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 allows 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 the Operations Strategy Manager, you will be responsible for driving large cross-functional strategic projects. You will do this through analysis of operational efficiency, unlock growth through data backed solutions. 

You will have the unique opportunity to work alongside the restaurant and marketing teams to scale and develop our delivery networks across Belgium. Balancing the dynamics between customer, restaurant and delivery riders is a complex problem on which you will have direct ownership. You will be reporting directly to the Head of Operations and you will be supported by a high performing strategy analyst.

We are looking for someone that not only demonstrates excellent analytical skills and creative thinking, but also a deep curiosity to learn and a hunger to push the boundaries of success. This is the ideal role for someone looking to take their analytical skills into execution, process-building and iteration to get to operational excellence. It is also a rare opportunity to gain a valuable understanding of all the moving parts within a successful high-growth company.

Responsibilities

  • Lead strategic projects such as expansion into new cities, provide the best operations support to key accounts or liaise with the tech teams to deliver new features that will help our operations.

  • Collaborate with other teams, including Rider Marketing and Rider Engagement, to ensure markets are continuing to scale efficiently.

  • Collaborate with other markets to share knowledge and best practices.

Requirements

  • At least 3 years experience in strategy, management consulting, investment banking, operations management or growth.

  • Someone who can analyse data intelligently and conduct analysis to link variables.

  • You are able to understand incrementality and cause/effect.

  • Strong business acumen and an ability to prioritise your workflows.

  • Good execution skills, as you will be required to put your analysis into execution.

  • Personable and an ability to build effective relationships and collaborate with teams of wildly different skill sets.

  • Resilience and an ability to adapt to an ever evolving market and product.

  • Ability to leverage a highly skilled team.

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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