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Avantor, Inc. Remote Customer Service Representative (EST. and CST. Time Zones) in Kansas

Job SummaryWe are looking for…Remote agents that are take-charge type of people, confident decision makers, and go-getters who know their strengths. If you like to take control of a situation, enjoy problem solving and guiding people to success, this is the role for you. As a remote Customer Service Representative, you will work from your home while holding yourself accountable for your success and proactively supporting our customers. You are customer focused, curious, and love working with others in a virtual setting. The ideal candidate will meet the below criteria:Wired internet with speeds meeting 10Mbps download and 4Mbps upload (if multiple devices are using internet during your working hours, add 5Mbps download and 2Mbps upload to the baseline, per device used). Have a designated work space that is distraction-free and allows you to give your full attention to the customer during your shift.Schedule - Mon-Fri 10:30am to 7pm CST or 11:30am to 8pm EST. No weekends. No overnightsHours are set. We don’t do any shift/hour biddingThe job is 100% remote. You get to work out of the comfort of your homeWe provide all technology and equipment. No need to use your ownTraining time is paid. Approximately 4 weeks of trainingThe Customer Service Representative is responsible for processing customer purchase orders, resolving issues, handling inquiries, cross referencing, expediting, and communication with suppliers, customers and sales representatives. Serves as a liaison with all parties to enable sales growth.

MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (List in order of importance)

  • Maintains and attracts potential customers by handling inbound sales and customer communication (calls/emails/click-to-chat) relating to service status or challenges/concerns/issues within the network.

  • Responsible for handling in-bound sales and customer communication (calls/emails/click to chat) in the processing, expediting, and troubleshooting of customer orders.

  • Owns the customer request and experience from initiation to final conclusion.

  • Process, via computer, all customer requests. Utilize multiple and often complex systems, programs, and monitors in order to research information.

  • Researches and resolves customer issues, expedites back orders, handles returns and special requests. Resolves product or service problems by clarifying the customer's complaint; determining the cause of the problem; selecting and explaining the best solution to solve the problem; expediting correction or adjustment; following up to ensure resolution.

  • Proactively interacts with outside sales force to ensure regular communication on pricing and other customer concerns. Provides high-level, quality service, closely aligned with sales, to enable sales growth.

  • Follows up with sales, suppliers, and customers on any outstanding issues.

  • Looks for opportunities to provide solutions.

  • Makes recommendations on areas for process improvement.

  • Make decisions based on policies and past precedence, seeking guidance as necessary.

  • Accountable to performance metrics such as schedule adherence, productivity standards and quality standards.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

  • High school diploma or GED required; Bachelor degree a plus

  • 1-3 years applicable experience in a customer relationship type role (sales, military, call center, etc)

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Must be a team player and be able to work with members of the immediate team, as well as, employees outside the organization, while demonstrating the ability to work independently

  • Must be comfortable working in a matrix environment

  • Possesses proven problem solving skills and resourcefulness

  • Must be customer and sales focused

  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced and complex environment

  • Possesses organization and time management skills

  • Practices attentive and active listening

  • Ability to maintain composure and positive attitude during difficult times

  • Intermediate PC skills required; must be able to work in multiple systems concurrently, often utilizing multiple monitors

  • Familiarity with SAP system helpful

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT (Under Typical Positions)

Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.

Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.

A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.

Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.

DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at TalentManagement@avantorsciences.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.

EEO is the Law (https://media.vwr.com/emdocs/docs/EEO-is-the-law.pdf)

OFCCP EEO Supplement (https://media.vwr.com/emdocs/docs/OFCCP-EEO-Supplement.pdf)

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION

3rd party non-solicitation policy

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation

Avantor®, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. Our portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries we serve. One of our greatest strengths comes from having a global infrastructure that is strategically located to support the needs of our customers. Our global footprint enables us to serve more than 225,000 customer locations and gives us extensive access to research laboratories and scientists in more than 180 countries. We set science in motion to create a better world. For information visit, www.avantorsciences.com and find us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/avantorinc/) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/Avantor_News) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Avantorinc/) .

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