Who we are
In a life without sound, our work provides meaning. As a leading provider of innovative hearing care solutions, we are not just a company that makes products: we are a team on a mission to help people enjoy the delight of hearing. To enable a life without limitations, we – through our core business brands Phonak, Unitron, Connect Hearing, and Advanced Bionics – develop, manufacture and distribute solutions that push the limits of technology and redefine the future of our industry. Our talented and committed employees all over the world know they contribute to something greater than themselves – they create sense.
The Way We Work
At Sonova we value our employees and prioritize their well-being. We believe people do their best and most innovative work in an inclusive environment that provides opportunities for engagement and collaboration across teams while offering flexibility in how work gets done. We designed our work model team by team, empowering teams to customize a working environment that balances individual team needs with business outcomes. By offering work options, we foster more flexible and individualized time management, contribute to a healthy work-life integration, increase employee satisfaction, build meaningful partnerships at work, and calibrate productivity to acknowledge you have a life outside of work. Sonova has chosen a HYBRID WORK MODEL- Customized by team that keeps our employees motivated and engaged.
At Sonova, we come to work every day knowing that continuous innovation across all disciplines, our shared engagement as a team and our responsible approach to all things we do, brings the delight of hearing to millions of people: to hear better, to listen to music, to communicate effortlessly with friends and loved ones, and to fully enjoy life with all its great variety of sounds. In doing so, our shared core values reflect the corporate culture that defines and unites us as a company across all brands and regions.
We Care — We care for our employees, customers and consumers, as well as our shareholders and society.
We drive innovation — We courageously pioneer new ideas and approaches to come up with impactful innovations, to delight customers and consumers.
We strive for excellence — We act with agility. We aim to excel. We are continuously working on improving products, services, processes and skills, to realize growth.
We take accountability — We deliver on our commitments. We take accountability to provide outcomes in agreed quality and time, always acting with integrity.
We build the best teams — We team up. We grow talent. We collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds to win with the best team in the market place.
Customer Support Specialist
Purpose of role: The Customer Support Specialist (CSS) is responsible for supporting the sales efforts of the company through customer contact via a variety of support mediums. The CSS is the backbone of the Customer Success infrastructure, creating a hallmark of excellence by providing both exceptional service and proactive interdepartmental support, while continually challenging themselves to maximize efficiency.
Our Offer to You:
Improving the quality of life of millions of people suffering from hearing loss
A challenging and motivating assignment as part of a dynamic team
Modern mindset and processes, accommodating flexible working conditions
Opportunities for further responsibilities and support for further training and development
Sonova’s outstanding opportunities and career growth
Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
Serve customers via phone, fax, mail and/or email by determining requirements, answering inquiries, resolving problems, fulfilling requests, maintain client database, and customer profiles
Maintain a high inbound call answer rate. (75-80 calls a day avg)
Resolve problems by clarifying issues, researching and exploring, coming up with alternative solutions, implementing solutions, and escalating unresolved problems
Redirect complex or specialized concerns to the appropriate team for follow-up (e.g. – Audiology inquiries, technical product support, etc.) when applicable
Investigate and resolve problems related to the shipment of product, returns, credits, and orders
Communicate company policies and pricing per price and policy guide
Day to Day responsibilities could include:
Answer a large number of inbound calls on a daily basis (60+)
Assist with billing questions, pricing and warranty inquiries
Assist with order status and tracking inquires
Assist with backorder management for sales territory
Assist with web services
Assist with case management for sales territory
Assist with customer account and contact maintenance for sales territory
Handle customer complaints with sense of urgency and see through to satisfactory resolution
Work cross functionally to ensure an effortless customer experience
Ability to consistently meet stated KPIs
Complies with all local, state and federal laws and regulations
Complies with all Company policies, processes and procedures
All other duties as assigned
Education and Skillset:
High school diploma or equivalent, some college preferred
Minimum 2 years’ B2B Customer Service OR minimum 3 years’ B2C Customer Service experience
At least 2 years SAP experience
Strong typing proficiency and computer skills
Intermediate skills with Microsoft Applications, including Excel, Outlook, Teams, Word, PowerPoint as well as web interface
Effectively communicates via telephone
Demonstrates steps of active listening
Attention to detail with every customer interaction
Ability to collaborate effective within a team setting
Strong verbal communicator
Technical aptitude to learn large product portfolio
Salesforce experience a plus
A minimum of 200Mb/sec download and 10Mb/sec upload speed internet connectivity is required to support any remote/hybrid employee functionality at Sonova
Don’t meet all the criteria? If you’re willing to go all in and learn we’d love to hear from you!
We are looking forward to receiving your application via our online job application platform. For this position only direct applications will be considered. Sonova does not recruit via app, telegram, carrier pigeon or any other format that does not include speaking with an actual human. If you are offered a job without speaking with someone please contact [email protected]
Health Benefits and Perks:
Medical, dental and vision coverage*
Health Savings, Health Reimbursement, Flexible Spending/Dependent Care Accounts
401k plan with company match*
Company paid life/ad&d insurance
Additional supplemental life/ad&d coverage available
Company paid Short/Long-Term Disability coverage (STD/LTD)
STD LTD Buy-ups available
Accident/Hospital Indemnity coverage
Legal/ID Theft Assistance
PTO, floating Diversity Day, & paid holidays*
Paid parental bonding leave
Employee Assistance Program (24/7 mental health support hotline, 5 company paid counseling sessions and more)
Robust Internal Career Growth opportunities
Hearing aid discount for employees and family
Internal social recognition platform
D&I focused: D&I council and employee resource groups
*Plan rules/offerings dependent upon group Company/location.
If the applicant selected for this role resides in CA, CO, NY or WA we adhere to the pay transparency required in those states. The compensation range is based on location, experience, and Customer Service Competencies. This role’s pay range is between: $.20.00/hr – $30.00/hr. This role is also bonus eligible.