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Sr Customer Service Representative

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Job Type: On-Site

Job Category: Sales/Business Development
Brand: Motion
Job ID: R24_0000013442
Status: Full time

Our customer service employees are the face of our team by being the first people our customers interact with. As a member of the customer service team, you will determine which products our customers need to keep their businesses in motion. You'll leverage your deep product knowledge, strong customer service, and adaptability. A role with the customer service team provides opportunities for growth, content learning, and you have an impact on so many companies.

Success Profile

What makes a successful Customer Service employee? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Good Listener
  • Results Driven
  • Personable
  • Confident
  • Proactive
  • Team player

Career Path

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  • Customer Service Rep Path to Account Rep
  • Account Rep Path to Branch Manager
  • Branch Manager Path to Sales Manager
  • Sales Manager Path to Division Vice President
  • Division Vice President End of path
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Employee Benefits

  • Medical, dental, vision and healthcare FSA, as well as health and wellness programs

  • Offering competitive PTO package with added days for years of service

  • Tuition reimbursement with opportunities for professional development

  • 401(k) Plan with competitive employer matching

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Employee discounts, including NAPA parts, entertainment, technology, appliances, event tickets and more

Job Description

SUMMARY:

Under limited supervision, the Senior Customer Service Representative responds to customer inquires and places customer orders to ensure customer expectations are accurately determined and met. This role has in-depth knowledge of the company's products and services. The Senior Customer Service Representative develops and broadens relationships with customers to fully understand needs and wants. This role provides guidance and advice to less experienced Customer Service Representatives.

JOB DUTIES

  • Places customer orders via telephone, fax, email, electronic methods, or walk in (counter sales).
  • Influences Motion Industries' gross profit through negotiating the sale price and purchase price, within certain parameters.
  • May adjust non-contract customer pricing to meet the demands of the customer based on competition, while maximizing the profit for Motion Industries.
  • Builds customer relationships to drive repeat business by relating to the customer and drive process improvements.
  • Orders items to ensure appropriate inventory levels are maintained for customers.
  • May place orders without approval for orders up to $5,000 per line and $10,000 per purchase order.
  • Expedites backorders. May pull inventory and prepare order for shipment to customer.
  • Responsible for sourcing products in branch inventory, distribution center inventory or supplier inventory.
  • Determines the most cost effective shipping method for customer orders.
  • May handle customer returns.
  • May be assigned to one customer.
  • Provides coaching, guidance, and direction to less experienced Customer Service Representatives.
  • Assists less experienced Customer Service Representatives with addressing customer needs, including locating items and resolving problems.
  • May be responsible for quality and/or safety in the branch.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Responds to complex customer inquires regarding products, provides quotes, and handles order entry.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Typically requires a high school diploma or GED
  • Five (5) or more years of related experience or an equivalent combination.

  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
  • Excellent communication skills including written, verbal, and listening.
  • Ability to multi-task and time management skills required.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Strong product knowledge.
  • Reliability, organization, and attention to detail required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • None required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY:

  • No

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Motion Industries offers an excellent benefits package which includes options for healthcare coverage, 401(k), tuition, reimbursement, vacation, sick, and holiday pay.

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