Customer Care Team Lead
Looking for an opportunity with a dynamic, fun, and goal-oriented company? We’re growing quickly and we’re looking for some not-so-typical talent to join our team.
Progress Residential® is one of the largest providers of high-quality, single-family rental homes in the United States. With more than 65,000 homes across some of the fastest-growing markets, our residents appreciate the flexibility, freedom, and convenience of living in a single-family home without the obligations of home ownership.
Progress is committed to making the home rental process easy and enjoyable for the 100,000+ residents we serve by empowering our team members and investing in innovative systems and technology. Our portfolio has continued to grow substantially the past few years and we see increasing demand for professionally managed single-family rental homes and anticipate continued growth.
The Customer Care Team Lead provides outstanding service to Progress residents and to their teammates. The Customer Care Team Lead acts as the first point of escalation for the customer care center’s inbound and outbound calls, emails, and online chats. Responsibilities include day to day employee management ensuring SLA’s are met, motivating, recognition, coaching, counseling, training, and problem solving. The ideal candidate possesses excellent customer service skills, analytical thinking, and experience managing associates in a call center environment. This position will be under direct supervision of the Director, Customer Contact Center. This position is committed to providing a best-in-class experience to our residents, prospects, and vendors (realtors, HOAs, etc.). Remote work available.
**At Progress we’re focused on maintaining a safe environment for our employees and our community. While we do not require for employment, we do incentivize and encourage our employees to be fully vaccinated.**
Provides daily direction and communication to employees so that customer service calls are answered in a timely, efficient, and knowledgeable manner ensuring SLA’s are met.
Creates and continuously evaluates processes and procedures. Responsible for suggesting methods to improve operations, efficiency, and service to internal and external customers
Communicates daily, weekly, and monthly metrics for the department and team
Provides statistical and performance feedback and coaching on a regular basis to each team member
Ensures employees have appropriate training and other resources to perform their jobs
Works with the Director, Customer Contact Center to ensure all escalated issues are researched and resolved
Creates and maintains a high-quality work environment so team members are motivated to perform at their highest level
Proactively identifies root causes of issues and makes recommendations for process improvements future state.
Assists in special projects or assignments as needed by the business
Courteously and professionally interact with Customer Center Associates, prospects, residents, and vendors within established response times
Technically astute with systems, reporting, tools, and processes
Documents, details, and saves updates and responses in Salesforce
Conducts customized conversations (phone & chat) by modifying pre-approved scripts
Logs detailed contact notes into Salesforce
Creates and modifies Work Orders and Guest Cards in Yardi (property management system)
Identifies and reports potential communication opportunities based on trends in conversations
Records and enters all contacts daily
Takes on additional projects as requested
Acts as primary floor support for associates
Monitors the inbound queues and coordinates Associates daily schedules and phone activity
Maintains quick and efficient flow of inbound and outbound calls
High School diploma or GED required
Associates Degree, BS/BA degree in business or related service experience a plus
Contact Center experience required
Experience managing customer service associates in a fast paced, call center environment
Familiar with call center metrics, reporting and call monitoring
Experience working productively with a disbursed workforce via the telephone and technology
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proficient with MS Office, Outlook, and Internet applications
Superb accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Adaptable to feedback and requested changes
Excellent interpersonal skills, genuinely friendly, and approachable
Strong customer service skills
Ability to work a flexible shift and hours including weekends
Able to work quickly and efficiently to maintain response times
Able to multi-task in a constantly changing environment
Able to listen effectively, to find the root cause of issues, and communicate clearly and in a friendly way to solve the issues and keep our customers happy
Able to communicate via phone, email, or live chat, by writing well and using correct grammar
Able to handle confused or irate customers patiently and politely, even in stressful situations and able to de-escalate difficult situations
Exemplary customer focus
Fosters teamwork and mutual respect throughout the company
Bi-lingual Spanish a plus
Experience with property management and lease review a plus
Experience working with Yardi and Customer Relationship Management Systems (CRM) preferred
What you can expect from us:
Progress Residential® offers all the financial and non-financial incentives you would expect from an innovative real estate investment and management firm:
In addition to outstanding training, we host quarterly summits and town hall meetings to encourage growth, knowledge sharing and a good time. After all, it’s about progress, not perfection.
We offer competitive compensation, including a performance-based bonus.
Our generous benefits package includes comprehensive healthcare coverage for you and your family, parental leave, paid time off, 9 paid holidays and much more.
This summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s supervisor at any time based upon Company need.
Progress Residential® is a proud Equal Opportunity employer, m/f/d/v.