Job Title: Customer Service Coordinator
Salary: Competitive basic salary + exceptional company benefits
Job Type: Full Time

The Wickes Design & Installation Service, providing end to end support for our customers home transformation projects, continues to grow and is considered an area of growth for Wickes.  

For over a decade Wickes have led the Kitchen and Bathroom industry in operational excellence whilst maintaining our reputation for award-winning customer service & now we are extending into areas such as Home Office and beyond. 
We are looking to recruit a Customer Service Coordinator to work within our Service Centre. The Service Centre manages customer experience within, what we call our ‘Corrective Action Team’ which helps customers with follow up actions during, or after, kitchen / bathroom installation.

The focus of this role will be to; liaise between internal and external customers, third party suppliers, our network of stores and distribution teams to successfully action any requests in support of the installation service.

Attention to detail is key as well as a strong desire to deliver a high standard, to ensure we deliver an excellent service to our customers.

The role will be working Mon to Fri 8:30am to 5:30pm, covering 40 hours. Working from home is common practice on a weekly basis, however please note that if you are successful, there will be an expectation to be present in the office 2-3 days per week for the initial induction/training during the first 3 months.

Therefore, the successful candidate will need to be able to travel to our Northampton office.

In addition to salary, there is also the opportunity to earn a monthly bonus up to 15%. 

Key Accountabilities:

Responsibilities will include but will not be restricted to:  

  • Maintain communication with both internal and external stakeholders throughout the order and installation process to ensure they are fully informed of the customer and installer journeys

  • Allocate orders in a timely manner to meet defined targets and provide advice about completion of work

  • Ensure that installers are provided with all relevant details at allocation stage and that any instructions are issued in a timely manner  

  • Liaise with colleagues and stakeholders at key points in the process to ensure there are no delays and that the proposed completion dates are met

  • Invoke the supplier escalation process at the appropriate point to maintain pressure on internal customers, third party suppliers, our store network and distribution teams in order to deliver on time

  • Maintain accurate timely and detailed records including input to the central database functions  

  • Process requests to amend or cancel required works as deemed appropriate

  • Attend regular service review meetings focussed on continuous improvement across the department 

  • Track ongoing installations and report progress to management, producing timelines as required  

  • Resolve queries raised by internal and external customers relating to any payments, order progression or remedials

  • Maintain quality documents as required, identifying where processes may need to be reviewed 

  • Respond at pace to all contacts and work queues to meet individual targets and departmental service level agreements.

  • Minimise the delay in resolutions for any requests and work queues; seek assistance from internal and external stakeholders if necessary to achieve a speedier resolution.

  • Ensure that close attention to detail is maintained to uphold accuracy of all payments, deductions and work queues.

  • Ensure that the most recent installer compliance reports are used to ensure accuracy of work allocation

  • Creation and provision of management reports to support the development the installer and customer journeys

  • Take ownership of own work streams and ensure service standards and SLAs are upheld, whilst providing insight into the continual development of the service

What are we looking for:

  • Experience of working within the Services Sector during the last 18 months or within a similar role

  • Proven track record of working in the delivery of high quality customer service

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-changing and flexible environment

  • Working across different teams and understanding a variety of roles and responsibilities

  • Delivers results consistently 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with a range of internal and external stakeholders 

  • Excellent planning and organisation skills and the ability to prioritise and complete multiple tasks to agreed timescales

  • Ability to work quickly, with excellent attention to detail, a high level of accuracy and a methodical approach, even under pressure

What can we offer you:

Wickes’ culture is second to none; it’s a collaborative, down to earth, fun and exclusive environment where people feel part of a winning team. All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we will make you feel right at home.

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