Customer Service Representative

Fontana – Frankfort, IN

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Position Summary

The Customer Service Representatives role is to promote and maintain the best possible relationship with new and existing customers. Acts as a liaison between customers, plants, and sales staff. Continuous improvement of processes and products are an on-going function of the position.

Position Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • Handles communication with customers and sales staff in dealing with inquiries and quotations, routing and scheduling of regular and special orders, specifications, prices, shipping dates, and other similar matters.
  • Alerts supervisor on special items or purchasing circumstances. Defers unmanageable customers to supervisor, as needed.
  • Works to maintain an excellent rapport with customers, including timely and accurate information processing.
  • Communicates to supervisor any significant changes and developments in customer and sales relations for evaluation and action where necessary to meet sales goals and objectives.
  • Stays informed of customer needs and contacts the customers in case of any potential delays.
  • Defers unmanageable customers to supervisor.
  • Keeps phone conversations at professional level.
  • Coordinates the contact with the customer and engineering on all new items received that require approval of any exceptions to the customer print.
  • Ensures lead time given to customer is current with plant lead time or obtains approval for any deviation.
  • Works with shipping to ensure proper quantities are entered for production.
  • Verifies information in sales order acknowledgement, ensuring all information entered is correct.
  • Follows through with the order to ensure timely delivery.
  • Requests samples from customer of parts in question.
  • Prepares required reports on any special parts where quantities have changed from initial forecast and alerts production control of decrease or increase.
  • Alerts production control, product design, quality assurance and warehouse personnel when First Piece Approval has been obtained on a new part.
  • Ensures customer download has been changed for delivery or quantity and alerts shipping coordinators and production control of changes.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager
  • Qualifications-Education/Experience

    Required:
  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • 3+ years experience in a customer service role
  • Automotive industry experience
  • Strong - verbal and written communication skills, customer service aptitude and attitude
  • Flexibility, adaptability and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software
  • Preferred:
  • Post high school education
  • Knowledge of fastener industry
  • Prior experience supervising employees may be helpful
  • Experience using Google for Work
  • Travel Requirements

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    We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, handicap, genetic infiltration, disability or status as a veteran. Fontana reserves the right to require a drug screening at any time during the employment process.

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