The Team

The U.K. & Ireland is our domestic and most mature market. Functions include commercial, 

operations and marketing, and teams in the UK&I partner closely with global functions such 

a product, technology and consumer to deliver results for our customers.

 

The role

The Operations Manager, On-Demand Grocery (ODG) sits within the newly created ODG 

Operations Team reporting into the Head of ODG Operations. The ODG Operations team is 

at the forefront of ensuring that Deliveroo strengthens its position as a leader in the online 

food delivery market. You will help to build out the new function as Deliveroo continues to 

cement itself in the ‘On Demand Grocery’ space.

You will be adept at working independently to diagnose, resolve and report on areas of 

concern and at communicating proficiently with multiple stakeholders. You will be a subject 

matter expert and executor, the authority on grocery operations. You will often be the 

Operations voice in the room during meetings with key partners and your ability to influence 

and deliver a clear message will be key.

Central to this role will be the ability to understand problems, test solutions to address them 

and quickly determine how to scale them. This is an area where “silver bullets” are unlikely 

to be found and a systematic approach to improvements will be the key.

 

What you’ll be doing

Operating at scale in a hyper competitive, hyper growth environment is no mean feat. As 

such you'll be faced with some of the most exciting problems across the food tech space. 

Working closely with the commercial organisation whilst collaborating with your peers in 

delivery operations, your role is to be the subject matter expert on grocery operations at 

Deliveroo with deep knowledge of the end to end fulfilment process.

 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the interests of customers, riders and grocery partners in every decision you

take to strengthen the business both now and into the future via a smooth logistics 

Network

  • Proactively find areas for improvement, be innovative in seeking the best solution, 

and execute in a timely and considered manner

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of how every action in Operations has second- 

and third-order impacts and how to plan for that

  • Take business priorities into account whilst delivering project workstreams to a very 

high standard 

  • Positively impact the overall rider network through improvements driven by working 

with large national grocery partners

  • Attain the knowledge to represent the team in discussions with senior stakeholders 
  • Align the aims of your team with those of other functions within the business

 

Requirements

  • Tiertiary level education or equivalent experience in consulting, program 

management or experience working in a high-growth start up/scale up

  • Analytical - Able to identify the relevant information required to make a decision and 

present that information in a concise, logical manner

  • Communication - Able to develop good working relationships with key stakeholders, 

influence, and attain the requisite buy in 

  • Inquisitive - Infectiously curious and happy to question the status-quo
  • Organised - Always deliver the right work at the right time
  • Project management - Comfortable handling multiple workstreams at the same time, 

working both individually and as part of a team.

  • Track record of ‘getting shit done’ - Operational knowledge of the business and how it

works today.

  • Know when you have enough insight to make-a-call and apply the 80 / 20 rule – rapid

high-quality decisions

  • Enjoy working in a fast changing, collaborative environment with ambitious targets 

designed to disrupt a major global market

  • Right to work in the United Kingdom

 

Preferred, but not required

  • Experience within the grocery segment to include a thorough understanding of 

operations and supply chains. 

  • Experience with forecasting and modelling.
  • Working knowledge of data visualisation tools (e.g. Tableau, Looker, Periscope). 

SQL a plus

 

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.

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