IBM Support Representative for Operations in SOFIA, Bulgaria
IBM Technical Support Services (TSS) uses enhanced analytics and leverages global infrastructure and years of experience to deliver outstanding hardware, software and multi-vendor support services to our customers worldwide.
For our fast-growing multi-vendor support team, we’re looking to hire Customer Support Representatives with client-first mindset and eager to learn. In this challenging role, you’ll participate in shift rotation to support customers around the world over phone, e-mail and web, helping them solve complex issues and preventing outages.
- This position is suitable for part-timers.
Handle customer requests submitted by phone, e-mail, web-forms or other support tools
Clarify and record information in the systems, ensure full understanding of the customer issue
Provide answers for general usage and operation
Research internal resources and knowledge bases to find resolution
Collaborate with other team members to achieve satisfactory resolution of customer issues
Escalate to other support groups when necessary and follow up with them to ensure resolution in a timely manner
Ensure regular updates to customer by call back and follow up e-mails
Communicate resolution to the customer and reach an agreement of case closure
Help maintain internal resources and knowledge bases by documenting findings and suggesting improvements
Participate in internal projects and continuous improvement initiatives
Follow established processes for effective management of support incidents
Desire for ongoing skills development.
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in Engineering or similar technical field
At least 6 months of experience in customer support role
Experience in technical customer support role will be considered as advantage
Excellent command of spoken and written English (B2-C2 level)
Excellent soft skills, active listening/reading, sympathy, ask when in doubt, explain clearly and set right expectations
Good planning and organization skills
Good computer skills, including MS Office and web navigation
Troubleshooting and analytical thinking skills to identify and resolve problems
Customer-first mindset with high sense of ownership
Ability to ask clarifying questions as needed to fully understand customer query
Ability to research available resources and work instructions to find resolution
Ability to work and follow up with multiple support groups within the organization to bring customer’s issue to resolution
Ability to quickly learn and absorb new concepts, terms and vocabulary
Ability to research and self-study to find solutions to unknown issues and generally improve oneself.
Ability to use tools and knowledge to understand and resolve user’s issues and/or redirect them appropriately
Ability to use clear/good judgment
Ability to escalate as appropriate
Ability to manage complicated requests and irate users
Networking background as well as certification is a plus.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Preferred Tech and Prof Experience
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