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Guest Experience Specialist - Reservations (International)

Kasa Living

Kasa Living

Manila, Philippines
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Location: This role is fully remote [PH]; we set a location because some job boards require it.

As a Guest Experience Specialist on our Reservations team, you will build a personal connection with our guests through phone, email, and chat support to address a variety of questions and scenarios of travelers considering booking a Kasa stay. Your primary focus will be creating a 5-star guest reservation experience through genuine care and efficient reservation support including the assessment of guests' travel needs and recommendations of suitable Kasa accommodations resulting in the booking of a Kasa stay.

Unleash your career potential at Kasa

We're building a tech-enabled global hospitality brand that unleashes the potential of liveable space. Hospitality is at the core of who we are, and we are committed to providing our teams the same care we give our guests, neighbors, and partners.

[This role is based in the Philippines and is a contract position.]

Required Qualifications

  • Change Advocate: Thrive in an environment with constant change and easily adapts to new processes, technology, and/or procedures that impact day-to-day responsibilities

  • Resiliency Master: Effectively manage repetitive, in some cases unpleasant, guest interactions with, tenacity, grit, humility, and humor

  • Hall of Fame Communicator: Communicate verbally and in writing with genuine care and hospitality that avoids jargon and generalizations to deliver a memorable, 5-star guest experience

  • Smooth Operator: Approach problem resolution with confidence, empathy, and creativity to swiftly and successfully resolve guests’ stated and unstated needs

  • Guest-Centric Mindset: Multiple years of experience in the hospitality or service industry working backward from the guests needs to deliver positive experiences and interactions

  • Process Minded: Effectively execute established processes with precision and surfaces process deficiencies that negatively impact the guest experience

  • Growth Mindset: Operate with the intention to learn, stretch and grow by proactively seeking and providing feedback and humbly sharing best practices to promote the success of the team overall

  • Reliable: Take pride in arriving to work on time and welcomes the opportunity to work nights and weekends

Desired Qualifications

  • Reservation Optimizer: Delivers a compelling value proposition to prospective guests to promote the booking of a Kasa stay

  • Inquisitive: Asks thoughtful questions that will prompt dialogue with guests to elicit information that will lead to booking a Kasa stay

  • Bilingual: Building upon your hall-of-fame communication expertise, you can facilitate conversations with guests in a second language, such as Spanish.

Don’t meet all of the qualifications? We want you to consider all of your skills and experiences - both professional and personal- that would make you successful in this role. Although some qualifications are essential, others can be attained with time. We believe diverse perspectives, upbringings, and knowledge contribute to our strong company culture and we encourage you to apply.

Expected Results:

  • Key Result 1: Use your resources to assist guests with questions and issues.

    • Key Initiative: Use shortcuts and AI to respond to guest messages 50% of the time.

  • Key Result 2: Drive efficiency of the guest experience through the achievement of average response time to a guest inquiry.

    • Key Initiative: Maintain a Speed to answer of 2.5 min for SMS & Chat

    • Key Initiative: Maintain an Average Conversation handle time of 5 minutes.
  • Key Result 3: Drive quality outcomes for guests ensuring problem resolution and guest satisfaction.

    • Key Initiative: Achieve a Customer Satisfaction Score of 4.25 or higher

  • Key Result 4: Achieve a target conversion rate of prospective guest inquiries to a confirmed Kasa booking.

    • Key Initiative: Achieve a guest prospect conversion rate of 17% or higher

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Benefits

  • 🌏 Remote Work: With flexibility as a core value, and over three-quarters of the team working remotely, Kasa employees are able to work from anywhere!

  • Kasa Travel Credit: We love to travel! Kasa employees get an allowance of free stays with us in any of our locations, plus a discount on any night for friends and family.

  • 💰 Competitive Salary: We offer total compensation at or above market rates plus additional earning opportunities based on the position.
  • Other Perks: Qualifying full-time roles are eligible for a wi-fi stipend, home office stipend, and more!

Who We Are

Kasa is a Real Estate Technology company that is building a global accommodations brand unlike any other. We partner with owners of multifamily, single-family, and boutique hospitality properties, transforming underutilized real estate into stylishly furnished, professionally managed units that cater to business and leisure travelers alike. We took the best that hotels and short-term rentals had to offer and created a new class of hospitality that is well-priced, trustworthy, and offers a large selection of great locations!

Behind the scenes, we build technology that combines with our innovative operations to grow a globally scalable offering that delivers high-quality stays. Our guests enjoy seamless check-ins, spacious apartments, and attractive amenities, helping them feel right at home. If anything comes up, our remote guest experience team is available 24/7, ensuring our hospitality is always felt, though rarely seen.

Kasa is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Kasa Living is an E-Verify participant. We will verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States by matching information employees provide on the form i-9 against records available to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). You may find more information here and here.

Kasa does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers or People & Talent team.

The Kasa Talent Acquisition team will only communicate from email addresses that use the URLs kasa.com and us.greenhouse-mail.io. We will not use apps such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, or Google Hangouts for communicating with you. We will never ask you to send us money or technology to work for our company. If you believe you are a scam victim, please review your local government consumer protections guidance and reach out to them directly. US-based applicants may refer to this article from consumer.ftc.gov for more details.