Call Center Collections Specialist

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POST DATE 8/21/2016
END DATE 11/1/2016

Cox Corporate Services, Inc. Chesapeake, VA

Company
Cox Corporate Services, Inc.
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
155573
AJE Ref #
575949725
Location
Chesapeake, VA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
High School Diploma or GED

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Description At Cox, we connect people to the things they love. Now we d like to connect with you. Cox Communications is looking for SHARP TALENt to join our team and BE THE VOICE OF OUR BRAND.

As a COLLECTIONS SPECIALIST, you will play a pivotal role in the CONTINUED STABILITY AND GROWTH of our organization, by serving as a front-line representative of the Cox brand, in a call center environment. In this role you will:

* PROMOTE CUSTOMER RETENTION AND REDUCE BAD DEBT by collecting monies via telephone from delinquent active and former customers and non-pay disconnected accounts across all residential product lines while remaining in accordance with State and Federal privacy and collection laws, in a call center environment.

* ENSURE ALL DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS WITHIN ASSIGNED AREA ARE EITHER COLLECTED OR RESOLVED in accordance with defined system policy in order to maximize system financial performance and effectively minimize write off of Accounts Receivables and equipment, in a call center environment.

* LIVE THE COX VALUES, by demonstrating an approach towards people and work that is consistent with the overall values of the company.

Unleash your potential with Cox Communications as a Collections Specialist today.

THE COX COMMUNICATIONS DIFFERENCE

COX COMMUNICATIONS IS MORE THAN JUST A PLACE TO WORK. We strive to create an environment that nurtures personal development and the opportunity to build on your talents.

OUR EMPLOYEES ARE OUR MOST IMPORTANT RESOURCE. To demonstrate the value we place in our employees, Cox offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package (healthcare, pension, and 401k) and a best-in-class working environment.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO HAVING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE THAT REFLECTS THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE. We embrace and foster an environment that builds on the unique talents that come from a variety of people and perspectives.

Keep reading to learn more about the role and to apply to join the Cox Communications team today!

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

* Answers incoming and makes outgoing phone calls to customers and provides a quality, responsive, and positive customer contact with the intent to retain the customer and correct the past due situation.

* Requests account information, accesses customer record databases or other electronic tools and information delivered to the desktop, and authenticates customer by requesting PIN or other identifying information.

* Analyzes customer account status and history and performs necessary calculations to determine appropriate actions and payment plans.

* Negotiates with customers to agree upon arrangements for payment, extends disconnect dates when required and processes payments by telephone (credit card, checks, etc.)

* Screens, identifies and participates in investigations of telephone fraud and responds to inquiries of rate, services and possible fraud.

* Transfers appropriate fraud, high toll and bankruptcy cases and escalations to the appropriate person/workgroup inside or outside of the Collections department.

* Resolves collections-related customer issues to maintain customer loyalty and minimize product churn.

* Safeguards company assets, customer s privacy and other proprietary information.

* Maintains compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

* Documents call results, including the disposition of calls, customer payments agreements, payment plans and other results in the Cox billing system (ICOMS).

* Processes equipment retrieval requests, stolen and fire damaged equipment reports to minimize financial losses.

* Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

MINIMUM

* High school graduate, GED, or equivalent work experience.

* 6 months experience working in a direct customer contact position.

* 6 months experience using a computer in a work or non-work setting.

* Eligibility to work in the United States.

PREFERRED

* 1 or more years successful experience in a call center customer service, telephone sales or credit and/or collections environment.

* Knowledge of ICOMS billing system, or equivalent in another environment.

* Telecommunications or utility experience.

* Bilingual.

YOUR CAREER AT COX

From the valued customers we connect through our innovative communications services, to the employees we unite through exciting career opportunities, Cox is all about bringing people together and enhancing their lives.

Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable, telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care, and its outstanding workplaces. We are always looking for talented professionals to join our team! Cox offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package (healthcare, pension, and 401k) and a best-in-class working environment.

Cox is an equal employment opportunity employer, disabled/protected/veteran and a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. Learn more at: http://www.cox.com/.

Statement to ALL Third Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox Communications accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox Communications employees, or send to any Cox Communications facility. Cox Communications is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

Organization:Cox Communications, Inc.
Primary Location:US-VA-Chesapeake-1341 Crossways Blvd

Employee Status:Regular
Job Level:Individual Contributor
Shift:Variable-various shifts
Travel:No
Schedule:Full-time

Unposting Date:Ongoing