Customer Services Coordinator Internship Opportunity At Abbott South Africa

Customer Services Coordinator Internship Opportunity At Abbott South Africa

  • Location: Gauteng, South Africa
  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Closing Date: Not Specified

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. Abbott is always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Key Responsibilities

  • At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You will have access to:
  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

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This position works out of Abbott Johannesburg location in the Abbott Core Diagnostics Division. Abbott is empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott’s diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people. Abbott diagnostic solutions are used in hospitals, laboratories and clinics around the globe. The crucial information derived from Abbott tests, instruments and informatics systems are often the first step in patient care decision making for hundreds of health conditions from heart attacks to blood disorders to infectious diseases and cancers.

The role of the Customer Service Coordinator intern will be instrumental in supporting and assisting the Supply Chain department in the following duties:

DATA CAPTURING: Ensure that all orders are captured onto data sheet (orders tracker)


  • Receives orders via Internet, fax or mail, and distribute amongst the team to ensure captured within the order cut off SLA.
  • First response handling (to ensure instruction has been actioned)
  • To ensure all stages of the order process are captured accurately with reference to system data and times processed by order entry team on the data sheet adding necessary information. (If required).
  • Enters the order, taking into consideration any special-order types or FOC codes. Specific customer requests. (If required).
  • Follows up on Back Order Report daily with communication to customers using a template.
  • Ensure contact details present for automatic order conformation.


  • Receives customer complaints specific to order responsibility.
  • Clear Back Order report received from customers.

ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS: Ensuring each order has relevant correspondence attached.


  • Records all incoming calls from customers on the customer care line, ensuring follow-up with customer within 24 hours.
  • Distributing workload within the team


  • Completion of tasks assigned of a general nature to assist the division achieving department goals including entering an order using ADOC system, taking into consideration any special-order types or FOC codes. Specific customer requests. (If required).


  • Making customer needs the primary focus of one’s actions.
  • Actively seeks information to understand customers’ circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs.
  • Shares information with customers to build their understanding of issues and capabilities.
  • Builds rapport and co-operative relationships with customers.
  • Considers how actions or plans will affect customers; responds quickly to meet customer needs and resolve problems; avoids over commitments.
  • Tertiary qualification, preferably in Supply Chain, Logistics or related.
  • NO EXPERIENCE is preferred- i.e the organization is seeking to hire newly graduated candidates.
  • Must live in Johannesburg​.
  • Excellent Communication skills.
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Telephonic skills required.


  • Able to speak, read and write English.
  • Working within a team.
  • Taking ownership
  • Adherence to work and being available to ensure that client expectation is met.

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