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Customer Support Specialist

Job Work from home
Posted 8 Jul 2024
Work experience
0 to 10 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
€2,600 - €2,800 per month
Degree level
Required languages
English (Good)
Dutch (Fluent)

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bloomon is turning the flower industry on its head – for the better. How? By disrupting the traditional supply chain! We skip the auction and wholesale, to shorten the journey for our flowers. And we harness technology, brand and innovation to deliver gifts and subscriptions that delight our customers across Europe.

We launched in Amsterdam in 2014, and in 2021 joined forces with Bloom & Wild, the UK's fastest growing ecommerce company (according to the Financial Times). Our group is backed by top tier investors and is now home to a family of 3 strong brands, Bloom & Wild, bloomon and Bergamotte. Together, we’ve delivered over 20 million orders (and counting!), making us the largest direct to consumer flower business in Europe.

Our vision is to create the destination for making life a little more thoughtful and beautiful. And we won't stop at flowers and plants. Starting with the Bloom & Wild brand, we're expanding our gifting offering to other categories like cakes, candles and cocktails. This is all part of our ambition to build Europe's #1 direct to consumer gifting destination.

🛠️ Customer Delight @ Bloom & Wild Group

With the same care we are watering our flowers and arranging our beautiful bouquets, we are looking after our customers and helping them out.

Do you love to be in contact with people, take problems seriously and are thriving for solutions? Do you have a friendly personality and like to make people happy? Are you crazy about flowers and are also interested in logistics? Are you proactive and like to work in a dynamic environment?

Then join our Customer Service Department and become one of our Customer Service Caretakers who truly know how to bring a smile on people's faces.

⚙️ This is how a day of caring wildly looks like at bloomon Customer Service:

  • Grab a coffee (and some fruits) before you start the day with a kick-off to discuss the news and division of tasks with your team and team lead.
  • Ready to work. You are on the phone this morning, making sure to help our customers and finding quick solutions that bring a smile to their faces.
  • Mini-break. Time to enjoy some fresh air and sun on our roof terrace. You also take a look at this weeks flower collection while walking outside (our office is always filled with this weeks bouquets)
  • Back to work. It is quiet on the phone so you can turn to whatsapp, helping our and answering questions about flowers, deliveries and add-ons.
  • Lunchtime. Mmmh, that smells good. Enjoy some nice sandwiches, salads or soup together with your colleagues.
  • Now it is time for you to work on emails and webcare. Flexibility is key here as you are switching between the email and phone channel this afternoon.
  • Time for an afternoon coffee!
  • Now your team lead has planned a quality evaluation with you. Together you are reviewing your performance as well as some emails and calls together. You are getting some valuable feedback on how to improve your productivity and how to handle difficult phone conversations.
  • End of your shift. You are waving goodbye to the evening crew who just arrived and will take care of the deliveries tonight.

✅ Sun, water, flower food…What you need to make us flourish:

  • MBO/HBO/WO werk/denk niveau
  • Available for at least 24 to 40 hours a week
  • Strong communication and writing skills in Dutch (native) as well as a confident level of English as this is our company language
  • A background in a customer service-oriented position is a plus
  • Comfortable reaching out to and advising customers
  • A solution-oriented and friendly attitude as well as a kind nature
  • Proactive and definite ‘can do’ attitude.

✅ Good to know:

  • Working hours for this role will be with shifts between 09:00 and 22:30 Monday-Sunday and may change when required to match the business needs. This also includes bank holidays.
  • We expect you to work at least one evening shift per week and 1-2 weekends per month
  • Flexibility is required for this position.

These are some of the skills and experience we think will enable success in this role, but please don’t worry if you are missing some of these. We’re committed to building a team made up of different strengths, skills and experiences, so if you’re excited about our values, passionate about what you do and would like to join us in doing things more thoughtfully, we’d love to hear from you.

🏡 Belonging at Bloom & Wild Group

We know that we learn through our differences, and building a diverse team has always been central to creating the best experience for our customers. We value all backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences, and encourage everyone to share their opinions openly within our caring and inclusive team.

🧭 Our ways of working

We do things a little bit differently. From inventing letterbox flowers to founding The Thoughtful Marketing Movement. We’re big on collaboration, empathy, knowledge sharing and growth, and our values drive our priorities every day:

Lead change for good: we have the guts to try new things and step up to do what matters most

Think deeply, act swiftly: we make sure there’s thoughtful rationale behind our approach and always act swiftly to implement ideas

Care wildly: we pour care and creativity into everything we do and pay attention to the things that make a difference

Stay open, be curious: we’re open about what we’re doing and why, and we welcome challenges from each other

We really believe in the power of face-to-face connections - be that through a shared project, a learning and development opportunity, or an after work social - and trust our teams to make the right decisions (for them and us) about where and how they work each day. Our working patterns are flexible and vary across the business, depending on the type of work, need for collaboration, and personal and wellbeing circumstances.

🌟 (Some of) The good stuff

To care wildly for our customers, firstly we care wildly for our teams. We work hard to craft a culture of thoughtfulness and care, where there is a strong sense of inclusion and belonging, enabling all of our people to thrive and be successful each day.

🌻 Work that works for you

- Flexible working (core hours from 10-4pm)

- Work Abroad for up to 30 days each year

- Share in our success with a choice to take equity options from day 1

- 1 day per year to volunteer on a project that’s close to your heart

- We’ll support your commute to our office and site locations. Depending on your journey to work, this may include a Swapfiets, an NS business card or expense reimbursement

🌴 Time off

- 24 vacation days and an option to buy an extra 5 each year

- Happiness days (1 extra day each quarter for your personal ‘me time’)

- 1 celebration day per year, to celebrate a holiday that’s important to you

- Flexible bank holidays - trade a bank holiday for another day that fits your beliefs, values and celebration calendar

....Please find more on our website!

bloomon is turning the flower industry on its head – for the better. How? By disrupting the traditional supply chain, where most florists operate offline and have done for decades. bloomon creates seasonal collections using unusual stems to deliver unique flower arrangements on repeat or as a unique gift. We always use field-fresh high-quality flowers straight from the grower and deliver them to our customers through a high-tech and highly creative platform.

Active in 8 countries
100 employees
40% men - 60% women
Average age is 30 years