Customer Account Specialist

Customer Service Des Plaines, Illinois


Description

Position at ITW Appliance Components

Responsibilities:

●  Receives orders via e-mail, online portal and provides prompt courteous response.

●  Manages EDI order receipt and documentation on a daily basis.

●  Enters customer orders, changes and generates standard and special invoices and weekly reports.

●  Invoices and maintains tooling documentation files.

●  Authorizes returns and approves customer debit memos as received.

●  Enters return authorization and credits with customer (distributor or OEM) as needed.

●  Assists small account sales via telephone and written correspondence.

●  Expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.

●  Processes return authorizations, product brochures, and general information as required.

●  Coordinate effective ship date for customer with all areas of the organization.

●  Maintains documentation and arranges shipments with freight forwarders.

●  Is familiar with export Customs procedures to assure compliance.

●  Creates and updates template bar code labels according to customer specifications.

●  Assists with phase-in/phase-out of new and existing products to limit obsolescence and meet customer expectations.

●  Supports the Finance team with unapplied cash investigations.

●  Manages small account sales via telephone and written correspondence.

●  Strives for increased efficiency by reducing or eliminating processes or steps.

Job Requirements

Position Skills and Experience Requirements:

●  Bachelor's degree in Business or Communication from a four-year college or university and 3 to 5 years of experience within customer service in a manufacturing environment.

●  Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.

●  Experience with navigating an ERP system. JD Edwards a plus.

●  Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

●  Strong attention to detail.

●  Ability to respond to significant inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.