• Customer Support Associate

    Job Locations US-IL-Westchester
    Requisition ID
    Job Family
    Customer Service (CS)
  • Responsibilities

    The Customer Support Associate serves 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.


    Ingredion Incorporated is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Westchester, Illinois, we turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions. Serving customers in over 100 countries, our ingredients make crackers crunchy, yogurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and add fiber to nutrition bars. With more than 11,000 employees around the world, we serve customers in more than 60 diverse markets in over 100 countries.

    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. 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. 

    Within this role you will perform the following:

      • Customer Support — Process customer orders for ingredient products, address questions, resolve issues, and respond to inquiries. Participate in the after-hours program for the department.
      • Data management — Ensure the accuracy of order data and enforce the order processing flow (system and processes). Compute mathematical calculations related to order processing, delivery times, and freight as necessary.
      • Record Keeping — Maintain up to date files according to the standard operating procedure. Ensure copies of orders and return orders are given to appropriate partners.
      • Customer Issue Resolution — Ensure all customer complaints are tracked according to department and company procedures
      • Learning – Develop and maintain an understanding of Ingredion’s products in your area of responsibility in order to provide valuable information to the customer.
      • Problem Solving — 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.
      • Technology — Utilize company databases to ensure procedures are followed, provide accurate information, and update documents as necessary.
      • Time Management — Prioritize tasks accurately and in a timely manner.
      • Teamwork — Collaborate with and support team members. Participate in group problem solving and team activities.
      • Customer Advocate — Serve as a liaison between external customers and internal functions to ensure customer satisfaction

    If you hold the following knowledge, skills, and requirements, Ingredion wants you:

      • Bachelor’s degree in a Business, Science, Supply Chain, or related field.
      • 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 in a dynamic environment, successfully lead, prioritize, and execute multiple tasks/activities at a time.
      • Ability to make sound, data-based decisions
      • Ability to work in a dynamic environment in workflow is unpredictable and flexibility, adaptability, and team oriented interaction is meaningful for success.
      • 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.

    We are in search of the desired behavior, personal attributes:

      • Dedicatedly builds a deep understanding of the customer to ensure own work is responsive to customer needs.
      • Prioritizes work according to business needs.
      • Accepts and deals effectively with dynamic change and supports colleagues through it.
      • Deliver results during uncertainty, change and ambiguity.
      • Dedicatedly helps others and responds to their business needs to build strong working relationships.
      • Actively seeks feedback about self and is open in providing feedback to peers in a constructive way.


    Relocation Available:     No


    Grade Level:  C


    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 offer great careers across various functions—corporate, scientific, engineering and operations, sales and technical service, marketing and more. 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.


    Ingredion is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.





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