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Application Specialist - German

IT & Technology
Zoetermeer
German

Description:

Fast growing company that provides smart solutions that increase the productivity of their customers. Though acting on a global level, the entrepreneurial spirit and start-up dynamism are at the core of their company DNA. In connection with the realization of further ambitious growth objectives, our client is currently looking for a structured, service minded and ambitious Application Specialist.

Based at our client's European HQ in Zoetermeer, you will be the key contact person at their Customer Success Department for European customers. you will be a key contact person within our Application Specialist team for our German speaking customers in mainly Germany, Austria and Switzerland. You will work closely together with the Application Specialist colleagues and Customer Success Agents within the team but also with Sales and Software Engineers. You report in this position to the Customer Success Team Leader.

As an Application Specialist you're pivotal in making customers happy by efficiently solving the issues they are facing. You love to serve customers, fixing whatever the customer is facing, and have high quality standards.

You have a methodical approach, strong communication skills and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. Finding opportunities for further improvement is your second nature.


Key Tasks

Handling inbound and outbound customer support request

  • Answering any request via email, phone, chat or other channels in a timely and satisfactory manner
  • Documenting all requests, status updates and remedial actions taken
  • Listen and question the end-user drilling down to core problem and collecting all info required for solving incident / request.
  • Safeguard that all open requests are followed up properly
  • Where necessary, liaise with your colleagues for deeper technical issues (bugs, new feature requests)
  • Coordinate and follow-up all customer pre/after sales questions about the technical functionalities of the Company's products
  • Where seemed fit, propose durable solutions for recurring requests (e.g. video manuals, further training, …)
  • Having a clear overview of what needs be done when and how
  • Understanding how the customer is using the company's product / service, and collect relevant feedback (e.g. feature requests, new markets…) as input for the company's product & business development teams.
  • Be an expert-user on the products serviced, and feedback any own great ideas for enhancing customer value
  • Propose ways to optimize how customer support is being delivered

Job Requirements:

  • Has or acts on bachelor's degree level
  • Experience with software engineering, IT, cloud-based solutions, business systems is a pro

  • Several years of experience in similar role or environment
  • Native German speaking, fluent English, Dutch preffered
  • Lives with 15km of Zoetermeer

Competencies

  • Strong communication skills (written and orally)
  • Listening & questioning skills
  • Pro-active
  • Independent
  • Customer oriented
  • Perseverance
  • Flexible
  • Collaborative
  • Analytical & logical
  • Results & process oriented
  • Attention to detail