Head of Customer

London, UK or Brussels, Belgium | Full-time | COVID-19 remote

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About Us

Taptap Send is VC-backed (including by Reid Hoffman), rapidly growing and a great place for those looking for both impact and a fast-paced tech startup environment. Read more about the journey in Reid Hoffman’s words.

Our product is an app-based solution that lets immigrants send money back home to emerging markets instantly and at very low prices. Since launching in summer 2018, we’ve already moved tens of millions of dollars and reached tens of thousands of customers.

We’re live in seven European countries, and we support payments into Senegal, Mali, Zambia, Guinea, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Bangladesh; with lots more countries launching soon.

Global remittances account for over $500 billion annually, most of which moves back into developing countries. But the market is dominated by traditional services that are expensive, can take days to arrive, and have limited reach in rural areas. We're helping people to send that money instantly and securely at a fraction of the cost.

In addition to Reid Hoffman, we are backed by Canaan, Flourish Ventures, Helios and others. Our team is based across London, New York, Paris and Brussels and we pride ourselves on hiring exceptional talent -- our team members come from a wide variety of top-tier tech companies, professional services firms, and industry leaders, including Twitter, Yahoo, Amazon, Google, McKinsey, Bain & Co, KPMG, Cravath, and Vodafone.

To continue our rapid growth, we're looking to bring on people who are passionate about our mission and excited to work in a small start-up environment.  We have competitive salary and stock options and great benefits, and we were recently rated one of the best companies to escape to by Escape the City's "Escape 100". 

The Role

As Head of Customer, you’ll be joining a global team that puts the customer first. You’ll lead and build a first-in-class customer support team, as we look to scale our team to meet the demand of our growing customer base. You’ll set a vision and execute our overall customer experience strategy. You’ll know how to motivate a large team, as well as have experience managing remote workers globally.

A natural problem solver, you’re excited by complex questions that need creative solutions.  You're highly analytical and love diving into the numbers to understand what drives our customers. You have a strong record of scaling large teams and thrive working in a fast-paced environment. You have a personal passion for our customer and are eager to contribute to our mission to make the UN Sustainable Development Goal a reality by bringing cross-border remittance costs down.

Responsibilities

  • Set vision and strategy -- you’ll know our customer journey inside-and-out and use this to find opportunities to improve customer experience, whether it’s through identifying new tools to use, policies to roll out, systems to implement, or channels to open. You’ll ensure team goals meet business objectives, create scalable customer processes and playbooks, and steer the team through a time of rapid growth. 
  • Oversee operational management -- you’ll provide day-to-day management of our customer support staff and continue to hire a team across the globe that drives outstanding service and efficiency. This includes mentoring staff, leading workforce management to ensure performance metrics are met, coordinating budget decisions, and continually working towards process improvements within the team.
  • Use data to drive decisions -- you’ll dig deep into the data for customer and operational insights. You will build data-driving systems to ensure accurate reporting of our customer support department, perform ad hoc analysis, and monitor team performance. You’ll use insights and feedback to advise strategy and decision making across the company. 
  • Be the voice of the customer -- a people person, you’ll collaborate cross-functionally to drive process and product improvements 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • Experience leading a customer experience function in a senior leadership position with a consistent record of supervising a robust, multi-channel customer experience team across multiple countries. This includes leading and scaling call centres. Strong preference for past experience at a startup, FinTech, or technology-first company
  • Proficiency in analysing and interpreting data via business intelligence tools (e.g. Tableau, Mode). Working knowledge of Zendesk is ideal
  • Excellent communicator, including experience communicating at the C-Suite level
  • ‘No task too small’ mentality and willingness to delve into gritty details to get things done
  • Fluent English required. French, ideally. German, Italian, Asian or Middle Eastern languages are also a plus
  • Previous experience in leading customer experience expansion efforts into new geographies a strong plus
  • Right to work in the UK, or Belgium

Benefits

  • Competitive salary (based on experience)
  • 25 days, public holidays + Pipio day!
  • Flexible hours
  • Employer pension contributions
  • Regular team events
  • Professional development opportunities (e.g. language lessons, trainings, etc.)
  • Taptap equipment (laptop, accessories)
  • Work from home desk stipend

Taptap values: 

  • Impact first.

  • Team next.

  • Accept reality, propose solutions.

  • Win with grit.

  • Be proactively candid, with yourself and others.

  • Love the particular.

  • Own it.

  • Create positive energy. Maybe, even have fun.

Note: we recognize imposter syndrome is real - any candidate that does not perfectly fit every characteristic of this role is still strongly encouraged to apply.