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Full Time Customer Experience Rep - Waterloo
Grainger | Waterloo, Iowa
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Job Description

Company Overview

Grainger is a global leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions. Our 18,000 employees are driven to serve customers and the community in exceptional ways focusing on delivering the highest level of service. The Grainger team works closely with customers to better understand their challenges and provide cost-saving solutions. Grainger's employees serve customers more than 115,000 times every day through multiple channels. As part of a high-performing team, you’ll be able to develop your talents, and make a difference. Grainger is a Fortune 500company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list.

Position Description

Provides superior service by delivering products and services to meet or exceed customer expectations. Satisfies needs of our customers, as defined by the Grainger Value Proposition through the Performance Drivers, through a variety of service channels

Customer Service

Builds strong customer relationships, loyalty, and retention by delivering WOW Customer Service through various Grainger channels

Assists customers by providing the best solution; efficiently utilizing all available resources and tools for account selection, product identification, order placement, order management, and pricing and invoice discrepancies

Resolves pricing situations encountered during customer interactions using current sales policies

Applies credit and return procedures to meet customer expectations while minimizing financial risk for the organization

Collaborates with other internal / external resources when the need arises to meet customer needs and capitalize on opportunities

Actively participates in Company initiatives and supports a culture of continuous improvement by identifying and suggesting process improvements

Works effectively with others in a team based environment to accomplish organizational goals and to identify and resolve problems

Has daily impact on customer relationships by providing superior customer service and operational excellence

Assists customers in their product selection by sharing vital information from customers with the organization

Represents the “Voice of the Customer” to the Company


Assist customers with order placement, through all channels, and recommend accessories to increase sales and customer awareness of product and service capabilities as defined by the Grainger’s Value Proposition

Retains an ongoing awareness and understanding of active promotions

Executes on all company initiatives set forth by organization, i.e… email capture rate, leads, adherence/accessibility to further grow sales

Supports the order placement process through sourcing and executing quotes, check availability, lead times, order entry, order mgt, back orders, and reporting activities

Systems / Product Knowledge

Utilizes the proper internal channels, such as sourcing, third party, specialty brand, KeepStock, SOE, etc. to provide a complete solution for the customer

Uses the computer system to provide information on pricing, availability, and alternate product selection, technical product support, and G.com support to navigate the customer to the best solution

Cross references existing products with Grainger product lines

Work Environment

This job requires you to sit at a desk 4 to 12 hours a day, taking incoming calls and or managing off phone work.

Significant daily interaction with customers, other internal team members and members of the sales staff

Work is performed in an office environment with a moderate noise level and regular distractions

Regular use of computer, keyboard and mouse

Ability to work all shifts as well as weekends as needed

Position Requirements:


High School diploma or equivalent

At least 1 year of external Customer Service Experience

Able to operate PC based programs.

Must feel comfortable working in a dynamic, team-based environment where priorities are continually changing.

Able to follow verbal and written instructions with supervision within specified time frames

Has an understanding of our primary product offerings and service capabilities.

Able to identify problems and offer alternative solutions and/or course of action on available resources

Demonstrates consistent, dependable, on-time performance

Demonstrates a commitment to providing superior customer service

Conveys information clearly and concisely

Professional in appearance, attitude and action

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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