Team Lead - Customer service (Fluent in English & German)

Location
Dublin (County), Leinster (IE)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Feb 2018
Closes
14 Mar 2018
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time

Integra LifeSciences, a world leader in medical technology, is dedicated to limiting uncertainty for surgeons, so they can concentrate on providing the best patient care. Integra offers innovative solutions in orthopedic extremity surgery, neurosurgery, spine surgery, and reconstructive and general surgery.

Integra's orthopedic products include devices and implants for spine, foot and ankle, hand and wrist, shoulder and elbow, tendon and peripheral nerve protection and repair, tissue reconstruction and wound repair. Integra is a leader in neurosurgery, offering a broad portfolio of implants, devices, instruments and systems used in neurosurgery, neuromonitoring, neurotrauma, and related critical care. In the United States, Integra is a leading provider of surgical instruments to hospitals, surgery centers and alternate care sites, including physician and dental offices.

Founded in 1989 Integra is headquartered in Plainsboro, New Jersey and has over 3,500 employees worldwide. Integra's common stock is listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol "IART."

Responsibilities

Supervise a team of customer service representatives to deliver a world-class customer experience.  Provide customer service to our customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa.  Start-up environment where you will be responsible for recruiting, hiring, training and ongoing customer service operations. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 

  • Supervise a team of 6-10 customer service representatives
  • Manage daily operations including planning, assigning and directing work to ensure all service levels (SLAs) and key performance indicators (KPIs) are met
  • Proactively manage the Order to Cash process; ensure order processing holds are addressed in a timely manner; proactively communicate product availability to customers
  • Complete regular agent call quality performance evaluations
  • Assist Customer Service Representatives in managing customer escalations to a solution or compromise
  • Interview, hire, train, evaluate, coach and develop staff; reward and discipline employees
  • Analyze operational processes, identify opportunities and implements changes for service delivery improvements; active involvement in projects to improve service levels.
  • Liaise with other departments to resolve order status, product, production, delivery and billing inquiries
  • Develop and document key process steps necessary to provide the required levels of service
  • Communicate company goals, directives and policies; communicate updates to processes and procedures that change how customer inquiries are handled
  • Provide reports to senior management
  • Perform the same duties as a Customer Service Representative
  • Perform other assignments as required/assigned

Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required for his position.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (third level qualification) from a college or university and/or a minimum of three years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Experience:

  • A minimum of three years’ related experience and/or training, including people management; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Previous experience in supervising Customer Service or Contact Centre teams
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing company and/or in the medical device and/or pharma industry preferred

Skills:

  • Ability to speak, read and write fluently in English and native German
  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to communicate effectively with customers, employees, management and cross-functionally for positive customer outcomes
  • Passion for customers and delivering a world-class service experience
  • Results-driven, energetic and resilient leader that is receptive to change  
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Sense of urgency and proven ability to work under pressure
  • Strong people management skills with proven ability to recruit, develop and lead team in fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to give and welcome constructive feedback; contribute to building a positive team spirit and friendly and engaging work environment
  • Proven experience identifying, planning and implementing processes to deliver strong operational efficiency with quality