Jobs at Alumni Ventures Portfolio Companies


Customer Service Representative, Retention Specialist



Customer Service
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024
Quince was started to challenge the existing idea that nice things should cost a lot. Our mission was simple: create an item of equal or greater quality than the leading luxury brands and sell them at a much lower price.
EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO AFFORD NICE THINGS. Quality shouldn’t be a luxury. We’re proud of our mission to bring the world’s highest quality goods to people at affordable prices.
QUALITY IS MORE THAN MATERIALS. True quality is a combination of premium materials and high production standards.
WE FOCUS ON THE ESSENTIALS. From the perfect crewneck sweater to hotel quality sheets, we're all about high quality essentials that bring enjoyment to daily life.
WE’RE INNOVATING TO MAKE UNREAL PRICES A REALITY. Our uniquely developed factory-direct model lets us offer exceptionally high quality goods for much lower prices than our competitors.
ALWAYS A BETTER DEAL. We believe in real price transparency, for both our customers and factory partners. This way, everyone gets a better deal.
FAIR FACTORIES. We are committed to working with factories that meet the global standards for workplace safety and wage fairness.
Quince is a retail and technology company co-founded by a team that has extensive experience in retail, technology and building early stage companies. You’ll work with a team of world-class talent from Stanford GSB, Wish.com, D.E. Shaw, Stitch Fix, Urban Outfitters, Wayfair, McKinsey, Nike etc.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter, problem-solver and successful in combining technology and data into best-in-class outcomes. The candidate is energized by solving complex business problems and consistently effective in making high-judgment decisions at rapid pace amidst the frequent ambiguity that comes with charting a course of action with no precedent. Moreover, the ideal candidate is energized by an environment where strategy, innovation and decision-making are intentionally distributed, where candor, speed and data are highly valued and colleagues at all levels hold each other to unusually high standards on behalf of Quince customers.
The Retention Specialist is responsible for answering customer questions pertaining to product information, order statuses, tracking information, returns & exchanges, and more. Candidates should have prior experience in customer service, preferably with a retail company, but not required. Candidates must have excellent written communication and the ability to demonstrate a Customer First mentality. Candidates must be comfortable using an authentic, customer-friendly tone when communicating issues that range in complexity.
Prior experience using Shopify, Zendesk, Gorgias or other customer service software is preferred. Experience working in a call center and/or remote environment is a plus but not required. Candidates must be detail-oriented, authentic, reliable, communicative, and comfortable working in a startup environment.
Retention Specialists are expected to work remotely and are required to have a distraction free work environment to be eligible for the role. Every Retention Specialist has a 90- day introductory period, and a successful completion of the introductory period is required.
Key Job Responsibilities
*Assist and engage with customers over the phone, must be comfortable with outbound call driven customer interactions.
*Virtually assist customers over chat, email, and social media with shipping & tracking, returns, product details, and customer account information.
*Manage multiple customer interactions channels efficiently.
*Multi-task to find information while communicating with customers. Proactively identify solutions to questions you anticipate in each interaction.
*Proactively identify solutions to questions you anticipate in each interaction.
*Provide best-in-class service experience for our customers while working in a fast-paced start-up environment.
*Seize the opportunity to build long-term relationships with our customers while problem-solving, turning potentially negative customer experiences into wonderful interactions.
*Required to maintain metrics at or above expectations. Metrics measured are CSAT, customer retention, daily customer interactions, and response time.
Job Requirements
*Associate degree or greater
*2+ years of professional experience working with a computer and web-based tools
*2+ years of experience working in customer service/support or job where strong writing skills are required
*Grit and ability to overcome obstacles (previous startup experience a plus!)
*Top-notch oral and written communication skills with outstanding attention to detail
*Have open availability and able to work weekends and key holidays
*Comfortable and familiar with working from home and being a self-starter Strong proficiency and willingness in handling customer support responsibilities over the phone
What We Offer
*Remote -first work environment
*Medical, dental, vision insurance offered
* 401(k)
*Competitive pay with monthly bonus eligibility
Quince seeks to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have a special need or disability that requires accommodation, please let us know.
Security Advisory: Beware of Frauds
At Quince, we're dedicated to recruiting top talent who share our drive for innovation. To safeguard candidates, Quince emphasizes legitimate recruitment practices. Initial communication is primarily via official Quince email addresses and LinkedIn; beware of deviations. Personal data and sensitive information will not be solicited during the application phase. Interviews are conducted via phone, in person, or through the approved platforms Google Meets or Zoom—never via messaging apps or other calling services. Offers are merit-based, communicated verbally, and followed up in writing. If personal information is requested to initiate the hiring process, rest assured it will be through secure and protected means.