Careers At HGS

Team Leader

Job Code : HGS/137
PEORIA |IL Permanent

Job Description

  • The mission of this job is to ensure the highest level of service for our clients by coaching and developing our customer service representatives and by managing performance so that we consistently meet and exceed client expectations.



    Typically Reports To: Program Manager, Social Media Operations

    Typical Reports: Social Media Care Agents



    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Coach and Develop SMCA’s to achieve team goals that support business strategies and objectives.  Responsible for monitoring employee performance using approved quality processes.  Responsible for managing employee performance to include coaching, reward and recognition activities and merit/performance reviews.
    2. Responsible for clearly communicating client and HGS expectations on an individual and team basis. Ensure production, quality levels and results to meet and exceed client expectations.
    3. Provide operational expertise in achieving business goals by effectively analyzing and acting on reported data.
    4. Develop daily and weekly action Plans to address individual performance in relationship to team performance.
    5. Responsible for handling escalated and non-resolved customer calls.
    6. Participate in cross-functional activities and communications to further HGS’s success.
    7. Responsible for communicating by personal example and ongoing dialogue compliance to HGS policies and procedures, e.g., conducting oneself as a positive role model for all employees, particularly our CSRs.


    The above statements are intended to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this job.  Employees in this job may perform other duties as assigned.  In addition to the above, all HGS employees are expected to:


    * Promote teamwork and cooperative effort.  * Help train and give guidance to other HGS employees.  * Maintain a clean, safe, and unobstructed work area, and practice good safety habits.  * Provide internal and external customers with the highest quality service.



    Minimum jOB Requirements: (Education, Experience, Skills)

    • AA/AS in Business Management or related field or equivalent experience required.
    • BA/BS in Business Management or related field preferred.
    • 1 – 3 years’ experience in customer service, call center or related field, including 12 months in management.
    • Basic knowledge of call center management systems and terminology preferred.
    • Basic knowledge of social media operations preferred.
    • Working knowledge of PC applications for word processing and spreadsheet.
    • Demonstrated ability to improve and/or transform team processes.
    • Demonstrated ability to understand basic data and take appropriate action.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and develop work teams toward improved performance.
    • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, focusing on professionalism, conflict resolution and positive reinforcement.






    Uses Sound Judgment & Makes Decisions Wisely



    Asks probing questions to better understand other external points of view.  Develops sound recommendations to achieve progress on major accounts/projects.  Recognizes limits in resolving complex issues and involves appropriate personnel as necessary.

    Shows Initiative



    Questions the way a process is done and suggest changes. Leads efforts to achieve long term goals.  Empowers and supports others to produce needed results that lead to the growth of the business and personal development.

    Promotes Teamwork



    Shares in-depth knowledge about the organization to expand team understanding of relevant issues.  Leads cross-functional teams.  Participates in external collaborative efforts and arrangements. 

    Communicates Effectively


    Conveys information to a variety of audiences, modifying content as appropriate.  Listens to others and facilitates the sharing of information. Acts as a leader during internal and external meetings.

    Embraces Differences

    Encourages differences as a way to enhance group productivity. Promotes equal treatment among team members.

    Drives Customer Focus


    Anticipates, understands and exceeds the needs of our customers.  Drives the development or enhancement of product/services, based on customer needs.  Leads and encourages team to build customer relationships.  Seeks feedback from our customers.



    HGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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