Organization Change Management – based in Yokohama

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Yokohama, Japan

About Agoda 

Agoda is an online travel booking platform for accommodations, flights, and more. We build and deploy cutting-edge technology that connects travelers with more than 2.5 million accommodations globally. Based in Asia and part of Booking Holdings, our 4,000+ employees representing 90+ nationalities foster a work environment rich in diversity, creativity, and collaboration. We innovate through a culture of experimentation and ownership, enhancing the ability for our customers to experience the world.

Get to Know our Team: 

Agoda’s Customer Support Team understands that travel can be an everchanging environment. That is why we provide in-person, real-time help around the clock and in 38 languages. No matter the issue, we present the best of Agoda’s values to each and every customer with multiple support channels and a strong desire to serve. Certainly doing more than answering phone calls or replying to emails, our specialists actively look for ways to improve our customer’s experience. We quickly adapt to challenges by collaborating with other teams and experimenting on everything we can. This has allowed us to develop new and effective products that produce meaningful results and continue to drive Agoda’s business performance. Our Customer Support Team serves a daily role in contributing to a core strength and service of Agoda with a clear vision and a focus on efficient and satisfying customer support. 

The Opportunity:

The objective of this role is to support and bridge the ongoing change initiatives between various teams in our Customer Experience Group (CEG) and enable the local site operations and global customer service teams to embrace/adapt to product/tool/process changes or experiments. In this way, the Change Enablement Lead contributes to the overall success of these changes for CEG to become more efficient and effective.

The Change Enablement Lead enables their team by building strong professional relationships, maintaining a regular flow of communication, and providing encouragement and support through the change.

In this Role, you’ll get to: 

    • Support implementation of changes in the organization by working with Project Managers and senior stakeholders
    • Facilitate focus group discussions to gather insights and provide recommendations to bring operational efficiency
    • Provide efficient and regular change related reporting and insights to management (e.g. low usage of agent, low QA results)
    • Ensure appropriate feedback mechanisms are in place locally by creating and encouraging a positive environment to ensure issues/bugs/usability feedback is collected and made available to initiating teams.
    • Prepare localized deployment plans by breaking down workstreams, activities and timelines.
    • Contributes to cross site discussions with others in the Change Enablement role to share learnings and best practices
    • Together with Project Managers – analyze issues, identify risks, report accordingly to management and propose solutions to be implemented
    • Build healthy and professional relationships with team members and stakeholders to establish and nurture a culture of open feedback, collaboration, encouragement, and delivery to high standards.
    • Support and Motivate teams to embrace change.
    • Be an example to the team through behavior, living up to the Agoda values and CEG leadership behaviors.
    • Collaborate with local site leaders to communicate updates, performance concerns, related challenges and working with respective managers to improve

What you’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Strong communication skills in English and Japanese, conceptual ability and ability to work well with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Professional experience in Microsoft Office tools (e.g. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the confidence to deal with people at all levels
  • Eagerness to pitch new ideas, take initiatives, and look for opportunities for improvements
  • Ability to multi-task and work with constant deadlines
  • Collaborative approach to work across functions and levels across departments and ensure a productive work culture
  • Ability to analyze business challenges with a data-driven approach and communicate actionable recommendations to business leaders
  • Comfortable with uncertainty and experimentation

It’s Great if you have:

  • Procedural & product knowledge
  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools
  • Experience in a contact center environment

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Equal Opportunity Employer 

At Agoda, we pride ourselves on being a company represented by people of all different backgrounds and orientations. We prioritize attracting diverse talent and cultivating an inclusive environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. Employment at Agoda is based solely on a person’s merit and qualifications. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of sex, age, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, citizenship, veteran or military status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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