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 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.

The Role

As a rider operations excellence associate, you will be part of a team that is obsessed with challenging our existing operational processes across rider onboarding, support, engagement and rider kit and driving improvement and standardisation to these. Your primary responsibility will be as the global operational owner for Rider Kit and how it relates to the rider experience; rider conversion at onboarding; rider proposition and engagement. In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to work across other projects in the team - the dynamic nature of our business and operations means no day is the same!


You will be accountable for the operational execution of our rider kit strategy including:

  • Be the key stakeholder for partner teams (marketing, procurement, local operations teams and kit design) on the operational and rider facing elements of rider kit

  • Identify requirements for additional kit selection to enhance the rider proposition or for rider engagement

  • Define the kit shopping experience (on our third party e-commerce platform) to maximize ownership and conversion at onboarding

  • Work with the Marketing team on developing strategies to encourage usage of rider kit and work with local markets on the implementation of these

  • Ensure local teams have the right level of resources, the right tools and processes and the right level of training

Core competencies

  • Strong project manager - ability to manage projects with several stakeholders in a logical, structured and disciplined way.

  • An effective communicator and collaborator- has great interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly gain the trust and respect of others and to get their buy-in/sign-off. Proactive in gathering input from relevant stakeholders to co-create pragmatic solutions. 

  • Logical, structured and data-driven - is able to use logic and data to prioritise and drive change. Ability to balance this with the bigger picture and how projects align with the direction the business is heading in. 


We are looking for someone who has: 

  • Has 3+ years’ experience as an Associate (or equivalent) in a consulting firm or strategy function in a top-tier corporate

  • Has a deep desire to solve real world problems, who sees the value of data and structure and how important these are to understanding a problem and identifying effective solutions

  • Can prioritise effectively as well as lead multiple project workstreams concurrently and independently

  • Has solid Excel and modelling skills

  • Can demonstrate effective PowerPoint skills in terms of speed and quality of output

Life at Deliveroo

We are a small 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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