This position is responsible for providing excellent customer care and maintaining strong professional customer relationships via the phone and other media methods. Assist customers with new orders, advise status of orders, furnishes information on new products. Communicate changes in customer delivery schedules and routing, including order deadline and delivery status. Courteously and promptly resolves customer questions and problems or properly refers them to appropriate personnel. Remain in compliance with established performance metrics that support the desired Customer Experience and assisting in populating data into the Customer Care Relationship Management (CRM). Provides support with populating other data tracking tools that provides department leadership dashboard statistics. Complete related records, reports, and documentation.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:
Assumes responsibility for the accurate entry of customer orders received orders by phone, fax, electronically and by email, confirming that the order meets the minimum dollar amount.
Maintaining customer account information utilizing business systems (WBS, UBS, CRM) and other established department systems, tools, and documents.
Processes orders for order deadline, including data entry and remain available in the call queue to answer inbound calls.
Responsible for call card processing and ensuring that account minimums are met and possible duplicate orders addressed.
Acknowledges all orders.
Assumes responsibility for effectively performing miscellaneous customer care functions.
Review customer order deadline and deliveries to provide customer updates with current ETA's.
Works occasional overtime as required to meet deadlines communicating late route calls, product recalls, and other call campaigns.
Processes orders in a timely fashion, meeting all deadlines.
Supports decisions made by the manager that could affect productivity of the department.
Conducts customer surveys, sales for performance incentives (Spifs), and other call campaigns.
Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining professional working relations with customers and coworkers.
Resolves questions, requests, and problems promptly and courteously utilizing the company CRM tool for issue tracking and resolution reporting.
Provides superior customer care to support the company desired customer experience.
Coordinates with the Accounting Department regarding customer credit status.
Keeps management informed of area activities and of any significant problems.
Performs other job duties as required.
1 -2 years customer service experience or other related business experience
Call Center experience preferred
System Implementation preferred
Willingness to acquire knowledge of company products and sales policies and procedures
Proficient in Microsoft Applications including Excel, Word and Outlook
Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
Able to work in a fast paced environment
Able to work independently as well as part of a team
Pleasant phone manner
Flexible with the ability to adjust to change
Attention to detail
Ability to multi task to complete projects with multiple deadlines in an accurate and timely manner
Ability to type 40wpm+
Baseline ability to 10-key by touch (industry standard minimum key strokes requirement)
United Natural Foods, Inc.