Director, Contact Center (Travel Loyalty)

| Greater Boston Area
ABOUT HOPPER
At Hopper, we’re on a mission to make booking travel faster, easier, and more transparent. We are leveraging the power that comes from combining massive amounts of data and machine learning to build the world’s fastest-growing travel app -- one that enables our customers to save money and travel more. With over $235M CAD in funding from leading investors in both Canada and the US, Hopper is primed to continue its path toward becoming the go-to way to book travel as the world continues its shift to mobile.
Recognized as the fastest-growing travel app by Forbes and one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company two years in a row, Hopper has been downloaded over 40 million times and has helped travelers plan over 100 million trips and counting. The app has received high praise in the form of mobile accolades such as the Webby Award for Best Travel App of 2019, the Google Play Award for Standout Startup of 2016 and Apple’s App Store Best of 2015. 
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THE ROLE
We’re building a world-class travel booking engine and are looking for a key leader to join the team as a Director for the Contact Center. This position will lead the development and implementation of the Customer Service contact center, build and lead the VMO responsible for operating the multi-site contact center. This leader and their team will have a direct impact on our customer base, and will influence every team in the business unit to coordinate and provide execution of key servicing initiatives to ensure excellent customer service by inbound telephone/chat/email.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:

  • Lead the implementation of a multi-site, multi-channel contact center from planning to full launch, coordinating all efforts between vendors, enterprise customers, product, engineering and operations to support the implementation of on-shore and off-shore sites 
  • Establish and manage contractual relationships with vendor partners to ensure adherence to operational requirements, change management, governance, invoicing and financial planning
  • Lead the development of short and long term operational roadmaps with a focus on client experience, reducing operational costs and improving revenue
  • Build and manage strong relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders across the organization at all levels to support contact center development and delivery 
  • Lead, motivate and coach on an ongoing basis. Identify gaps and remove obstacles to performance, develop action plans to align with business priorities. Hire the right people in the right jobs to align individual capabilities with job requirements and business unit goals. 

A PERFECT CANDIDATE HAS:

  • Demonstrable experience working in a multi-channel contact center operational leadership role, preferably in Travel, and/or SaaS
  • Experience scaling contact centers to meet ambitious operational goals and targets; previous experience managing offshore teams is crucial
  • Extensive knowledge of contact center operations in a holistic and comprehensive way (vendor contracting and management, FTE capacity planning, recruitment, training, routing and performance management)
  • Experience establishing clear KPIs and processes for reporting on SLAs and leverage analytics to empower data-driven decisions 
  • Figure-it-out, get-it-done attitude 

NICE-TO-HAVE SKILLS:

  • Experience with AML & KYC regulations
  • Familiarity with banking/finance/travel industry
  • Startup experience

BENEFITS
Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary and stock options
Dynamic and entrepreneurial team where pushing limits is everyday business
100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance plans
Access to a 401k (US) or Retirement Savings Plan (Canada)

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Location

Boston, MA

What are Hopper Perks + Benefits

Hopper Benefits Overview

Stay healthy
Full medical, dental, and vision benefits. Life insurance. Long and short-term disability plans. All on us.

Get paid
Competitive salary. Company stock options. Commuter benefits. 401(k) and RSP retirement savings plan.

We take food seriously
Catered lunches, Montreal bagels, kombucha on tap, craft beer, endless snacks, espresso machine

Learn something new
At-work French classes, book clubs, board game nights, forensic Fridays, lunchtime debates, table time

Be yourself
Casual work environment, loft-like workspaces, slack channels for every interest group

Take off
Flexible work schedule and vacation plan. Emergency travel assistance. IATA card.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2000 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Hopper's health insurance policy covers up to 100% of out of pocket expenses - plus we reimburse anything payed into the deductible!
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
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