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Customer Service Representative - French Speaking in Amsterdam at UBM EMEA

Date Posted: 1/19/2019

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Job Description

As of 18 June 2018, UBM combined with Informa, creating a single, leading B2B information services group, and the largest B2B events and exhibitions organiser in the world. 

The new Informa Group, employing more than 11,000 people, will own and operate a portfolio of more than 500 leading exhibitions brands serving 15 core industry verticals. 

Our knowledge of the communities we serve, our ability to attract the right people and our skill at curating the physical space and creating memorable experiences bring thousands of like-minded people together. It is this shared experience and the opportunities to make human connections which allow businesses to grow and flourish. 

Our events serve a tremendous variety of different industry sectors – from furniture to fashion to pharma. In total we serve over 50 different communities. 

Although our portfolio is diverse; our knowledge of the communities we serve is intimate. 

We operate in more than 20 countries. This global footprint allows us to help businesses to trade both domestically and internationally. In many of these countries UBM is one of, if not the, leading exhibitions organiser 

UBM is part of Informa PLC.

Job Summary:

The Customer Service team is the main point of contact for all after-sales queries which includes all event participants (internal and external): exhibitors, visitors and the UBM EMEA portfolio teams (serving a range of events, international clients and internal departments). The department helps in both a re-active and pro-active way to ensure our customers receive all the attention and care they need to make the most of the event. The core function includes but is not limited to: supporting all customers, liaising and working closely with the event team, including marketing, operations, sales and credit control departments.

The Customer Service Team is a vital communication connection sharing the voice of the attendees with all internal departments. The Team owns their customer queries and work proactively to resolve these quickly with a clear response and resolution for the customer. They provide continual support for exhibitors (once a stand has been purchased) and visitors (after they have registered to attend an event) at every stage of the customer journey: pre-show, onsite and post-show follow up.

Principal duties and responsibilities of all customer service personnel:

  • Main point of customers contact, inbound and outbound, through telephone, email and live chat.
  • Ensure the highest level of customer service to our customers (visitors and exhibitors) making sure all queries are replied to, followed-up and resolved within the department SLA:
  • For Exhibitors, the core tasks revolve around helping them prepare for the show by explaining the Exhibitor Manual and co-ordinating resolution on all queries received
  • For Visitors the core tasks revolve around helping them understand the event website and supporting their attendance to the event
  • Capture/update customer data into CRM systems and/or any other relevant internal platforms
  • Support the development and implementation of integrated customers communication plans
  • Contact exhibitors proactively to educate them and gather feedback on using web services (exhibitor manual, new launches and products)
  • 1st line technical support for digital products/tools
  • Gather customer insight for digital solutions and support surveys with direct outreach
  • Handle questions related to invoicing and credit control
  • Provide customer service support and coordination onsite at shows
  • Give input into customer service reports for Events teams with best practice and suggestions for improvements based on customers feedback
  • Main point of contact for customer complaints

Job Requirements

Individual Qualities

  • Excellent communicator, team player and a multi-tasker
  • Prior customer service role experience
  • Fluent in French and English, additional languages are desirable (German or Chinese a big advantage)
  • Quick learner who is self-sufficient and uses initiative
  • Proactive problem-solver
  • A self-starter with a high level of enthusiasm and accuracy
  • Great attention to detail
  • Exceptional multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent organiser and able to work in a busy environment
  • Flexible, creative and versatile
  • Highly self-motivated with exceptional time management
  • Salesforce or other CRM experience
  • Strengths in attention to detail
  • Exceptional prioritising skills while able to work in an ever-evolving environment
  • Ability to deliver quality output on time and work with deadlines/targets
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience/understanding of B2B exhibitions is desirable

UBM is committed to its policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. Our employment practices are based on each person's skills, abilities and performance. We provide equal opportunity in employment to qualified individuals regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender identity, gender re-assignment, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by law. We invite you to be part of an organization that is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture and to being a responsible, sustainable business.


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