Customer Service Assistant
The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
The PositionCustomer Service Assistant
Customer Service Assistant (german or italian portfolio)
As “unique” internal sales contact point, you will :
- Manage customer orders (from entry till invoicing), requests, complaints, enquiries rapidly and efficiently through the organization.
- Ensure a proactive market approach by monitoring customer order patterns and contacting them on a regular basis to track missing orders. Control customer satisfaction.
- By developing understanding of customers, products and applications, and through a positive questioning attitude, ensure customers’ real needs are satisfied at best costs for the company.
- Ensure proactive communication to customers versus specific issue regarding order fulfillment (delivery date, delays, quantity etc..) in coordination with relevant departments (Logistic Service, Sales).
- Contribute with the Logistics team to identify alternative delivery solutions from various stores in case of issue.
- Ensure the Front Office: management of direct contact with customers (phone, mail, email, fax, etc…) to answer their requests : information, documentation.
- Prepare & review monthly the orderbook with sales managers as owner of the orderbook (short-term sales forecast).
- Ensure the accurate order entry within the ERP’s (JDE and/or SAP) in compliance with the contract negotiated between the customer and the sales manager & provide support to commercial teams to send price increase letters to small customers of your market.
- Interface with credit controlling for the overdues management. Interface with Logistic Service & Sales to follow on freight quotes.
- Ensure the sending of general information & documentation mails to clients (change of products, site closing etc…).
- Ensure proper and periodic communication with the relevant sales manager about all major events, deviations, and development of critical topics with customers on her/his portfolio.
- Register and follow-up the customer complaints through a dedicated tool (CRM).
- Manage the administrative organization of files and archiving.
- Register and monitor the debit and credit notes.
- Ensure accurate and ontime invoicing of the customers.
- Coordinate Sample management with Back Office team & Sales Managers.
- Contribute with Sales Manager to the data collection for new customers follow the new customer approval process & ensure correct set up of the new customers into ERP's following the required procedure.
Key Competencies & soft skills:
- Bilingual in English and French + fluent German or Italien (essential).
- IT Tools knowledge (optional) : ERP (SAP) ; Google workspace.
- Strong customer orientation and business/ commercial sense.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written, communication to customers, to customer service team and to other departments).
- Knowledge in international trade and incoterm.
- Rigorous compliance with procedures and processes
- Analysis and judgment ability.
- Reactivity and stress management during peaks of activity.
- Team player and openness to multiculturalism.
- Strong organizational skills, ability to manage priorities.
- Agile and flexible, able to do back ups.
Educational & relevant experience:
- Bachelor / BTS (Advanced Technician’s Certificate) in international business foreign language, sales assistance.
- Minimum 2 years of experience in a similar function (or at least in the industrial field).
Conditions of employment:
- Permanent contrat (CDI) to be filled on the Imerys site in Toulouse.
- Remote working 2 days a week.
Position TypeFull time
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