Warranty managers work for companies which manufacture or distribute material goods for consumers, as well as companies which offer third-party warranties. Often, warranties are offered to customers at the time of purchase and guarantee that the item will work at least until a certain time-period is over. If the product fails during this time, the consumer may submit a warranty claim in order to obtain a refund or a replacement, depending on the warranty terms.
Because this is a management position, warranty managers may oversee team members who deal directly with claims from customers; these claims may be submitted by phone, in-person, through the internet, or through mail, depending on the warranty. The manager must ensure that staff members are providing good customer support and service, and the department may also deal directly with troubleshooting and diagnosis efforts prior to a warranty claim being submitted by a customer. Therefore, it is important to ensure that team members have strong knowledge of the company’s products.
Warranty managers must have proficient knowledge of mechanical issues and repairs relating to the products involved. When gaps in employee knowledge are noted, these managers may conduct training sessions. In some cases, the warranty center will deal with the goods directly, and these managers should be able to inspect them proficiently. Sometimes, they may also work in a warehouse or a call center environment, which can be hectic at times.
Warranty Manager Tasks
Document, validate, and resolve warrant claims, and communicate with customers.
Answer phones and resolve customer concerns.
Process warranty enrollments, educate customers about usage, and answer questions.
Create reports on customer interactions, warranty claims, and related statistics.
Analyze root causes of warranty claims and identify methods to reduce claims.