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Customer Relations Representative

  2024-07-03     The Tef Company     8485 S Federal Way, Boise, ID      19-22 hour  

The Position: 

Customer Relations Representative

About the Teff Company:

The Teff Company has a diverse clientele base, including Ethiopian and Eritrean store owners and restauranteurs. Teff is best known as the primary ingredient in injera, a fermented flat bread, but we are continuing to explore different applications for this tasty, nutritious, and versatile ancient grain. You`ll be joining an entrepreneurial, family-owned company working to deliver high quality teff and teff-based products to consumers and manufacturers in the United States.

Job Description Overview: 

The position of Customer Relations Representative performs a variety of important customer-focused responsibilities and is essential in helping coordinate customer support activities within The Teff Company.

Who You Are:

You provide exceptional support and assistance to valued customers.  You have excellent communication skills, a passion for helping others, and the ability to handle inquiries with professionalism and empathy. 

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide exceptional customer service experience for all customers
  • Respond to customer incoming inquiries in a timely, friendly and professional manner
  • Develop and maintain knowledge and familiarity of all products
  • Identify customers` needs, clarify information, and provide solutions and/or alternatives
  • Create, process and manage sales orders, invoices, payments and returns
  • Coordinate scheduling orders and shipments with Production and Logistics Teams
  • Document customer complaints in CRM and drive to resolution according to service level targets
  • De-escalate situations involving dissatisfied customers, offering patient assistance and support
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Sales to process sample orders and facilitate marketing event transaction entry
  • Manage, maintain and organize multiple email accounts daily effectively and efficiently
  • Contribute to maintenance of customer data
  • Route calls and emails as necessary to appropriate team members
  • Other related tasks and duties as agreed

Skills and Experience:

  • 1-2 year`s customer service experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong phone contact handling skills
  • Customer orientation and ability to adapt and respond to different types of personalities
  • Experience working in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural environment; Amharic language skills a plus
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team
  • A patient and empathetic attitude
  • Self-motivated, curious and comfortable with ambiguity typical of a small, growing company
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with ERP/CRM systems, preferred
  • College degree, preferred

Job Location:                   Boise, ID 

Position Type:                 Full Time 

Required to Travel:        N/A 

Preferred Experience:   1-2 years

Classification:                  Non-Exempt

Work Schedule:              M-F; regular business hours

Supervisor:                      Business Manager

Compensation and Benefits:

The Teff Company offers a competitive hourly rate. We provide three weeks` paid time off to start (PTO); PTO then increases based on years of service. Benefits include a comprehensive package for medical, dental, vision, EAP services and a 401k retirement plan; coverage begins on the first of the month following 60 days of employment. Company perks may include teff products and baked goods, field visits, staff luncheons and the opportunity to learn more about teff and its cultural value and nutritional profile.

Application Instructions: Submit a resume and cover letter to with ‘CRR position` in the subject line. We are not accepting phone calls for applications and will be contacting qualified applicants who will be selected for an interview.

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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