Client Services Representative

Allstream Business Inc. Vancouver , WA 98660

Posted 2 months ago

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provide high quality and efficient service and support to existing and incoming customers of Allstream. Ensure continuing customer satisfaction and retention by partnering with internal departments and existing customers to resolve problems, enhance existing service, coordinate technical support in resolving customer issues and establish new accounts. Provide users with basic technical support and online system training. Provide less experienced employees training and guidance in Call Center duties and customer account resolution.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

(These responsibilities must be able to be performed with or without reasonable accommodation)

CLIENT SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE

  • Represents a knowledgeable, efficient, and professional image of Allstream to our customers by handling business with a respectful and professional demeanor.

  • Maintains a current and thorough understanding of network communications, network products, services and equipment.

  • Enters service orders for new and existing customers, including gathering all applicable billing and service information and entering into systems.

  • Responds to and resolves client inquiries ensuring timely resolution and follow-up.

  • Conducts account reviews upon request to include: product/services review, billing accuracy, pricing, and usage trends.

  • Investigates and resolves billing disputes and credit requests.

  • Identifies up-sell opportunities throughout the course of each call for organic growth.

  • Ensures customers are proficient in using services by identifying user needs and providing training and consultative services.

  • Produces professional quality customer-facing and internal documents including letters, proposals and contracts, billing reconciliations and account reviews.

  • Triages Network, ISP and BCS service issues and ticket entry or warm transfer to applicable department.

  • Minimizes escalations through call handling, active listening and use of effective negotiation techniques.

  • Manages personal ACD status per schedule and company goals in order to provide consistent and timely customer response.

  • Ensures timely and accurate response/communication to Management and other internal departments.

  • Documents all customer contacts and follow-up work in applicable systems as required by the Company and /or Client Services Center guidelines.

  • Maintains Quality Assurance (QA) scoring at a minimum of acceptable rating within Allstream's QA program.

  • Complies with all internal and external mandates, rules and regulations regarding customer and company proprietary information.

  • Conducts Allstream business activities within federal, state and local laws and regulations for the telecommunications industry.

  • Other duties as assigned.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

  • Support management during customer escalations.

  • Participate in department-related projects as needed.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • All Client Service Representative position are required to work on Company premises.

  • Experience that demonstrates the ability to work independently, troubleshoot and perform corrective procedures and meet inflexible deadlines; perform both routine and non-predictive multiple tasks; and handle customer conflict to a successful resolution.

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills sufficient to defuse intense situations, negotiate resolutions and enlist support and assistance from others.

  • Computer skills including experience using spreadsheets, word-processing, database programs and typing.

  • Ability to apply current processes and policies in all aspects of the job by acquiring and becoming proficient in Allstream's system of interrelated procedures, data entry and record keeping.

  • Ability to apply learned principles and processes to solve everyday service issues and apply problem resolution techniques to solve a variety of situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form.

  • Ability to resolve moderately complex customer issues and to effectively interface with a customer while researching an issue.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Understanding and compliance with FCC / State Agency, and Regulatory guidelines.

(The following are mental and physical requirements of the position as required by the Americans With Disabilities Act)

Requires the ability to interact with others, interpret spoken messages and utilize reason to resolve complex problems. Requires the ability to multi-task while maintaining detail of each situation. Requires constant keyboarding, sitting, hearing and talking, occasional standing and walking, and infrequent bending at the waist, twisting of the upper body, kneeling, walking on uneven surfaces, squeezing and crouching. Requires infrequent lifting and carrying of from 1-10 pounds. Close detail work requiring visual acuity. Must be able to perform primarily sedentary work.

This position description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all inclusive list of responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with this position. While this description is intended to accurately reflect the position's activities and requi

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Client Services Representative

Allstream Business Inc.