Customer Service Manager

Job Ref: DJKG32080
Job Title: Customer Service Manager
Location: Oxfordshire (Aylesbury area)
Salary: £40k to £45k depending on experience
Employment Type: Permanent

I am working with an established retail and wholesale organisation in an amazing rural location around the Aylesbury area, that has retained me to search for a Customer Service Manager position. Your responsibility will be to manage, lead and deliver the strategic and business customer care objectives through day-to-day leadership of the customer service team.

You will take overall responsibility for all aspects of the customer service team activities to improve business performance and introduce efficiencies and provide excellent customer care within the company’s values.

Responsibilities include:
• To have overall accountability and responsibility to ensure all KPI target are met across the customer service team.
• To work closely with the US Stakeholders and other business functions to produce the best customer experience and implement efficiencies around the customer journey.
• To develop procedures and polices standards for the department.
• To take ownership of driving a customer focused culture, ensuring an easy, positive shopping experience in a multichannel environment

My client is looking for someone that has 3 plus years’ experience as a customer service manager ideally in retail or an industry aligned to retail. Experience with managing wholesalers in desirable. This role is working within a fast-paced setting within a multi-channel retail environment. The location is within an idyllic rural setting so a driver with a car is essential for this role.

We invite application from individuals with a proven track record at developing and delivering a customer experience strategy, ideally within a small/mid sized business and across ecommerce and or a subscriptions business.

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Douglas Jackson are a high-end retained executive search firm exclusively focused on consumer centric business, delivering high performance, diverse, impactful leadership.

Inclusion/Diversity for Digitally Native Brands E-Commerce, Insuretech, Fintech, Fast Growth and Transformation.

Operations, Revenue, Product, Digital, Data, Customer, Strategy, Planning.

Helping consumer-centric, data and digitally led business to identify, attract, hire and retain diverse, impactful, exceptional leadership to drive your growth, transformation, increase profits and exit values. When Exceptional Leadership Matters – We are trusted experts in high performance leadership delivery.

Douglas Jackson are working as an Employment Agency in respect of this vacancy.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK and or territory/location specified. We will not be able to enter into any discussions or offer any assistance regarding sponsorship.

Contact Centre Operations Manager

Job Ref: DJHB32082
Job Title: Contact Centre Operations Manager
Location: Stafford, Staffordshire, Midlands
Salary: up to £47,000 per annum + benefits
Employment Type: 12-month Fixed Term Contract

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Contact Centre Operations Manager to join a fast-paced and evolving Midlands based Utilities business who are going through extensive change and innovation. Covering a secondment, this position is currently available as a 12 month fixed term contract within a busy contact centre operation.

Managing a team of 7 direct reports at Team Manager level, you will be responsible for a dynamic operational team who are evolving at a rapid rate.

Working as part of the Operational leadership team, you will be required to:
• Report into the Head of Operations for the department, working closely with other Operations Managers to deliver key outcomes and deliverables.
• Manage a team of 7 Team Managers, ensuring that workloads are accurately distributed and key performance measures are being met.
• Drive ongoing continuous improvement across the department with the support of internal stakeholders.
• Maintain and champion high levels of customer service across the department.
• Improve customer experience and customer satisfaction (CSAT) within the operation; understanding customer feedback, the customer journey,
• Identify improvements to the customer journey, trend and issues with customer interaction and creating solutions.

You will ideally be:
• Experienced in leading operational teams.
• A passionate people leader with excellent communication skills
• From a highly regulated industry sector e.g. Financial Services, Utilities etc.
• A competent problem solver and solution creator.
• Able to work autonomously within a service delivery department.
• Experienced in a customer focused and customer handling environment in a Contact Centre
• Proven leadership experience within a customer focused environment
• Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise daily tasks, requirements and projects
• A strong problem solver with the ability to think outside of the box to find appropriate solutions
• Exceptional time management skills
• Strong communication skills – both written and verbal
• A proactive individual who is able to use their initiative to ensure tasks are completed to deadlines and to high standards

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Operational leader to join an established organisation who are currently experiencing an exciting period of growth.

Due to the nature of the business, you will be required to be in the office for the majority of the time, leading the contact centre operation in a socially distanced and compliant environment.

Interviews will take place onsite with the appropriate measures in place for social distancing aligned with COVID-19 practices for working.

We invite application from individuals with a proven track record at developing and delivering a customer experience strategy, ideally within a small/mid sized business and across ecommerce and or a subscriptions business.

Follow us on Twitter @douglasjackson

Douglas Jackson are a high-end retained executive search firm exclusively focused on consumer centric business, delivering high performance, diverse, impactful leadership.

