Service Manager

Job description Service Manager

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What is the job description of a Service Manager?

Service Managers, also known as Customer Success Managers, are focused on maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction. Where Service Desk Agents and Service Desk Coordinators are aimed at technical troubleshooting, Service Managers handle customer inquiries and complaints, draw up customer communication procedures and train new service desk staff in customer care;

What skills does a Service Manager need?

Service Managers need a wide array of managerial and soft skills to cater to all aspects of the job.

Managerial skills

  • Excellent people skills and working knowledge or relevant psychological principles important in customer care
  • Strategic communications and strong constructive feedback skills
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Working knowledge of IT solutions offered to the end user

Soft skills

  • Excellent team player and customer-centric communication skills 
  • People skills necessary to assist/support non-technical profiles whenever necessary
  • Fluent English language skills, as well as native level skills in Dutch and/or French

Degrees & certificates

  • BA/MA degree in Business, Management, HR or equivalent through experience
  • BA/MA degree in IT or equivalent through experience, with experience in particular in  customer service or customer care

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