Why Deliveroo?

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 14 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.

The Investor Relations Lead is part of the Corporate Finance team and will report to the Director of Corporate Finance. Corporate Finance’s mission is to help find and generate capital, help frame capital allocation thinking and, eventually, influence how Deliveroo invests wisely. This includes  managing investor relations and future equity fund raising / capital markets interactions, our strategic planning and company budgeting and forecasting processes, capital allocation and board materials.

This is a key strategic role working with the Director of Corporate Finance and frequently directly with CFO/CEO to develop our narrative to investors, develop a deep understanding of our business,  performance and manage external relationships with investors. The role requires gravitas and experience interacting with the buy side, ideal for someone working in a top tier investment bank curious to be part of one of the most exciting startups in Europe, who thrives in a fast paced and ever-changing environment and enjoys bringing structure and guidance to manage that change. The role will involve:

  • Interactions with current investors, including monthly updates and quarterly calls
  • Working with C-level to align narrative and topics to be covered in each presentation or documents
  • Working with other Finance and Strategy leads and C-level to help define key metrics to report on and framework for presenting results
  • Act as the first point of contact for current investors, answering any ad-hoc questions or communications
  • Working with Head of FP&A, prepare financial materials to be shared externally
  • Work with CFO / CEO on developing our equity story
  • Help preparing materials for any funding rounds and help managing process
  • Develop deep understanding of our industry, competitive landscape and how we should position ourselves

Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years progressive experience
  • Advanced Excel, Powerpoint, and a deep understanding of financial accounts and their interpretation
  • Has worked in a top tier investment bank, ideally in the ECM or equity research teams focused on TMT, understands what institutional investors want and is able to shape the story of a company to succeed in the public markets
  • Great storytelling; Ability to work independently and be a self-starter; Understanding of Financial and Accounting principles; Passionate, motivated, proactive and flexible attitude

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.






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