CS Operations Manager
Cape Town, ZA
9d ago

This is a talent pooling requisition to engage future operational leadership for brick and mortar and virtual customer service operations in South Africa.

The Customer Service Operations Manager is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, quality and productivity of contact center operations.

This position requires a candidate who has the ability to drive process improvements and keep pace with our growth while motivating others to meet the challenges of an extremely customer focused and metrics driven environment.

Overall Responsibilities Include :

People Management :

  • Lead and manage teams of 2-6 Customer Service (CS) Managers and 50-150 Customer Service Associates; responsible for the overall direction and performance of the teams.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Amazon’s policies and procedures; additional responsibilities include interviewing, training and motivating employees;
  • planning, assigning and directing work; rewarding and disciplining employees; and effective conflict resolution.

  • Effectively partners and builds productive working relationships with direct reports, peers, leadership, and other departments.
  • Manage the career growth and development of the CS Manager team by driving focus on Amazon’s Leadership Principles. Plays a critical role in building management depth by providing guidance and mentorship to all levels of leadership within their organizational units, as well as serving as an outstanding role model.
  • Project Management :

  • Solving complex customer service issues and proactively heading off negative service trends.
  • Identifying and eliminating root cause barriers to accuracy, productivity, and quality.
  • Understanding and correctly utilizing resources provided by internal systems, departments, policies, and procedures.
  • Developing and achieving performance goals and objectives in order to achieve customer promise expectations
  • Manages workflow, handles escalations, proactively engages resources to address issues, and effectively delegates workload across the leadership team.
  • Participates on business leadership meetings; develops and drives strategies and programs which improve the competitive position and profitability of the organization.
  • Drives creation of staffing plans, schedules, quality initiatives, process change initiatives, Lean / Kaizen activities, and other Change / Six Sigma initiatives.
  • This position requires a candidate who has the ability to stay focused and keep up with our continuous and fast-paced growth all while motivating others to meet the daily challenges of an extremely deadline-

    driven environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to employee development (including an emphasis on selection and retention), as well as an exceptional level of dedication, motivation and intelligence.

    Strong communication skills as well as a strong technical and analytical aptitude are required.

    The ideal candidate actively seeks to understand Amazon.com core business values and initiatives, and translate those into everyday CS practices.

    They will be comfortable in a fast-paced, multi-tasked, high-energy environment and will display creative and analytical problem solving with an unrelenting passion for excellent customer service.

  • BA / BS degree or higher
  • 5+ years successful experience in Operations Management with demonstrated progressively increased responsibility.
  • Excellent knowledge of statistical concepts and their application to operations along with expertise in the use of technical / statistical tools to drive quality and process improvement is strongly preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, strong presentation skills, and the ability to motivate and inspire large groups of people are a must
  • Project Management experience
  • People management of large teams (At least up to 100+ indirect reports and 5+ direct reports).
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma / Lean Processes
  • Direct experience in Contact Center Operations (Customer Service, Sales, or Collections)
  • Ability and desire to relocate to take advantage of future growth opportunities
  • Amazon is an equal opportunities employer, and we value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

    Amazon is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion within its community and especially welcomes applications from South African citizens who are members of designated groups who may contribute to Employment Equity within the workplace and the further diversification of ideas.

    In this regard, the relevant laws and principles associated with Employment Equity will be considered when appointing potential candidates.

    We are required by law to verify your ability to work lawfully in South Africa. Amazon requires that you submit a copy of either your identity document or your passport and any applicable work permit if you are a foreign national, along with an updated curriculum vitae.’’

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