Ingredion Incorporated Customer Support Associate in NJ, United States

Ingredion Incorporated is in search of a Customer Support Associate, who will enthusiastically serve as a critical point of contact with Ingredion’s customer base, from the initial placement of orders for products through their delivery, this position aligns with logistics and not a call center. This role partners with colleagues in Logistics, Quality, Sales, and Manufacturing to capture information and resolve customer problems, all while ensuring high levels of satisfaction and customer retention. Individuals who work in this position develop a knowledgebase which can lead to new opportunities or a rotation into other areas of the organization, such as Logistics, Sales, Supply Chain, or Quality.

Within this role you will perform the following :

  • Process customer orders for ingredient products, address questions, resolve issues, and respond to inquiries.

  • Participate in the after-hours program for the department

  • Ensure the accuracy of order data and act as the expert for the order processing flow (system and processes). Compute mathematical calculations related to order processing, delivery times, and freight as necessary

  • Maintain up to date files according to the standard operating procedure. Ensure copies of orders and return orders are given to appropriate partners

  • Ensure all customer complaints are tracked according to department and company procedures

  • Develop and maintain an understanding of Ingredion’s products in your area of responsibility in order to provide valuable information to the customer.

  • Seek to purposefully identify issues, consider alternative solutions, and take corrective action to resolve problems. Provide support/service to the client as well as communicating status to all parties involved

  • Utilize company databases to ensure procedures are followed, provide accurate information, and update documents as necessary

  • Prioritize tasks accurately and in a timely manner

  • Collaborate with and support team members. Participate in group problem solving and team activities

  • Serve as a liaison between external customers and internal functions to ensure customer satisfaction

Do you have a passion for performing the following?

  • Dedicatedly build a deep understanding for the customer’s needs

  • Prioritizes work according to business needs

  • Accepts and deals effectively with change and supports colleagues through it.

  • Deliver results during uncertainty, change, and ambiguity

  • Assists others and responds to their business needs to build strong working relationships

  • Seeks feedback about self and is open to providing feedback to peers in a constructive manner

If you have the following skills and requirements:

Ingredion wants you!

  • Associates degree in a related field or a Bachelor’s degree highly desired but not required

  • 2-4 years prior experience in a customer support or Logistics environment

  • Effective communication and social skills with the ability to actively listen

  • Ability to follow defined procedures and standards while learning new tasks, assignments, and processes

  • Willingness to exhibit flexibility in support of changes

  • Experience resolving problems, and successfully leading, prioritizing, and executing multiple tasks/activities simultaneously

  • Ability to make sound, data-based decisions

  • Work within a team-oriented environment

  • Strong attention to detail with good organizational skills and ability to complete accurate data entry

  • Business/math acumen, including ability to think critically and recognize inconsistencies in numbers

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required

  • Hands-on experience with SAP or EDI a plus

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As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offer great careers across various functions. If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. Successful: Grow with a leader. Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance. Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values. We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business. Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do. Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.

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Ingredion Incorporated is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, USA, we turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions. With more than 11,000 employees around the world, our ingredients make crackers crunchy, yogurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and add fiber to nutrition bars.

If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. 

What is the formula for a winning career?

It starts with joining a thought leader, innovator and true high performer, grounded in values and driven to innovate and advance.  As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offers great careers across various functions—corporate, scientific, engineering and operations, sales and technical service, marketing and more. 

Successful: Grow with a leader.  Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance.

Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values.  We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business.

Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do.  Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.

Awards & Recognition
Marketplace

World's Most Ethical Companies, The Ethisphere Institute (2014, 2015, 2016)

World's Most Admired Companies, FORTUNE Magazine (2010 - 2016)

America's Best Mid-Size Employers, FORBES Magazine and Statista (2016)

Fortune 500, FORTUNE Magazine (2012, 2013, 2014)

Fortune's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies, FORTUNE Magazine (2013)

Environmental Awards

Annual Environment Excellence Award, National Forum for Environment and Health, Pakistan (2015)

Environmental Protection Performance, Junta de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado Municipal of San Juan del Rio, Queretaro (2014)

Green Industry License Award, Ministry of Industry, Thailand (2014)

Pretreatment Excellence Award, North Charleston Sewer District (2014)

Premio Mexiquense a la Excelencia Empresarial, State of Mexico (2012)

2009 and Earlier

America's Best Managed Companies, Forbes Magazine (2005 - 2009)

America's Most Admired Companies, FORTUNE magazine (2006 - 2008)

Largest Public Companies, No. 49, Crain's Chicago Business Magazine (2007)

Corporate Excellence Award, Management Association of Pakistan (2007)

Superior Energy Conservation and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction, Korea Energy Management Corporation (2007)

"Green Pays Benefactor," Partners for Clean Air (2007)

Top Companies of Pakistan, No. 3, Karachi Stock Exchange (2006)

Our Company Values

Each day, we live our Company Values – Safety, Quality, Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Innovation – so that we may create enduring, mutual value for our customers, business associates, communities, colleagues and shareholders.

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