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Job Description

Company Overview

Grainger helps customers save time and money by providing them the right products to keep their facilities up and running. Grainger's customers are 2.0 million businesses and institutions in 157 countries. While each customer has a unique facility to operate and a different problem to solve, our customers all share the same requirement: when they need one of Grainger's products, they often need it right away. With more than 23,000 team members, the Grainger team works closely with customers to better understand their challenges and provide cost-saving solutions.

Grainger's team members serve customers more than 115,000 times every day through multiple channels. With 2014 sales at $10 billion, Grainger is a Fortune 500 company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list.

Position Description

The Supervisor, Customer Experience is responsible for direct management of a team of 15 Customer Experience Agents. The leader role is the key to ensuring Grainger contact center teams are delivering peak performance. This is done by providing direct coaching to team members. The leader ensures engagement from the entire team and ensures that the team is able to overcome obstacles.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Supervises the daily operations of a team of representatives that support internal and external customers that want to place an order, have questions, or concerns regarding their account.
  • Plans, directs, supervises, and evaluates work flow. Coordinates work activities to achieve the volume expected to meet operational requirements.
  • Identify and recommend operational improvements.
  • Provides immediate supervision, monitors workflow, and assigns tasks, goals and objectives.
  • Will be responsible for the direct management of approximately 15 front line agents
  • Provides frequent, direct coaching and development to team members including daily huddles and weekly 1 on 1 coaching
  • Spends at least 60% of time directly working with team to guide development and performance
  • Reviews performance metrics, diagnoses root cause of underperformance and develops an improvement plan
  • Monitors phone calls on a regular basis and scores those calls based on internal quality standards
  • Keeps team informed of key events in the center and solicits feedback
  • Participates in the selection/hiring, on-boarding/training of new hires
  • Drives employee engagement through direct interaction and support. Celebrates team and individual success. Drives higher employee engagement scores as reflected in internal survey
  • Assists Workforce Management when needed to ensure resources are available when needed

Position Requirements:


  • High school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of customer service experience.
  • Minimum 0 to 2 years Supervisory experience.
  • Prior experience managing TM’s preferred.
  • Passion for customer service, sales and team member development with an ability to energize others.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to shifting demands and competing priorities.
  • Ability to train and coach team members on processes, procedures, compliance and product knowledge.
  • Strong competence in the use of technology and software applications including SAP, CRM, Impact 360 and other emerging technologies.
  • Ability to plan, organize and delegate work.
  • Ability to influence team members to achieve individual and team objectives

EEOC Statement

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

About Grainger

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (Grainger) distributes facilities maintenance products, and provides services and related information used by businesses and institutions primarily in the United States, Canada and Mexico to keep their facilities and equipment running. Grainger is the supplier of facilities maintenance and other related products in North America. Its operations are managed in three segments: Grainger Branch-based, Acklands - Grainger Branch-based (Acklands - Grainger), and Lab Safety Supply, Inc. (Lab Safety). Grainger Branch-based is an aggregation of the Grainger Industrial Supply (Industrial Supply), Grainger, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico), Grainger Caribe Inc. (Puerto Rico), Grainger China LLC (China) and Grainger Panama S.A. (Panama). Acklands - Grainger is the Company's Canadian branch-based distribution business. Lab Safety is a direct marketer of safety and other industrial products. (Source: 10-K)

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