Essential Functions of this role:
Respond positively to and expeditiously process all incoming telephone inquiries and orders. Increase revenue by participating in up-sell and cross-sell promotions. Adhere to SOP’s and departmental training guidelines.
Follow established service quality standards and meet established telephone order processing time standards (talk time, after call work, order accuracy etc.) Assess individual customer requirements and direct activities to appropriate departments. Utilize sales order entry system, catalogs, price lists and sales aids to provide accurate information to customers, including interpreting quotes and promotions and credit policies. Provide required documentation related to each particular order to meet shipping schedules (i.e. material safety data sheets, certificates of analysis, custom orders etc.). Maintain daily sales order log, reports, and other records; provide reports and logs as required. May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned. Responding quickly and professionally to all customer inquiries, including pricing, availability, order status, shipping details, etc.
Nature and Scope
Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Must demonstrate judgment, tact and diplomacy in dealing with internal and external customers as well the ability to handle confidential and/or proprietary information. Job encounters recurring and routine work situations with occasional variations from the norm. Works on assignments that are moderately complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations. Normally receives no instruction on routine work, general instruction on new assignments. Accuracy is required in performing all functions of this position. Initiative and organization skills are extremely valuable to ensure good customer service. Must possess self-motivation, enthusiasm, and positive attitude and perform as a team player. May serve in various teams according to business needs.
Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree is preferred in Business Administration or a scientific discipline.
Must be able to become proficient in Life Technologies’ order entry systems and processes. Requires a minimum of 3 to 4 years of related customer service experience preferably with 1 to 2 years in an E-Commerce environment. Must demonstrate working knowledge of personal computer applications such as Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Software, SAP Software, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Must have the ability to identify and solve problems and to multi-task under deadline.
Has contact with all levels of company employees as well as external customers.
This position requires repetitive typing, considerable interaction on the telephone and regular viewing of a computer monitor. The use of voice is required for a significant portion of the day. Most of the other physical demands are typical with those associated with an office environment.
Must be available to work 3 x 6 hour days between the hours of 10am -6pm. Some Holiday work may be required.
We are proud to be an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce.
This position is not eligible for relocation benefits.