Call Center Chief Operating Officer

ID
2021-8556
Department
Corporate Executive Management Positions
Location : Location
US-IA-West Des Moines
Employment Type
Full-Time
Schedule
Flexible
Career Level
Executive Level
Wage Description
Base + Bonus Commensurate
Education
High School Diploma/GED
Min. Years Experience
15
Reports To
C-Level

POSITION OVERVIEW

CALL CENTER CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

We are looking for an ambitious, self-driven, and experienced Chief Operations Officer (COO) with expertise in call center environments. The COO's primary focus will be managing the company's workflow strategy and organization of all essential business processes. In this role, you will actively assume management of existing resources in addition to building out their team in perpetuity. The span of control includes internal communications, team building, vendor management, expansion opportunity support, company culture, and daily operational process design and oversight.

 

Candidates for this role should be experienced, highly organized, enjoy working with people, and possess a strong work ethic.  A background in call center operations management is required, and customer service, technical support, or back-office experience is preferred. 

 

This is a full-time, on-site position requiring frequent travel across MCI's fourteen locations.

 

To be considered for this role, you must complete a full application on our company careers page, including all screening questions and a brief pre-employment test.

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POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

WHAT DOES SOMEONE IN THIS ROLE DO?

The Chief Operating Officer position will provide the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems to effectively grow the organization and ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. The position accomplishes this through a respectful, constructive, and energetic style, guided by the company's objectives.

 

Essential Duties

  • Planning changes and updates to day-to-day operations
  • Supervising all daily operations of the company
  • Analyze current strategies and workflows for incremental improvement
  • Develop KPIs and implement methods to measure and meet companies goals
  • Collaborating with other staff to set and meet business objectives
  • Translate strategy into actionable goals for performance and growth, helping to implement organization-wide goal setting, performance management, and annual operating planning
  • Oversee company operations, employee productivity and build a high trust culture to ensure team members thrive and organizational outcomes are met
  • Collaborate with the CEO to set and drive the corporate vision and operational strategy
  • Proven ability to handled cross-functional operations during high growth and stress periods

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

WONDER IF YOU ARE A GOOD FIT FOR THIS POSITION?

The ideal candidate would share and understand the high-growth objectives of the company.  This position requires an advanced degree of leadership, creative thinking, and dedication to people.  The ability to professionally represent the organization internally and client-facing is a must.  The right candidate will exhibit good business judgment and acumen and be comfortable collaborating with other departments and locations throughout the organization.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 15-years of total call center experience and at least 10-years of call center management experience
  • Associate's degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience
  • Exceptional interpersonal & communication skills
  • Superior knowledge of call center tools and technology used to manage KPIs and SLAs
  • Strong supervisory experience including staff development
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, Word & PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to drive sales through the actions of others
  • Possess practical conflict resolution skills (both customer and agent conflict)
  • Proven leader with advanced time management, planning, organizational and multitasking skills
  • Ability and eagerness to learn new products and system
  • Ability to work in a professional, fast-paced environment
  • Strong understanding of the contact center environment and the key levers to enhance performance and achieve client and financial targets
  • Clear, concise and practical communication skills (both oral and written)
  • A solution-oriented and positive mindset that openly embraces change and stretches goals.
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to prioritize objectives with little-to-no assistance, find issues, and create and execute solutions that address those issues.
  • An ability to hold team members accountable for job performance including adherence, KPI's, and process
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing, and high-pressure environment.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Military, local, state or federal government experience is a plus.
  • Bachelors Degree or MBA (preferred but not required)
  • Experience managing both remote and on-site reports is a plus

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Must be authorized to work in their country of residence (The United States or Canada)
  • Must be willing to submit up to a LEVEL II background and/or security investigation with a fingerprint.  Job offers are contingent on background/security investigation results
  • Must be willing to submit to drug screening.  Job offers are contingent on drug screening results.

COMPENSATION DETAILS

WANT AN EMPLOYER THAT VALUES YOUR CONTRIBUTION?

We believe that hard work should pay off, so we make sure that our compensation and total rewards are competitive.   Standard starting compensation is commensurate with experience.  Regular reviews and raises are awarded based on tenure and performance, so our employees make more each year.

 

Employees earn paid time off as well as paid holidays and paid training opportunities. Regular daily, weekly and monthly incentives are part of the overall compensation our team members enjoy and include monetary incentive and prizes such as computers, tablets, phones, TV’s, trips, tickets, and even cars.  In addition to our standard group benefits offering for full-time employees following 90-days of employment, all employees are eligible to opt for our MEC medical plan after only 30-days of employment.  Benefits options and plans vary slightly by location.  

 

JUST A FEW OF THE BENEFITS

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage Options
  • Paid Time-Off
  • Regular Raises
  • Work-at-Home Opportunities
  • Advancement Opportunity
  • Fun, Engaging Work Environment
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Cash and Prize Contests

 

SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS

NEED A SCHEDULE THAT WORKS WITH YOUR LIFE?

