Customer Service Team Lead – Brackenfell needed at Shoprite Group of Companies

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Job title : Customer Service Team Lead – Brackenfell

Job Location : Western Cape, Cape Town

Deadline : July 12, 2024

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Job Objectives

Customer Centric Delivery

  • Supporting and participating in the design and development of the customer service strategy for the Shoprite Group in collaboration with other contact centre leaders and teams to ensure that we place the customer at the centre – delivering on our goal of being customer-centric in everything we do!
  • Within the context of the smaller team of Customer Services Agents assigned to the team – operationally overseeing and embedding a customer-centric culture – underpinned by best-in-class customer service experience.
  • Being a role model to the team in terms of what great customer service looks like – interacting directly with customers to support escalations and develop the team’s capacity to deal with a variety of service requests with a first-call resolution. Aligning with the Customer Services Manager to ensure support is provided as required within the broader team context.
  • Maintaining and improving customer services operations by participating in setting targets and effectively collaborating with other role players in the team to understand and execute effectively on the below operational impacting focus areas within the team context:
  • Effectively ensuring compliance with operational guidelines and updated all team documentation to ensure the team is aligned with the company and team’s values and policies etc.

People (Self, Team & Organisational)

  • Aligning with the Shoprite Group values and leadership behaviours.
  • This role is all about PEOPLE – customers and team members! Motivating and effectively performance coaching the customer services team to ensure customer service delivery excellence. Removing any barriers to achieving great customer services. Ensuring timeous escalation to the Customer Service Manager as required.
  • Ensuring the team is adequately resources and that working schedules (time and attendance) and plans are accurately and timeously managed, coordinated and communicated with the team.
  • Focussing efforts on the Agents to enable and empower them to deliver the best possible service to our customers.
  • Focussing on the development of the specific allocated customer services team to deliver on evolving services to our customers against set KPI’s and service standards and taking responsibility for learning and development initiatives within that customer service team.
  • In partnership with the People Team and Customer Services Manager, ensure succession development plans are in place and take responsibility for the development of an operational talent pool by optimising the skills of the existing team.

Financial, Reporting and BI

  • Ensuring support and input (where relevant) to financial objectives by providing cost estimates and budget inputs.
  • Providing input where applicable the customer service team’s operational costs and budget.
  • Providing and sharing relevant insights to shape customer experiences and respond to their preferences.
  • Together with other stakeholders, support the preparation of performance reports, and report to the Customer Services Manager as required on a daily/weekly/monthly on:
  • Customer escalations/complaint trends, Reputational risk issues, Scheduling variances versus performance impacts, Interactions, trends, and opportunities as well as Daily/weekly/monthly insight with recommendations for improvement.

Governance & Compliance

  • Ensuring that the specifically allocated customer services team complies with relevant regulations (people, customers etc.) and organisational governance frameworks and standards.
  • Support with the operational implementation (where relevant): structures, policies, processes, procedures, and frameworks as aligned with organisational and team requirements – and directed by the Customer Services Manager.
  • Ongoing participation in the identification and mitigation of risks related to customer service delivery team.


  • Providing inputs and writing resource motivations with supporting information to ensure that the Customer Services team is appropriately structured and resourced to deliver on its mandate with the right people in the right roles with the right capabilities at the right time.
  • Providing inputs and ideas re: technology requirements to enable a seamless customer experience.
  • Ensuring alignment with the customer services team effective flow of work with other functional areas across the Contact Centre.
  • Supporting strong foundations on which to build the continuous development, improvement, efficiency, and success including an environment that fosters innovation and delivery. Ensuring that the Shoprite Group remains contemporary in customer services practices.


  • Degree in Consumer behaviour, Communications, Business or equivalent – (beneficial). 


  • +2 years in a customer service operational, team lead capacity in a Group Call Centre, Customer Interfacing, Customer Support Centre, or equivalent role – (essential)
  • Experience within the FMCG, retail sector or similar – (preferred). 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrable passion for People! Knowledge of Customer Contact / Call Centre practices within the FMCG, retail sector, understanding of the practicalities and challenges of a customer services environment in this context- (essential).
  • We value practical experience and exposure, if a candidate does not have a degree, demonstrable relevant experience will be considered. An extensive and proven track record in a customer service operational, team lead capacity in a Group Call Centre, Customer Interfacing, Customer Support Centre function (or equivalent role) – demonstrating knowledge of trending practices in this context – (essential).  

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