CX Team Lead

Who we are

A piece of the moon, a complete dinosaur skeleton, the Pope's hat, the world's smallest book - at Catawiki, we come across exceptional objects such as these every day. 

Catawiki is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell special objects. We offer over 75,000 special objects in auction every week — each reviewed and selected by one of Catawiki’s hundreds of in-house experts specialised in Art, Design, Jewellery, Fashion, Classic Cars, Collectables and many more.

We've sold 10 million unique items to date and it’s our mission to become the world’s most popular auction destination for special objects.

We’re an innovative, pioneering and fast-growing scale-up. If you think you can make a difference to our team, go ahead and apply.

About the role

Are you a responsible, result and goal-driven Team Leader that is able to monitor, supervise and manage the day-to-day activities of a team of CX Specialists?  If so, then this role is for you.  This role’s focus will be to meet the new organizational objectives, and goals and to increase our Customer Satisfaction.  You will be supporting, guiding, and coaching your team to ensure they perform on an optimal level and you would use your leadership skills to inspire, motivate and engage your team. It will be your responsibility to create a cohesive team that works together efficiently and to maximize the team’s potential.

To be a successful Team Leader for Customer Experience in Catawiki you should have a track record of a motivated and engaged team that delivers positive performance results in line with goals and targets set. Excellent interpersonal skills are of paramount importance as you build quality relationships with your team and internal stakeholders.

What you’ll do

Results and Responsibilities

  • You advise and coach team members on soft skills and best practices ultimately leading to higher productivity, high-quality team performance, and improved customer delight.
  • Intraday Management, like assigning tasks, monitoring incoming volumes, and adjusting schedules based on needs, absences, or shifting priorities.
  • Manage and coach a team of Customer Experience Specialists to ensure they meet departmental and team performance targets and KPIs, while delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Handling daily escalations and cancellations for our team of Customer Experience Specialists.

Tasks and Activities

  • Foster a culture of team engagement, recognizing and celebrating team members' achievements, and promoting collaboration and teamwork.
  • Monitor team performance metrics and provide feedback, coaching, and support to improve individual and team performance.
  • Develop and maintain effective customer service procedures and policies to ensure consistent quality and efficiency.
  • Have a good understanding of reports and dashboards and be able to give strategic input on customer service operations, team performance, and customer feedback to Team Manager.
  • Collaborate with other teams, such as sales and product development, to ensure that customer feedback is incorporated into business strategies and product development plans.
  • Having 1:1 on a regular basis, performance appraisals (Mid-year and End Of Year), and Stand Ups with your direct reports.
  • Respond to customer inquiries and complaints, providing timely and accurate resolutions to issues, and ensuring that customer needs are met.
  • Managing and monitoring ticket queues and volumes for optimal efficiency and productivity.
  • Support Team Manager with managing SLAs and implementing new tools, processes, and procedures.
  • Reporting to CX Team Manager and back-up in case of short-term absence.

What you’ll bring

  • Minimum 1 year of CX team leading experiences in in-house or BPO environments
  • Extensive work experience within a customer support team.
  • A neutral leader who is passionate about inspiring, motivating, and engaging a team.
  • Fluent English (additional language - Dutch/German/Italian/French/Spanish is a plus)
  • Experience in working with CX KPIs and metrics.
  • Great stakeholder management experience, knowledge, and skill.
  • Know how to prioritize tasks and follow up on ad hoc situations
  • Relevant experience or affinity with identifying and implementing improvements, new processes, and tools.
  • Willing to work in rotating weekend shifts and preferably 40 hours of availability 
  • Working in a hybrid way of working with home office support provided
  • Regular office attendance is expected to support your team in the relevant office 

Here’s what we can offer you

This is your chance to join our mission to fulfil people’s passions, as part of a young and dynamic organisation. You'll be part of an enthusiastic, highly-motivated team of 800+ Catawikians. Additionally, you can expect:

  • A challenging role in a diverse, international and fast-growing organisation with over 50 nationalities.
  • Regular fun activities both on and offline e.g summer parties, boat rides and regular team events.
  • Great secondary benefits including a holiday allowance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.
  • Hybrid ways of working between home and office. We offer remote and activity-based working, suited to the team and individual responsibilities
  • We care about our teams’ wellbeing and offer a holistic wellbeing programme including our Employee Assistance Programme offering clinical services, single-session therapy, wellness support and more.
  • Tailored learning and development opportunities to support your personal and professional growth;
  • We want to help you celebrate special occasions in life by:
    • providing employees with a 100 EURO Catavoucher upon joining and 50 EURO birthday Catavouchers;
    • Extra days of annual leave for work anniversaries at 3, 5, 8 and 10 years;
    • Additional leave allowances for important life events such as moving, engagement & marriage;
    • Each year Catawikians get an additional day’s leave to Pursue their Passion!

Please note that our benefits offering changes depending on which country you are employed in. For our country-specific offering please ask your recruiter. 

Our commitment to you 

Catawiki’s eclectic team represents an international and intergenerational mix of people from different professional and cultural backgrounds. We foster an inclusive and queer-friendly work environment, committed to making every Catawikian feel welcomed and empowered. Whatever your story, we encourage you to bring your unique perspective to the table.

Catawiki stands with Ukraine and encourages people displaced by the current conflict to apply. In addition to the several initiatives we’ve launched, we’re open to ideas on ways we can continue to support the humanitarian effort.

Our offices and way of working

We have sensational offices in Amsterdam, Groningen, Paris and our newest office in Lisbon. Most of our employees are within commutable distance of one of our office locations and enjoy a hybrid work model. This means we expect you to be in the office 2 out of 5 days, roughly 40% of your working time, to collaborate and connect with each other. The exception is of course, if the job description specifically states that the role is 100% remote, as some experts and sales positions are.


Apply directly with an English CV and cover letter by submitting your information at the bottom of this page. By submitting your application you agree to Catawiki’s Applicant Privacy Policy.

If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Flexible Working

We’re continually incorporating hybrid elements, while employees choose how they split their work between the office and home.

Excellent benefits
Our benefits are designed to ensure every Catawikian is energised, focused and thriving.
Recognition programme

We strive to be an employer where your impact is meaningful, visible and rewarded.

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