Customer Service Team Leader
takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Customer Service Team Leader to join our team in Cape Town.
We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us.
We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.
This position will report to the Customer Services Manager
Your responsibilities will include :
Measuring & Managing internal customer attendance & Time Keeping
Performing quality assessments on both voice and email customer interactions to ensure that quality and compliance standards are maintained.
Ensuring that the productivity targets for a call and email monitoring are met as per internal service level agreements.
Ensuring that the quality targets for call and email monitoring are met as per set out for KPI’s.
Identify and escalate potential system and process improvements with the aim to enhance the customer’s journey.
Identify and escalate problem areas, trends and training opportunities to the appropriate stakeholder / s
Manage your team’s probation period through regular performance discussions and coaching.
Deliver individual / group coaching sessions to ensure KPI Targets are met.
Drive and motivate your team to achieve targets.
Report on the overall quality of customer interaction activity per agent in your team.
Liaise with internal departments to solve customer queries and escalate customer-facing challenges to the relevant stakeholders
Assess any service failure and identify the root cause and take appropriate action ensure similar failures are avoided
Take ownership of a customer and ensure their needs are met as soon as possible
Lead a team of 15 + Online Shopping Assistants and optimally manage all staffing needs, productivity, and quality
Manage all Internal and External Customer Services complaints
Ensure company policies and procedures are communicated to the team, managing and resolving people-related problems, including but not limited to resolving employees conflict of interest, absenteeism, including but not limited to all industrial relations matters.
Manage and maintain a highly focused and motivated team
Ensure the minimum Contact Centre service levels are maintained on a daily basis.
Identify, review and propose solutions to issues identified or picked up during the course of performing day to day duties
Attributes required :
Passionate about teamwork
Responsible and Accountable
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Leadership skills display the qualities of a leader and set a good example
Empowering within team and structure
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as an effective team member and leader
Excellent listening skills
Must be driven / self-motivated
Intermediate to advanced excel skills
High level of computer literacy
Ability to compile feedback in writing and for verbal purposes
Comfortable and able to function in an ambiguous, fast-paced, high-pressure environment, while maintaining high-quality outputs
A self-starter that’s comfortable with constant change
Ability to use multiple systems and multitask in a fast-paced environment
Knowledge of delivery and or courier services
Qualifications & Experience :
Min. 18 months + customer service experience in related positions
Successfully completed NQF Level 4 / Matric / Grade 12 and ideally some post-matric study
Flexibility to work rotational shifts which include weekends, public holidays and overnight work.
The Environment :
takealot.com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.
com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback / new ideas on where we can improve.
We are short on ego and high on output.
We are doers and not only thinkers, it’s all in the execution after all.
We love what we do and what we are creating.
Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference.