Customer Service Agent I
Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated - Milton-Freewater, OR

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Professionally handle incoming requests from customers regarding their accounts, and ensure that issues are resolved both promptly and accurately. Customer Service Representatives will serve as the primary point of contact by thoroughly and efficiently gather customer information, assess and fulfill customer needs, and educate the customer where applicable. Calls are predominantly routine, but may require deviation from standard screens, scripts, and procedures.

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.

High school diploma or equivalent, or current student status. Post high school education preferred. Six months to one-year experience in customer support preferred. Working knowledge of supported operating systems, software, and hardware preferred. Understanding of troubleshooting processes, technology and tools preferred.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and computer product manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from team managers, team members, clients, and customers. Ability to effectively document case notes and respond to customers in a written format (e.g. chat, email).

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to concurrently talk, hear, and use computer keyboard while responding to customer inquiries on the telephone. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Employees are required to maintain compliance with SYKES safety, security, and privacy programs. Responsible for being an active participant in the SYKES safety, security and privacy programs to protect SYKES' business operations, facilities, and physical and intellectual property and to ensure a safe and secure working environment for all SYKES' employees.

Sykes Enterprises is firmly committed to conducting business in compliance with the letter and spirit of the law and other accepted standards of business conduct as reflected in the company's policies. Employees are encouraged to observe the highest standards of professionalism at all times, and are expected to adhere to the Sykes Code of Ethics and Standards of Integrity.

Primary duties will include delivering a high level of service through identifying relationship opportunities; matching appropriate products to customers needs; performing account maintenance inquiries; and migrating customers to alternative banking methods. Additional responsibilities include investigating and resolving a wide variety of issues and requests to include probing for additional information from customers, and setting expectations. Customer Service Representatives act as experts possessing knowledge on a wide array of products and services and by using appropriate resources to resolve customer requests. This position is accountable for a successful customer experience.

Adherence to SYKES policies on ethics and integrity.
Receives transactions from users regarding customer service or technical support related needs based upon the scope of support provided by contract to Sykes’ clients.
Determines appropriate action to be taken on customer’s behalf, which may include problem determination and appropriate next steps. Informs customer of those appropriate next steps and works with customer to achieve issue resolution.
Maintains proficiency in programs, products and/or platforms assigned.
Maintains pertinent paperwork and records through data entry.
Communicates with co-workers to research problem and find solution.
May test software and hardware to evaluate ease of use and whether product will aid user in performing work.
Communicates with team manager, team members and other teams regarding problems, solutions and trends.
Responsible for meeting established individual and team performance targets, which include customer service, productivity and quality standards.
May perform other additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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Sykes Enterprises provides business process outsourcing services, IT consulting and IT-enabled services, such as technical support and...