Caraustar

Customer Service Representative

US-NC-Pineville
Requisition ID
2017-4249
Category
Manufacturing & Operations
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Grow your career. Grow with Caraustar.
Caraustar Industries, Inc., established in 1938, is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products. The company is a socially responsible corporation, is committed to environmentally sound practices and is dedicated to providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services. Caraustar has developed its leadership position in the industry through diversification and integration from raw materials to finished products.
 
With over 2,500 employees serving the unique needs of the organization, you can imagine that it takes a vast range of skills to keep our organization growing. What does that mean for you as a job seeker? Room to grow in any number of directions, any number of places, and any number of roles. Your path begins here.
 
We believe in encouraging, challenging and empowering each other to be the healthiest we can be. When we are each at our personal best, so are our customers, our communities and so is our organization.  We understand that to be a world-class organization we need to practice, encourage and support employee health and wellness. Today, some of the tools and resources offered to employees to improve wellness and work/life balance include:
- Employee assistance programs – this free and confidential guidance service is available to you and your dependent family members
- Tobacco-free campuses
- Health and wellness tools
- Comprehensive benefit package 
 

Responsibilities

Position Summary
Caraustar Industries, Inc., an industry leader in paperboard products, seeks a Customer Service Representative to join our team. Working in our Consumer Packaging Group, the Customer Service Representative will be responsible for delighting customers with excellent service, maintaining internal and external relationships and working efficiently in a fast paced environment.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Must have the ability to manage multiple accounts, identify customer concerns and needs, and maintain rapport with a fixed customer base.
- Work with new and existing customers and or Sales Representatives to provide personalized guidance and support to create packaging designed to meet their needs.
- Strong organizational and communication skills, as well as the ability to interface and communicate appropriately.
- Enter and maintain customer records in tracking systems.
- Schedule customer deliveries with transportation carriers, via Lean Logistics system and email/phone.  Complete Customs paperwork as needed.
- You will be trusted to work independently to meet the needs of all parties, including the customer and company.
- Must be able to support various elements of the position, including Estimating, Inventory Management, direct Customer Communications, and supporting of the Sales team.
- Individual will be expected to review several vendor managed inventories and determine appropriate run strategies.
- Answer customer service telephone calls, e-mail, and other correspondence and take appropriate action in a prompt and professional manner.
- Create order plans, process manufacturing orders, and enter customer releases as needed.
- Communicates with operations to maintain accurate flow of scheduling and customer needed information.
- Complete daily customer invoicing by deadline.  Send invoices to customers via email, fax or US Postal Service.
- Create material or supply requisitions with Purchasing Department.  Send Purchase Orders to suppliers.  Receive inbound materials into purchasing system (JDE), and post to excel forms.
- Contacts customers regarding collection opportunities.
- Sources transportation rates from carriers for new customer destinations.
- Completes end of Month/QTR/Year reconciliations, reports and close outs.
- Comply with Caraustar policies and procedures, including Caraustar Standards of Business Conduct Policy and Caraustar accounting policies and financial control procedures.
- Other projects/responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
- High school diploma or equivalent required.  Associates or Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
- Must have ability to multitask and meet deadlines in fast paced environment.
- Ability to think critically, solve problems and act with good judgment are all essential.
- Must possess excellent customer service skills and be a self-starter.
- Must have proficiency in Microsoft Office software.
- Superior interpersonal skills a must.
- Is punctual and reports for work as scheduled.  Works overtime when necessary to complete job functions.

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