Customer Service Representative

Position Overview

Reporting to the Director of Customer Care, as a member of the Customer Service Team, your goal is to provide customer care befitting the outstanding service reputation Charles River Apparel is known for. Increasing customer loyalty and retention, as well as being an outstanding teammate, are among the expectations of this exciting role. You will achieve this through inbound and outbound phone calls, sales support and data entry, using technology tailored to Charles River Apparel. This includes but is not limited to managing blank and decorated orders.


Key Accountabilities

  • Accept incoming calls and emails from CRA customers to facilitate accurate orders and maximize the Charles River Apparel customer experience
  • Meet and/or exceed all required metrics including outbound call activity and Salesforce activity
  • Enter orders and customer service issues into appropriate systems using technology without error, minimizing returns, and guaranteeing customer satisfaction through timely and accurate customer service resolution 
  • Coordinate and process blank and decorated orders to ensure timely delivery to our customers
  • Ensure clear and timely communication with vendors, sub-contractors, customers and our sales crew
  • Maintain and contribute a positive, customer-centric attitude and approach to the CRA environment
  • Help to increase sales and increase customer satisfaction by offering additional items, product suggestions and      recommending service enhancements
  • Provide critical knowledge for the CRA sales crew through the use of technology, such as SFDC and FDM4
  • Establish strong product and decoration service knowledge to minimize service contact and handling times
  • Ability to multitask and work with other departments
  • Gathering of customer and marketing intelligence
  • Proactive customer contact to build relationships and identify sales opportunities
  • Offering of accurate and up to date product information
  • Communicate with internal CRA departments and with customers regarding order issues, product questions, return issues, price quotes, etc.

Key Competencies

  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to work independently
  • Effective and efficient use of all computer system applications, products and services as trained
  • Excellent problem solving and relationship building skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to balance business and customer needs/points of view
  • High level of customer satisfaction
  • Minimal order entry errors
  • Professional approach to resolution of all customer concerns
  • Team player - must be able to excel in a team oriented environment
  • Highly organized and have a keen sense of customer expectations
  • Suggest new ideas, methods and technologies to improve our service/department.
  • Ability work with varied audiences including vendors, customers, and sales representatives 
  • Knowledge of basic computer programs (MS Office), Windows, and ability to learn apparel related programs, knowledge and experience with Salesforce is a plus


  • High School degree required; college degree preferred.
  • Experience using Salesforce to track and report sales activities preferred.
  • Prior Customer Service experience and/or internal Charles River Apparel experience
  • Previous experience with apparel industry helpful, but not required.
  • Prior customer facing experience.