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.
- Event planning and execution - you will project plan and deliver our global programme of events and visits, including:
- Multiple large scale annual events
- International Editions launches
- Exec level speaking opportunity calendar
- Building our events programme - working with teams across the business to create and deliver a comprehensive programme of events which supports our business objectives. Developing and bringing to live exciting creative concepts that reflect the brand and key business initiatives and priorities.
- Project management of agenda and content - you will be responsible for coordinating with relevant teams across the business, and externally such as suppliers and agencies, to build and deliver compelling agendas and content for every event. This will involve securing external speakers, commissioning research, reviewing all content to ensure that it is reflective of the overarching message of the individual event
- Operations and logistics - you will coordinate staffing, event scheduling and on-the-day logistics to ensure events run smoothly
- Reporting- you will ensure that all events contribute to overall business objectives, measuring the success of each event, and using results to optimise our future events calendar
- Driving attendance - coordinating relevant teams to timeline manage appropriate invitation, marketing and attendance lists for relevant events. You will also drive the thinking behind our approach to paid-for event tickets
- Venues and suppliers - you will source, coordinate, negotiate, and liaise with venues and third party suppliers to deliver high-quality, on-brand events
- Budgeting - you will have responsibility for full event budgets, demonstrating best value procurement and delivering events within budget
- 5+ years’ experience organising both small events and large conferences - from 5 to 500 delegates - either solely, or as part of a team.
- Experience leading the development and delivery of large scale events from scratch (including concept, creative, content, location, budget and logistics).
- Experience managing large budgets and delivering events within those budgets.
- Experience managing agencies.
- Experience delivering B2B events internationally is advantageous.
- Highly-organised and methodical - you have a structured approach to task management, and working to deadlines
- Leadership - you are able to motivate and coordinate people across the business to achieve objectives.
- Third party management - you know how to select, negotiate with, and manage vendors to get the best result for the best price.
- Passion for the industry - you keep up to date on what competitors and market leaders are doing and how the industry is changing.
- Creative approach - you have a track record of delivering stand-out creative events. You’re passionate about building the best event programme possible. You keep up to date on what competitors are doing and how the wider events industry is changing. You can advise the business on innovative new approaches.
Life at Deliveroo
We are a growing team, with very large impact, seeking to answer some of the most interesting questions out there. We move fast, we’re always looking for new ideas and we’re very transparent about the decisions we make and why we make them.
There are so many questions we need to answer and plenty more we haven’t even encountered. How do data and technology help restaurants to grow as consumer habits change? How can we predict what someone wants to order for dinner long before the idea has even crossed their mind? At Deliveroo these are just some of the tough problems we are solving - and there is no challenge that cannot be yours. No solution is owned by a particular team, which means the scope for growth and personal impact is enormous.
Benefits and Diversity
At Deliveroo we know that people are the heart of the business and we prioritise their welfare. We offer a wide range of competitive benefits in areas including health, family, finance, community, convenience, growth, time away and relocation.
In 2018 we announced our decision to give every employee equity in the company. We did this because we wanted all of our employees, regardless of location, level or role to be owners and because we believe that this is the right thing to do. We believe this helps build a culture where everyone is committed and able to share in the company’s success.
We believe a great workplace is one that represents the world we live in and how beautifully diverse it can be. That means we have no judgement when it comes to any one of the things that make you who you are - your gender, race, sexuality, religion or a secret aversion to coriander. All you need is a passion for (most) food and a desire to be part of one of the fastest growing start-up’s around.