Current Openings

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Scrappy Ventures owns and runs RoomLion.com. We are an extremely lean team that strongly believes in creating a profitable business with long term sustainability. So we are always in a heads-down-execution-mode rather than the cash-burning-self-destructive-land-grab mode exhibited by most start-ups in this domain.

We are currently hiring for select telecommute or work-from-home roles.

Current Job Openings:


Role: Operations Intern – telecommute

This is a paid internship position. We are looking for an energetic and internet savvy Operations Intern to help grow RoomLion.com in India. This is a telecommute position and allows the candidate to work from their home or any other place of their choice. The candidate needs to have an extremely reliable broadband internet connection, a recent computer, and ability to make and receive phone calls without any background disturbance (phone device and SIM card will be provided by us and we will pay for the phone bill.)

This is a frontline position and the intern will be interacting with RoomLion hosts and guests over the phone or email on a daily basis.

Role Description

  • Host Services
    • Create new inventory on RoomLion.com as per the information provided by hosts and property owners
    • Curate data to ensure accuracy and completeness of information listed on RoomLion
    • Provide email and phone based support to hosts who want to list their property on RoomLion.com
    • Reach out to hosts proactively to get the requisite information needed for publishing accurate data on RoomLion
  • Guest Services

    • Collect reviews from guests who stayed at accommodation booked through RoomLion
    • Provide email and phone based support to guests who utilize RoomLion.com for finding an accommodation

Requirements

  • Extremely well organized, multi-tasker with great attention to detail
  • Passion towards Internet enabled businesses and drive/willingness to learn new skills with limited supervision
  • Dependability and accountability is of utmost importance
  • Street smarts and business savvy while having conversations with hosts. This is a frontline position and the intern will be spending a lot of time working with hosts over the phone, text messages and email. The intern should be able to drive the conversation, establish turnaround time for deliverables and follow up until the requisite information is received.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication in English. Highly preferred: Spoken communication in at least one other Indian regional language
  • Ability to draft well-structured, punctually and grammatically accurate emails
  • Predictable availability for 8 hours/day on weekdays
  • Willingness to provide daily and weekly updates over email
  • Proficient in using consumer internet products including Google searches, Google Maps, WhatsApp, Skype/Google Hangouts, and Online Travel Agent (OTA) portals
  • Big plus:

    • Familiarity with Excel, Google Spreadsheet and the broader Google Docs suite of products
    • General awareness of the real-estate and hospitality market
    • Invested time in understanding RoomLion’s business model and its strengths and weaknesses
    • At least one professional references and one personal/social reference

What will the intern get from RoomLion.com?

  • Fixed compensation
  • Experience Certificate
  • Work experience in building a real product
  • Consideration for permanent role

Next Steps

  • We strongly suggest submitting the following documents to interns@scrappy.in
  • Resume: 1-2 pages long
  • A short paragraph on why you want to work with us and how are you the best fit for this position
  • Internship Application Form: Please complete this form
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We will get in touch with you, if you seem to be a potential fit for this position


Role: Operations Manager – telecommute

We are looking for an energetic and internet savvy Operations Manager who will be responsible for multiple facets of growing RoomLion.com in India as well as internationally. This position offers the flexibility of working from any location of your own choosing. While we are flexible on the geographical location of the candidate, we highly prefer candidates based anywhere in Maharashtra, Bangalore, Kolkata, or Hyderabad – in that order. Apart from the requirements listed further below, candidates need to have an extremely reliable broadband Internet connection, a recent computer, and ability to make and receive phone calls without any background disturbance (phone device and SIM card will be provided by us and we will pay for the phone bill)

This role is highly suitable for anyone looking to get back into a professional career after a break, but would still need flexibility of working remotely with some planned interruptions during your work day. So any homemaker dads and moms are welcome to apply.

You will report to the academically and professionally accomplished CoFounder of RoomLion.

Compensation will include a fixed salary and performance based bonus. This role offers the opportunity to build and manage a team over a period of time.

Role Description

  • Guest Services
    • Provide email and phone based support to guests who utilize RoomLion.com for finding an accommodation
    • Collect reviews from guests
    • Manage our social media presence
    • Subject to interest and ability, manage our paid advertising campaigns
  • Host Services
    • Provide email and phone based support to hosts who want to list their property on RoomLion.com
    • Create new inventory on RoomLion.com as per the information provided by hosts and property owners in India and overseas
    • Curate data to ensure accuracy and completeness of information listed on RoomLion
    • Generate a lead list via online research
    • Vet the leads by qualification and prioritize them
    • Run targeted marketing campaigns
  • Content Creation: The Operations Manager will either themselves or by hiring/supervising a contractor, lead the creation of following type of content
    • Blog posts of interest to hosts and guests of temporary accommodation
    • Video and audio based help content demonstrating the best practices for using RoomLion

Requirements

  • Extremely well organized, multi-tasker with great attention to detail
  • Passion towards Internet enabled businesses and drive/willingness to learn new skills with limited supervision
  • Dependability and accountability is of utmost importance
  • Street smarts and business savvy while having conversations with hosts
  • Excellent written and spoken communication in English. Excellent spoken communication in at least one other Indian regional language
  • Ability to draft well-structured, punctually and grammatically accurate emails
  • Predictable availability for 8 hours/day on weekdays
  • Willingness to provide daily and weekly updates over email
  • Proficient in using consumer internet products including Google searches, Google Maps, WhatsApp, Skype/Google Hangouts, Linkedin, Online Classifieds, and Online Travel Agent (OTA) portals
  • Big plus:
    • Familiarity with Excel, Google Spreadsheet and the broader Google Docs suite of products
    • General awareness of the real-estate and hospitality market
    • Invested time in understanding RoomLion’s business model and its strengths/weaknesses
    • At least two professional references and 1 personal/social reference

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