For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.
Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!
Working as part of the Global Support Function, providing exceptional customer experience to circa 11,000 GfK internal employees across EMEA, The Americas and APAC. Supporting the 24x5 follow the sun model between Sofia, Bulgaria and KL, Malaysia you will join a team providing support for all areas across the IT landscape either with the main Service Desk or as an onsite IT Support Engineer.
Provides effective customer centric interface for GfK staff seeking IT support. Includes receiving calls for support, recording and tracking incidents and requests, keeping customers advised on request status and progress. Makes initial assessment of requests, attempts to resolve simple issues or escalate to the appropriate service support staff.
Provide a high-level resolution, responding to IT issues; hardware maintenance, software, networking, etc. and implement remote remedies as required.
Provides effective interface with users, ensuring all diagnostic information is provided for error resolution and incident analysis
Assist with the implementation, and ongoing support of new software and features.
Modify configurations, utilities, software, etc. as needed.
Ensure that asset information is reviewed and kept up to date.
Guide customers through the problem-solving process, directing unresolved issues to the next level of support personnel.
Provide accurate information on IT products or services.
Ensure all tickets & configuration items are updated within the service management toolset
Follow-up and update customer status and information
Pass on any feedback or suggestions by customers to the appropriate internal team
Identify and suggest possible improvements on procedures
Knowledge of the processes and methods used to assure that the activities of service meet customer need
Good analytical and problem solving skills
Onsite IT Support Engineer – additional tasks
Local Break fix activities as assigned by the Service Desk
Delivery of support for any walk up appointments (Tech Bar)
Warm handover from the Service Desk for Chat, phone support in local language
Hardware commissioing of new equipment, Imaging of returned, failed hardware
Customer focused and driven to provide a consistent high level of support
Relate well to people at all levels of the organization
Speak in terms that a customer can understand and view things from the customer’s perspective
Active listening, includes being alert and showing interest in what the customer has to say
Share relevant information with others. Aware of different sources of information, know where to go for what
Pursues tasks with energy, drive, and a need to finish, even in the face of resistance or setbacks
Able to work independently with some individual responsibility
Guides others within own area of expertise
Identifies and improves activities within own role and takes ownership
Knowledge of PC and laptop hardware
Experience supporting Windows OS, Office 365
Microsoft SCCM experience
Understanding of Active Directory and Group Policy management
A good understanding of network concepts
General knowledge of IT system and network protocols and processes
Typical Education and Work Experience required
As a Global Organisation, we support many countries and languages as such, oral and written language in English is essential. One or more of the following languages would be desirable
Global Service Desk and Onstie IT Support Engineer
Working Hours and shift patterns
Sofia, Bulgaria (local hours)
3 shift patterns that all staff are required to work on a 3 week cycle
KL, Malaysia (local hours)
2 shift patterns that all staff are required to work on a 2 week cycle
*Shift patterns may differ to support the business requirements, suitable notice will be provided in these cases
It is expected that you have a suitable home broaband connection that provides a high connectivity level
We are looking for a passionate individual who takes pride in their work and is also open to mentoring/developing others in terms of best practise and modern approaches. We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together, encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit and make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.
Can there be a better place to take centre stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!
We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.
Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to getting to know you!