[CLOSED] Customer Support Executive

Paid full-time position at a rapidly-growing London, UK-based tech start-up, Zapnito.

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About Zapnito

Founded in 2013, Zapnito is a rapidly-growing London, UK-based tech start-up, provider of a SaaS community platform built to showcase expertise.

Innovative media companies, professional services firms and other knowledge providers use the Zapnito platform to promote thought leadership, increase revenue, and build engagement and trust with their audiences.

Customers include world-leading scientific publisher, Springer Nature, international associations like the OECD and Institute for Food Technologies and B2B business leaders like Informa and RepTrak.

Why work at Zapnito?

2021 will mark a rapid growth phase for Zapnito, offering an opportunity for you to work to your full potential and develop strategic and leadership skills as the company grows. At Zapnito we work in a fun environment, with hugely talented individuals. 

Job brief

Zapnito is looking for a Customer Support Executive to join our Customer Success team as we scale. The role will be primarily focused on answering and managing support tickets. It will also include assigning tasks to other members of the team and making sure these tasks are completed on time. A secondary focus will be on improving and maintaining the support processes as we scale.

The role is customer facing and will need excellent written and spoken communication skills. Experience working in previous customer service roles is highly desirable. The role requires the candidate to work across several online platforms, so experience with online support software is also desirable.

Required experience & skills

  • Customer service or support experience
  • Tech-savvy with experience using help desk software and support tools
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively

Preferred experience and skills

  • Knowledge of HTML
  • Knowledge of the Google Suite
  • Experience working with task management systems (Monday, Trello, Basecamp)

Traits and behaviors

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Proactive at discussing issues and following up on tasks with team members and customers
  • Unafraid of detail and “rolling up your sleeves”

Role Profile 

Key areas of focus:

  • Managing the customer support portal 
  • Answering customer questions and completing tasks in a timely manner
  • Following up internally on tickets and projects
  • Assigning tickets to relevant account managers 
  • Assist with upgrading features where necessary
  • Data entry and management
  • Weekly reporting to Head of Customer Success
  • Working with the other members of the support team to ensure the success of all customers
  • Build trust with customers through open and honest communication
  • Meet support team targets

Current systems used:

  1. Customer Support  - Zendesk
  2. Internal management - Basecamp
  3. Customer task management - Trello
  4. Zapier for integrations

What we offer

  • Competitive salary;
  • Share options;
  • 25 days' holiday (plus public holidays);
  • Flexible / home working;
  • A fun environment, in which you will work with hugely talented individuals.

Equal opportunities 

Zapnito is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, veteran’s status, or any other classification as required by applicable law.

Application deadline: 8th of January 2021

First interview round: the week of the 11th of January

Second interview round: week of the 18th of January

How to apply

Email laura@zapnito.com with your CV and cover letter, explaining why you would love to join the Zapnito team. Remember to mention that you are a current/former Laidlaw Scholar and provide a link to your Laidlaw Scholars Network profile! 

Note: This position is open to non-UK applicants, as long as you are within 2 hours of GMT, since we need the support cover for our customers who are mostly in these time zones.

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Nikol Chen (she/her)

Digital Content Manager, Laidlaw Foundation

Hello! My name is Nikol and I look after the Laidlaw Scholars Network.

I am originally from Kazakhstan and I studied Human Sciences at UCL. My final research explored the potential effects of design on patient wellbeing in hospitals, and I also took modules such as Ethnographic Documentary Filmmaking, Anthropology of the Built Environment, Art in the Public Sphere, and other less interesting-sounding things :)

Drop me a line if you have any questions about the site, or if you'd just like to chat! I am always down to meet interesting people, so let's get [virtual] coffee ☕️


Go to the profile of Susanna Kempe (she/her)
10 months ago

One of our fabulous Scholar alumni Georgina is already working at Zapnito so be sure to reach out to her if you would like the inside scoop. The Zapnito community platform is what powers this Scholars Network so you will already have a head start on how the product works and what a great community can achieve. Do apply!

Go to the profile of Georgina Sánchez
10 months ago

I would be happy to help!