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The Account Specialist resolves moderate to complex support issues of an assigned group of corporate customers by acting as a technical resource. They collaborate with other School Solutions groups to assist the customer in their use, support, and implementation of School Solutions applications. In addition, a successful Account Specialist must possess a high degree of inherent problem solving, troubleshooting, and customer service skills. A key skill of this position is on producing high-quality detailed work with consistent output and follow through requiring patience and a willingness to handle a high degree of complexity.
Establishes and maintains good working relationships with school district food service personnel, school district IT representatives and technical consultants, internal first level personnel, peers, internal software developers, internal quality assurance personnel, and internal sales personnel.
Builds and maintains strong working relationships with customers while monitoring and managing customer technical issues & support escalations effectively to ensure timely resolution of customer issues.
Responds to challenges in a creative, objective, and practical manner and meet each situation as an opportunity for success.
Work as part of a team with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues.
Keys to success include being proactive, taking initiative, and utilization of slow business periods to train on software functions to assist customer support.
Provides weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports for each assigned district.
Supports and effectively communicates published standards for wiring and hardware requirements, installation methodologies, and network requirements, both internally and externally.
Periodic Installation and Training of software/hardware for clients either on-site or via remote connection.
Follows internal escalation path, involving other departments when needed, documenting each call for ease of escalation.
Logs & escalates design, reliability, and maintenance problems to the Development, Product & Q/A team leads.
Performs presales functions & generates leads for sales representatives. Provides sales teams with leads for potential customer upgrades by answering technical or design inquiries.
Facilitates and administers training, as necessary, at various company-sponsored training seminars; develops associated training curriculum and materials.
Performs and conducts periodic meetings and on-site visits to resolve issues. Thoroughly documents interactions to assist with senior-level management district evaluations.
Maintains hyper-focus on customer satisfaction and notifies upper-level management of any challenges that could jeopardize the relationship with the customer.
Maintains contact list for appropriate personnel in each assigned district.
Able to work patiently with end-users of both a technical and non-technical background.
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
Must communicate effectively and establish customer rapport quickly while complying with established support processes and procedures.
Must employ clear, concise, and grammatically correct verbal and written communication skills, as well as applying professional customer service skills during all interactions with customers.
Must demonstrate professional phone etiquette.
Respond to customer concerns, complaints, or inquiries in a timely, professional, and responsive manner.
Must be able to handle spirited customer conversations and diffuse conflict using appropriate communication skills and conflict resolution techniques.
Strong understanding of Project Management methodologies with the ability to manage projects within a structured manner.
Strong team player and solution-oriented.
Quick learner, self-starter, with the ability to able to support multiple POS applications.
Must be able to communicate and collaborate effectively with all organizational levels.
Maintain metrics (versions, builds, software, etc.).
Ability to negotiate alternatives, know when to escalate a problem, or when to ask for assistance in dealing with the various problems reported.
Must have a valid driver’s license
Must live near a major airport (within 50-75 miles)
Ability to travel – in air and on the ground.
Advanced working knowledge of PC networking, including the fundamentals of Windows Authentication, Active Directory.
Proficiency with Microsoft Windows Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, Server 2005, Server 2008 (x32 & x64).
Proficiency with SQL Server (Express, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2012 Mgmt. Studio).
Intermediate level experience with the MS Office 2010 suite, including Outlook, MS Word, Excel, Access, MSVisio & MS-Project.
Advanced analytical problem-solving skills.
Experience with support administration & configuration of server virtualization (VMware) & Microsoft’s Cluster services.
Advanced knowledge and ability to create basic/standard queries; as well as the ability to access a pre-written library of more complex queries and accurately adapt them to the specific situation or needs.
Experience with PC remote control software, i.e. Remote Desktop, etc.
Ability to develop proficiency in the use of USDA regulated school food service software.
MCSE & SQL Server Certification highly desired.
Knowledge of SalesForce.com a plus
Education: Four-year degree (BA/BS) preferred but not mandatory with adequate experience.
5+ years’ experience in troubleshooting complex computer/applications/network-related problems plus 2-4 years’ experience in installing and training on a POS system, preferably in the K-12 school foodservice market but any related market is acceptable.
2-4 years’ experience on customer technical support help desk preferred.
Experience in the K-12 school foodservice market highly desired.
The US base salary for this full-time position is $75,000 to 90,000 + benefits. Individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.
Global Payments Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
Global Payments provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by law. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Department.