BPO Vendor Manager

  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: Atlanta, United States
  • Position open to remote: Yes
  • Current Square Employee?: Apply via go/jobs

Company Description

We believe everyone should be able to participate and thrive in the economy. So we’re building tools that make commerce easier and more accessible to all. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. Our new reader helps our sellers accept chip cards and NFC payments.  We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. Let’s shorten the distance between having an idea and making a living from it. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

As Square Seller Customer Success continues to grow, we are looking for a passionate team member for our BPO Vendor Management organization, who can successfully and effectively manage the day-to-day operation and relationship with vendors at a global scale. 

We are looking for someone who understands call center metrics (Key Performance Indicators) and has extensive work experience with CSAT/NPS as the primary performance metric driving results and improving frontline advocate performance, across voice and non-voice channels.

We need someone who feels comfortable working with raw data and conducting DSAT analysis, while articulating meaning conversations on business requirements with internal stakeholders to identify performance gaps and opportunities to ultimately define and implement action plans.

This role can sit in STL/ATL or remote*


Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day performance of outsourced operations for Seller - Customer Success, ensuring overall quality levels are being delivered.

  • Regularly visit vendor sites for relationship building, performance reviews and to assess overall program health; from employee experience to processes and best-practices.  

  • Responsible for analyzing data with vendors to drive changes if needed, improving operational processes, identify opportunities to increase efficiencies to reduce costs.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to properly manage expectations on performance, business requirements and overall service delivery, holding vendor accountable for overall performance execution. 

  • Understand reporting needs and request appropriate data analysis on metrics performance for internal stakeholders and Seller - Customer Success leadership.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for issues related to overall vendor performance and quality to effectively resolve escalations and provide solutions to vendors. 

  • Identify opportunities for processes and best-practices adoption, develop and adjust SOPs to align with Seller - Customer Success globalization plans and strategy.

  • Orchestrate efforts from internal and outsourced teams to conduct and engage in meaningful conversations during weekly, monthly and quarterly business reviews. 

  • Establish and solidify business plans and roadmaps as it pertains to recruiting, hiring, training and product knowledge management (vendor management governance) 

  • Set vendors up for success by advocating for them when needed and ensuring their feedback is heard and prioritized to drive procedure and tooling improvements.

Qualifications

  • 4+ years of work experience managing BPO operations as client and/or vendor. 

  • Excellent communication and influencing skills; proven experience of influencing other teams/groups where their support is critical to success.

  • An amazing team player, understanding cultural barriers and bridging business gaps. 

  • Solid Project Management experience and ability to oversee multiple projects at once.

  • Strong analytics and reporting background, with the ability to build scorecards/dashboards independently.

  • An ability to identify upstream blockers, prioritize solutions and communicate effectively.

  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally (20% of the year)

Preferred Qualifications 

  • In-depth expertise in contact center forecasting, scheduling and capacity planning.

  • Previous experience launching and implementing new outsourced operations, ideally in a global - offshore location

  • Previous work experience developing and implementing process redesigns transitioning from current-state to future-state on a global delivery model.

  • Experience in negotiating complex contracts, preferably with global BPOs and proven track record in outsourcing benchmarking and market analyses.

  • Good understanding of Looker and Google Suite (sheets) for reporting.

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.