Surface Care Specialist (Irvine, CA)
Location:
Irvine , California
Posted:
November 12, 2016
Reference:
R00015690
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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Surface Care Specialist the located in Irvine California. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary:
The person hired for the position of Surface Care Specialist will...

Serving as a liaison between the consumer and the Company, the Surface Care Specialist answers technical questions, offering solutions to surface care needs. This position will represent Meguiar's interacting with consumers via phone, face-to-face, email, forums, etc. and, occasionally off-site at Special Events.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Provide Meguiar's surface care solutions and technical support to all applicable questions by consumers via phone, email, mail, forum, etc.
  • Respond to consumer questions via our #800, email, and forum daily within 24-48 hours
  • Assist consumer by locating dealers and distributors who sell Meguiar's products
  • Assist with the fulfillment of direct sales orders placed through Solutions Hub
  • Fulfill catalogue/literature requests
  • Assist in resolving problems with direct sales orders in a timely manner
  • Sell and up-sell inbound consumer orders when appropriate
  • Participate in all ongoing training sessions
  • Build relationships with the core automotive enthusiast
  • Provide consumers with excellent customer service for optimum satisfaction
  • Provide Marketing and R&D with customer comments and feedback
  • Execute typical daily duties with little supervision by relying on sound personal judgment
  • Takes ownership of individual consumer damage claims process
  • Maintain an active member status on meguiarsonline.com
  • Monitor various social media platform such as meguiarsonline.com
  • Assists with Meguiar's Garage or similar on-site training events/sessions as needed.
  • Assist occasional walk-in customers
  • Occasionally assist/work with Special Events department at off-site events, including some weekends as well as other departments on projects as needed
  • Proactively familiarize with the industry and competitor's products

Key characteristics of a success candidate
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possess drive and initiative
  • Active interest in the automotive aftermarket

Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma/GED or higher from an accredited learning institution
  • Minimum of one (1) year of combined experience in customer service and/or sales orientated environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited university
  • Experience with social media and digital communication.

Location: Irvine, CA
Travel: May include up to 10% travel
Relocation: Is not authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)

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