Customer Service Representative Job

DATE: Sep 12, 2023

LOCATION: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania 
Relocation offered: No 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: No 
Non-compete: No 

The estimated base salary range for this role is $40,000 - $50,000 per year.  
Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors

​What does it mean to work at Armstrong?

It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company.

By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will receive:

A benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, 401k match, long-term disability coverage, vacation and sick time, product discount programs and many more.
Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
A casual work environment where we have a recognition program for our team, and service awards. You will also be able to make the most of our fitness center and lunchtime cafe. 
A working culture that balances individual achievement with teamwork and collaboration. We draw on each other's strengths and allow for different work styles to build engagement and satisfaction to deliver results. 



Job Output: Effective and timely sales support and customer services.  Customer services include consultation and resolution services that encompass the entire order to cash process.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responds, answers, and handles customer inquiries via 877 number
  • Responds/ answers and handles Field Sales inquiries
  • Responsible for entering customer orders, creating and clearing shipments and deliveries for Ceilings, Grid and Walls 
  • Responsible for pricing extensions, pricing exceptions and job pricing – this includes new and updates required for price increases for both Ceilings and Grid.
  • Facilitates Ceiling, Grid and Wall claims, including research required for claims resolution.  If necessary, appropriate escalation to management for approval
  • Obtains information for technical problem resolution related to transportation, logistics and planning, to satisfy our customers.
  • Responsible for updates to the ABP Customer Relationship Management System, related to Field Sales support calls.
  • Each Customer Focus Representative is responsible for customers and Field Sales that have been assigned. Additionally, representatives are responsible to cover the entire service area during peak time periods
  • Exercises strong listening skills and problem-solving skills relative to customer inquiries 
  • Demonstrates ability to learn, understand, and transfer knowledge
  • Transfers or escalates complex calls as appropriate
  • Develops effective written responses
  • Understands individual and team metrics
  • Meets or exceeds call quality metrics
  • Learn and follows Departmental Practices, Policies and Procedures
  • Learn SAP and how to find and utilize information within system
  • Follows through on customer issues until there is complete resolution and customer satisfaction
  • Utilize correct internal department resources to solve customer issues


Value Added Activities (% Time Spent)

60% Handles customer and field sales calls related to the order to cash to process

20% Pricing activities

10% Research and process claims

10% General problem resolution


Education and/or Experience - High School Diploma or equivalent.                                       


Other Qualifications

  • Customer Service experience and/or training preferred. 
  • Possess proficiency in operating a PC with basic knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.  CES/SAP experience is helpful
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills with strong propensity to multi-task
  • Demonstrates superior verbal and written communication/customer service skills and a commitment to consistently exceed the customer's expectations



Why should you join Armstrong World Industries?

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,800 employees and a manufacturing network of fifteen facilities in North America.


At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.


For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve - our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.


Our Sustainability Ambition

"Bringing our Purpose to Life" - lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces fit for today and tomorrow.
We are committed to:

  • Engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce;
  • Transforming buildings from structures that shelter into structures that serve and preserve the health and well-being of people and planet;
  • Pursuing sustainable, innovative solutions for spaces where we live, work, learn heal and play;
  • Being a catalyst for change with all of our stakeholders; and
  • Making a positive difference in the environments and communities we impact.


About the location (Lancaster PA)

Lancaster, PA. A great central location in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, great shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.


Armstrong is committed to engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce.  As part of our dedication to diversity, AWI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard for race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at by email at AWI talent acquisition and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Come and build your future with us and apply today!

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