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Under general supervision will provide optimal service while supplying accurate account information and establishing expectations regarding disputed transactions. Handles inbound phone calls from customers and bankers in a call center environment to service customers who need to dispute a transaction or an account and provides status of existing cases to customers. Perform moderate risk analysis of account and transaction data involving Uniform Commercial Code [UCC] and Regulation E and Regulation Z claims in effort to balance customer experience and risk for the bank. Responsible for initiating a dispute and capturing all elements as required by regulations and as governed by department procedures; researching customer transactions, analyzing and rendering decisions on customer disputes, with the goal of preventing losses to the customer and the bank.
Responsible and accountable for risk by openly exchanging ideas and opinions, elevating concerns, and personally following policies and procedures as defined. Accountable for always doing the right thing for customers and colleagues, and ensures that actions and behaviors drive a positive customer experience. While operating within the Bank’s risk appetite, achieves results.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
+ Handle customer calls utilizing discretion while balancing the risk between the bank and the customer while researching and resolving customer disputed transactions via systematic input.
+ Must have excellent customer service skills when speaking to customers, effective in demonstrating confidence to the customer and provide accurate SLAs and expectations, as measured through the department’s quality and customer satisfaction program
+ Analyze and utilize all bank records, systems and the case management system to facilitate a comprehensive review of all disputed transactions.
+ Effectively uses computer systems for tracking, information gathering, and/or troubleshooting.
+ Request documentation of transactions from other departments, customers, merchants, and other financial institutions to formulate appropriate risk decisions.
+ Assure that regulatory timeframes as well as internal Service Level Agreements [SLA] are met to avoid compliance violations, which include, but are not limited to issuance of credit, reversal of fees, interest reimbursement, mailing appropriate notification letters to customers, case closure timeframes, etc.
+ Interact with the internal departments to identify trends/issues and offer recommendations for improvements to policy and procedures, as applicable.
+ Specialist relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines and procedures to perform the functions of the job while referring exception cases to Supervisor/Manager.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
+ High school diploma or equivalent experience.
+ Minimum of one year of previous in-bound call center experience or minimum of two years of face to face customer service experience.
+ Ability to exercise independent judgment and knowledge to ensure that departmental procedures and regulations are met.
+ Customer-focused, understanding of individual customer needs. Must be able to express empathy towards customer's perspective.
+ Ability to adapt to the needs of challenging calls (i.e., understanding and responding appropriately to emotional responses sadness, anger, etc, and negotiating with merchants).
+ Ability to remain professional in all circumstances to customers, merchants, and teammates.
+ Ability to comprehend the debit/credit card industry and related company policies as it pertains to resolving merchant dispute.
+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
+ Excellent reading comprehension and problem-solving skills.
+ Adaptability, dependability, and flexibility.
+ Strong computer navigation and typing skills.
Disputes Intake Representative - Sa 10a-4p + 4 wkdys 8a-5p
LOCATION -- Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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