About the job
We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities and the environment are increasingly relying on. Our world class portfolio of brands including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon is trusted by customers around the globe. Were active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. Its what youd expect from a pioneering paints company thats committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.
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Supports and assures the Customer Service Teams highly professional interactions with customers associated with their order processing, complaint registration, general management and information requirements. Executes any process changes and/or corrective action identified by key stakeholders to ensure an excellent standard of service and a high level of customer satisfaction are maintained.
To manage order receipt efficiently, prioritizing timely order processing and good customer interactions and relationships
Manages the order-to-cash process with excellence in order processing
Registers and processes customer orders in the ERP system received via, electronic mail, and phone or through other contact with the customer
Ensures order processing is handled correct and in full, and is transferred to the transporters (logistics)
Raises issues in delivery, documentation and/or invoices process with Supervisor
Acts as first level contact with customer for answers to questions and in attempting to resolve complaints
Obtains adequate customer and product knowledge to find solutions for customer needs (e.g. additional and/or alternative products)
Makes proposals for improvements on work processes
Completes registering / filing / archiving of customer service-related documentation
Assures cooperation between customer service and field force regarding administration of customers orders. Closely cooperates with the Planning, Logistics functions to maintain consistency in approach towards customer service in the organization
Adheres to all applicable corporate as well as site policies/procedures with regard to personal conduct/HS&E standards and acts in compliance with all regulations
Knowledge of Import/Export and documentation processes for countries in the Middle East & Africa
Resolve supply issues in coordination with the companys overseas supply associates and local Planning & Logistics functions
Visits to customers to better understand their expectations and device means, within the capability of the company, to address their expectations
University graduate or equivalent.
Relevant experience in B2B customer services
This role requires an individual who is fluent in written and spoken English, who is numerate, able to manage complex data, is service focused, has good ERP experience, and is a good communicator
Must work well under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines, be able to multitask, and have good interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to work well in a team environment
Proficient in MS Office (Excel / Word / PowerPoint)
Good customer service and negotiation skills. Able to manage time and prioritize activities effectively. Must be able to execute tasks quickly and efficiently
Knowledge of ERP systems and Order to cash processes in a Business to Business environment
Sound understanding of other functional areas: sales, supply chain, marketing and logistics
SAP experience is a distinct advantage
At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.
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