Intern Trade Support Analyst Opportunity at Kerridge Commercial Systems

Kerridge Commercial Systems is a market leader in the development and provision of trading and financial software environments for specialist Distribution, Wholesale, Merchant and Retail industry sectors, addressing single or multi-branch operations, as well as catering for organisations with 'point-of-sale' showrooms and warehouses. The Software Support Department assists customers with queries and problems relating to the KCS application software.   The Department also provides customers with a wide variety of other services including the installation of new software and customer training. The Trade support intern role is to provide assistance to customers on issues within the trade component of the system as this has a direct impact on their business. Business operations that the K8 system supports include sales, buying, inventory control, warehousing, delivery management and data analytics, to name a few.


Location: Johannesburg, Johannesburg, SA, ZA


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support customers with problems and queries relating to the KCS application software
  • Accurately resolve problems using investigative and analytical skills
  • Identify and replicate problems that require a software change by Development
  • Work as part of the Support team
  • Work with other departments to provide solutions to the customer
  • Pro-actively taking ownership of a wide variety of calls and problems 
  • Ensuring all calls are dealt with efficiently and promptly in accordance with the Service Level Agreement
  • Managing, prioritising and progressing their adopted calls, in particular
  • Using the call logging system correctly and ensuring that calls are updated on a regular basis with actions undertaken 
  • Regularly updating customers regarding the status of their calls
  • Effectively handling complaints and call escalation requests form customers 
  • Identifying calls that are not support calls and dealing with these following the correct procedures, for example after sales calls, chargeable support calls, modification and system change requests
  • Continually and pro-actively acquiring and retaining knowledge of KCS products and systems
  • Pro-actively using the appropriate tools to gain and share knowledge
  • Working with members of the Support Team and other departments to ensure that customers receive a prompt efficient service
  • Alerting Senior Application Support Consultants, Team Leaders and Application Support Manager as necessary regarding any sensitive customer issues
  • Following and applying the standard Commercial Software Support Procedures and Practices
  • Taking the initiative and identifying ways in which the Support Service and/or Support Procedures can be improved and discussing these with the Application Support Manager
  • Undertaking any other projects as required by the Support Manager

 Knowledge and Experience:

 Essential:

  • Looking to gain work experience in the relevant field of their qualification
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 
  • Tech savvy and computer proficient 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Customer and service focused 
  • Driven, proactive and motivated personality 
  • Flexible to changes in tasks and the support environment
  • Good Problem-solving skills 
  • Eager to learn and apply new skills and concepts 

Desirable:

  • In the process of or have completed an IT degree or diploma 
  • Any understanding of software and/or software support environments would be an advantage. 
  • Basic grasp of business processes and operations 

Person Specification: 

  • Be able to investigate unfamiliar problems and generate an effective solutions in a systematic and logical manner
  • Have excellent customer care and strong interpersonal skills
  • Project a professional image
  • Be adaptable and work as an effective member of a team
  • Be organised and manage own workload efficiently
  • Maintain a professional standard of communication at all levels
  • Work conscientiously and use initiative
  • Be calm under pressure and manage stressful situations
  • Adopt a positive, pro-active approach to work

Special Conditions:

  • Support Interns are required to work 3 standard shifts with an hour unpaid lunch break
    1. 07:00 – 16:00
    2. 08:00 – 17:00
    3. 09:00 – 18:00

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