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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 10/13/2016

Southern States Cooperative Richmond, VA

Company
Southern States Cooperative
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
4527
Location
Richmond, VA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
High School Diploma or GED
AJE Ref #
576031019

JOB DESCRIPTION

General Summary

Interact with customers by telephone, email, mail or fax to deliver information in answer to customer inquiries, billing questions, and customer complaints while maintaining a professional manner.

Essential Job Functions


- Answer telephone inquiries in a courteous, friendly and professional manner; building rapport with customers.

- Respond to email, mail or fax inquiries in a timely and professional manner as a representative of Southern States Cooperative, Incorporated.

- Promote SSC brand, products and services through interaction with customers.

- Accurately document complaints received by telephone, email, mail or fax in a manner that is consistent with outlined process.

- Resolve problems by clarifying issues, researching and exploring solutions and escalating unresolved problems to the appropriate level or department/division.

- Track all complaints through to resolution via Compass Tool set.

- Take ownership of all inquiries received, completing appropriate tracking to maintain accurate data for reporting purposes.

- Resolve monetary disputes within set guidelines for the position. This may include issuing credits, adjusting fees, accepting credit card payments, processing check requests or issuing gift cards.

- Effectively transfer misdirected customer calls to the appropriate party.

- Participate in educational opportunities to keep product and service knowledge current.

- Contribute ideas on ways to resolve problems to better serve the customer and/or improve productivity.

- Perform all other job functions as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Qualifications

Action Team Representative I

Education: Requires a High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)

Experience: 0-2 years of experience in a customer service position call center or equivalent



Action Team Representative II

Education: May require Associate's degree

Experience: 2-4 years of experience in a customer service position call center or equivalent

Action Team Representative III

Education: May require Associate's degree

Experience: 4-5 years of experience in a customer service position call center or equivalent

Requirements


- Confident, friendly, professional, with a strong work ethic

- Ability to effectively and accurately communicate in writing and verbally

- Must be able to work in a high volume environment with multiple priorities and deadlines

- Ability to listen attentively to customer needs and concerns, demonstrate empathy

- Ability to objectively develop an accurate perception and understanding of others' feelings, needs, values and opinions

- Maintain a positive attitude when confronted with opposition and strong emotion

- Ability to easily maneuver among multiple websites, programs and computer screens

- Self-motivated and possess the ability to work alone and in teams effectively

- Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook

- Ability to deal with rapidly changing or unexpected situations

- Ability to collect important information before taking action, solve complex problems and use good judgment (ATR III)

- Ability to gather information and make decisions that responsibly resolve monetary disputes (ATR III)

- Ability to perform a variety of complicated tasks using a wide degree of creativity & latitude (ATR III)

- Must be able to support team as decision-maker for escalated calls and as team mentor (ATR III)

- Must be able to work regularly scheduled hours as defined by management and beyond if needed

- Ability to understand and speak the English language fluently


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Southern States Cooperative, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against individuals based on their race, color, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, family medical history or genetic information, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws, or regulations.

Overview

Southern States Cooperative is an American farmer-owned agricultural supply cooperative in the United States. Southern States Cooperative supplies small, medium & large commercial farmers with livestock & animal feed, pasture seed, vegetable seed, farm fertilizers, farm supplies, bulk fuel and crop services, including information & products to grow better crops. They also supply homeowners with information & products for their lawn, garden, hobby farm and home.

Today, the cooperative strives to be the best at giving farmers and rural homeowners the tools they need to get their jobs done right- whether they are running a large commercial farm, tending a backyard garden or just trying to keep their land well-conditioned. The cooperative provides a full range of services and growing solutions for farms and around the home.

Southern States Cooperative, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against individuals based on their race, color, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, family medical history or genetic information, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws, or regulations.

Company Size:
1,001-5,000 Employees
Industry
Service
Founded:
1923
Social Media:
Headquarters:
6606 West Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23230

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