Manager: Customer Services - Australia ( Night-Shift)

Company Telesure Investment Holding Reference # MCSD//03/28 Published 07/04/ Contract Type Permanent Salary Market Related Location Fourways, Gauteng, South Africa Introduction Telesure Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd (TIH), is the holding company of some ofSouth Africas leading financial long and short term insurance providers. Ourportfolio includes South Africas most loved and recognisable brands such as 1stfor Women, Auto & General, Budget, Dialdirect, Virseker and 1Life. Employee Benefits Administration via our Hippo Advisory Services, which includes health insurance, provident fund and group life administration. Hippo is South Africa's first comparison website and compares insurance, other personal finance products, travel, health, money, travel, cars from a range of South African brands. Were pioneers with a hunger for the best, bringing customer-focused innovation and service excellence to the financial services industry. Were an undivided team of diverse thinkers and doers who believe in leading through technology and pushing beyond limits.Manage the Claims and Customer Services teams. Ensure effective delivery of service to all levels of inbound and outbound customer interactions. Implement operational plans to assist in achieving the required operational results. Job Functions Call Centre Industries Insurance Specification Operations ManagementOversee and manage different teams in the services and claims department. Ensure the operational function is in line with company goals, objectives, policies and procedures. Implement, drive and monitor group strategy and operational efficiency.Leadership and DirectionCollaborate, create and communicate the tactical plan and action needed to execute the function's strategy and business plan within the team; explain the relationship to the broader organization's mission, vision and values; motivate people to commit to these and to doing extraordinary things to achieve local business goals.Customer ServiceManage a medium-sized customer service area or several customer service sections, with guidance from senior colleagues. This will include solving complex issues in order to meet customer service standards.Manage within the team, the effective and efficient client queries andcomplaints. Review the customer services process and metrics. Ensure clientsare treated according to the TCF principles; between managers, reps and clients.Performance ManagementManage and report on the performance of a substantial, diverse team; set appropriate performance objectives for direct reports and hold them accountable for achieving these; take appropriate corrective action where necessary toensure the achievement of annual business objectives. Ensure the right skill level, experience, qualifications of people are aligned to support service delivery, achieving production and performance targets at all times.Improvement / InnovationIdentify shortcomings in existing business practices, then suggest and implement improvements while developing and delivering projects or a work stream within the organization's change management program. Involves working with guidance from senior colleagues.Operational ComplianceMonitor and review performance and behaviors within area of responsibility to identify and resolve non-compliance with the organization's policies and relevant regulatory codes and codes of conduct.Stakeholder EngagementBuild and maintain effective relationships with all internal stakeholders. Identifyand manage stakeholders up to management level, finding out their needs/ issues/concerns and reacting to these by leading and coordinating the development of stakeholder engagement plans to support the communication of business information and decisions.Work Scheduling and AllocationDevelop short- or medium-term work schedules in order to achieve planned commitments. Approve or liaise with different areas in the business to acquire and use different resources as needed. Ensure adequate work allocation to the correct resource skill in order to achieve client satisfaction.Insights and ReportingPrepare and coordinate the completion of various data and analytics reports.Ensure accurate management information by analyzing trends and providing dayto day and monthly reports to business.Budgeting & CostingTrack budgets and implement tactics when there is a deviation from the budget and ensure operational costsremain within budget, while upholding service delivery standards.Organizational Capability BuildingUse the organization's formal development framework to identify the team's individual development needs. Plan and implement actions, including continuing professional development specified by professional or regulatoryinstitutions, to build their professional capabilities. Provide formal and informal training or coaching to managers andothers throughout the organization in own area of expertise to enable others to improve performance and fulfill personal potential.Customer Relationship Management (CRM) DataEnsure that team lead and direct reports maintain up-to-date customer relationship management data, identifying and resolving issues to ensure that the organization has quality data to enable effective customer retention and business development activities.Personal Capability BuildingDevelop own capabilities by participating in assessment and developmentplanning activities as well as formal and informal training and coaching; gain or maintain external professional accreditation where relevant to improve performance and fulfill personal potential. Maintain an in-depth understanding of technology, external regulation, and industry best practices through ongoing education, attending conferences, and reading specialist media. Requirements General EducationMatric / Grade 12/ SAQA Accredited Equivalent (Essential)Relevant 3 year degree or diploma in relevant field (Essential)EXPERIENCEGeneral Experience5 or more years experience in a call centre and services environment (Essential)Experience in a Financial Services Industry (Advantageous)Experience with Avaya related system (Advantageous)Managerial Experience3 or more years experience of planning and managing resources to deliverpredetermined objectives as specified by more senior managers (Essential ) Job Closing Date 18/04/ Share on
Johannesburg, GT, ZA