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Senior Director of Renewals


GitLab is one of the world’s largest all-remote companies. Our DevOps platform powers 100,000+ organizations.

The GitLab DevOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 1,600+ team members and values that guide a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute.

The Renewals job family delivers to an essential moment in the customer journey, ensuring we can continue to deliver value and business outcomes through customer retention. In collaboration with sales, channel partners, customer success, and sales operations, this team will focus on successfully renewing customer contracts while providing a seamless customer experience.

The Senior Director, Renewals reports to the Vice President of Customer Success.

Job Grade

The Senior Director, Renewals is a grade 11.


  • Lead customer retention through proactive planning, management, and execution of the renewals with customers and internal teams
  • Develop and communicate the Renewals Team vision and strategy, prioritizing team efforts, initiatives, and OKRs
  • Own and drive the renewals process in collaboration with Sales, Customer Success, and channel partners
  • Hire, coach, and motivate a global renewals team focused on goal achievement, delivery to KPIs and OKRs, and team member development
  • Continuously develop renewals processes, policies, and playbooks to improve renewal predictability, efficiency, and customer satisfaction
  • Identify and manage renewal risks and expansion opportunities, maintaining accurate forecast of upcoming renewals
  • Drive systems, data, and product improvements to enable successful renewals and predictive visibility of renewals
  • Negotiate and execute renewal contracts in alignment with customer goals and partnership from Revenue Operations and Legal
  • Be accountable for organizational KPIs, including gross retention, on-time renewals, and customer satisfaction


  • Proven track record of successfully delivering to revenue goals for a SaaS or subscription business at scale in a sales and/or renewal leadership role
  • Experienced in developing and growing global teams and operations as well as leading teams at scale (i.e., managed teams of over 50 team members)
  • Experienced in leading continuous improvement and change management across a broad range of functional stakeholders
  • Can successfully deliver to goals, build, and iterate in a fast-paced environment, working with a bias for action
  • Is data-drive and is experienced in leading system changes and automation to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency
  • Understands both direct and channel go-to-market sales and renewals
  • Is a value-led leader who can role model and nurture GitLab’s values
  • Ability to use GitLab

Performance Indicators

Career Ladder

The next step for the Renewals job family is not yet defined.

Hiring Process

Candidates for this position can expect the hiring process to follow the order below. Please keep in mind that candidates can be declined from the position at any stage of the process.

  • Qualified candidates will be invited to schedule a 30 minute screening call with one of our Global Recruiters.
  • Next, qualified candidates will be invited to interview with 2 – 4 team members.
  • Next, qualified candidates will have a final interview with an executive.

Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page.


Compensation information for this role can be found on our Sales Commissions handbook page. On this page, we have an overview of the standard OTE base and variable split for each Sales job family. Also listed on the page, is our quota ramp information by segment as well as our seasonality assumptions.
Sales compensation plans are governed by the Sales Compensation Plan terms and conditions. Some differences may apply. For any specific compensation questions, please contact your manager (current manager or hiring manager).
For Colorado residents
The base salary range for this role’s listed level is currently $144,900 – $263,900 for Colorado residents only. Grade level and salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant, equity with other team members, and alignment with market data. See more information on our benefits and equity. Sales roles are also eligible for incentive pay targeted at up to 100% of the offered base salary. Disclosure as required by the Colorado Equal Pay for >Equal Work Act, C.R.S. § 8-5-101 et seq.

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