Service Manager

Durban, South Africa

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If providing a high level, high-quality service role to corporate clients, in Service Management is the exposure you are looking for then Jurumani Solutions is the right place for you! 

Offering an environment where a strong customer service focus and the practice of working with the latest technologies and systems are believed to be fundamentally useful to both the Client and Jurumani Solutions. Providing opportunity to focus on internal and external technical support and business operating capabilities.

If you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will expose you to the latest technologies, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for, make 2024 your year!

Job description:

  • The Service Manager is accountable to the Manager: Service Management and performs the day-to-day operational and managerial tasks demanded by the process activities.
  • Visibility at a management level within the Customer environment.
  • Awareness of the Customer’s business priorities, objectives and business drivers.
  • Awareness of the role the Business plays in enabling the Customers business objectives to be met.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Awareness of what the Business can deliver to the customer, including the latest products and capabilities.
  • The ability to use, understand and interpret the Business processes, policies and procedures and to ensure adherence.
  • Good influencing skills and is a good negotiator, as he or she often does not have authority over staff working with his or her processes.
  • The competence, knowledge and information necessary to perform the role.
  • Must be an effective communicator.
  • Keep aware of changing business needs.
  • Ensure that the current and future service requirements of customers are identified, understood and raised with the Account Management team.
  • Provide input to Third Party Supplier / Contract Management relationships related to Service Targets and ongoing Performance that underpin SLA's.
  • Ensure that service reports are produced for each customer service by the 7th of each month and that breaches of SLA targets are highlighted, investigated and actions taken to prevent their recurrence by initiating Service Improvement Initiatives (SIP's).
  • Ensure that service performance reviews are scheduled and carried out with customers on a monthly and quarterly basis and are documented with agreed actions progressed.
  • Ensure that improvement initiatives identified in service reviews are documented as a SIP and acted upon and progress reports are provided to customers on a weekly basis.
  • Accommodate any existing Service Improvement Plans / Programs within the SM process.
  • Identify all stakeholders and Customers. Develop relationships and communication with all stakeholders (internal and external), Customers, and key users.
  • Record and manage all complaints and escalate, where necessary, to reach resolution.
  • Provide measurement, recording, analysis and improvement of Customer Satisfaction and act upon CSI Feedback with relation to Customers assigned.
  • Analyse and review Service Performance against the SLA's.
  • Organize and maintain the regular Service Level review process with the Customer which covers:
  • Review outstanding actions from previous reviews.
  • Review current performance.
  • Review Service Levels and Targets (where necessary).
  • Agree appropriate actions to maintain / improve Service Levels.
  • Initiate any actions required to maintain or improve Service Levels and initiate Service Improvement Plans(SIPs) as required by the defined process.
  • Act as coordination point for any temporary changes to Service Levels required (i.e.: extra support hours required by the Customer, reduced Levels of Service over a period of maintenance required by the Service Provider, etc.).
  • Attend Change Advisory Board meetings when appropriate.
  • Identify improvement opportunities to make Service Management more effective and efficient.
  • Ensure that the Service Level Management Key Performance Indicators are met for the assigned Customers.
  • Ensure that the Service Management process operates effectively and efficiently.
  • Ensure that reports on Service Performance and Achievement to the Customer and the Business are produced, checked and presented regularly and at an appropriate level.
  • Monitor and manage the perception and expectation of the customers.

Minimum requirements:

  • The Service Manager should possess an ITIL Foundation Certificate and be moving forward to achieve the Practitioners Certificate
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in an ISP or Telecommunications environment is required
  • Must have experience and understanding of how a fixed Network operates and the different telecommunication services that are offered.
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