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GM Food, KSA

Careem

Careem

Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Careem is building the Everything App for the greater Middle East, making it easier than ever to move around, order food and groceries, manage payments, and more. Careem is led by a powerful purpose to simplify and improve the lives of people and build an awesome organisation that inspires. Since 2012, Careem has created earnings for over 2.5 million Captains, simplified the lives of over 50 million customers, and built a platform for the region’s best talent to thrive and for entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. Careem operates in over 70 cities across 10 countries, from Morocco to Pakistan.

About the team

Careem Food is one the fastest growing verticals within Careem working alongside thousands of peoples’ everyday favorite brands. We're rapidly expanding across the region and constantly looking to deliver world class delivery experiences to hungry customers everywhere. Join us on the rocket ship!

Saudi Arabia is one of the most strategic markets for Careem, with presence across all core cities in Ride Hailing and a growing coverage of our Food delivery service. Careem’s Super App journey is at its beginning in KSA with a massive opportunity to serve market needs, and we’re looking for someone to lead the Food business for Careem in KSA.

What you'll do

  • Developing the market vision and strategy to pave the path for exponential growth of Careem’s Food business in KSA
  • Overseeing and managing the market performance and day-to-day operations including building selection, enhancing experience, and growing restaurant partners’ business on Careem
  • Managing and owning the P&L for the country setting direction, budget allocations, and forecasts and plans at an annual, quarterly, and monthly level
  • Setting policies and processes for the business in the market
  • Building key relationships internally and with market stakeholders, including regulators, partners, and vendors to establish a thriving business

What you'll need

The ideal candidate will have a passionate commitment to leading and growing an exceptional Food tech business in a Super App ecosystem in Saudi Arabia. We’re looking for someone with an insane focus on excellence and customer service, a strong sense of curiosity and urgency to get things done, a bias for action and excitement for problem solving and getting hands dirty where needed, and a clear alignment with our core values: ownership, being of service and shooting to the moon. Key qualifications include:

  • Proven experience as a General Manager or similar executive role with P&L responsibility
  • KSA market experience and understanding; experience in consumer-facing business
  • 12+ years of experience
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership skills; excitement for building and growing teams

What we’ll provide you

We offer colleagues the opportunity to drive impact in the region while they learn and grow. As a full time Careem colleague, you will be able to:

  • Work and learn from great minds by joining a community of inspiring colleagues.
  • Put your passion to work in a purposeful organisation dedicated to creating impact in a region with a lot of untapped potential.
  • Explore new opportunities to learn and grow every day.
  • Work 4 days a week in office & 1 day from home, and remotely from any country in the world for 30 days a year with unlimited vacation days per year. (If you are in an individual contributor role in tech, you will have 2 office days a week and 3 to work from home.)
  • Access to healthcare benefits and fitness reimbursements for health activities including gym, health club, and training classes.