Social Media Customer Engagement Officer - Peoplefinder Career Placements, Cape Town Northern Suburbs

  • Cape Town Northern Suburbs
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Marketing, Media, Retail
  • Posted by Peoplefinder Career Placements on Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Reference: 1637664
  • Apply before Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 12 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Peoplefinder Career Placements

Our client in the Retail industry requires the services of a Social Media Customer Engagement Officer will be responsible for; monitoring the Group's social media platforms, conducting strategic external listening, engaging with customers and other stakeholders on a daily basis to resolve customer complaints (in line with Customer Care Policy) and positively influencing the social media community with regards to the reputation of the Group.


Key performance areas:

1. Social Media Communication and Customer Engagement:

  • Demonstrate competence, up-to-date knowledge, and understanding of job-related social media and online reputation management. 
  • Engage with customers in a professional, meaningful manner to avoid escalations and ensure timely responses to issues and concerns raised by stakeholders. 
  • Combine team inputs, operational knowledge, and departmental guidelines to ensure the best possible response to resolve reputational issues. 
  • Align digital responses with the Customer Care Policy to ensure consistent practices. 
  • Maintain levels of social service as required by organisational standards. 

2. Risk Control: 

  • Understand, analyse, and interpret reputational risks for the retailer on social media and make sound decisions to mitigate such risks. 
  • Monitor Online Reputation Management (ORM) tools on a continuous basis. 
  • Identify threats and opportunities in user generated content and report back to line and senior management. 
  • Identify and execute opportunities to generate positive customer feedback. 
  • Adhere to reputational risk control measures within the business. 

3. Internal Communications: 

  • Liaise with internal departments and operations to facilitate swift resolution of customer complaints. 
  • Liaise with operational and other stakeholders to gather information about issues on the company’s social pages and discuss with management. 
  • Clearly communicate complex issues to senior management to gather information to efficiently and effectively handle such matters. 

4. Reporting: 

  • Report daily/weekly on reputational risk issues. 
  • Report complaint trends to management for corrective action measures to be put in place. 
  • Draft monthly reports on social customer interactions, trends, and opportunities.

Candidate Requirements

The successful candidate must have:

  • Matric with a degree/ diploma in Social Media/ Journalism, Communications/ Marketing
  • 4- 6 years social media customer service experience 
  • 2 – 3 years customer relations/ complaint handling experience 
  • 2 – 3 years of Customer Service Knowledge
  • 2 – 3 years job-related Reputation Management Knowledge
  • 4 - 6 years Job-related Social Media Knowledge (Blogging, Facebook, Twitter) 
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal (Afrikaans & English)
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking Ability 

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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