Customer Success and Operations Associate

  • London, United Kingdom

Customer Success and Operations Associate

Job description

About Tab

At Tab, we’re revolutionising the way travellers discover, plan and book a trip.

The Guide lets travellers find and book anywhere — with helpful recommendations from friends & local experts, rather than bland listings with endless reviews. Planning your trip should be a joy, not a chore! We help people to travel responsibly by booking direct instead of using traditional booking sites. Travellers get the best price and they help local businesses avoid unnecessary fees.

Travel experts, content creators and the friends you always ask for recommendations can use The Guide to showcase their favourite places to stay and things to do. When you book one of their recommendations, you’ll get a discount from the business and they receive bonus credit to say thanks.

The Tab platform gives independent tourism businesses the tools to improve their online presence, be discovered, take direct bookings — and also to take payments. Our payment platform is uniquely designed for tourism businesses, handling over 100 currencies natively, and every payment type securely and easily. It helps tourism businesses to save on payment costs, manage and take bookings more flexibly – while spending less time on admin and more time with their customers. We’re trusted by thousands of tourism businesses around the world, and we've helped hundreds of thousands of travellers to pay in over 100 currencies.

As travel returns after a difficult period, it’s time for a fresh approach. That’s why we’re building a social commerce platform for tourism — helping to spread the benefits of tourism far and wide, helping travellers make the most of their precious time abroad and giving local tourism operators the vital tools they need to run & promote their business.

We move fast, so you'll start having a meaningful impact on the business in your first week as we execute our ambitious growth plan. You'll also be encouraged to contribute across all areas – we all help each other out.

We're primarily based in London, and we're backed by Y Combinator (the investors behind Airbnb, Dropbox and Stripe).

This role is based in our central London office in Soho, and we currently have an optional WFH Wednesday. We have team lunches every Monday and often schedule drinks and team socials. Our hours are generally flexible, but this role does require some overlap with our team in the Philippines.

About the Role

We're looking for a junior operations whizz who's interested in startups. You’ll need to have a cool head, be good at decision making and love finishing your to-do list. You should love working with customers and thinking about how processes work - and how they can be made better. We deal with people's payments for their businesses, so misunderstandings can escalate quickly. If you can spot potential problems, pick up ideas and concepts quickly and be able to distill them clearly then you'd fit right in. You'll also be hyper organised - if you colour coded your lecture notes at uni, we'd love to hear about it.

We're still a small company, so you'll hit the ground running and there's loads to learn. You'll work with a great team, but we'll expect you to be able to work independently and take on responsibility from the first week. From there it's up to you - there's scope to grow with the role as the company expands over the next couple of years. 

All of our operations focus on our customers, and we’ve built a reputation for great customer service, so you should enjoy speaking to them, helping them, learning from them, and generally making it a pleasure for businesses to work with Tab. You’ll need to have good judgement and decision making skills as well as being naturally empathetic. Lots of the businesses we work with speak English as a second language, so being able to empathise with that and adjust accordingly is important.

You'll work mainly on Tab Payments, but as we build our operations and customer service for our new travel discovery platform, The Guide, you'll be able to get involved in that too. This is a real opportunity to make your mark on the company as we the processes that the whole team will use as we go through a period of significant growth, so it’s a really exciting time to get involved!

You should be comfortable speaking to a range of people both over email and on the phone. Languages - especially Spanish - are a plus. This role would equally suit someone with a bit of operational experience looking to gain more startup experience, or someone with some customer service experience who's ready to work more independently in a fast moving team. 



  • Strong academic background
  • 1+ years’ experience in a customer service or operations based role
  • Experience distilling complex concepts into clear explainations
  • Spanish speaking is a big plus

About You

  • You’ll be naturally curious and want to get to the bottom of things
  • Motivated to ‘wow’ customers and keep them cheerful - even if we can’t do what they want
  • Great attention to detail with both words and numbers - from identifying patterns and trends in data to noticing typos in emails.
  • Logical - you think through the hows, the whys, the whats and the next steps
  • A self starter. Obviously. We’re a start up
  • Exceptional organisation - you’ll need to be comfortable organising follow up and taking responsibility for creating reminders for yourself to keep things running smoothly
  • Interested in how international tourism and payments work - you’ll need to become an expert (we’ll teach you!)
  • Empathy - the businesses we work with are all different sizes and all over the world, and the things that they worry about can vary enormously. Lots of them don’t speak English as a first language either, so you’ll need to have the EQ to get to the heart of their questions and be able to empathise with them all. Language skills are a plus here!