We can offer a wide range of scheduling options for qualified candidates.  There are multiple shifts and weekly work variations available to our team members.  Please ask a Talent Acquisition Specialist about the different types of creative scheduling options that are available at your location.  Whether you are a busy parent, student, or just want control of your work-life balance, flexible, customized scheduling is one of the perks of working at our organization.

ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS

 

REGARDING COVID-19

As an employer supporting critical Federal, State, Provincial, and Commercial clients, we have taken steps to ensure that we remain operational while taking every precaution possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our employees safe. 

Measures include social distancing for those working on-site, frequent deep cleaning and disinfecting of workstations and common areas, daily contactless temperature checks for those essential employees working on-site, travel policies limiting travel and mandatory quarantine, reporting and quarantine processes and policies for those exposed, and requesting masks to be worn when on-site employees are not at their workstation.

 

REGARDING MASKS

To help protect our candidates and employees, we are REQUESTING that all on-site candidates wear a mask to interviews and training.  In locations where state or local government has mandated the use of masks, we will abide by the mandate, and REQUIRE masks be worn when on-location.

For more information on MCI’s response to COVID-19 please visit www.mci.world/covid-19.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This job operates in a professional office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be largely sedentary and will be required to sit/stand for long periods while using a computer and telephone headset. The employee will be regularly required to operate a computer and other office equipment, including a phone, copier, and printer. The employee may occasionally be required to move about the office to accomplish tasks; reach in any direction; raise or lower objects, move objects from place to place, hold onto objects, and move or exert force up to forty (40) pounds.

REASONABLE ACOMODATION

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) it is the policy of MCI and affiliates to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability unless such accommodation would cause undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact Kate Murph, Vice President of Human Resources, kate.murph@mci.world.

DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY

At MCI and its subsidiaries, we embrace differences and believe diversity is a benefit to our employees, our company, our customers, and our community.  All aspects of employment at MCI are based solely on a person's merit and qualifications.  MCI maintains a work environment free from discrimination, one where employees are treated with dignity and respect. All employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling MCI's commitment to a diverse and equal opportunity work environment.

 

MCI does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.  MCI will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with local and federal requirements.

 

MCI will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.  We adhere to these principles in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, benefits, social and recreational programs, and discipline. In addition, it is the policy of MCI to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees who have protected disabilities to the extent required by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances where an employee works.

ABOUT MCI (PARENT COMPANY)

In 2019 Marlowe Companies Inc. (MCI) was named by Inc. Magazine as Iowa’s Fastest Growing Company in the State of Iowa and was named the 452nd Fastest Growing Privately Company in the USA, making the coveted top 500 for the first time. MCI’s subsidiaries had previously made Inc. Magazine's List of Fastest-Growing Companies 15 times respectively. MCI is headquartered in Iowa City, IA, and has nine customer contact management centers, IT services, and business process outsourcing service delivery facilities in Iowa, Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Nova Scotia, and South Dakota.
 
Driving modernization through digitalization, MCI ensures clients do more for less. MCI is the holding company for a diverse lineup of tech-enabled business services operating companies. MCI organically grows, acquires and operates companies that have a synergistic products and services portfolios, including but not limited to Automated Contact Center Solutions (ACCS), customer contact management, IT Services (IT Schedule 70), and Temporary and Administrative Professional Staffing (TAPS Schedule 736), Business Process Management (BPM), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Claims Processing, Collections, Customer Experience Provider (CXP), Customer Service, Digital Experience Provider (DXP), Account Receivables Management (ARM), Application Software Development, Managed Services, and Technology Services, to mid-market, Federal & enterprise partners.
MCI now employs 2,500+ talented individuals with 150+ diverse North American client partners across the following MCI brands: GravisApps, Mass Markets, MCI Federal Services (MFS), The Sydney Call Center, OnBrand24, and Valor Intelligent Processing (VIP).
 
MCI provides products and services under the following NAICS Codes: 511210 Software Publishers, 518210 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services, 519190 All Other Information Services, 524291 Claims Adjusting, 524292 Third Party Administration of Insurance and Pension Funds, 541511 Custom Computer Programming Services, 541512 Computer Systems Design Services, 541519 Other Computer Related Services, 541519 Information Technology, and Value Added Resellers, 541611 Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services, 541613 Marketing Consulting Services, 541690 Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services, 541990 All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, 561110 Office Administrative Services, 561320 Temporary Help Services, 561330 Professional Employer Organizations, 561421 Telephone Answering Services, 561422 Telemarketing Bureaus and Other Contact Centers, 561431 Private Mail Centers, 561440 Collection Agencies, 561499 All Other Business Support Services, 561990 All Other Support Services, 611430 Professional and Management Development Training.

DISCLAIMER

The purpose of the above job description is to provide potential candidates with a general overview of the role. It's not an all-inclusive list of the duties, responsibilities, skills, and qualifications required for the job.  You may be asked by your supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.


The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

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