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Employer: Honeywell
  • Customer Support - Client Service
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • Updated at: 18.10.2018
    Short company description

    Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address tough challenges linked to global macro trends such as safety, security, and energy. With approximately 122,000 employees worldwide, including more than 19,000 engineers and scientists, we have an unrelenting focus on quality, delivery, value, and technology in everything we make and do.


    The Consumer Support Agent is the primary customer facing contact for Consumers (B2C) for one of the largest Strategic Business Units of the HOME AND BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES group, Environmental & Energy Solutions (E&ES).

    Primary responsibility is to help customers to solve technical issues (post sales) and to answer any questions about the features and capabilities of the products (pre-sales). Main portfolio will include (but not be limited to) heating control devices such as different types of thermostats (smart generation, programmers, timers, etc), security systems (Cameras, Water leak detectors), Home Alarm Kits and their accessories, Quick Start Alarm Kits and their accessories, Doorbells.

    Key assignments include:

    Case Management: recording and tracking of all activities in CRM (Service Cloud)
    Identification, investigation and resolution of support requests
    Developing and maintaining technical Knowledge Base content
    Timely communication to customers with focus on customer service and relationship building.


    Principal Responsibilities

    Coverage of Technical Support Helpdesk (Phones, mail, email, live-chat, social media coverage and web support) for the specific product portfolio :
    Provide pre- and post-sales technical assistance for customers: facilitating the identification, investigation, resolution, root cause analysis and replication of technical issues. Areas include, but are not limited to, configurations, installation procedures, application functionality, and other areas as related to system operations.
    Timely resolution is of high importance. Support cases will have to be timely escalated when appropriate to Tier 2 and/or appropriate resource.
    Build relationships with customer base and become knowledgeable about the customer’s needs. If the question could not be answered within the initial contact, keep the customer updated on the status of reported problems. Communication with strong focus on customer service and solution quality.
    Support the knowledge-sharing mindset and apply the Knowledge Management Methodology (KCS) guidelines. Knowledge Base co-ownership requires ongoing efforts to continuously create and enhance solutions in the database.
    Create, track and monitor CRM records for all incoming support requests. Keep CRM system updated with current information on the support case, related activities and resolution.
    Maintain and extend product knowledge by self-study and by attending relevant training sessions.

    4. Principal Networks & Contact Links


    Technical Support Engineers (tier 1, tier 2, tier 3), Consumer Support Supervisor/Manager, Knowledge Management Specialists, Project Managers
    Product Marketing, Sales Operations, Customer Care, Sales




    1. Language Requirements
    · Excellent / Fluent in German/ Hungarian/ Italian/French/ English, both verbal and in writing

    2. Education Required
    · Bachelor Degree

    3. Work Experience

    · Experience with Knowledge Management best practices
    · Experience with Call Center best practices
    · Experience in a multinational environment

    4. Technical Skills & Specific Knowledge Required

    Strong Customer Service skills – ability to quickly gain customers trust and confidence.
    · Basic Knowledge of computers, electric & electronic concepts and devices

    Strongly preferred but not required is a selection of the following competencies:
    o Knowledge of central heating systems and controls

    o An interest in technology

    o Experience with networks and RF connectivity

    Strong problem solving skills – ability to quickly and correctly assess the impact, complexity and urgency of problems reported by customers.

    5. Behavioral Competencies Required

    Growth and customer focus
    Gets results:
    Proactive and resourceful
    Able to drive the activities necessary to bring tasks to conclusion
    Must be able to multi-task, prioritize and work independently as well as in a Team environment
    Communication skills:
    Excellent telephone skills
    Strong listening skills to really understand a customer problem or question
    Ability to present information clearly and concisely, in verbal and written forms.
    Ability to communicate and build relationships comfortably with customers
    Excellent writing skills. Much of the work will be written (email, documentation etc.)
    Champions Change, continuous improvement mindset
    Fosters teamwork and diversity, knowledge sharing mindset