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Austin, Texas

Operations Manager

Next Insurance is a fast-growing 290+ person startup based in Silicon Valley and is led by a team of experienced entrepreneurs with a history of successful outcomes. Our mission is to transform insurance for small businesses by combining world-class technology and phenomenal customer service to offer better insurance at a lower price. Next has raised over $380 million from top-tier investors and is the valley’s latest unicorn, valued at over $1 billion.

Next is well-positioned to become the leader in the $140 billion small business insurance market because we offer a 100% online experience that is tailored to unique business needs, and we get customers insured in minutes - something no one else does. Despite the size of the market, the experience of buying small business insurance has not caught up with best practices instituted in other industries like banking, lending, and even personal lines insurance. There is still a lot of paper involved, purchasing a policy can take days or even weeks, and the coverage is so complex that it’s hard for entrepreneurs to understand what they are buying. We're here to change that. Our goal is to make insurance simple, affordable, and transparent for small businesses so they can stop worrying about insurance and focus on running their businesses.

Next Insurance’s mission is to provide all businesses with simple, tailored, and affordable insurance. We are passionate about making the lives of small business owners easier. We have set out to make sure no small business is blocked from achieving their dreams because of insurance. The Operations Manager will oversee a team of Customer Service Team Leads, ensuring their operational success in managerial requirements and KPI goals. This person will work closely with the Site Leader on management direction, structure, and growth. Additional strategic and tactical projects may be assigned based on the Customer Service Division’s needs, and potentially other areas of the Operations organization.


Execute on vision and direction as provided by Site Leader.

Weekly rollup reporting to Site Leader discussing areas of success and opportunities as well as ideas for improvement.

Work with Site Leader and the People Team in developing a strong management coaching program for Team Leads.

Work closely with Team Leads on prioritization and structure of their daily routines.

Weekly reviews with Team Leads on team performance. Provide coaching/guidance as needed.

Review Agent level action plans built by Team Leads, and provide guidance.

Build Individual Development Plans for Team Leads, and consult on plans for their agents.

Work with Team Leads to identify ‘red zone’ agents (at risk of attrition) and plans to mitigate.

Work with Site Leader in leading the selection of new hire candidates and fulfillment of new hire and backfill staffing requirements.

Maintain an open and servant heart presence on the floor.

Analyze and interpret data to develop site and team-level performance improvements.

Identify areas for improvement in processes to drive additional efficiencies.

Identify areas of improvement within the site in regards to agents experiencing a great place to work.

Work closely with Workforce Analyst regarding weekly and real-time scheduling to ensure daily service levels are met.

Build a close relationship with People Team liaison for HR-related matters. Open and transparent communication here is a high priority.

Work with Site Leader, Facilities Manager, and Office Coordinator on Site Safety Standards and Protocols.

Work with Project Managers, Data Science, and Engineering in providing acquired feedback that can assist with company efficiencies and growth.

Work closely with Trainers and Team Leads as new hires transition into teams.

Desired Skills and Experience:

Required: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

Required: Minimum 3+ years contact center management experience or equivalent experience.

Required: Minimum 2+ years leading contact center managers or equivalent experience.

Ability to act independently in real-time situations.

Attention to detail.

Excellent analytical, decision making, and problem-solving skills.

Familiar with Tableau and other analytic software systems.

Outstanding oral and written communication skills.

Proven ability to work and consult as part of a larger team.

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