About Faire

Faire is an online wholesale marketplace built on the belief that the future is local — there are over 1M independent retailers in the U.S. and Canada doing more than twice the revenue of Walmart and Amazon combined. At Faire, we're using the power of tech, data, and machine learning to connect a thriving community of over 100,000 brands and local retailers around the world. Picture your favorite boutique in town — we help them discover the best products to sell in their stores. With the right tools and insights, we believe that we can level the playing field so that small businesses can compete with these big box and ecommerce giants. We’re looking for smart, resourceful and passionate people to join us as we power the shop local movement.

About this role

We’re looking for a Head of Customer Experience who will set the vision and build a world-class customer support team. Faire is only successful because of its customers, and we need someone who can bridge customer delight through teams with technology. The Head of CX will lead a multi-location support team and set the vision for customer centricity, performance and how we strategically best serve the customers when they need us most. The position will report into the Head of Operations and work closely with other functional leaders to ensure we are building the best experience for Faire’s customers. 

What you'll do

  • Lead and build a customer centric, motivated and high performing support organization
  • Establish the vision, goals and objectives at all levels for the team
  • Define and enable excellence in how Faire delivers customer support while instilling a customer-centric focus and going above and beyond for customers approach
  • Develop clear feedback mechanisms between support and product teams to build the best experience for customers 
  • Strategically scale the customer support team in a cost effective manner and manages against productivity and procedures/policies
  • Nurture continuous improvement in how Faire serves customers through human interactions and/or technology

Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience in operations or customer support
  • Ability to launch/scale new support platforms (e.g., chat vs phone vs email)
  • Ability to inspire and motivate teams and leaders at all levels 
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator 
  • Ability to operate effectively under pressure and deliver results
  • Ability to use data to inform key decision making and strategic direction (e.g., cost management, budget setting, staffing forecasts) 
  • Ability to balance competing priorities with proven record of delivering results

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience launching multi-country and language support
  • Experience within a fast-paced environment
  • Relevant support experience at marketplaces
  • Experience with technical support 

Why you’ll love working at Faire

  • We are entrepreneurs: We believe entrepreneurship is a calling and our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to chase their dreams. Every member of our team is an owner of the business and taking part in the founding process.
  • We are using tech and machine learning to level the playing field: We are using the power of technology and data to connect brands and boutiques from all over the world, building a thriving community of over 100,000 small business owners.
  • We build products our customers love: Everything we do is ultimately in the service of helping our customers grow their business because our goal is to grow the pie - not steal a piece from it. Running a small business is hard work, but using Faire makes it easy.
  • We are curious and resourceful: We always find a way to get the job done and come up with creative solutions to whatever problems are standing in our way. People at Faire are insatiably curious. We lead with curiosity and data in our decision making and reason from a first principles mindset. 

Faire was founded in 2017 by a team of early product and engineering leads from Square. We’re backed by some of the top investors in retail and tech including: Y Combinator, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Forerunner Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Founders Fund, and DST Global. We have offices in San Francisco, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Salt Lake City. We’re looking for smart, resourceful and passionate people to join us as we power the shop local movement. To learn more about Faire and our customers, you can read more on our blog


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We believe the future is local. At the core of that future are our customers, a diverse and unique community of entrepreneurs who have taken a chance on themselves. We’re inspired by these dreamers who work today and every day for a better future for their communities. We are committed to building a community and sense of belonging here at Faire that reflects the customers we serve. We want to ensure that we hold ourselves to that commitment externally and internally because differences in perspectives, experiences, and ideas are what make us successful.  


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