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General Manager, Eats New Zealand



Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2023
#GreatMindsDon’tThinkAlike At Uber, we take pride in our diversity and working environment that sees you as more than just a person that can do the job, but a unique individual that can level up our organization with a perspective only you can offer. Uber provides a truly open culture that encourages all to voice their thoughts! About The TeamUber Eats has been a leading brand in Online Food Delivery for the past five years. While there are many Kiwis that have ordered a meal through us, there are many others who could benefit from our products and services. #GoGetIt embodies the attitude and mindset of Delivery at Uber. We provide the best customer experience possible for our consumers, as well as facilitating growth and earnings for our merchants and drivers. About The RoleWe are looking for our next passionate and committed executive leader to lead the NZ Eats business through its next phase of growth. This role will be entail being
  • The strategic leader of the NZ business, translating global goals into a locally inspiring strategy and plan and delivering on ambitious business goals
  • A competent, decisive and optimistic leader that can rally many teams and stakeholders to achieve a shared vision.
  • A visible and vocal champion for the NZ business internally and to customers and partners externally
  • Responsible for managing and driving the success of a team of individual contributors whose core responsibilities focus on the acquisition, retention and growth of our merchant base
  • An important cross functional partner to the many teams that do not directly report to you, but are critical to successful execution of your plan including CommOps, Sales, Marketing, Policy, Legal, Comms, Tax, HR, Recruiting, Finance, BD and many more.
This is a multi-faceted role in that it requires you to be a strong and effective business leader with a proven ability to achieve excellent business impact. You must also be a skilled people leader who is able to build and lead high performing teams and develop and mentor your team members. Key Responsibilities Strategize – Work closely with senior leadership across the Sales and Ops org through tying global priorities to local insights and innovation to shape a compelling vision and strategy to grow the NZ Eats business and inspire the team to execute on this. Achieve ambitious business goals - You will be accountable for ensuring we deliver on our ambitious goals in New Zealand including achieving excellent growth in our NZ business in NZ and achieving our ambitious goals for the market. Lead - lead and inspire the local team in New Zealand, including being an effective commercial leader who can inspire our sales and account management teams while also being adept in operations and strategy Build relationships - represent Uber Eats externally with key customers and stakeholders in New ZealandInfluence – Work cross-functionally with our Sales, Product, Operations and Analytics teams to improve commercial performance of the New Zealand business Analyze & Experiment – Develop and speak to models that evaluate the economic and strategic costs and benefits of various retention and growth initiatives programs and experiments. Work with your team and key partners to develop new opportunities to partner with our customers; bring new products and innovations from Uber Eats to our partners. Diversity, Equality & Inclusion - Contribute to a culture that is committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive and diverse team environment. People leadership: Attract, motivate and develop a robust team. Build an incredible culture for your people with customer-obsession at the heart of everything you do. What You’ll Need
  • 15+ years work experience, ideally including time spent in commercial / sales leadership roles and/or operations or strategy
  • Be based or be able to locate to Auckland, New Zealand
  • Previous success in business-accountable roles. A track record of consistently delivering excellent results
  • Strong track record of building, leading and engaging diverse teams
  • Self-starter and collaborative leader. Everywhere you go, you can't help but mobilize people, build things, resolve
  • Evidence of successful complex stakeholder management across a variety of functions including across international borders
  • An appetite for taking smart risks in a fast moving, competitive and often ambiguous environment
Uber is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.Offices continue to be central to collaboration and Uber’s cultural identity. Unless formally approved to work fully remotely, Uber expects employees to spend at least half of their work time in their assigned office. For certain roles, such as those based at green-light hubs, employees are expected to be in-office for 100% of their time. Please speak with your recruiter to better understand in-office expectations for this role.