Director, EMEA Customer Service (REQ 550)

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Full-time
HID Global
2019-11-14
Galway Europe, Middle East and AfricaIrelandGalway

Director, EMEA Customer Service (REQ 550)

 

 

 

Location: Galway, Ireland

 

Working at HID:

HID Global takes innovative approaches to helping organizations and governments become more secure and productive by protecting the people, data and things most important to them. We offer integrated solutions for creating, managing and using trusted identities, differentiated by a convenient and remarkable user experience.

The company’s served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company’s primary brands include ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, IdenTrust®, LaserCard®, Lumidigm®, and HID®. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 2,200 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.

Summary:

The Director, EMEA Customer Service will serve customers both external and internal by planning and implementing customer service strategies and operations, improving systems and processes, and hiring and managing staff. We are seeking an individual with a passion for delivering an exceptional experience for customers, a proven track record of driving internal improvements for process and efficiency, and the skills to train and lead a team toward the same common goal.

 

The Director, HID EMEA Customer Service assumes responsibility and accountability for the day to day operations of the EMEA Customer Service team. This comprises two main activities: Order Management, which pertains to the reception, validation and processing of customer purchase orders and Customer Service, which is the management and disposition inbound enquiries from customers who are seeking assistance with the placement, revision and fulfillment of their purchase orders.

 

This individual ensures customers’ expectations are maintained and/or exceeded. The ideal candidate must have project management experience with short and long term projects in order to manage multiple tasks and prioritize urgent needs. The ideal candidate will have experience in both traditional (manual) and automated (digital) engagement with customers, leveraging processes and metrics to achieve high customer satisfaction goals and internal targets. The candidate will be organized and detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills. This person will have demonstrated success in problem solving and taking initiative, with the ability to work independently as well as in teams with cross functional partners. S/he must enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

 

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

The Director of EMEA Customer Service will serve customers both external and internal by planning and implementing customer service strategies and operations, improving systems and processes, and hiring and managing staff.  We are seeking an individual with a passion for delivering an exceptional experience for customers, a proven track record of driving internal improvements for process and efficiency, and the skills to train and lead a team toward the same common goal.

They will ensure that the tools and processes that are in use within their organization are suitably aligned with those deployed in the other regions where HID Global performs Customer Service activities.

The Director, HID EMEA Customer Service assumes responsibility and accountability for the day to day operations of the EMEA Customer Service team. This individual ensures customers’ expectations are maintained and/or exceeded.

The ideal candidate must have project management experience with short and long term projects in order to manage multiple tasks and prioritize urgent needs. The ideal candidate will have experience in both traditional (manual) and automated (digital) engagement with customers, leveraging processes and metrics to achieve high customer satisfaction goals and internal targets.

The candidate will be organized and detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills. This person will have demonstrated success in problem solving and taking initiative, with the ability to work independently as well as in teams with cross functional partners. S/he must enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

 

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Oversee performance, development and retention of the regional Order Management and Customer Service teams (approximately 25 direct reports in the Galway Facility) by managing business metrics to continuously improve the customer experience, ensuring the department budget is in line with company goals and maintaining operational standards across all areas.
  • Manage the recruitment, selection, orientation, training, coaching and disciplining of employees.  This individual will also be responsible for administering scheduling systems, communicating job expectations, planning, monitoring, appraising, reviewing job contributions and planning and reviewing compensation actions
  • Ensure Best-in-Class service to customers by managing and motivating the Customer Service team and by supporting sales management and the external sales force.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by tracking emerging trends in call center operations management, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and benchmarking state-of-the-art practices.
  • Develop and implement improvement processes that maintain the quality and service level in the department expected by our customers.
  • Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, order entry, phones, email, online returns and price adjustments.  Monitor daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and trending activity from the phone lines and from the SalesForce CRM.
  • Follow up with customers and sales representatives for timely feedback on recent issues, pricing issues and delivery issues all to ensure accurate and exceptional service.
  • Organize and efficiently manage multiple inter-departmental tasks, to coordinate service to customers and sales reps.
  • Prepare performance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends including monitoring random calls to improve quality and minimize errors and track Customer Service Representative Performance.
  • Ensure direct reports follow documented processes and procedures. Provide appropriate training and encourage good employee performance and communication and ensure workload is managed.


Required Knowledge / Experience:
Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience           

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum 5-7 years management and leadership experience overseeing a customer service and sales-oriented department.
  • A proven record in the development, implementation and measurement of quality control programs in a customer service environment. Familiarity with automated phone lines and computer software (SalesForce, Oracle, Excel etc.) is very important.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work in fast paced environment, have exceptional organizational skills, work well independently as well as part of a team, and be a positive thinker with a strong commitment to help others.  
  • Practical experience working in an international company as part of a global team is an significant advantage


Language Skills                   

  • Ability to effectively communicate in the English language verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of a second language is a definite plus.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical journals, specifications, international technical standards, etc.                       


Computer Skills    

  • Proficient in MS Office applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Proficient with Salesforce CRM and Oracle EBS
  • Familiar with operating systems, such as Windows, etc.

Customer Expectations

  • Provide Best-in-Class service to customers by managing and motivating the Customer Service and Order Management teams and working closely with internal stakeholders (Operations, Sales, Quality, etc.)


Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Employee works primarily in an office environment, with in a well-ventilated area, and is exposed to moderate noise levels.

 

Work Requirements

  • Compliance to all relevant HID Global policies and procedures related to Quality, Security, Safety, Business Continuity, and Environmental systems.
  • Travel and fieldwork including international travel, therefore employee must possess or can acquire a valid passport.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the Republic of Ireland

 

 

 

Final Application Date: 5th December 2019

 

HID Global is an equal opportunities employer 

 

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world's people, places and things. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity solutions give people secure and convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be accurately identified, verified and tracked digitally. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 3,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand.