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Seasonal Work From Home Customer Care Associate (Part-Time)

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Call Center/Customer Service
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Call Centers
COMPANY OVERVIEW
For over a century, Neiman Marcus Group has served the unique needs of our discerning customers by staying true to the principles of our founders:  to be the premier omni-channel retailer of luxury and fashion merchandise dedicated to providing superior service and a distinctive shopping experience in our stores and on our websites. Neiman Marcus Group is comprised of the Specialty Retail Stores division, which includes Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, and our international brand, mytheresa.com.  Our portfolio of brands offers the finest luxury and fashion apparel, accessories, jewelry, beauty, and home décor. The Company operates more than 40 Neiman Marcus full-line stores in the most affluent markets across the United States, including U.S. gateway cities that draw an international clientele.  In addition, we operate 2 Bergdorf Goodman stores in landmark locations on Fifth Avenue in New York City. We also operate more than 40 Last Call by Neiman Marcus off-price stores that cater to a value oriented, yet fashion minded customer.  Our upscale eCommerce and direct-to-consumer division includes NeimanMarcus.com, BergdorfGoodman.com Horchow.com, LastCall.com, and CUSP.com.  Every day each of our 15,000 NMG associates works towards the goal of enabling our customer to shop any of our brands "anytime, anywhere, and on any device." Whether the merchandise we sell, the customer service we offer, or our investments in technology, everything we do is to enhance the customer experience across all channels and brands.
 
SEASONAL REMOTE CUSTOMER CARE ASSOCIATE JOB DESCRIPTION
As a leading omni-channel luxury retailer, our goal of bringing customers the experience of every-day luxury begins with associates who are enthusiastic, knowledgeable, resourceful, committed to supporting our values and promoting our brand.  The Seasonal Customer Care Associate position is responsible for providing exceptional sales and service support to our customers shopping through our catalog, online or store divisions.  Customer Care Associates also service customers calling our stores by providing operator assistance through our Store Directory Assistance line.
 
This is a Seasonal Remote position working part-time hours, 37 hours per week.
 
KEY RESULT AREAS:
  • Demonstrate proficiency managing multiple computer applications for research on multiple brands and ensuring timely follow-up on customer requests and inquires. 
  • Utilize selling skills to promote company products and services to our customers to meet departmental and individual goals
  • Demonstrate outstanding communications skills and the ability to maintain professional attitude in all external and internal customer interactions
  • Willingness and ability to take ownership of customer concerns and work to find mutually beneficial solutions that consider both the customer and our business
  • Demonstrate unquestionable desire to provide helpful, knowledgeable resolution to all customer inquiries
  • Self-manage performance to meet personal and team quantitative and qualitative goals and all key statistical metrics
  • Flexible and willing to perform any other job tasks as assigned
 
SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
  • Minimum of one-year experience in a service-related role preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications, internet research and handling multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Basic typing, math and negotiation skills
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills.  This includes listening, verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to remain calm and focused during challenging customer interactions
  • Resolve customer issues with first call resolution in mind
  • Respectful of diverse viewpoints or opinions of others.
  • Ability to independently solve problems in a changing environment
  • Professional and enthusiastic team player with a demonstrated commitment to customer service excellence
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently adhere to an assigned work schedule
 
ADDITIONAL BEHAVIORAL ATTRIBUTES:
  • Ability to work in a highly structured environment
  • Creative/forward thinker/problem solver
  • Internal drive for excellence
  • Possesses a customer centric service ethic
  • Ability to work independently/self-motivated
  • Resilient – can handle high pressure and can accept constructive feedback
  • Can display empathy
  • Good organization and time management skills
 
Training and Work Schedule Requirements:
  • All training for this position is conducted virtually and lasts for 4 consecutive weeks (M-F, during normal business hours).  It is mandatory that you attend all scheduled classes in order to complete the training program within the allotted time frame.
  • You must be available to work any day of the week, including Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays as our contact center is open 365 days per year.
  • You will be scheduled off two days per week.
 

 

Equipment Requirements: 
Due to the confidentiality requirements of company/customer information, the use of wireless phones/headsets are not permitted.
  • In order to work from home, you are required to meet the following minimum equipment standards:
  • High Speed internet connectivity with a minimum speed of 10 MBPS Download and 3.0 MBPS Upload. The PC/Mac must be wired and directly connected to your modem with an Ethernet cord. The use of WiFi is not permitted.
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and MacOS Snow Leopard or above (Chromebooks are not supported).
  • Minimum RAM Required: 4GB.
  • Screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 or better.
  • Sound card allowing sound to be heard from speakers.
  • Microphone (external or built in).
  • Dedicated standard home phone line without call waiting, call forwarding or voicemail and used exclusively during scheduled work hours.
  • Telephone jack must be located within 5 feet of the computer.
  • Ergonomically correct chair/workspace/desk
  • Supported Web Browsers: Firefox 27 or higher, Google Chrome 35 or higher, and Internet Explorer 11.
  • All browsers must have the Adobe Flash Player Plugin enabled.
  • Adobe Flash player 11 or better.
You must have this equipment before the start of training or you will not be able to work from home.

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