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Customer Service Coordinator

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Date: Jul 17, 2021

Location: Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45983


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.


Scope of Position:

In this role, you will act as the first line of contact on the 800# phone line working directly with North American customers and a wide spectrum of Corning Life Sciences employees including, Sales Team, Accounting/Credit, New Accounts, Complaints, Pricing, Quality Control, Product Managers, Manufacturing, Warehouse/Distribution Center, Marketing and Scientific Support. We look for you to attend to all questions and inquiries in a highly professional manner to effectively convey information internally and externally while assuring that our goal of world-class customer service is met. You will perform the full scope of customer service tasks including; problem solving, trouble shooting, negotiating and cultivating excellent relationships with customers and co-workers. It will be expected that you will have a full understanding of department and company procedures and policies and the ability to promote Corning Life Sciences image in a positive manner and to led by example.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Handle incoming high order volume received via phone and email.
  • Handle high volume of Case Management related to inquiries and orders in
  • Interact daily with internal/external contacts using multiple systems to ensure accurate information.
  • Provide information and Accurate Order Entry/Order Management for a large customer base related to inventory, pricing, technical inquires, and shipping information.
  • Dedicatedly initiate corrective actions to handle customer accommodations independently by using good judgment in routine cases.
  • Assist with complaints processed by the Complaint team.
  • Maintain and update dealer/customer profiles and confirm that the PeopleSoft notes, payment terms, carrier, and freight terms match the profile.
  • Follow up with New Accounts team on necessary account set up changes.
  • Responsible for ensuring 100% follow-up to customers internally and externally.
  • Attend Product/Technical training as scheduled.


Travel Requirements:

  • Limited to none.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Monday through Friday, 8 hour/day between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm


Required Education and Years and Area of Experience:

  • Associates degree and a minimum 3+ years of customer service experience desired Or 5+ years of call center experience.
  • Or Bachelor's degree desired
  • Education in Life Science field desired.


Required Skills:

  • Ability to handle high work volume (phone, case and order entry volume) in a fast-pace environment and stay calm in face of adversity.
  • On time attendance.
  • Excellent professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, E-mail, Web.
  • Can type at a 50-WPM average.
  • Customer focused, detail oriented and effective problem solver who can independently seek a timely resolution.
  • Ability to meet or exceed Department Metrics.
  • Adaptable in a rapidly changing environment and can easily recognize areas for improvement and help facilitate forward movement.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Experience in the Life Science industry or related field.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Order Management or a comparable system.
  • Experience with case management.
  • Call center experience.


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to work independently in a team environment and easily collaborate when necessary.
  • Positive, enthusiastic and high energy.
  • Dependable, committed, reliable and high work ethic.
  • Ability to develop excellent relationships.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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