Inclusion/Diversity for Digitally Native Brands E-Commerce, Insuretech, Fintech, Fast Growth and Transformation.

Operations, Revenue, Product, Digital, Data, Customer, Strategy, Planning.

Helping consumer-centric, data and digitally led business to identify, attract, hire and retain diverse, impactful, exceptional leadership to drive your growth, transformation, increase profits and exit values. When Exceptional Leadership Matters – We are trusted experts in high performance leadership delivery.

Douglas Jackson are working as an Employment Agency in respect of this vacancy.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK and or territory/location specified. We will not be able to enter into any discussions or offer any assistance regarding sponsorship.

Team Leader or Team Manager (Contact Centre)

Job Ref: DJKG18434
Job Title: Team Leader or Team Manager (Contact Centre)
Location: Coventry/Warwickshire/Birmingham
Salary: £30 to £32k depending on experience + excellent benefits
Permanent: Mon to Sat 6.30am-10pm shift pattern Sat-Sun 8am-8pm, Bank Hols 9am-5.30pm. Longer term operating hours may expand to 24/7 to support global customers.

You will be working in synchronisation with the Resource team to forward plan and ensure delivery of service performance across the multi-channel contact centre operation. You will deliver exceptional results of departmental KPI’s and objectives across our voice and non-voice platforms.

You will collaborate with continuous improvement stakeholders and be responsible for supporting the implementation of the contact strategy to deliver an engaging, customer centric service through low effort customer interactions to build loyalty.

Some of the key responsibilities for this role will include:
• Overall accountability and responsibility to meet all KPI targets across all channels for your direct reports.
• Managing and leading your direct reports in understanding and implementing business processes and policies. (Conduct and capability)
• Identifying underlying issues in performance and manage actions through to resolution stage
• To improve customer experience and customer satisfaction (CSAT) within the Operations team by understanding customer feedback, customer journey improvements, trends and issues within the interactions and the provision of the service.
• To increase stability through standardisation (Macros), embedding consistency in process and operating methodology working with the business Improvement Manager.
• Identifying and working on ways to improve performance
• Working as a part of the senior team to identify opportunities, risks, issues, and operational plans designed to meet the business strategic goals.

If you are interested in applying for this role you will need to be an experienced Senior Team Leader or Team Manager within a contact centre and be able to work remotely as well as being office based in Coventry. Knowledge of Zendesk and 8×8 platforms is desirable but not essential if you have experience in similar systems.

We invite application from individuals with a proven track record at developing and delivering a customer experience strategy, ideally within a small/mid sized business and across ecommerce and or a subscriptions business.

Follow us on Twitter @douglasjackson

Douglas Jackson are a high-end retained executive search firm exclusively focused on consumer centric business, delivering high performance, diverse, impactful leadership.

Inclusion/Diversity for Digitally Native Brands E-Commerce, Insuretech, Fintech, Fast Growth and Transformation.

Operations, Revenue, Product, Digital, Data, Customer, Strategy, Planning.

Helping consumer-centric, data and digitally led business to identify, attract, hire and retain diverse, impactful, exceptional leadership to drive your growth, transformation, increase profits and exit values. When Exceptional Leadership Matters – We are trusted experts in high performance leadership delivery.

Douglas Jackson are working as an Employment Agency in respect of this vacancy.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK and or territory/location specified. We will not be able to enter into any discussions or offer any assistance regarding sponsorship.

Contact Centre Team Manager – Digital

Job Ref: DJHB32067
Role: Contact Centre Team Manager – Digital
Location: Birmingham
Salary: up to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Employment Type: Permanent

Are you an experienced Contact Centre Team Manager who is enthusiastic about Continuous Improvement? Are you experienced in the delivery of performance through KPIs and performance metrics within a multi-channel environment?

If so, this could be just the role for you!

We’re currently partnered with a Midlands based Utilities brand who have exciting expansion plans over the course of 2021 and are looking for an experienced Team Manager to drive their Digital team through the introduction of efficient working processes using chat, telephony and email channels.

Working as part of an established team, you will be responsible for:
• The inbound customer contact across the digital channels for the business.
• Performance managing the team through KPI’s.
• Developing, coaching and training your team and wider stakeholders within the business on the digital customer journey.
• Responding to escalations to support the customer through to complete resolution.
• Overseeing, planning and delivering content across different social media platforms using scheduling tools.
• Managing, leading and coaching the team to ensure all key metrics and SLAs are achieved
• Reporting to the Contact Centre Manager, as the Digital Services Manager, you will be primarily responsible for overseeing the handling of inbound contact across all digital channels including social media, webchat and email.

