Customer Service Associate

Title: Customer Service Associate
Duration: 7 months contract
Location: Rochelle, IL 61068 (Candidates must be able to work on-site.)

Job Description:
The Customer Service Associate (CSA) has primary responsibility for managing the relationship between the customer and the Supply Chain with respect to their assigned accounts. 
This process begins with the placement of an order and continues through receipt of final payment for that order. The CSA manages this relationship by: a) becoming intimately familiar with the customer's organization, product needs, processes and procedures; b) analyzing historical data and account trends; and c) partnering with the Sales team to provide the highest level of customer service to all accounts. 
This information is then used to design efficient and cost-effective business solutions for the benefit of both the customer and organization. Serves as the primary contact between company's Supply Chain and the assigned external customer(s), responsible for all aspects of the relationship including receipt of customer orders as well as prompt resolution of any issues which may arise throughout the order to cash cycle; works to strengthen our relationship with external customers through regular communication, customer visits, and by expanding relationships with key contacts throughout customers’ organizations; establishes and maintains positive, effective relationships with key internal contacts; utilizes SAP order management system to process customer orders and to monitor compliance of all assigned accounts; maintains of all internal company's policies, procedures and software applications; maintains knowledge of external customer's organizational structure, procedures and all other pertinent information; utilizes available resources to identify cost effective, supply chain efficiencies to best service the needs of company and the customer; identifies and implements creative solutions to resolve issues which negatively impact any aspect of the order-to-cash cycle, company's relationship with its customers and/or accurate delivery of products to external customers. 
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) accounts— Manage the supply chain for VMI customer(s) meeting or exceeding customer turns and service requirements; monitor customer inventory positions, generate and manage order writing activities, reconcile exception orders and analyze data to review customer promotions and trends. 

Requirements:

Education: 
Bachelor's degree strongly 
preferred: 3-5 years related experience may be considered in lieu of degree

Experience:
 1- 3 years business experience

Computer Skills: 
Proficient with MS Office applications required; SAP skills preferred

Communication Skills: 
Strong written, oral and interpersonal skills; Conflict Management skills; 
Ability to multi-task; Positive attitude; Problem Solving skills; Negotiation skillsTravel: The position requires domestic travel for customer meetings; normal travel is approximately 2-3 times per yearScope Data: The Customer Service Associate in this organization supports a specific customer base within a geographical region for order management for all Retail, Foodservice, and National Account customers. 

If you are available, interested, planning to make a change, or know of a friend who might have the required qualifications and interest, please send the updated resume to srini@apninc.comalong with a best time and number to reach you.

Your prompt response is highly appreciated.

Thanks and have a blessed day ahead.

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Thanks and Regards,
Srinivas Mallipog
Resource Executive
APN Software Services, Inc (www.apninc.com)
39899 Balentine Drive, Suite 385, Newark, CA 94560
Phone: 510-623-5050- Extn 139 / Direct: 510-943-4054
Fax: 510-623-5055
Email Id: srini@apninc.com

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