Director of Customer Experience

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:

The Customer Experience Operations Director’s ultimate goal is to oversee the day to day customer service operations, ensure results are met and deliver outstanding customer service. You will have the opportunity to define and build the Operations support model, setting a vision, strategy and driving clear alignment with other functions and teams on responsibilities. Moreover, the Customer Experience Operations Director partners closely with the Customer Experience leadership team to help shape the future direction. You will report directly to the VP of Customer Experience and work closely with the commercial Teams.

What you will do: 

  • Represent the voice of the customer across the business, working cross-functionally to ensure best practices and customer experience is at the forefront,
  • Build and measure an operational management team to heighten performance, by implementing clear, accountable performance scopes,
  • Strategically lead, inspire and develop a senior operational management team to enhance performance by setting clear accountable performance measures,
  • Provide leadership to a customer experience operations team. You will identify and provide feedback through 1:1s, put effective personal development plans in place and provide coaching & development opportunities,
  • Create a culture and processes which achieve the business goals and objectives with regards to customer service,
  • Use Customer Insight and Root Cause Analytics to identify areas of improvements ,
  • Drive CSAT improvements and customer delight initiatives by implementing new ways of working,
  • Empower and Engage the Customer Experience Team,
  • Identify new tools and technologies to better serve the customer,
  • Drive cross functional projects with Commercial and Operations. Work effectively with all peers - Commercial, Finance, Marketing, Operations and HR  customer improvements

Who you are:

  • Minimum 5 years of experiences managing international operational customer service teams both inhouse and outsourced, ideally in B2B, B2C, Marketplace, Retail, Traveling
  • You are experienced in and excited by the prospect of joining an international, fast-moving, scale-up environment
  • You have up to 10 years of experiences overall in the customer service field
  • Hands-on experience in driving change management in a matrix environment
  • Demonstrable experienced of managing all activities associated with incoming customer service operations, including developing and implementing policies and procedures, ensure continuous improvement of processes, systems, and communications etc.
  • You are a Data savvy customer champion, capable of enhancing the customer experience through using data to drive decision making. You are able to identify and drive improvements in key CX KPIs
  • Able to motivate and communicate with stakeholders at all levels
  • Possesses strong planning, organizational and execution skills, collaborative, professionalism, and initiative while handling multiple projects and programs concurrently,
  • Ability to adapt and succeed in a changing dynamic environment

Where you'll be:

This role is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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.


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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

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