Summer jobs are synonymous with major FOMO, but summer 2019 is set to buck that trend for one lucky job applicant. Deliveroo is looking for festival food taster, someone to visit the hottest music festivals and try everything tasty in sight!
The new opening forms part of Deliveroo’s commitment to being the definitive food company, that means working with the very best of up and coming talent in the UK food scene. The seasonal role will report into Deliveroo’s special projects team to determine who are rising stars in the food truck scene, with a view of signing them up to Deliveroo Editions.
The newly created role will play a key part in determining new food trends, analysing consumer behaviour and identifying popular food vendors. Deliveroo is a leader in the food delivery industry and this role will support the company in keeping its competitive edge, ensuring we always have the best selection of food that our customers love to eat.
Deliveroo wants someone who has a sharp understanding of the food and isn’t fussy when it comes to trying new dishes - we’re looking for someone who can translate a great foodie experience into recommendations for the how we engage with potential partners.
The new food taster role has the following requirements:
- Experience in eating all food types (including meat dishes)
- A keen understanding of the summer festival scene, you will need to propose festivals to attend with a rationale for each
- Willingness to travel
- An excitement which comes from being at the cutting edge of new developments in the food industry and working for a market leader which is expanding at a record pace.
- Non-smokers are preferable due to taste bud functionality
Interested applicants should email their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
When you first think about Deliveroo, you probably think of getting great food to your house in less than half an hour. Awesome right? But behind the scenes is the real story. This story is one of high growth, huge challenges and an enormous opportunity ahead of us. It began with our founder Will, arriving in London over 5 years ago and finding it almost impossible to order great food, despite the wealth of incredible restaurants in the city. Fast forward 5 years and we operate in 13 countries with over 50,000 riders who deliver orders from 50,000 restaurants in over 200 cities worldwide.
We want to be the definitive food company - the app you go to any time you have a hunger pang. We are transforming the way people think about food. We are providing people with limitless access to different cuisines and restaurants, turning cooking from a chore to a choice, and giving people the freedom to eat what they want, when they want, where they want it.
We work with riders, restaurants and consumers. We operate one of the most complex three sided marketplaces in the world and we do this in real time. Millions of customers and thousands of restaurants and riders rely on us to match them within milliseconds. The algorithms behind that marketplace are the secret sauce that allow us to deliver our orders in under 30 minutes.
And we’re just getting started
The scale of the opportunity ahead of us is immense. The global food market is valued at £7.7 trillion but only 1% of it is currently online. Contrast that with the digital disruption of countless other industries - from banking and travel to retail and communications - it’s clear that our journey in the food sector has only just begun.
We are already a multi-billion dollar company that is more than doubling in size every year. Deliveroo came top in the FT’s’ list of Europe’s fastest growing 1000 companies in 2018, and we were the first company ever to win Deloitte’s ‘UK Top 50’ two years in a row. Yet most of the extraordinary value this company will generate lies ahead of us.