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Strategic Initiatives Lead, Strategy & Planning - Uber Eats



London, UK
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023
About The RoleThe UKI Delivery Strategy & Planning team supports the UKI Uber Eats Leadership team to define our strategy globally, as well as working collaboratively with global functions and markets to assist with identifying areas to improve alignment and execution. The Strategic Initiatives Lead role is at the intersection of strategy and implementation. The role is responsible for the delivery of critical cross-functional strategic priorities for the business, building and implementing projects, programs and capabilities which solve the most pressing challenges and opportunities for the Uber Eats UKI business. What You'll DoAs Head of Strategic Initiatives, you will be responsible for scoping and executing high priority business programs and projects to respond to the most pressing needs of the UKI Delivery business, leveraging cross functional resources, and delivering projects and programs critical to the execution of the overall strategyTranslate ambiguous questions, drive analysis and synthesise findings into clear strategic recommendations to leadership, using quantitative and qualitative data to build strategies and inform decision makingBuild and incubate capabilities and operations through the full project lifecycle from strategy and scoping, design and build, implementation and integration into the businessIdentify operational and structural weaknesses and help improve existing or develop new processes to keep the business as efficient as possible Basic Qualifications
  • 6+ years of experience in related field, including consulting, technology, analytics, operations, and strategy
Preferred Qualifications
  • A great communicator - Work directly with senior leadership and cross-functional teams to drive decision making, alignment and implementation of strategic initiatives
  • An entrepreneurial attitude - Ability to thrive in ambiguous and fast paced environments working across multiple teams and functions
  • A "driver" personality - biased toward action, outstanding collaborator and excellent simplifier -- you're constantly pushing toward clarity and delivery
  • Outstanding stakeholder and program management - the ability to deliver through others - mobilising cross-functional groups with contending priorities to solve business problems by implementing well crafted programs and projects
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking - ability to independently scope and address ambiguous and complex problems, using data and analytical thinking to build practical recommendations and plan
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.