Customer Service Representative
Purpose of Position: Professionally assist our customers with product and gift selection, and the processing of orders. Resolve problems from existing orders by working with consumers and florists in accordance with FTD policies and procedures.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Talks to customers by phone to act as a consultant regarding our products and gifts in order to close a sale.
Processes orders using the internal computer applications. Verifies and validates all information provided by the customer prior to submission.
Negotiates effectively with customers and florists to uphold the Company's Product Guarantee Policy.
Accurately documents all actions taken when working within a customer account.
Responds to questions regarding existing orders including but not limited to; delivery status, product substitution approvals and other issues via email and by phone as appropriate.
Accurately processes order cancellations and adjustments to order totals for customers and florists.
Consistently achieve key indicators and performance standards as defined by call center management. Each CSR should review their own statistics on a daily basis in order to monitor their progress towards continual improvement.
Provide consumers with quality service by following the scripting in the computer systems. This information is documented during the quality monitoring sessions.
Read content from websites regarding a particular order or company policy/procedure and appropriately apply information to resolution.
Read and retain information from call center memorandums, newsletters and training materials to effectively service customers.
Participate in ongoing on-the-job training. This may include attending team meetings, huddles, one-on-one sessions with members of management, peer coaching, refresher training, as well as structured classroom training.
Other Duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. If a reasonable accommodation is necessary, the employee must make the request and may be required to provide medical documentation. 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.
High school diploma or general education degree; or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; Inbound call center experience desirable
Excellent sales skills
Clear problem solving skills
Excellent communication and grammar skills, both written and oral
Clear speaking voice and good listening skills
Good typing/keyboarding skills
Ability to handle pressure professionally and maintain even disposition
Ability to show empathy and be persuasive
Ability to control the call and conform to the customer's pace
Good follow up skills
Ability to handle multiple projects at once
Ability to make quick decisions
Must be flexible, receptive to change, and have the ability to adapt quickly to changing business requirements
Knowledge of flowers and floral content preferred
Technical experience with the Internet and demonstrated computer skills in MS Word and Excel