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Location: Durham, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Customer Service

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions that detect disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety. In North America we have more than 5,000 team members across 12 sites or subsidiaries, including Salt Lake City based BioFire Diagnostics. We believe in the power of diagnostics and bioMérieux sponsors public health initiatives and partnerships to address antimicrobial resistance, sepsis awareness, food safety, and consumer health across the globe. Come be a part of our mission to help save lives.

 

Position Summary:

The Planner and Scheduler is the interface between Technical Support Center and Field Service Activities. This person is responsible for updating and monitoring the field agents resources capacity, accurately planning scheduling, with proper urgency assessment, and contacting customers to confirm availability and confirmation for field activities and interactions.


Main Accountabilities:

  • Optimize service and support planning, assignment and dispatching.
  • Proactively contact external/internal customers to negotiate and confirm availability, site protocol requirements, and scheduling of field agent appointments.
  • Update and manage the service schedule in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Plan and communicate on assignments in advance with field agents and customers.
  • Coordinate, communicate and work cross functionally with Customer Service Team (FAS/FSE/FIT/TSC).
  • Inform stakeholder of any unplanned activity or capacity constraints impacting Planning and Scheduling of Field Agent resources.

 

Studies and Experience: 

  • Customer Service experience contacting customers via phone and/or email to confirm appointments with customers and field agent (3 to 5 years).
  • Associate Degree or Equivalent of 3 to 5 Years, Experience in Planning/Scheduling and presenting to cross functional groups, and performing Business Administration Activities.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and experienced generating presentations and schedules.
  • Computer competency for data entry using Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce, and SAP preferred.
  • Experience Managing Change, Conflict Resolution preferred.
  • General Customer Service knowledge in the areas of demand Planning, Scheduling, Prospecting, and Customer Support.
  • Ability to negotiate with Internal/External Customers and supporting Field Agents to ensure work capacity goals are met.
  • Ability to analyze and identify capacity, to meet demand for Field Service Activities, utilizing Calendar Optimization Tool, to plan and schedule service appointments to ensure Customer Satisfaction.

 

Joining bioMérieux, is choosing to join an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a humanistic corporate culture. Our Group offers numerous possibilities: so come and join the 13,000 bioMérieux team members who already identify with these values!

bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/GINA.

BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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