Lumen Collections Specialist II - Multiple Locations in TUCSON, Arizona
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As a Lumen Collections Specialist II, you will collect revenues owed from business customers and to assist with basic billing inquiries and disputes based on customer feedback related to their invoices. You will be expected to provide superior customer service to help build a loyal customer base, improve our ability to retain our current customer base, and provide quick responses and resolutions to their concerns for prompt payment receipt. Conflict resolution and negotiation skills will be utilized on-a-daily basis. These are call-center like activities with quick resolution to outstanding balances.
The Main Responsibilities
Receive inbound calls from Lumen business customers for collections, payment arrangements, and simple billing inquiry
Meet established collection objectives monthly, collecting and managing past due accounts and outstanding invoices for moderate sized customers
Use various computer systems/screens simultaneously
Build and maintain strong customer rapport, consult, multi-task, and problem solve with the customer
Perfect the customer experience by providing excellent service on every interaction (phone calls, emails, meetings, conference calls, etc.)
Preparation of monthly collection reports, recommendations, and credit approval decisions on new accounts which will include credit memos and write-off activities
Teamwork and collaboration with Sales Support, Customer Service, Billing Operations, Billing Inquiry, and Accounts Receivable teams in reconciling accounts.
Possess the ability to overcome objections and offer solutions to resolve potential roadblocks during the collection process.
Ability to locate, review, and comprehend the terms of the contractual agreements governing the servicing relationship between the customer and Lumen
What We Look For in a Candidate
Strong communication skills (written and verbal) preferred
Multi-tasking and problem-solving skills
Good listening skills are necessary for consultative collections and to negotiate solutions that benefit the company and the customer
Outstanding customer service skills
Ability to manage your time wisely to accomplish your daily, weekly, and monthly goals
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Management (substitution of 4 years of work experience will be allowed for the educational requirement)
Require to work onsite at all times, cannont work remotely
Computere literacy/good typing skills. Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office
Previous call center experience
5 years collections and/or finance related experience
What to Expect Next
Requisition #: 256396
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