Customer Service Manager Job Placement - Village Power

Organisation: Village Power
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Customer Service

About US:
Village Power works towards the sustainable improvement of the standard of living of people in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa through grass roots development. Presently Village Power has a presence providing access to off-grid sustainable energy solutions in Uganda, Zambia, Mozambique, Kenya, and Tanzania. Village Power offers a range of home solar systems to our customers throughout Uganda. At Village Power we place a lot of focus on our customers; they are at the centre of everything we do: our products, our trainings, and our after sales service.

Job Summary: The Customer Service Manager will be responsible for overseeing a team of customer service representatives who work from central call centers in order to ensure effective delivery of customer service objectives to ultimate customer satisfaction.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Show focus on customer service objectives by contributing customer service information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans, ensuring quality and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying customer service trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.
  • The Manager improves customer service quality results by studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes; establishing and communicating service metrics; monitoring and analyzing results; implementing changes.
  • Keenly tracks, monitors and evaluates customer satisfaction by maintaining contact with customers; visiting operational environments; conducting surveys; forming focus groups; benchmarking best practices; analyzing information and applications.
  • Trains and advises varied teams in the company on their role towards meeting customer care objectives
  • Implements strategies to ensure overdue clients make payments
  • Manages a call center team of customer service representatives

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Customer Service Manager should hold a bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • At least two years’ work experience in customer service at a managerial level
  • Customer care skills
  • Good decision making skills
  • Empathy
  • Process management skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • A fun personality
  • High degree of integrity and creativity
  • An even temperament
  • A confident and authoritative speaker
  • A high degree of self-motivation
  • Proven ability to communicate with people at all levels
  • Ability to sell
  • A team builder
  • A problem-solving attitude
  • Working knowledge of local languages
  • Computer proficiency (MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook, google applications, customer service applications)
  • Technical knowledge of solar products is an advantage

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated resume and a letter stating your reasons for seeking employment with Village Power to

Deadline: 5th May, 2016

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