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Position 001283 - Consumer Relations Research Specialist
City Scarborough
State ME
Job Description Consumer Relations Research Specialist

Job Requirements Experience / Education:
• Delhaize experience (1 year)
• Consumer Relations experience, preferably in the customer contact center (1 year)

• Excellent written & oral communication skills
• Investigative/problem solving skills
• Self-starter; able to manage own projects/time
• Prioritization skills
• Grocery industry and Consumer Relations background.
• Knowledge of computer applications: Microsoft (Word, Excel, Powerpoint); Astute ePowerCenter; various mainframe applications
• Flexibility to work extended and/or adjusted hours when needed
Job Details -Responsible for ongoing research and call escalations in response to telephone and email customer inquiries.
-Must utilize well-developed oral and written communication and people skills.
-Required to effectively work with other departments and foster positive working relationships with associates at all levels in the organization.
-Recommends development of reason codes in ePowerCenter and other process improvements based on observations of case and trend data.
-Assists with design and implementation of revisions to department procedures to ensure up-to-date and accurate information is available at all times.
-Provides feedback to Consumer Relations leadership and Quality Assurance Specialist to support associate development.
-Actively participates in weekly department meetings to ensure ongoing team development in a fast-paced, ongoing learning environment.
-Responsible for handling overflow of incoming calls during times of higher than expected volume, and when other operational needs occur.
-Research and resolve escalated and/or difficult customer issues that cannot be otherwise solved through first call/contact resolution by the Contact Center Representatives. Consistently achieves resolution within established response times for all defined contact types and methods of communication.
-Documents and reports all customer contacts including inquiries, concerns, and other input in accordance with established procedures. Effectively works with customer information.
-Effectively communicates in written or verbal form with customers, associates, and external business partners.
-Maintains and updates customer data/file information.
-Communicates effectively with business partners throughout the organization to provide customer feedback that may impact their respective operations.
-Obtain in-depth knowledge of the policies, promotions, and systems of each of the Delhaize America banners – including a working knowledge of all respective banner websites. Utilizes this knowledge, along with a network of contact personnel within the banners, to provide the appropriate timely resolution.
-Contributes on a regular basis to associate development through sharing of feedback in team meetings on banner-specific information and with leadership on observations of associate learning and development needs.

-Maintains phone coverage to meet the needs of internal customers through the following actions:
• Dependable attendance
• Schedule adherence
• Achievement of optimal call transaction time
• Minimization of unscheduled break time
-Assists with maintenance of all contact center systems and databases through proactive advice on information changes and other ideas for improvement.
-Conduct outbound and inbound consumer surveys for the purpose of gaining insight into customer needs, organizat