Part Time Customer Support Associate
CBI - Payless - Topeka, KS

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Payless ShoeSource is the largest specialty family footwear retailer in the U.S. and in the Western Hemisphere, with a team dedicated to democratizing on-trend and validated styles in footwear and accessories. Our brands include Airwalk®, Dexter®, Champion®, American Eagle by Payless Shoe Source, SmartFit, BRASH®, safeTstep® and designer labels Lela Rose for Payless Shoe Source, Christian Siriano for Payless ShoeSource' and Isabel Toledo for Payless ShoeSource. Our mission is to become the first choice for style and value in footwear and accessories for our target consumer.

Our world headquarters is centrally located in Topeka, KS, facilitating easy travel to all parts of the country. And Topeka enjoys close proximity to Kansas City and Lawrence, home of the University of Kansas, providing our Associates with multiple communities in which to reside.

Overview:
The Customer Support Center Associate provides centralized service for the daily support of all Payless Domestic and International Stores and their respective Associates and Customers. The main responsibility of this position is servicing Associates and Customer inquiries in regard to company initiatives, promotions, operational support and procedural changes. The position interacts with all departments and is accountable for Speed of Answer (SOA), the efficient use of company resources, documentation of calls, answering emails and providing recommendations to leads and management to enhance processes and systems. Both full-time and part-time positions may be available. This position is location in Topeka, KS.

Job Responsibilities:
This position is primarily responsible for answering calls and assisting Store Associates. This position provides administrative assistance to stores for Payroll, Benefits, Marketing, Store Maintenance, Inventory, Logistics and Unforgettable Moments. The Customer Support Center Associate answers calls and emails from retail customers and resolves customer complaints. Achieve call center objectives for talk time and after call work. Maintain weekly contacts in accordance with hours scheduled. Demonstrate a sense of urgency for all contacts.

Candidates for this position must be flexible with working evenings and weekends.

Qualifications:
- Keyboarding skills, prior customer service and/or call center experience.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Maturity in judgment and flexibility
- Ability to control calls for the benefits of the customer and the organization
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Internet required
- Bilingual skills in Spanish or French is a plus

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:
Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other protected status.

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Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9. In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, this employer uses E-Verify's photo screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' (USCIS) photograph.

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