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Vendor Relationship Representative III

| Chicago

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain positive vendor relations to ensure superior customer satisfaction.
  • Receive and handle customer calls and email requests for services.
  • Manage the scheduling and completion of all services assigned by customers.
  • Manage real-time inquiries while keeping track of and responding to commitments to follow up with customer/vendor inquiries.
  • Identify, research and resolve customer issues using the company’s web-based systems and databases.
  • Source new vendors to perform required services, as needed.
  • Resolve or escalate all disputes or un-satisfied service confirmations.
  • Maintain open communication with Vendors in a manner that adheres to all contracts and agreed upon Scope of Work throughout the duration of the relationship.
  • Provide market intelligence feedback to maximize customer satisfaction and to ensure strategies and policies are in place to attract and retain customers.
  • Provide information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Enter information into our database and ensure consistency and accuracy
  • Educate clients on the benefits of the SMS Assist service offering
  • Resolve most/all client and Affiliate issues without escalation
  • Provide creative solutions to meet client needs and maximize value
  • Remain on the queue and addresses all requests
  • Contribute to special projects and continuous improvement initiatives, as requested by Operation’s management or the client
  • Provide management with recommendations to changes in procedures, as needed
  • May be called on periodically to serve as shift supervisor
  • Contribute to a positive team environment
  • Ensure confidentiality of internal and external data
  • Perform ad-hoc projects and other duties as assigned

 

 

   Professional Skills

Instructions: Select pertinent skills from the list below and delete as necessary, then select a level from the Professional Skills Guide. If appropriate add a few words describing specific requirements under each skill.

 

  • Customer Service – Advanced
  • Verbal Communication – Proficient
  • Written Communication – Proficient
  • Teamwork – Advanced
  • Relationships – Advanced
  • Organizational Awareness – Proficient
  • Learning Agility – Proficient
  • Problem Solving – Proficient
  • Process Orientation – Advanced
  • Prioritization – Proficient

 

Role Specific Skills

  • Computer Skills: Advanced proficiencies in: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

 

People Management Skills

  • This is an individual contributor role

 

Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent work experience (4+) or previous experience as a Vendor Relationship Representative II in SMS

 

    Other Relevant Qualifications

 

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Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities, and schedule may change at any time with or without notice.

 

SMS Assist is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and/or expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reasons prohibited by law.

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Location

875 North Michigan Avenue , Chicago, IL 60611

What are SMS Assist Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive Salary. Flexible Spending Plans. Prescription Drug Program. Free Fitness Center membership.

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