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 & an enormous opportunity ahead of us. It began with our founder Will, arriving in London over 6 years ago & finding it almost impossible to order great food, despite the wealth of incredible restaurants in the city. Fast forward 6 years & we operate in 13 countries with over 60,000 riders who deliver orders from 80,000 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 & restaurants, turning cooking from a chore to a choice, & giving people the freedom to eat what they want, when they want, where they want it.
We work with riders, restaurants & consumers. We operate one of the most complex three sided marketplaces in the world & we do this in real time. Millions of customers & thousands of restaurants & 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 were 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 & travel to retail & communications - its 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 FTs list of Europes fastest growing 1000 companies in 2018, & we were the first company ever to win Deloittes UK Top 50 two years in a row. Yet most of the extraordinary value this company will generate lies ahead of us.
Responsibilities & Requirements
The role leads on all public affairs issues in France, working closely with the global head of public affairs & other senior figures across the company.
This role is to ensure the company is a partner in helping government, regulators & stakeholders deliver their priorities; ensuring that the business is aware of ongoing & potential public affairs issues in France; to ensure the company is proactive in dealing with challenges & in demonstrating our commitment to the communities in which we operate; to build brand trust & be seen as a responsible, European company which plays a part in French policy-making.
Important ingredients for the right candidate for the Head of Public Affairs, France will be:
Experience of heading up a Public Affairs team.
An excellent understanding of the political landscape in France..
A demonstrable record of success in campaigning & influencing political decision-making in France, with strong pre-existing relationships.
An in-depth understanding of the policy & regulatory issues facing companies in the on-demand economy.
Experience of having worked in media or within politics is desirable.
A proactive attitude & a desire to learn about & help make decisions right across the business, including commercial & operational decisions.
A desire to work in a close-knit team & across multiple teams in a growing organisation.
An excellent verbal & written communicator with the ability to prioritise.
Experience growing & managing a team.
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, were always looking for new ideas & were very transparent about the decisions we make & why we make them.
There are so many questions we need to answer & plenty more we havent even encountered. How do data & 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 - & there is no challenge that cannot be yours. No solution is owned by a particular team, which means the scope for growth & personal impact is enormous.
Benefits & Diversity
At Deliveroo we know that people are the heart of the business & we prioritise their welfare. We offer a wide range of competitive benefits in areas including health, family, finance, community, convenience, growth, time away & 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 & because we believe that this is the right thing to do. We believe this helps build a culture where everyone is committed & able to share in the companys success.
We believe a great workplace is one that represents the world we live in & 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 & a desire to be part of one of the fastest growing start-ups around.