You will ideally be:
• Experienced in the use of and managing teams working across digital channels including: social media, webchat and email.
• Adapting tone to suit contact channels and supporting the team to tailor their approach with customers via different digital channels.
• Experienced in managing a team of contact centre agents within a multi-channel contact centre environment.
• Able to identify areas for continuous improvement and capable of proposing and developing solutions to the wider leadership team.
• Able to build excellent relationships with internal stakeholders across the leadership team.
• Experience building relationships with outsourced teams would be an advantage, however this is not essential.

So, if you’re a results focused individual, have a positive can-do attitude, and you’re able to deliver under pressure, manage your time and workload optimally and work on own initiative, then this is just the role for you.

We invite application from individuals with a proven track record at developing and delivering a customer experience strategy, ideally within a small/mid sized business and across ecommerce and or a subscriptions business.

Follow us on Twitter @douglasjackson

Douglas Jackson are a high-end retained executive search firm exclusively focused on consumer centric business, delivering high performance, diverse, impactful leadership.

Inclusion/Diversity for Digitally Native Brands E-Commerce, Insuretech, Fintech, Fast Growth and Transformation.

Operations, Revenue, Product, Digital, Data, Customer, Strategy, Planning.

Helping consumer-centric, data and digitally led business to identify, attract, hire and retain diverse, impactful, exceptional leadership to drive your growth, transformation, increase profits and exit values. When Exceptional Leadership Matters – We are trusted experts in high performance leadership delivery.

Douglas Jackson are working as an Employment Agency in respect of this vacancy.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK and or territory/location specified. We will not be able to enter into any discussions or offer any assistance regarding sponsorship.

Credit Operations Strategy Manager

Job Ref: DJHB32059
Job Title: Credit Operations Strategy Manager
Location: Birmingham, Midlands
Salary: up to £55,000 per annum + package
Employment Type: Permanent

We are currently partnered with a highly regulated business based in the heart of the Midlands who are looking to introduce a Credit Strategy Operations Manager into their team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with experience in the collections and debt recovery space to take responsibility for the design and delivery of a well-respected and trusted business’ strategic approach to their recovery of income.

Working as part of a collaborative and friendly team, you will have the opportunity to spearhead the credit and collections strategy and identify new and creative ways to recover revenue.

Responsibilities will include:
• This position will require you to be responsible for a multi-million pound budget covering labour costs and working with Third Party Collectors and you will be responsible for delivering cash collected targets.
• Being part of a strong leadership team within a growing and evolving income and collections function that are looking to improve their performance through the development of a culture of continuous improvement.
• Supporting the business’ medium-term plan, you will be developing and delivering an Income and Debt strategy through the readiness of processes and service teams to deliver these strategies effectively.
• Working closely with the Exec teams and peers in the Senior Leadership Team to develop and execute effective collections and income activity.
• Seeking and analyse data from a variety of sources to support decisions and to align others with the organisation’s overall strategy
• Taking an entrepreneurial and creative approach to developing new and innovative ideas that will stretch the operation and push the boundaries within the industry.
• Effectively balancing the desire/need for broad change with an understanding of how much change the operation is capable of handling, to create realistic and tangible goals and implementing plans that are achievable and ultimately successful.

You will ideally:
• Have held a senior operations role leading collections activity in a complex and growing business.
• Bring a commercially minded approach; either having had P&L responsibility or you will be able to demonstrate strong commercial acumen.
• Have a background in credit control and debt management – ideally with some income maximisation experience.
• Have the ability to lead and motivate teams of senior people to deliver excellent results.
• Have experience in collections activities, ideally within Utilities or Financial Services – specifically in income generation and debt collection best practice.
• Be able to manage day to day performance whilst supporting and leading group wide change.
• Show proven ability to set and manage strategic goals.
• Have managed multiple complex and interlinked operational functions.
• Have consistently overachieved against targets, in a fast paced growing organisation.
• Have strong stakeholder management skills, with an ability to influence outcomes.

If you’re in the Credit, Collections or Debt space, are of influencing nature and have the ability to confidently define strategic plans, then this could be just the role for you. The team are a pleasure to work with and the culture and values of this organisation enforce a strong workforce and a team that have excellent retention rates at all levels.

This is a rare opportunity that has arisen with a business who are strengthening their team and are offering an opportunity to be a huge part of the next phase of their growth.

We invite application from individuals with a proven track record at developing and delivering a customer experience strategy, ideally within a small/mid sized business and across ecommerce and or a subscriptions business.

