Customer Service Advisor (Normanton/Bradford)

Function: Customer Services

Location: Normanton

Contract Type: Full Time Permanent

Salary: Competitive

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Customer Service Advisor (Normanton/Bradford)

We are recruiting for a Customer Service Advisor to join Banner. The role can be based at either Banner’s head office in Normanton or Bradford and would be reporting into the Corporate Customer Service Team Leader.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

  • Answering calls quickly and efficiently, and relay correct information on customer queries, advising customers accurately to resolve any outstanding issues. Dealing with a high volume of emails queries from sales, customers, and cash collections.
  • Acting upon and dealing with any post invoice queries received from internal and external customers. Ensuring all invoice queries are logged and acted upon swiftly so not to delay any payment of the customer’s account, working closely with internal customers of sales, cash collections and other departments within the organisation.
  • Resolving customer complaints and to take ownership for customer requests including keeping them informed of delays or issues once a query has been raised.
  • Supporting internal colleagues in providing ETA information or detail on some pre invoice queries.
  • Ensuring all queries are logged on the diary system so there is a full audit trail and queries kept open till resolution.
  • Understand and fully utilising business systems to log all contacts and all actions taken in accordance with business rules and actively seek ways to improve.
  • Demonstrating a full understanding of operational procedures and how the actions of the Customer Service Department impact on the business especially regarding credit management and credit reduction. All queries logged must have clear notes and full audit trail of actions taken and resolution.
  • Acting in accordance with business processes and rules to ensure business decisions on all customer requests are completed promptly and accurately, and within customer and credit authorization levels
  • Ensuring all computerised customer records of query management and customer processes are kept up to date. Ensuring we are working within agreed query SLA’s and keeping customers updated if over SLA
  • Following and achieving weekly and monthly objectives as set by the Customer Service Manager and also fulfilling other duties as and when required by management.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Essential:

  • Having a pleasant and friendly style with a genuine desire to please the customer by expressing appropriate levels of empathy for the customer’s situation whilst actively listening to understand customers’ needs.
  • Proficiency in actively solving problems and influencing customers to accept outcomes.
  • Highly resilient and able to handle complaints, even when dealing with difficult customers.
  • Work accurately and efficiently with an eye for detail.
  • The ability to handle queries in the best interests of both customer and Company.
  • Desire and ability to investigate to find root cause of queries and ensure they are acted upon appropriately
  • Good practical understanding and proficiency of working with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adjust and interact with all levels of personnel.
  • The ability to multitask, be organised, agree priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • The ability to adapt to change.

Desirable:

  • Commercial sense to understand the financial impact on the business of credits on both Banner bottom line and internal sales impact in regard to credit management
  • Industry and product knowledge would be advantageous.

WHAT DO WE DO?

Banner is the UK’s largest business supplies and services company to both the public and private sectors. We provide facilities & PPE, technology, furniture, printed goods, managed print services and office stationery. We partner with companies both large and small, tailoring our approach to suit each workplace. Our customers trust us to deliver real business benefits that have a positive impact on our environment and communities. Our close consultative approach, combined with an industry-leading logistical capability, enables us to reduce costs, minimise waste and offer an excellent customer experience. We always aim to be the partner that:

Business Leaders trust, that Buyers recommend and that Employees value.

As part of the EVO Group, we are the UK’s no. 1 distributor in our sector with a stock holding in excess of £50m. We have over 350 fleet vehicles, making over 18,000 deliveries per day. We pick over 100,000 lines per day in our 650,0000 plus square feet of warehousing.

OUR BENEFITS

We offer a competitive range of benefits, including free parking (subject to site availability), contributory pension plan, Employee Assistance Programme, retailer and lifestyle perks and discounts, paid charity support day, staff discounts, an opt-in medical plan and eyecare assistance. Our employees hard work can be rewarded through the EVO Honours reward programme and long service recognition schemes.  We support and encourage our employees training and development with access to a e-learning platform covering a wide range of topics and the opportunity to complete a fully funded Apprenticeship or Adult Learning courses (terms apply).

 

We also have a generous holiday package and a holiday purchasing scheme.  All our employees either get their Birthday off every year or a voucher in their birthday month, and in most areas of the business we close between Christmas and New Year!   

 

DIVERSITY AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

It is our people that make us successful and so we are committed to making The EVO Group of companies an inclusive workplace.

We encourage a diverse culture, in which we value you for being you, and the excellent contributions you make to business, no matter your age, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, race, nationality or religion.  The EVO Group of companies expect their employees to respect one another and treat their colleagues, and others that they come into contact with, as they would wish to be treated themselves.

EVO Group are proud to be a ‘Disability Confident’ accredited employer.  We have a strong CSR and ESG ethos which is reflected in our Company values and the work we do.

 

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