Client Support Manager I

Phoenix, AZ
United States

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the worlds best networking company by solving customers increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.
The Role
This role serves as customer advocate enriching customer experience through customer lifecycle. Support structure is primarily response-oriented to customers’ needs and highly active. Focusing on the mid to lower tier customer segment with higher churn tendencies, efforts include growing revenue through renewals and mitigating churn through responding to customer needs. While majority of daily activities is reactionary, there are “Select” accounts (i.e. Top Biller) identified (1 to 3 per module) requiring some proactive support.
The Main Responsibilities
Essential Duties:
Prioritize and effectively manage customer requests and inquiries throughout lifecycle resulting in revenue retention and customer churn reduction
Perform internal bill reviews on all revenue impacting orders validating services match order and contract; initiate a billing disputes as necessary and support downstream credits accordingly
Monitor and assist in managing Early Term Liabilities (ETL’s) waivers, ensuring ETL customer charges are valid and accurate
Negotiate credits directly with customers while representing company’s best interests and working within financial guidelines; provide necessary approval for business decision credits
Provide assigned customers service inventories and spend as requested
Communicate with account team and customer regarding renewal opportunities and re-rates, clarify and appropriately message customer options while minimizing revenue writedowns
Validate customer contacts and encourage customer to complete relationship surveys
Assess customer risk (i.e. leverage internal churn score) while offering appropriate customer treatment minimizing churn tendencies
For “Select” customers only:
Support customer onboarding through promoting and influencing customer to self-serve through customer handbook and portal, educate customer on account team and internal contacts
Single point of contact for life-cycle events: When customer has questions regarding their account, general day to day questions, their CSM should be who they call
Conduct inventory service audits for customers
Facilitates Customer Business/Service Reviews by working with the account team to provide an overall review of the account based on the customer’s needs; work to resolve any concerns that come from the review
Advocate on-net migrations by initiating customer conversation and promoting benefits of on-net services
Review Service Assurance process and provide escalation lists; available for any escalation needs throughout our relationship to enable continuity of your overall services
What We Look For in a Candidate
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (General Business Skills):
General knowledge of marketing principles and processes.
Good Phone Skills
Conflict Management/Dispute Resolution
Conversation skills/Interpersonal Skills
Oral and Written Communication Skills
Active Listening
PC Skills
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Telecommunications preferred.
Demonstrated success in telecommunications sales to end-user customers, including strategic and large business customer using relationship management and system sales concepts.

Alternate Location: US-Arizona-Phoenix

Requisition #: 222631

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