Vista Outdoor Customer Service Representative in Rantoul, Illinois

Join our talented team. Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Essential Functions:

  • Answer customer inquiries by clarifying desired information, researching and providing information. Communicate with customers through a variety of means—by telephone; by e-mail, live chat, fax, and regular mail

  • Order entry for any manual orders (those not received by B2B or EDI). Includes stocking orders, preseason orders, closeout orders, credits and RA’s. Expectation is entering “at once” orders (to be shipped ASAP) same day received and no later than next day if received after 3:00 p.m. CST. Goal is 100% accuracy in order entry. Expectation of entry of preseason/program orders is same day for ASAP portion and no more than 1 week for future ships.

  • Work closely and communicate with the outside sales force and sales management as needed

  • Perform daily office functions in the Customer Service office, including phone calls, filing, copying, faxing, correspondence, email etc.

  • Answer questions regarding products, availability, pricing, shipping, preseason programs, and general sales policies

  • Process orders for vendors and sales representatives. Fulfill customer requests for information, literature and other merchandise requests. Continually maintains a thorough knowledge of all company products, catalog contents, field sales personnel and any promotional items

  • Report any problems with SAP which might prevent the entry or accuracy of orders immediately to the CS Manager and IT Help Desk for resolution. Assist with SAP testing and problem resolution as requested by the IT group or Management

  • Investigate order errors and delays and shipping complications and work closely with DC to determine root cause and prevention

  • Order maintenance which includes ZAFR report, Customer Service Blocks, cancelation dates and obsolete materials on a daily basis. Notify customers and reps of any orders that will not ship as promised. Take appropriate action as requested by customer and/or sales rep as it pertains to an order. Make any necessary changes to existing orders due to availability, distribution issues or other adjustments that may arise

  • Work with the credit department as needed to get orders released in a timely manner, when applicable

  • Strive for first call resolution of issues

  • Travel as required

  • Assist with B2B/EDI testing as required

  • Assist with B2B/ EDI issues including reporting technical issues, training issues, customer assistance with site, etc.

  • Assist in the Employee Purchase Program as needed

  • Attends webinars and calls when needed to enhance training or product knowledge

  • Assist Customer Service/Consumer Services Directors/Managers/Supervisors with special projects or as needed

  • Perform other customer service related duties as directed

  • Use resources appropriately to achieve daily tasks as associated with position

Education and Training:

  • High school degree or equivalent required

  • Associate degree in Business, Communications or related field desirable

  • Minimum two years in customer service or call center experience required

  • Computer literate, proficient in use of Microsoft Office products.

  • SAP experience desirable

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent customer-relations skills

  • Excellent Attendance

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Strong telephone and communication skills essential. Solid comprehension, listening and negotiating skills

  • Ability to maintain a high level of energy with a sense of urgency

  • Excellent intuitive, analytical and problem-solving skills and follow up skills

  • Strong teamwork skills with the ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships

  • Able to multi-task. Strong time management skills essential

  • Strong customer service focus

  • Ability to execute tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

Vista Outdoor is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristics protected by law. The EEO Law poster is available here:

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