A flexible work app that connects businesses with hourly workers.

Contact Center Manager - Chicago

$80K - $90K
Chicago, IL
Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

About the job At Instawork, we’re driven by our vision to create economic opportunity for local businesses and skilled hourly professionals in communities around the world. With a growing number of hub cities across the world in the U.S., Canada, India, and beyond, we’re looking for top talent to help rapidly scale our high-tech and high-touch labor marketplace. Our accomplished and dedicated team is passionate about our mission and committed to crafting revolutionary products, all with the backing of our world-class investors, including Benchmark, Spark Capital, Craft Ventures, Greylock Capital, Y Combinator, and more!

We are looking for a motivated and experienced Customer Support Manager. The Customer Support Manager will be responsible for driving superior customer support to business partners and professionals through policies, procedures, and setting of goals.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience working in a customer support position, show excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, have great communication skills, and be a role model and mentor to team members.

What You'll Do

Own Key Performance Indicators for your team, manage processes to achieve goals and motivate and train your team to achieve Manage the customer support department’s day-to-day functions, optimizing for efficiency and scale Manage and develop Community Operations Team Leads, assist with monitoring their specialists’ overall performance Own the success metrics and key performance indicators for your tier of Team Leads and Specialists, specifically for operational efficacy and customer satisfaction Identify barriers to operational excellence and develop new processes to increase efficiency among the team and within the organization Implementing customer support processes to enhance customer satisfaction Manage the end-to-end process improvement cycle by reporting, analyzing, planning, and implementing workflows and processes designed to elevate the Community Operations team’s performance Plan workforce management for optimal coverage, considering unknown operational challenges or sudden changes in staffing or coverage needs. Develop a business contingency plan for your team Motivate team members through strategic team-building and communication initiatives. Maintain morale through establishing trust among Specialists and Team Leads Execute various projects to facilitate improvements for the customer experience, including process standardization and performance reporting Manage stakeholder internal and external communications; de escalate customer relations and prevent churn through cross-collaboration and effectively managing expectations Deliver expertly on initiatives across business functions. Create specific project plans with clear deliverables while managing deadlines and responsibly managing resources and risk Collaborate with organization leaders on full-scale projects that enhance the Instawork brand and increase engagement Investigate low customer satisfaction scores and negative customer feedback, identifying the root cause, and creating an action plan for current and future resolutions

Who You Are

5+ years of experience working in customer support, preferably in the technology services industry 3+ years leading remote or diverse teams, preferably in the marketplace or technology services industry Strong analytical and decision-making skills, able to effectively problem-solve with few resources Ability to establish innovative practices aligned with the business goals and performance indicators Experience measuring the risk or reward of implementing new initiatives and provide detailed data-driven analysis Demonstrated success with scaling support organizations, including change management and communication Proven ability to motivate, influence, and work effectively with different levels of employees and diverse groups Ability to tailor communications for effective management of objectives, presenting to senior leadership, and handling crises Expert time management and prioritization skills and works well under constraints or high demand Experience with managing organizational communication is strongly preferred Experience with managing BPO preferred

Instawork's Values

Bias for Action -- We are a growing team and an evolving product. We want a team of do’ers to drive the company forward, even if it means making decisions with incomplete information or being wrong. Act Like an Owner -- Treat this company as though it is your own. Execute on the fundamentals, and act creatively to drive growth. Your ability to drive impact in any part of our company is only limited by your courage and conviction, not your job title. Always Be Learning -- We are changing an entire industry. We strive to learn from each other and get better each day, week, and month, so that our team’s learnings can compound and we can all improve, together. Empathy, Trust, Candor -- Empathy for our business partners and professionals means we put ourselves in their shoes. Empathy for our colleagues means we are always upfront and honest with each other, which comes from trust.

About Instawork

Founded in 2016, Instawork is the leading flexible work app for local, hourly professionals. Its digital marketplace connects thousands of businesses and more than three million workers, filling a critical role in local economies. Instawork has been featured on CBS News, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Associated Press, and more. In 2022, Instawork was ranked among the country’s top 10% of fastest-growing companies by Inc. 5000 and was included in the Forbes Next Billion Dollar Startup list. Instawork was also named the 2022 ACE Award recipient for “Best Innovation” and one of the “Best Business Apps” by Business Insider. Instawork helps businesses in the food & beverage, hospitality, and warehouse/logistics industries fill temporary and permanent job opportunities in more than 25 markets across the U.S. and Canada.

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We value diversity on our team and firmly believe Instawork is stronger when we hire people who make their own unique contributions to our culture. We welcome all applicants and encourage candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

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About Instawork

Instawork is the on-demand staffing app for hospitality gigs. We quickly and reliably match businesses with nearby qualified workers. We’re excited to enable our Professionals, a new generation of the emerging, diverse workforce, to be a part of the growing gig economy.

We’ve been fortunate to be funded by some of the greatest investors in Silicon Valley: Benchmark (Bill Gurley), Y Combinator, SV Angel, Crunchfund, Steve Chen (co-founder of YouTube), Mike Vernal (VP of Product at Facebook), among many more.

Team Size:500
Location:San Francisco
Sumir Meghani
Sumir Meghani