Follow us on Twitter @douglasjackson

Douglas Jackson are a high-end retained executive search firm exclusively focused on consumer centric business, delivering high performance, diverse, impactful leadership.

Inclusion/Diversity for Digitally Native Brands E-Commerce, Insuretech, Fintech, Fast Growth and Transformation.

Operations, Revenue, Product, Digital, Data, Customer, Strategy, Planning.

Helping consumer-centric, data and digitally led business to identify, attract, hire and retain diverse, impactful, exceptional leadership to drive your growth, transformation, increase profits and exit values. When Exceptional Leadership Matters – We are trusted experts in high performance leadership delivery.

Douglas Jackson are working as an Employment Agency in respect of this vacancy.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK and or territory/location specified. We will not be able to enter into any discussions or offer any assistance regarding sponsorship.

Head of Credit Risk

Job Ref: DJHB32060
Role: Head of Credit Risk
Location: Oxford
Salary: up to £120,000 per annum + car allowance + bonus
Role Type: Permanent

We are currently on the lookout for a Head of Credit Risk to join an established organisation who are strengthening their credit risk strategy within the Utilities space.

Working in a newly created role, this is a fantastic chance to create and grow a Credit Risk function within a business that are providing an autonomous opportunity to work with internal stakeholders to revolutionise the way that the business develops their strategic approach to credit risk.

Working as part of a dynamic leadership team, you will be responsible for:
• Designing a strategic approach to Credit Risk across a large customer portfolio whilst understanding the risk profiles.
• Sourcing and onboarding an analytical team to grow the department over the next two years to support the Credit Risk Strategy.
• Stakeholder engagement and management across the business to ensure smooth implementation of processes and procedures relatable to the end-to-end customer lifecycle.
• Utilising analytical expertise and operational leadership skills to engage with internal stakeholders across Customer Experience, Digital, Data and IT teams.
• Experience and proven ability to analyse complex data and operational issues; being able to identify key trends using credit bureau and internal data, in order to summarise the key findings and make recommendations in a clear and concise manner to internal stakeholders aligned with presented solutions.

You will ideally be:
• Tenacious and bold, with an aptitude to deliver excellence in the Credit Risk space whilst balancing risk.
• Analytical by nature, with a background in data analytics within a credit function – whether that be from a Utilities, Banking, Financial Services, Telecommunications or similar background.
• Able to work autonomously to deliver planned and methodical solutions backed with data to support findings to the Senior Leadership Team.
• Able to engage and influence stakeholders up to board level to impact decisions.
• An excellent coach and mentor with the tenacity and drive to implement positive change.
• A strategic thinker with the ability to operate professionally at all levels.
• Able to align with the wider business goals and targets.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Head of Credit Risk to join a well-respected brand. This opportunity will provide autonomy for the successful individual and the opportunity to grow and develop a team of dynamic analysts and scientists to bring a new approach to the wider Collections and Credit department.

We invite application from individuals with a proven track record at developing and delivering a customer experience strategy, ideally within a small/mid sized business and across ecommerce and or a subscriptions business.

Follow us on Twitter @douglasjackson

Douglas Jackson are a high-end retained executive search firm exclusively focused on consumer centric business, delivering high performance, diverse, impactful leadership.

Inclusion/Diversity for Digitally Native Brands E-Commerce, Insuretech, Fintech, Fast Growth and Transformation.

Operations, Revenue, Product, Digital, Data, Customer, Strategy, Planning.

Helping consumer-centric, data and digitally led business to identify, attract, hire and retain diverse, impactful, exceptional leadership to drive your growth, transformation, increase profits and exit values. When Exceptional Leadership Matters – We are trusted experts in high performance leadership delivery.

Douglas Jackson are working as an Employment Agency in respect of this vacancy.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK and or territory/location specified. We will not be able to enter into any discussions or offer any assistance regarding sponsorship.

Business Improvement and Readiness Manager

Job Ref: DJHB32063
Role: Business Improvement and Readiness Manager
Salary: up to £50,000 per annum
Location: Stafford
Role Type: Permanent

We’re currently working with a Midlands based Utilities business who are strengthening their Business Improvement and Readiness team with the addition of a Manager into the department.

You will be responsible for:
• Executing the Business Improvement strategy including; data and insight driven management, creation of performance boards, establishing daily performance huddles, team-based problem solving and a continuous improvement mentality and culture.
• Provide in-depth technical support and understanding of continuous improvement methodologies, tools and techniques to colleagues and teams at all levels within the organisation.
• Leading Operational Excellence
• Focusing on the training delivery and the ongoing development of training material for the organisation.
• Utilising structured tools and approaches to coach and mentor teams and individuals to deliver identified improvement initiatives.
• Leading multiple process improvement workstreams, with a key focus on detailed root cause analysis to solve complex business issues
• Stakeholder management and influencing of networks across the scope of improvement initiatives and the wider organisation
• You’ll provide a clear prioritised plan of how to support the business in addressing some of its key challenges and issues.

