No time to cook, but you do want to eat a fresh meal. Chances are that you order your menu via Takeaway.com, better known as Thuisbezorgd.nl in the Netherlands. As market leader in the mainland of Europe and Israel, this meal delivery service is constantly growing. In order to continue to attract the best drivers internationally, there is room in this scale-up for an energetic Global Sourcing Manager.
Takeaway.com, originally from the Netherlands, is one of the first meal delivery companies in the country and has become an integral part of our society. Virtually every restaurant owner as well as every consumer works with it on a regular basis nowadays. What began in 1999 as a platform on which restaurants offered their own meals and delivery services, has grown into an international and listed company.
Over the past twenty years, the platform has been further developed and expanded with new features. Since 2016, for example, Takeaway.com has had its own delivery branch called Scoober. This means that one can also order meals from restaurants without their own delivery service. It sounds very simple: restaurants put their menus on the website and Takeaway.com takes care of the delivery. Very handy, but for the meal delivery service itself it creates much more work.
“In this market it is winner takes all. We intend to be the winner, which is why we are developing our delivery service into a best-in-class company with the right people, technology, and processes.” – Mark Deumer, Global Director Operations Takeaway.com
Within this business model, the competition is fierce, making the market extremely competitive. As a result, companies are constantly thinking creatively about how to reinvent themselves in order to gain, maintain and increase market share. Thanks to the delivery branch, the number of orders, and therefore the turnover, is increasing considerably. With the prospect of a possible international merger, this will continue to rise.
All in all: Takeaway.com is growing rapidly and as a result, the number of reliable drivers required is also increasing. Therefore, we have a specific task ready for a decisive and autonomous Global Sourcing Manager.
Vacancy: Global Sourcing Manager
This authority in the field of sourcing is continuously and extensively attracting new drivers for Takeaway.com. Not only for the Netherlands, but also for the almost one hundred international cities where the scale-up has its own logistics services in place. In this influential role, the main priority is solid vendor management, which means working with many agencies and thinking carefully about the best contracts and rates.
The Global Sourcing Manager creates and maintains a strong global sourcing strategy in order to steer everything in the right direction. From sourcing models and channels to the payment structures, compensations and benefits for drivers, this creative brain takes it all into account. Knowledge of the local labour markets, the associated wage developments and the latest trends within the regions of Takeaway.com are essential within this role. He or she therefore has no problem whatsoever with bridging cultural differences.
Moreover, this data-driven Global Sourcing Manager easily develops clear performance dashboards. That’s why he or she is always able to tell directly whether and in what way the various agencies reach their KPI’s.
In addition to deciphering data, solid communication skills help the Global Sourcing Manager to spread the insights in a clear manner throughout the company. To ensure that the hiring targets are achieved, he or she regularly engages with Operations Country Management and the Legal and HR department. Through close cooperation with the various international agencies, this proactive spirit manages important relationships and thus provides the right ingredients for Takeaway’s procurement mix.
The ideal candidate is very autonomous and feels comfortable in a role in which he or she is required to make important decisions. This natural networker is operationally very strong and develops smart commercial strategies to take Takeaway.com’s sourcing to the next level. The Global Sourcing Manager works from the head office in Amsterdam and reports to the Head of Driver Operations, who oversees the recruitment process for both internal and external drivers.