Team Lead

  • Company: Confidential
  • Job Location: Athens - Greece
  • Date: November 7, 2018 10:44
  • Employment Type: permanent
  • Experience: Any
  • Job Functions:

    Business Development, Customer Service, Education, Management

Job summary

Working for a world-renowned leader in BPO, the Team Leader is responsible for a team’s performance, development, mentoring, and coaching to meet and continuously improve both company and client metrics for inbound and outbound calling.

Job description

Team Leads focus on team performance providing motivation and support to enhance engagement and success in attaining targets and goals.

Team Leads are accountable for meeting all performance indicators/metrics using reporting tools and techniques such as Kronos, Empower, monitoring calls, team meetings, and one-on-ones.

Team Leads are visible on the floor or visible in chat, available primarily for associate’s questions, issues, and customer escalations; ensure a quality customer experience on every call, resolution of issues, attendance, reliability, and reduction of attrition.

Team Leads lead staff in accordance with policies and procedures of the company.

Team Leads primarily support a single client to meet /exceed client expectations ensuring billable hours are on track and teams’ attainment of hitting goals. Responsible to meet team productivity and quality goals. May have additional project and/or initiative work where benefits extend beyond the immediate team. Communicate with managers and other Team Leads.


Key Performance Objectives:

  1. Achieve 100% of assigned goals for team. Actively implement strategies and initiatives to enable the business to achieve its objectives. Communicate the core strategy, goals and targets to the team. Establish metrics for success, set clear daily priorities, and drive the team to meet goals. Understand the key business objectives, timeframes, and requirements associated with each goal. (Strategic planning, project management, results orientation, business acumen, strategic thinking, enthusiasm)
  1. Manage day-to-day operations, processes, and reporting. Provide leadership, engagement, performance management, communication and development of staff. Visible on the floor, and/or visible on the buddy list and in chat, and available for team’s questions and issues. Ensure resolution of issues. Schedule and conduct regular staff and client meetings. Accountable for staff attendance, reliability, schedule adherence, etc. Responsible for staff scheduling to include: work assignments, staff training, breaks, back-up for absent employees, and shift rotations. (Teamwork and collaboration, problem solving, accountability, people skills, results orientation, relationship building)
  1. Improve the key success metrics associated with quality and goals. These include:

Customer Satisfaction Scores

AHT – (Average Handling Time)

Quality Scores

FCR – (First Call Resolution)

RPC – (Revenue Per Call)

80% Coaching Action Plan (CAP) utilization

TLs monitor calls, gather information, analyze data, observe the process, and lead the effort to consistently improve each call and performance. This includes challenging every aspect of the processes. Ensure quality scores meeting client requirements. Recommended changes must be monitored and measured to ensure bottom-line impact to the process. (Data analysis, ROI calculations, persuasion, problem solving, strategic thinking, achievement motivation)

  1. Deliver excellent customer service and communication. Respond to all issues appropriately. Maintain a positive, respectful and caring attitude. Communicate problems clearly and collaborate with direct reports/stakeholders that issues will be resolved quickly with a minimum of long term impact. Proactively share all issues with managers and other team leads as needed. Take personal responsibility for problems and solutions. Keep manager apprised of developments that impact the optimal performance, engagement, development, and provide counsel and guidance in employee relations matter. (Communication, helpful, conflict resolution, take ownership, enthusiasm, customer focus)
  1. Develop, coach, support, and evaluate the team. Responsible for development of staff. Previous experience working in similar environment with demonstrated ability to train team members, in-person or virtually, as called for. Track staff survey completion rates. Establish realistic team goals and performance objectives. Provide real-time feedback to staff. Hold team accountable for meeting all performance indicators/metrics, using reporting tools and techniques. Provide constant coaching to associates, one-on-one sessions, and design action plans to improve performance. Follow up with action plans and provide career development advice to staff. (Coaching, achievement motivation, influence, communication, mentor, judgment, accountability)
  1. Ensure team has tools, systems, and support needed to perform their job. Must be able to identify and set up ideal workspace per job requirements; this includes having access to the proper equipment required to fully perform all job functions. Escalate system level issues to the appropriate systems/IT support/ vendor team. Clearly identify all system level errors including the scope of problems and relative urgency. Provide clear documentation of problems via e-mail or ticketing system to the appropriate team. Ensure that problems have been addressed. (Problem solving, system troubleshooting, communication, reporting, attention to detail)

Job qualifications

You’re the right fit for the position if you have:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to lead and partner successfully with staff and chain of command Proficient Greek and English, both written and verbal
  • Great interpersonal skills Open, honest, and empathetic manner when dealing with people
  • Strong attention to detail and desire to follow procedures
  • High customer service orientation
  • Working knowledge of database applications such as MS Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Oracle, Kronos or ability to learn technology quickly
  • High level of integrity, honesty, and judgment
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex, on-going tasks and projects


Desirable criteria:

  • Previous experience in BPO
  • Previous experience in a multilingual environment


What we are offering: 

  • Astounding opportunity to work for a true world leader in BPO on an exciting new project in Athens, Greece
  • Being part of a team of top class professionals, growing and developing in an innovative and fast paced environment
  • Competitive salary 
  • Private medical care with Dental Coverage
  • Paid annual leave
  • Career development opportunities with a global organization
  • Full relocation package