Manager, Customer Service

| Chicago

Manager, Customer Service

As a Manager, you'll develop a team of 5-100 employees to meet specific individual, team and company goals. Executes management and supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Company's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

You Will Contribute by creating, partnering with peers, Workforce, Call Center Director, Assistant Director, HR and Training to ensure team success.

  • Possesses knowledge on all company products, policies, procedures, and systems.
  • Monitors customer calls by listening in on call and using the monitor form to record call data. Monitoring may also include use of the side-by-side method.
  • Provides consistent positive constructive feedback through effective coaching and training.
  • Records attendance for employees as necessary on individual calendars and on team check-ins. Sends informational emails based on data from attendance line. Follows up as necessary to determine compliance without the company's Attendance Policy.
  • Monitors key performance indicators such as product guarantee, site quality, site AHT (average handle time), site conversion, site service levels, and other sales goals, in addition to team stats as defined above.
  • Handles escalation calls efficiently and professionally, achieving customer satisfaction while adhering to company policies and procedures.
  • Supports all areas of the production floor and fills in as needed based on business requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What we seek is a Manager, Customer Service with the ability to demonstrated supervisory skills and a proven ability to effectively develop, coach and motivate employees. These are what we are looking for;

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Inbound call center experience preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of proven management experience preferred.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Excellent grammar, a clear speaking voice and good listening skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work well both independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be flexible, receptive to change, and have the ability to adapt quickly to changing business requirements.
  • Must be able to multi-task and interact professionally with all levels of staff.
  • Team oriented with proven leadership skills.
  • Strong negotiation and organizational skills are required.
  • Ability to remain calm and professional under pressure.
  • Ability to show empathy and be persuasive.
  • Solid understanding of FTD corporate infrastructure, technology and products.
  • Ability to learn CMS and other systems and to read content from websites and apply appropriately in core software applications.
  • Must have the ability to travel to other company sites as necessary

Reporting to: Sophia Collins

Recruiter: Ty Cation

Location: Downers Grove, Illinois

Hours: 2:30 pm -- 11:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday, off Sunday and Monday

 

 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

We also have an office in the heart of Downtown Chicago at 1. North Dearborn

An Insider's view of FTD

What does your typical day look like?

As Brand Manager, I am constantly working to ensure we are engaging with our consumers and living out our brand vision via all channels. My day is 100% collaborative, between meeting with channels managers, reviewing new campaign launches - building a brand takes teamwork. When you have an online business, your consumers are shopping with you 24/7,

Kristin Byrne

Brand Marketing Manager

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

I have had the opportunity to build a platform from the ground up. Opportunities like these are few and far between in this day and age. FTD has been like a master class in leadership for me, and it has produced a fundamental mind shift for me on what leadership means.

Dimple Rao

VP of Product Management and UX Design

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

On our FOL team, we are creating a feature complete platform migration for all of our florist sites. This is a rather large task in that most of our florist sites look like they were created in the .COM era of the internet. Our new platform will provide huge UX boons. In addition to self-improvement, it may also attract new florist partners

Michael Walsh

Software Engineer

What are FTD Perks + Benefits

FTD Benefits Overview

FTD is dedicated to you and your family. We work hard to provide a wide range of competitive and affordable health care benefits that reflect your changing needs. Our goal is to empower you with the resources and flexibility you need to live well, be well. The benefits you elect will start the first day of the month following the date of hire.
Our benefits offerings include medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage, a company contribution to a Health Savings Account (HSA), life, accident, and disability insurance, paid time off, and tuition reimbursement. We are committed to providing fair compensation to all of our employees, including performance-based compensation incentives for many of our positions. FTD, Inc. is a premier floral and gifting company. We offer very generous employee discounts on our FTD.com and Proflowers brands.

Culture
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
If you are eligible for benefits, you can enroll in an FSA regardless of whether or not you are enrolled in FTD’s medical plan.
Disability Insurance
FTD offers short and long term disability at no cost to you. The disability benefits will replace up to 67% of your weekly base income up to $2,500/week for STD and up to $10,000/month for LTD.
Dental Benefits
FTD offers two great dental plans through Aetna. A Dental HMO with co-pays where you choose your Primary Care Dentist and a Dental PPO which has benefits in and out of network.
Vision Benefits
FTD offers vision coverage through Eye Med which offers a broad network of nationwide providers to choose from to meet your vision needs. Retailers such as LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, , and JCP
Health Insurance Benefits
FTD offers three medical plans through Aetna to choose from including one EPO where you choose a Primary Care Physician and two PPO High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP)
Life Insurance
For employee coverage of 2x base salary up to $600,000. *Per IRS regulations, the cost FTD pays for coverage above a certain level is considered “imputed income,” and is included on your W-2.
Wellness Programs
We know how important wellness is to your overall success. The FTD Wellness program is here to help you identify and achieve your health and wellness goals.
Onsite Gym
Our One North Dearborn location offers an onsite state-of-the-art fitness center, cycle center and bike room.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Depending on the department and role, FTD offers some scheduling flexibility. We also offer summer hours so that our team members can enjoy extended weekends and fun in the sun with family and friends
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Care for yourself or a family member who is seriously ill, to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, or to attend to the affairs of a family member who is called to active duty in the military.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
FTD recognizes 9 paid holidays each calendar year and allows employees to take time off for vacation, personal responsibilities and sick time.
Paid Holidays
FTD recognizes 9 paid holidays each calendar year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
FTD allows employees to wear casual workplace attire every day, not just Fridays!
Commuter Benefits
Take advantage of the pre-tax benefit, you may elect up to the IRS limit of $260/month for transit and $260/month for parking.
Free Daily Meals
During FTD’s peak season such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Christmas FTD often provides lunch to thank employees for their hard work (along with the occasional just because lunch).
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong.
Some Meals Provided
We provide food during Peak Season.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Up to $2,500 after one year of employment
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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