Team Manager : Late Stage Collections

Western Cape, Full Time Deadline: Not specified


To manage the daily activities and driving the performance of a team of Collection agents, in order to meet the business objectives by improving and maximising the collection of outstanding revenue for private label card accounts through successful planning, directing, and supervision.

Manage Dialy Operations:

Provide visible and clear leadership to the team promoting a culture of high performance standards and customer centricity
Provide effective leadership to team members in order to achieve optimal efficiency of the department and to build a cohesive and well-motivated team
Supervise, lead and performance manage team
Manage measurement standards for the improvement of performance and operational effectiveness
Resolves customer complaints and queries
Ensures acceptable levels of delinquency and minimises write-offs by directing employees in the management of their queues
Implement monthly recognition plan –ways to keep moral and team motivated and inspired
Manage staffing forecasts and WFM schedule requirements
Manages adherence to Collections Policy ’ Procedures
Implements team/department goals and objectives
Daily preparation for EMT session and clearly share objectives that needs to be covered
Review statistics –Actual vs target, debit order incompletes and on hold to be worked daily
Complete service stats (week on week and month on month comparison)
Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operational processes, work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality customer service/experience
Review of delinquent accounts-Opening vs closing accounts for your service
Organise workload to the degree and amount of delinquency including manual trace efforts
Identify potential fraud and manages special accounts
Conduct daily checks on the floor i.e. IR ’ any other behavioural checks ’ presence monitoring
Management of waybill and overtime/special time to payroll
To action administrative tasks within SLA
To action any ad-hoc requests

Coaching ’ Mentoring of team

Conduct weekly one-on-one meetings with members of the team to identify any areas of concerns and implement appropriate corrective actions
Identify training needs and ensure adequate training and coaching takes place
Skill team to negotiate effectively to rehabilitate arrear accounts –through continues coaching
Upskill team in resolving escalated customer queries
Develop the team through motivation, counselling, soft skill training and product knowledge education
Conduct QA audits for all agents on a weekly basis

Team Administration

Ensure new starters effectively transition into the team
Conduct probation review meetings during first 3 months of employment
Address any behavioural concerns in line with the Company’s Disciplinary Policy
Manage the team’s absenteeism in line with the Company’s Absence Management Policy i.e. return to work etc.
Ensure trackers (IR, Absence ’ PIP) are updated on a daily basis
Ensure all leave transactions is processed on ESS
Manage the waybill and overtime/special time to payroll
Manage the termination process for employees leaving Tenacity

Team performance, monitoring and reporting

Ensure team members have clear and realistic targets/goals which are assessed monthly through the KPA performance management reviews
Set, track and report on individual targets for each agent within the team
Collate and effectively utilize reports for performance management of department KPI’s
Conduct monthly performance reviews with team
Address any underperformance in line with the Company’s Performance Improvement Policy

Resources ’ Capacity (poeple and system)

Manage staffing forecasts and requirements
Ensure effective recruitment practices when employing new employees
Ensure the team has the resources and tools to perform what is expected of them


A minimum of 5 years’ experience within the call centre environment
3 years’ experience in a similar role
Experience in Employee Relations, Poor Performance and Absence Management
Experience in leading and managing teams of at least 12 people


Grade 12

Functional Knowledge ’ Skills

Knowledge and understanding of call centre processes and methodology
Knowledge and understanding of the Retail Credit Account Management business
Ability to effectively, clearly and convincingly communicate at all levels in the company and with customers and suppliers (both verbally and in writing)
Efficient in MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel,
Knowledge of the account management principles and an understanding of the consumer credit/retail credit environment