You will ideally be:
• An experienced Business Improvement / Process Improvement Manager, ideally from the Utilities industry however this isn’t entirely necessary.
• Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt and/or LCS1b/c certified.
• You will have proven experience in coaching and mentoring teams and individuals to successfully embed operational excellence.
• Strong background in coaching and mentoring Teams and individuals to successful define and deliver improvement initiatives through structured techniques.
• Able to demonstrate a deep understanding of Continuous Improvement methodologies, tools and techniques.
• Able to present and facilitate plans and ideas with the ability to lead and coach colleagues at all levels (up to and including Exec level) across the organisation.
• Highly numerate with the ability to forecast, track and articulate the value being delivered through the Team.

The business are looking for someone to fine tune and execute their business improvement strategy across all departments with clear communication to all stakeholders across the businesses.

You will be working with a small team of two other Business Improvement Manager’s to either work collaboratively and for individual customer journey maps and will have line management responsibility for 1-4 Business Improvement Specialists.

The business are going through a lot of change currently so they need individuals who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in.

We invite application from individuals with a proven track record at developing and delivering a customer experience strategy, ideally within a small/mid sized business and across ecommerce and or a subscriptions business.

Follow us on Twitter @douglasjackson

Douglas Jackson are a high-end retained executive search firm exclusively focused on consumer centric business, delivering high performance, diverse, impactful leadership.

Inclusion/Diversity for Digitally Native Brands E-Commerce, Insuretech, Fintech, Fast Growth and Transformation.

Operations, Revenue, Product, Digital, Data, Customer, Strategy, Planning.

Helping consumer-centric, data and digitally led business to identify, attract, hire and retain diverse, impactful, exceptional leadership to drive your growth, transformation, increase profits and exit values. When Exceptional Leadership Matters – We are trusted experts in high performance leadership delivery.

Douglas Jackson are working as an Employment Agency in respect of this vacancy.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK and or territory/location specified. We will not be able to enter into any discussions or offer any assistance regarding sponsorship.

Head of Operational Excellence

Job Ref: DJKG32052
Job Title: Head of Operational Excellence
Location: Staffordshire/Midlands/Greater Manchester (office and remote working)
Salary: £60k to £70k (plus bonus and outstanding benefits)
Employment Type: Permanent

This role is for a leading, award-winning e-commerce organisation, that is looking to evolve the business to the next level, not only in the UK but globally. You will work collaboratively with Heads of Department across all operational teams with a focus on quality, efficiency and being a strong influencer for innovation and best practice to the team and key stakeholders.

Responsibilities will include:
• To create the vision and strategy for the Operational team working with the key stakeholders to develop a Centre of Excellence
• To be a key member of the senior leadership team in the office and remotely, driving a collaborative culture
• To continually challenge and provide thought leadership around strategy and delivery of operations
• To be responsible for the creations and production of KPI’s dashboards across the commercial unit and provide relevant insight to stakeholders

The ideal candidate will have experience in working in a senior level leadership role and have natural expertise, confidence, and gravitas to lead a team of operational experts for this global brand. You will need to have digital or e-commerce experience and ideally work within a regulatory environment. Knowledge of customer journey mapping is relevant for this role along with experience in developing and delivering self-service and AI (Artificial Intelligence) capabilities. If you are highly motivated with a passion for driving operational change at a senior level, then please get in touch.

To apply for this position please forward a copy of your CV to: mail@douglas-jackson.com or visit us at: http://www.douglas-jackson.com. We will acknowledge receipt of your CV and if we are able to progress your application then a consultant will be back in touch with you to discuss your application and interest in more detail.

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Douglas Jackson are a specialist recruitment consultancy and executive search company, working to hire exceptional talent for Executive, Managerial and skilled practitioner level appointments. Working in partnership with customer focused organisations, we offer a professional, trusted and quality service, to identify, attract and hire talented professionals within Operations, Strategy, Customer Experience, Intelligence, Customer Insight, Sales, Customer Service, Resource Planning, Data, Analytics, Programmes, Change, Transformation, Digital, Contact Centre and Customer Contact.

Douglas Jackson are working as an Employment Agency in respect of this vacancy.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK and or territory/location specified. We will not be able to enter any discussions or offer any assistance regarding sponsorship.

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