Field Quality Specialist

Employer
Location
Paterson, New Jersey
Salary
Not Specified
Posted
Sep 21, 2016
Closes
Nov 20, 2016
Ref
46923-4-la1
Job Type
Not Specified
Career Level
Not Specified
Assurant Field Asset Services is a field service provider uniquely positioned to align with its clients' goals of lowering risks. Parent company Assurant, a Fortune 500 company, has a long history of partnerships with industry leaders in mortgage servicing by providing specialized insurance products and risk management expertise. AFAS, as part of Assurant, reinforces the principle that protecting and preserving assets will reduce exposure to risk for its clients. Assurant Field Asset Services manages exposure to risk by implementing proactive measures at every stage of the asset lifecycle, from first notice of default through REO disposition. We have a position open in New Jersey for a Field Quality Specialist. This job is responsible for Ensuring vendor's contractual quality service commitments are met through evaluation of vendors/contractors contract compliance. The candidate will also be asked to provide jobsite evaluation, consultation, and education to vendor/subcontractor companies on light-residential construction contract compliance. Finally, the candidate will be reviewing, evaluating, and tracking subcontractor contract compliance. Key Responsibilities
  • Works independently and meets deadlines, quotas, and scheduling requirements
  • Educates subcontractors concerning contractual compliance, and interprets and applies contractual guidelines, metrics, and terms
  • Represents the Company on escalated issues. Works with code enforcement officials, brokers, agents and other third parties; resolves disputes through negotiation and independent decision making.
  • Uses independent judgment and discretion to allow exceptions or deviate from standard policies or practices to achieve a better end result for the Company.
  • Encourages and negotiates with vendors on best practices. Counsels and persuades vendors to improve existing business practices.
  • Makes day to day decisions to continue, expand, reduce, or eliminate contractual relationships with vendors.
  • Develops, coordinates, and presides over on-site contract compliance related vendor meetings, strategy sessions, and education seminars
  • Conducts investigations to determine subcontractor contract compliance; develops and provides contract compliance action plans and/or contract termination recommendations in instances of irreparable non-compliance
  • Investigates and evaluates subcontractor business practices
  • Reacts quickly to facilitate unannounced customer visits and customer quality examinations
  • Manages customary duties of an external, field employee (schedules travel, maintains
Basic Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 2 years of experience in homebuilding preferably in residential or multifamily construction.
  • A current state-issued driver's license with a clean driving record
  • Ability to travel typically 4 days per week - extended travel time is occasionally required
  • Outside working conditions are prevalent. Must be able to tolerate temperatures (hot/cold), dust/dirt, noise, dry/damp, rain/snow, dark/bright, and seasonal allergies.
  • 2 years of experience working with Microsoft Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to type 25 wpm
Preferred Qualifications
  • Integrity/strong ethical values
  • Strong investigative research abilities
  • Ability to evaluate whether contractual commitments have been met by contractors
  • Strong organizational, planning and scheduling skills
  • Strong attention to detail and decision making abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to multitask while working independently
  • Moderate and professional knowledge and use of Microsoft Windows-based applications, including the ability to perform research on the internet
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions (i.e., follow driving directions, read a map)
  • Knowledge of the proper use of basic hand tools and power tools/equipment

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