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TEAM MANAGER - CUSTOMER SERVICE
REPORTING TO: Group Manager – Customer Service
Summary of Responsibilities
If you are passionate about driving process improvement and motivating and leading a team of driven, customer-obsessed associates and team leads, all while analyzing systemic issues and implementing solutions to challenging problems, we have the career you’re looking for!
A Team Manager sets the vision and culture of their teams by handling individual and team performance expectations and goals, maintaining singular focus on ensuring and improving customer satisfaction , by identifying broader customer impacting issues and implementing solutions to drive quality and productivity, while achieving real time desired service levels.
Key responsibilities include:
- Leading and developing a team of 20-30 associates; responsible for the overall performance management, coordination and evaluation of the team.
- Actively participate in and drive the continuous improvement culture through ‘kaizen’ and lean projects. Identifying and eliminating barriers to accuracy, productivity, and quality.
- Carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Amazon’s policies and procedures; additional responsibilities include interviewing, training and motivating employees; planning and assigning work; rewarding and reviewing employee performance; and effective conflict resolution.
- Mentoring and act as a resource to new managers and expedite their learning curve also devise action plan to develop and groom associates into future CS Managers
- Leading Site Level initiatives, primary owner of functional responsibilities that impact overall site like Performance Related Pay, transportation etc. and may require interface with other sites in network
- Communicating policies to associates and become the primary information source for staff; following-up to ensure compliance and consistency; taking corrective action as necessary and documenting the issue and actions taken.
- Expected to be 2nd in line to the Operations managers and at times might be required to perform delegated duties of operations managers
- Develop and Achieve performance goals and objectives in line with the network wide vision and goals
- Identifying customer impacting issues, working out and implementing solutions and process improvements to increase customer satisfaction rate.
- Assist in developing and implementing training programs to improve the quality and productivity of the team.
- Drive process improvements to enhance the operational efficiency of the site. Understanding and effectively utilizing resources provided by internal systems, departments, policies, and procedures.
- Developing and achieving performance goals and objectives in line with the network wide vision and goals.
- Focus on management of SLA, quality and customer experience
- Trouble shooter in case of issues relating to process affecting the SLAs
Knowledge & Skills Required
- Demonstrated ability to build, develop and handle a group of people
- Ability to support Business and provide solutions to customer pain points
- Ability to handle complex and ambiguous scenarios
- Ability to organize, prioritize and schedule work assignments
- Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions
- Demonstrated ability to handle reporting and analysis
- Demonstrated passion for delivering a positive customer experience, and maintain composure in difficult situations
- Ability to effectively and efficiently complete difficult goals or assignments
- Can adapt well to changing circumstances and strategy
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Confident in using Microsoft Package (especially Excel)
- Fluent English skills are required for this role
- Experience in Contact Center Operations (Customer Service, Sales, or Collections)
- Strong in data manipulation and analysis
- Preferred Project Management & knowledge of Six Sigma/Lean Processes
- Bachelor’s degree, MBA is a plus
- 3 plus years’ experience with Customer service would be an added advantage
- 5-7 years of overall experience and 2 years of supervisory exposure in managing a team size of 10-20 associates.
- Advanced computer skills using a variety of programs highly desired
- 24/7/365 availability, including willingness to work on weekends, and outside of the "standard" work day
- Applicant needs to be in People Management role
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.