Bilingual Team Lead, Call Centre

Call Center/ Dispatch Services Ottawa, Ontario


Description

If you thrive in a team-oriented workplace that challenges your skills, to drive your career development, embraces diversity and rewards innovation, with competitive pay and great employee programs, join the Ainsworth team today!

 

Position Summary:

This position reports to the Manager, National Operations Support Centre (NOSC). The team leader, NOSC is responsible for providing quality and efficient customer service to customers through the daily management of a team of Customer Service Representatives (CER’s) to include hiring, motivating, recognizing and rewarding, coaching, counseling, training, and problem solving. Additionally, the position is responsible for assisting the manager with development, analyses and implementation of staffing, training, scheduling and reward/recognition programs. 

The Team Leader will be a hands-on leader and will ensure that correct procedures are followed and routinely give directions to CER’s on what to do and how to improve. When a CER needs help dealing with customer concerns, the team leader will step in, offer advice, or authorize a special request.  Scheduling staff to ensure adequate coverage for the centre.

A team leader may from time to time be responsible for recruiting, interviewing, and when CER’s are hired that they are fully up to speed on their duties and expectations are on a daily basis.

The team leader must be bilingual.

We offer jobs in a fast-paced environment, where time flies as you serve a variety of our client’s needs. Contribute your skills and strengths to help our clients deal with important service requests that can affect many people!

Responsibilities

  • Provides daily direction and communication to employees so that customer service calls are answered in a timely, efficient and knowledgeable manner.
  • Provides continual evaluation of processes and procedures. Responsible for suggesting methods to improve area operations, efficiency and service to both internal and external customers.
  • Provides statistical and performance feedback and coaching on a regular basis to each team member.
  • Writes and administers performance reviews for skill improvement.
  • Is available for employees who experience work and/or personal problems providing appropriate coaching, counseling, direction and resolution.
  • Ensures employees have appropriate training and other resources to perform their jobs.
  • Responds to and resolves employee relations issues expressed by team members.
  • Creates and maintains a high-quality work environment so team members are motivated to perform at their highest level.
  • Addresses disciplinary and/or performance problems according to company policy.
  • Prepares warnings and communicates effectively with employees on warnings and makes effective/appropriate decisions relative to corrective action as required.
  • Assists the manager with daily operation of the call center to include the development, analyses and implementation of staffing, training, scheduling and reward/recognition programs.
  • Works as a member/leader of special or ongoing projects that are important to area/process improvement.
  • Shares continual responsibility for deciding how to manage the employees, ensuring calls are handled efficiently and effectively.
  • Establishes work procedures and processes that support the company and departmental standards, procedures and strategic directives.
  • Uses appropriate judgment in upward communication regarding department or employee concerns.
  • Work closely with the team, motivating and coaching them
  • Hosting 1-on-1’s and team meetings
  • Manage day-to-day activities, prioritize and make risk/impact assessments within existing processes and procedures towards achieving SLAs
  • Ensure training and development plans are maintained for all team members
  • Use company methodology, team input and own initiative to ensure attendance and retention targets are achieved
  • Manage the fair and consistent application of performance management and disciplinary measures as necessary
  • Work with the management team to identify and deliver positive change and business efficiencies
  • Escalate any appropriate problems to senior management
  • Support the Manager to highlight operational risks and areas for improvement
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Management.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual (Fluent in English & French)
  • Must be available weekends
  • Minimum of 3+ years’ experience within a contact center environment as a Team Leader
  • Must have experience managing a stressful and fast paced environment
  • Experience within customer services
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Strong coaching and people-development skills through call listening, quality feedback, etc.
  • Ability to deal with demanding customers and escalations
  • Has ability to set attainable goals
  • Clearly assigns responsibility/accountability for work
  • Develop, coach, reinforce and manage operational standards, policies and procedures
  • Prioritizes work effectively
  • Ensures that the plans for the day and/or potential “challenges to success” are communicated to all members of the team
  • Monitor and improve team performance, providing leadership, and coaching performance management include disciplinary action if necessary, with the assistance of the Manager, NOSC
  • Energetic and motivating individual
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in written formats.
  • Creative thinking

 

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Ainsworth is an integrated multi-trade company, offering an end-to-end services and solutions for all asset maintenance and refurbishment requirements of our customers. We are continually striving to create better and more advanced products as well as provide the highest quality service. We are rapidly growing and need talented professionals to help drive our vision at becoming the best multi-trade company in the country! Join us…. Make a difference.

Ainsworth is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Qualified designated group members are encouraged to apply as any reasonable accommodation of qualifications will be considered as per our Accommodation Policy, available upon request.

l Team Oriented Environment l Competitive compensation l Performance-Based Bonuses l Paid Training Program l Group Benefits Plan l Promote-from-within Policy l Vacation Policy l State-of-the-Art Equipment and Tools l Exposure to Cutting Edge Technology l