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Technical Support Representative

  • Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA
  • Teaching

Job description

You Will spend the majority of time receiving inbound enquiries (telephonic, web and email) in a call centre environment. Will resolve a portion of these queries and forward the highly complex calls to the appropriate second level support team. Will take ownership of and closes the loop on that query thereby ensuring customer satisfaction.

· The Technical Support Representative must provide excellent customer service. The task is responsible for handling internet and telephone based customer queries from IBM employees in Europe. Timely resolution of critical customer requests to ensure IBM business continuity is required.
· First Contact resolution rate of 80 % is required, in other words, the Technical Support Representative should resolve 80% of their inbound requests themselves.
· The Technical Support Representative has to ensure their full commitment to customer SLA's and KPI's.
· The Technical Support Representative should have a desire to develop knowledge on client applications such as Lotus Notes, Windows Operating Systems, LAN/WAN networks and TCP/IP connectivity, Printing solutions, Main frame applications, Global Web architecture, Microsoft etc. The CSR also handles hardware related queries related to desktops and think Pads. The CSR must manage their time to meet SLA's on problem updates and ACD targets.
· The Technical Support Representative must work as part of a team and escalate issues where necessary to the Team Subject Matter Expert or Team Leader ensuring the group as a whole maintains ownership of the customer's query at all times. Problem determination and recording of accurate details on all incoming queries and problems is required.
· Record accurate details of all actions taken when performing call/queue management
· The Technical Support Representative deals with both technical and non-technical people at all levels within the organisation they support and uses acquired knowledge to assist other members of staff. The CSR plays an active part in the induction of new members of staff.
· TheTechnical Support Representative plays an active and important part in improving quality.
· The Technical Support Representative ensures that department policy is adhered to (e.g. ISO processes, ITCS 300 guidelines, virus control, clean desk policy etc).
· Undertake internal and external training as required.
· The Technical Support Representative continuously strives to improve technical ability.
· The Technical Support Representative MUST ensure that Aux Work Codes are used accurately.
· The Technical Support Representative must adhere to the monthly schedules as provided by the team leader.
· The Technical Support Representative must adhere to scheduled times for break, lunch and off-phone time.
· The Technical Support Representative must ensure that all users are kept fully up-to-date on the progression of their problem.
· The Technical Support Representativemust liaise with the Subject matter Expert team and the Problem and Change Management team members as required

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Required Education

High School Diploma/GED
Role ( Job Role )

Customer Service Representative
State / Province

Primary job category

Technical Specialist

(0123) IBM South Africa (pty) Ltd
Contract type

Fixed Term - Long Term
Employment Type

Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?

Travel Required

No Travel
IBM Business Group

Preferred Education

Associate's Degree/College Diploma
City / Township / Village

Being You @ IBM

Affirmative Action and/or EE candidates will be given first preference as per our employment equity strategies.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Fluent in Dutch/German Language

South Africa
Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

Experience as a Service Desk Agent
Secondary Job Category

Technical Services Specialist
Eligibility Requirements

Fluent in Dutch/German Language
Position Type

Early Professional
Early Professional Track

No Track
Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.
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