Phones Technical Support Contractor (Philippines)
Podium exists to help local businesses win. Using Podium, local businesses can simplify the way they communicate with their customers—from collecting payments to facilitating online reviews to launching marketing campaigns, and much more.
Our work and focus on helping local businesses thrive has been recognized across the industry, including Forbes’ Next Billion Dollar Startups, Forbes’ Cloud 100, the Inc. 5000, and Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies.
We look for people who are curious, creative and are willing to do the work to be a little better every day. We also embody our company values in all that we do, which always starts with being Customer Obsessed, followed by Be a Founder, Zero Drama, and Enjoy the Ride. Does that sound like you?
Our Customer Support efforts are essential to our customers' experience, helping to answer questions, troubleshoot customer inquiries, and working creatively to keep customers working on what matters most: growing their business!
People who thrive in this role are curious and creative; they’re driven by empowering others to be successful. They’re energized by the opportunity to be challenged and enjoy growing and stretching their skills every day. The customer is at the center of everything we do.
What you bring:
- Customer Obsession: You’re passionate about empowering customers and love the challenge of finding what will help them most.
- Curiosity: You are not afraid to ask questions and have an “always learning” mantra.
- Ownership: You proactively set high standards and follow through on goals and take responsibility for your performance.
- Adaptability: You thrive in a dynamic environment and are comfortable with ambiguity and changing customer priorities and needs.
- Communication: You’re an excellent communicator and thrive at creating clarity and alignment. Organization and prioritization are key tools in your tool kit.
What you will be doing:
- You will work with Podium customers to answer how-to questions and troubleshoot the Podium platform. When customers have questions, you have answers!
- You will deliver a “human-first” experience and resolutions for customers through voice and written interactions across chat, email, phone, and Podium tools in a timely and accurate manner.
- You will become an expert in Podium products, both at a technical and customer use-case level.
- You will not stop at a simple resolution, but will look for opportunities to help customers maximize their value from Podium, looking for new ways to work smarter and delight customers!
- You will work with Podium to increase organizational efficiencies, share feedback, and help others work smarter while driving customer value higher.
- Provide expert-level support to customers via phone interactions, assisting them with setup, configuration, and usage of our VoIP services, including hard desk phones.
- Troubleshoot hardware-related issues with hard desk phones, such as provisioning, firmware updates, and connectivity problems.
- Identify and resolve complex technical issues related to VoIP hardware, software, network, and connectivity problems, ensuring minimal downtime for customers.
- Analyze network-related concerns and collaborate with customers to troubleshoot and optimize their VoIP systems, including hard desk phones, for optimal performance.
- Take ownership of customer issues, follow up on progress, and ensure effective resolution, while providing clear and concise explanations to customers.
- Develop an in-depth knowledge of our phones products and services.
General terms of contract fulfillment:
- Ticket Resolution + Case Volume
- Customer Satisfaction + Quality of Customer Interactions
What experience you should have:
- MUST SPEAK ENGLISH FLUENTLY
- Must be geographically based in Metro Manila, Philippines
- 2-3 years of providing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) customer support to businesses with examples where you’ve influenced customers for the better
- The ability to balance working independently and through ambiguity while contributing to improving customer satisfaction
- Telecom & VoIP Knowledge: Strong understanding of VoIP technologies, SIP protocols, IP networks, and related telecom concepts, including experience with hard desk phones.
- Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written English communication skills with the ability to convey technical information in a clear and understandable manner.
- Proficient in diagnosing and resolving complex technical issues with an analytical and systematic approach.
- A customer-centric attitude with a commitment to delivering top-notch support and maintaining high customer satisfaction.
- Background in telecommunications, networking, or related fields is required.
- Adaptability: Flexible and adaptable to handle changing priorities and challenging situations.
- Strong team player who can collaborate effectively with colleagues to tackle complex technical issues.
- You are familiar with navigating and working with multiple support systems (ex: Zendesk, Freshdesk, Service Cloud, ServiceNow, LiveAgent, Intercom, Salesforce, Twilio etc)
- SSCA, CCNA certifications are a strong advantage.
What you should know:
- Must be available to work US Friday-Tuesday 8am - 5 pm MT
- Compensation is $1300 USD / month