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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Customer Service Associate

JOB TYPE All year/Part-time
WAGES To be discussed
LOCATION 725 - Chicago
2140 N. Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Customer Service Associate

Position Summary:
Responsible for creating an environment of good customer service through actions. This includes ensuring customer transactions are processed accurately and efficiently, ensuring the Company’s “2-in-a-line” standard, reinforcing Customer Service Desk standards and resolving customer problems by following policies and

procedures in conjunction with following the “Yes We Can” policy. Balances and processes refunds and media from sales and return registers. Processes cash deposits and currency orders; completes and submits daily reports to store management and Cash and Sales Audit department.

Primary Responsibilities:
Customer Service:

• Smiles and greets all customers encountered. Answers incoming phone calls, transfers phone calls and uses paging system in a professional manner. Accepts employment applications.

• Processes customer returns, exchanges, price adjustments, gift certificates and competitive pricing accurately, efficiently and in accordance with the Company’s “ “Yes We Can” policy.

• Solicits and processes quick credit applications. Processes credit payments and resolves customers’ credit problems. Handles payments on NSF checks in a professional manner.

• Provides proper information and instruction to customers interested in the gift registry. Promotes the registry to prospective clients and handles their inquiries in a professional manner and in accordance to Company policy. Handles gift registry problems in a quick efficient manner.

• Adheres to “2-in-a-line” standard and calls for backup when needed.

• Adheres to the “Yes We Can” policy and efficiently resolves customers’ issues regarding purchase transactions.


• Ensures that all cash handling procedures are done in accordance to policy and procedure as well as in a timely manner. Opens, closes and balances register and records information on a balance sheet. Regularly identifies and informs Customer Service Supervisor and Loss Prevention Supervisor of register variances and errors. Investigates variances and errors to help in their correction.

• Prepares funds and media for cash registers at opening and closing. Provides change for registers and collects cash and media pick-ups. Performs register reads and resets. Processes daily reports generated by the COSA system. Separates and submits reports, balance sheets, and media to the Cash and Sales Audit department.

• Maintains the Cash Office equipment in good operating condition. Informs Customer Service Supervisor of any operating problems. Maintains a neat, clean and organized Cash Office.

• Ensures prompt removal of merchandise returns and holds. Makes sure all merchandise is folded, hung, tagged and priced appropriately before returning to the sales floor. Processes damages and the appropriate paperwork correctly. Tags vendor return items. Call for department to pick up returns.

• Maintains a neat, clean and organized customer service area.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

• Performs other duties as assigned. Examples may include, but are not limited to, assisting with cash pick-ups at the Point-of-Sale, greeting customers at assigned stations, assisting customers at Point-of-Sale, assisting with recovery in departments, and assisting in the preparation and taking of inventory.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Prior experience in customer service or in cash balancing and processing.

Job Requirements:

• Ability to lift up to 40 pounds on an occasional to frequent basis.

• Ability to spend up to 100% of work time standing or moving about the departments within the store. Physical activities include bending, stooping, lifting, climbing, carrying, walking and/or reaching on a frequent basis.

• Adherence to Company policy and procedures is required.

• Regular attendance is required.

Additional Information:

• Effective verbal and written communication skills.

• Basic math and reading skills, legible handwriting, and attention to detail.

• Ten key calculator skills, Windows based systems comfort level.

• Ability to work as part of a team and interact effectively with others.

• Critical features of this job are described within this job description. Job responsibilities may change at any time due to business needs.

• Please discuss requests for reasonable accommodations with hiring manager.

Customer Service & Call Center
Sales & Marketing

Not Specified

Our Associates are the reasons Kohl's is so successful. So, to make your career as rewarding as possible, here are just a few of the benefits you'll receive as an hourly Kohl's Store Associate.
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision for full-time Associates
Special medical, dental and vision plans for part-time Associates
Group term life insurance
401(k) savings plan, plus a corporate match
Immediate merchandise discount at all our stores
Paid holidays
Paid vacation days, available a year after you join Kohl's
Child and dependent care flex plan
Medical flex plan
Long-term disability plan for full-time Associates
Plus, we offer an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Every year, the company buys shares of Kohl's stock and contributes them to a trust. That stock is then divided among our eligible Associates, making you — in essence — part owner of Kohl's Department Stores.

As a store Associate, you'll also become eligible for our Associate of the Month program which recognizes one outstanding Associate in every store each month. You'll also become part of the Kohl's store camaraderie: our store Associates usually plan at least one fun activity every month.

These are just some of the rewards you'll realize as a Kohl's Store Associate!

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