What does a Service Manager do?

As a service manager, you will oversee all services to ensure that business needs are being met. You are responsible for the overall accountability of a company's business requirements. You will supervise customer service Associate's as well as being able to provide assistance to customers. A service manager is responsible for profit and employee retention. Being a service manager, you play an essential role in customer relations by providing efficient problem-solving and building lasting relationships.

You work for all kinds of companies in many different industries as a service manager. Building lasting relationships with customers is a large part of your job. You must have excellent communication skills, as well as being a strong leader. A service manager often leads a team of many service Associate's, so you need to have exceptional interpersonal skills. Some companies require a four-year degree in business, however, experience in the service industry is taken into consideration.

  • Maintain a positive attitude while leading a team of 12 or more service Associate's in an efficient and productive manner
  • Anticipate service associate needs using proper leadership techniques and proven problem-solving methods
  • Have a full working knowledge of the service associate handbook to respond to every customer and service associate inquiry
  • Manage all external service providers and review yearly contracts as needed to be able to maximize profitability
  • Monitor top tier customer problems to ensure a high level of response time and proper problem resolutions
  • Understand how to make changes to the company knowledge base to anticipate the needs of your team
  • Develop a standard operating procedure handbook and a marketable service catalog for customers
  • Monitor time cards and maintain fair schedules while tracking the calendar for holidays and emergency changes
  • Must be comfortable being on the service floor and on your feet for six to seven hours per day while monitoring service Associate's
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds or less in order to properly serve customers if required
  • Working knowledge of Windows computers, essential programs, and performance metrics applications
  • Demonstrated ability to work solo as well as being a strong leader, overseeing an entire department of at least five employees
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) knowledge to guarantee proper and professional support parameters
  • Set reportable metrics to measure and maintain performance and health of the company's service department
  • Report to CEO the monthly Risk Impact Assessments (RIA) including their effects and the scope of the report
  • Must be an excellent communicator and speaker both online in written interactions, and face-to-face customer service interactions
  • Demonstrated ability and proven track record of effective marketing campaigns and employee management
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Service Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

£39,734 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£25K
Median: £40K
£62K
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Service Manager Career Path

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Read what Service Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Wells FargoWells Fargo
Service Manager
23 Oct 2019

“Retail banking career path is misleading and lengthy if you’re looking for a job at corporate headquarters.”

Fox Commercial ServicesFox Commercial Services
Service Manager
10 Jan 2020

“Excellent training and accountability are at the forefront of the best things about working for FCS.”

Moo Print LimitedMoo Print Limited
Design Services Manager
12 Apr 2021

“It was a great environment to make longlife friends and had grown in my career with support from certain managers.”

Texas Association of CountiesTexas Association of Counties
Web Services Manager
1 Jul 2019

“It’s a great team that outputs an immense amount of work and tries to have fun while doing it.”

Southern Communications
Head of Data Services
11 Jul 2019

“Good training and open to helping people gain additional qualifications in order to progress in their career.”

PVH Corp.PVH Corp.
Director of Creative Services
9 Sep 2020

“Opportunity to work and learn about many aspects of the apparel industry from Design to Supply Chain.”

Priory GroupPriory Group
Director of Clinical Services
22 Jul 2019

“Opportunities to develop professionally and pursue projects which improve the quality of the service.Recognition when a job is well done”

8x88x8
Professional Services Manager
13 Oct 2020

“There are many options and opportunities to grow your career within 8x8 and there is never a dull moment.”

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