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Manager II, Frontline Safety Contact Center



Spokane, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024
Who we are:
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We believe everyone deserves the unconditional love of a pet—and at Rover, our mission is to make it easier to experience that love. Founded in 2011, the Rover app and website connect dog and cat parents with loving pet sitters and dog walkers in neighborhoods across the US, Canada, and Europe. We empower our community of trusted pet sitters and dog walkers to run their own pet care businesses on Rover with the tools and security of a global company to back them.
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, we work closely with our teams in Barcelona, San Antonio, Spokane, and remote locations. We’ve got a reputation for being a great place to work, having been named among the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Seattle Business Magazine and Washington’s Best Workplaces in the Puget Sound Business Journal. We're an agile, fast-growing company, and our leadership comes from some of the world's most respected tech companies.
At Rover, our furry coworkers are just as important as our human ones—and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Along with making the joys of pet parenthood more accessible, we’re committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community of pet people—and that starts with our employees.
***This position is approved for remote work only in the following states: WA, ID, TX, GA, NC, MI & FL***
Who we're looking for:
Rover Operations Managers operate in a fast-paced, agile startup and are responsible for ensuring pet parents and pet caregivers receive world class customer service by coaching and scaling a multi-leveled customer experience team. We are looking for a strategic and analytically-minded leader to take customer support to the next level. Your work will directly shape the trajectory of the customer experience at Rover, all within a vibrant, pet-friendly, later-stage company environment.
The ideal candidate will have experience managing customer experience leaders in a high volume contact center. Your passion for team leadership is only surpassed by your passion for the customer. You will motivate, coach and develop your leaders to exceed performance goals, while also empowering them to advocate for the end user. You are someone who has demonstrated excellent decision quality in a high stakes environment. You are analytically minded, and know that if you can’t measure it you can’t optimize it. You are comfortable creating and analyzing reports, then making data-driven decisions to improve both business efficiencies and customer experience. Finally, you are able to easily context-switch between executing in the now and strategizing for the future. You will be expected to plan and staff the customer support function as it evolves.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, hire, develop and performance manage a team of 3-5 frontline managers supporting customers with resolution of a wide-range of issues, including emergency issues that pose significant risk to the company, users, and animal safety.
  • Identify opportunities to improve current processes in order to increase operational efficiency, customer satisfaction and the employee experience.
  • Experience supporting leaders and customers with high stakes emergency situations
  • Collaborate with Workforce Management to ensure schedules are being optimized, and new hire class needs are being evaluated monthly to meet service level objectives; both for projected volume increases, but also planned attrition
  • Manage staff and schedule adherence to ensure compliance with established SLAs for all channels of support; non-compliance with SLAs has a negative financial impact to the organization
  • Drives teams to deliver excellent customer support through various channels including live chat, email, and phone support
  • Partners with learning and development, and frontline managers to ensure the success of onboarding and training new agents.
  • Collaborate with leadership to promote an environment of accountability and productivity
  • Serve as an escalation point for high priority requests or complex investigations initiated by our customers
  • Responsible for onboarding , developing, and performance managing a team of contact center agents.
  • Assemble performance reporting by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends for internal leaders as well as customer; such reporting may include standing conference calls and/or business reviews

Your Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in a senior leadership role where your responsibilities included managing other leaders
  • 3-4 years experience managing or leading teams in contact center operations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable operating in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to handle escalated customer issues including emergency situations involving significant risk.
  • Ability to support with executive level customer escalations involving high stakes emergency situations
  • Experience with Zendesk, Talkdesk, or similar customer management tools
  • Experience using data to make strategic business decisions
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Bonus Skills:

  • Experience at a consumer technology company
  • Experience at a startup or other fast-growth company
  • Experience in vendor management
  • Experience with process design and improvement
  • Previously used Rover.com as a pet parent or dog sitter/walker
  • Demonstrated competency with one or more analytical toolkits, including Excel, Google Sheets, and / or SQL

Benefits of working at Rover.com

  • Competitive compensation
  • 401k
  • Flexible PTO
  • Competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Bring your dog to work (and unlimited puppy time)
  • Doggy benefits, including $1000 toward adopting your first dog
  • Stocked fridges, coffee, soda, and lots of treats (for humans and dogs) and free catered lunches semi-monthly
  • Regular team activities performed in-person and virtually


  • In the greater Seattle area the first-year salary range is $83,931-$108,167. In Washington State outside of the greater Seattle area the first-year salary range is $83,168-107,183. Additionally, Rover offers benefits to full-time employees.
  • The cash compensation offered for this role will be dependent on the candidate's experience, qualifications, skills, and abilities as demonstrated in the interview and hiring process.
Rover is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse, inclusive and inventive environment with the best employees. We’re driven by seeing our people succeed and grow, and we work to ensure everyone contributes to their fullest potential. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.
We are committed to work with you to look for reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.