Customer Service RepresentativeHirschbach Motor Lines, Inc., DUBUQUE, IA
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Hirschbach Motor Lines is a refrigerated carrier established in 1935. Proudly family owned, Hirschbach's refrigerated fleet is among the newest, most fuel efficient, and environmentally friendly in the trucking industry. We specialize in delivering fresh and frozen products across the United States along with offering experience in handling dry goods. Hirschbach is a company built on strong relationships with our family of customers, drivers, employees, vendors, and partner carries. We welcome you to join our family!
The Customer Service Representative directs, controls and coordinates various customer service functions. The Customer Service Representative’s duties include including booking freight, processing orders, monitoring service, optimizing loads, accommodating customer needs and requirements, and establishing and maintaining positive customer relationships.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Performing or supervising the handling of all freight from shipper to receiver.
- Developing and maintaining a customer base according to geographic area.
- Communicating all service issues to the customer promptly.
- Selecting loads effectively through dedicated lanes, brokerage, and customer needs.
- Booking freight in each assigned area to ensure a balance of trucks and loads.
- Maintaining positive customer and driver relations.
- Tracking each shipment to answer questions, ensure on-time pickups and deliveries, and resolve any issues that may arise.
- Attending meetings to improve problem accounts and service issues.
- Coordinating schedule changes with salespeople, customers, and company departments according to customer requirements.
- Providing services to customers in compliance with contract requirements, ensuring on-time deliveries, and resolving damaged product issues.
- Handling customer correspondence, complaints, and inquiries for each account in their territory.
- Other duties as assigned
- High school diploma or equivalent required.
- Can communicate via e-mail, telephone, and face-to-face in clear, correct, and effective English.
- Full understanding of customer service philosophies and the procedures of the company.
- Ability to be persuasive with customers, keeping “customer satisfaction” as a guiding factor.
- Able to motivate staff and deal effectively with performance problems.
- Comfortable using AS-400 computer software, split screens, EDI (Electronic Data Interchange), the internet, and Microsoft Office.
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