • Good Attitude. You are willing to roll up your sleeves and do what needs to be done. This is not a ‘that’s not my job’ or ‘I don’t know how to do that’ environment.
  • Great Communicator. You’re a people person. You have a personality coupled with strong communication skills, both verbal and written. You need to like writing as you’re going to write a lot.
  • Customer Obsessed. You’re gifted at making customers feel important and truly want to help them.
  • Lots of Hustle. You like a fast paced, results oriented environment. You possess a strong desire to just get things done. You understand that persistence and hard work are essential ingredients to developing your career.
  • Self-Directed. We expect you to independently manage your time efficiently and effectively.
  • Technical Aptitude. You like new technology and use it in your personal life. You already understand the basics of SaaS, or are willing to learn quickly. Ideally you have some experience working with customers in a technical environment.
  • Proficient Computer Skills. You can type, find stuff online, become proficient in how our product works, learn new technologies and tools, plus whatever else we throw at you.

Bonus Skills:

  • Experience working with Associations and other member based groups.
  • Basic working knowledge of any of the following: HMTL, CSS, Javascript.
  • Experience with Support and Sales CRM’s (e.g. Base or Salesforce).
  • Experience with Excel, specifically working with various file formats (e.g. CSV), mapping and importing data.
How To Apply: 

Does this sound like you? If yes, please send a resume and cover letter to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Thanks for your interest in SilkStart!

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