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Quality Assurance Supervisor

Job Description

Title/Position                                                      Quality Assurance Supervisor

Location                                                               Nairobi

Department or Business Unit                          Quality & Training Department

Employment                                                        Type Full Time

Min. Experience                                                 Quality Analyst

 

THE COMPANY:

Samasource is a social enterprise that provides dignified, internet-based work to people living in poverty. We build technology that helps leverage the brainpower of the poor so they can lift themselves out of poverty by providing valuable services to companies around the world. We are a dynamic and growing team with a big vision--to reduce worldwide poverty and its effects through technology. We need the best people to help us achieve it. We like to move fast and get things done. If you join us, you’ll be able to make an immediate impact, connect with some of the brightest people in the fields of social enterprise, impact sourcing, and tech. Samasource is supported by major corporate and philanthropic funders including eBay, Google, Cisco, and the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations.

ABOUT THE JOB

The Quality Assurance (QA) Supervisor is a key member of the Training & Quality Assurance department, with a focus on quality, adherence, process and workflow audits and improvements. Reporting to the Quality Assurance & Training Manager, the QA supervisor is responsible for the day to day supervision, mentoring and coaching of the QA Analysts, monitoring and evaluating all assigned accounts individuals, teams, and account(s) quality performance and designing frameworks to address any identified gaps. The QA Supervisor is also responsible for managing, understanding and integrating the data accumulated through transactional audits in order to identify critical trends and make relevant, timely recommendations to QA management, Training leadership and applicable business units. The QA Supervisor will also be a key point of contact with clients and/or projects manager with respect to accounts related QA issues. As a point of contact with clients and PMs, it is critical that the QA Supervisor builds and maintains effective relationships and develops a deep understanding of the assigned accounts and overall business needs and objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Daily supervision, coaching, mentoring, motivation and coordination of a team of Quality Analysts to ensure reporting requirements and performance metrics are met
  • Provide qualitative and quantitative feedback on compliance and transactional accuracy to team leaders, members of management and department representatives
  • Lead and support QA related performance management initiatives
  • Develop internal control systems to determine if Quality Analysts/QA processes/QA systems are producing useful, accurate and reliable data in accordance with QA policies and procedures and proactively assessing and addressing any potential risks with QA leadership
  • Lead or support trainings for new and existing agents to ensure that they are able to meet and exceed the defined SLAs.
  • Perform critical business analysis of issues identified by QAs, including identifying root cause(s) and identifying value-add opportunities for improvement in a timely manner
  • Assess new and ongoing projects work plans and workflows, and audit approaches with recommendations to optimize quality and production
  • Analyze QA reports to identify trends and make relevant recommendations to Training, Operations and any other applicable business units.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of assigned accounts product knowledge, processes and policy requirements and ensure that any changes are updated in relevant logs and are effectively communicated to the relevant parties.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with clients and/or accounts projects managers.
  • Lead and support additional special projects and initiatives of the QA team as necessary to achieve departmental objectives; includes the monitoring, evaluation and scoring of new and existing projects.
  • Managing Client complaints/escalations with the aim of de-escalating the situation and maintaining a positive relationship with the client

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Degree in business or any other relevant field/ equivalent experience

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of BPO experience required
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in Quality Assurance in a BPO center
  • Minimum of 1 year of supervisory or lead experience to include managing performance, reporting, providing timely coaching and feedback, and motivating employees.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite including advanced knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Proficiency in analyzing data to derive meaningful information
  • Ability to manage and measure workloads and motivate others.
  • Ability to set priorities and stay focused
  • Ability to see big picture and think globally
  • Ability to audit and manage processes
  • Ability to develop, coach and mentor others

 

 

Personal Attributes:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Great attention to details
  • A warm personality, able to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

 

 

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