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 8years ago and finding it almost impossible to order great food, despite the wealth of incredible restaurants in the city.  Fast forward 8 years and we operate in 12 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

Reporting to the Finance Director, this is a brand new role that offers a rare opportunity to be a part of one of the fastest growing tech start-ups at a very exciting stage. The right candidate will be able to build our procurement function from a small but effective team; to a department responsible for circa £280m of cross-functional spend. 

What do you need to bring to the table?

  • Degree qualified in related field such as Procurement, Supply Chain, Business Administration, Marketing etc.

  • MCIPS Qualification is desirable, but not essential

  • A minimum of 8 years  of procurement experience, which includes at least three years of leadership experience 

  • Can demonstrate successful results in managing procurement activities across a broad range of indirect categories including tech, marketing, corporate services and supply chain management

  • Experienced at working in (or with) fast-paced start-ups, with some global procurement exposure

  • Be a self-starter, with proven experience of  setting and ramping up a lean but effective team

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret complex data from various sources accurately and at pace

  • Proven negotiation ability and able to find creative solutions to saving money but achieve top quality partnerships

  • Flexible, adaptable and comfortable working with ambiguity

  • Have excellent communication skills

  • Able to influence and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders and 3rd parties

  • Be willing to “get your hands dirty” 

  • Be able to manage risk and prioritise appropriately 

What you would be doing 

This is a Global role, operating from HQ, which would involve a wide-range of procurement responsibilities including :

  • Lead the Procurement team in driving cost, quality, supply and sustainability improvements through tactical and strategic sourcing activities, including supplier relationship management, vendor consolidation and purchase compliance across the group

  • Develop, implement and advocate  the procurement strategy for the Group 

  • Driving continuous improvement, best value and quality partnerships with suppliers, contributing to spend targets and KPIs. 

  • Recruit and build up an effective procurement team

  • Working collaboratively with the finance and legal teams to build and implement a quality procurement process aligned with the Group’s KPIs

  • Oversee the development of key, strategic relationships and our most valuable negotiations with suppliers 

  • Developing the procurement management process as part of the new Procure to Pay transformation. 

  • Influencing and building relationships across the business, becoming the trusted procurement advisor to exec and senior management. 

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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