Head of Sustainability & Impact at Grubhub

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About The Opportunity

We’re all about connecting hungry diners with our network of over 300,000 restaurants nationwide. Innovative technology, user-friendly platforms and streamlined delivery capabilities set us apart and make us an industry leader in the world of online food ordering. When you join our team, you become part of a community that works together to innovate, solve problems, grow, work hard and have a ton of fun in the process!

 

Why Work For Us

Grubhub is a place where authentically fun culture meets innovation and teamwork. We believe in empowering people and opening doors for new opportunities. If you’re looking for a place that values strong relationships, embraces diverse ideas–all while having fun together–Grubhub is the place for you!

 

Grubhub exists to build restaurants. We build our business by growing theirs. We build tools and processes that grow revenue and profits for restaurants. 

 

This strategic and pivotal role will report to and operate under the supervision of the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer. This leader of Sustainability and Impact will join a growing, dynamic team of change makers and will be tasked with defining the company’s path forward on sustainability, broadly, inclusive of social, economic, and environmental issues. The sustainability strategy is key in advancing Grubhub’s business strategy and in developing trust with Grubhub’s diverse stakeholder groups, and the strategy defines our connections at the national, state, and local level. 

 

The individual has a leadership role in designing and maintaining the overall sustainability strategy and will manage key partnerships that align with the overall company strategy. This individual drives key program developments, including communicating industry initiatives, working with external partners to advance Grubhub’s strategy and purpose. This individual has deep knowledge and acumen around ESG, relevant reporting capabilities, and understanding of the key areas of development for Grubhub. The leader will position Grubhub as not only a thought leader, but also an innovator around integrating sustainability into the overall business strategy. It is important that this individual be tech-forward in his/her approach as Grubhub’s issues are as well. 

 

Grubhub understands its duty to reduce its impact on the environment alongside the need to advance key social and economic issues. This individual has experience building out community impact programs and has proven leadership experience in driving and influencing initiatives at the most senior levels. This role also focuses on the development of restaurant and driver relations and defining the supplier code of conduct, including social and environmental guidelines/policies. 

 

Grubhub seeks to be the industry leader in social, economic and environmental sustainability, and this individual will work to set the direction for the company in its achievement of this key objective. A commitment to human rights, social justice, environmental protection, and the advancement of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals is at the heart of who we strive to become.

The Impact You Will Make

  • You will transform how diners and restaurants connect by leading the development of programs that advance social, economic, and environmental sustainability issues at the national and community levels.
  • In collaboration with colleagues, build and maintain the internal and external reporting frameworks to ensure accuracy and trust building transparency.
  • Establish the KPIs and tracking to ensure Grubhub is trending to achievement of its commitments.
  • Develop the partnerships and programs that amplify and differentiate the Grubhub mission as a force for good.

What You Bring to the Table

  • BA/BS required.
  • At least 10-15 years of relevant experience in driving sustainability initiatives at the strategic partnership level alongside local community impact
  • 8+ years leading teams
  • Food, restaurant and/or tech experience. 
  • Demonstrated ability to be both a substantive issue expert on matters related to Grubhub’s business and a manager of complex relationships.
  • Operational excellence and deep knowledge of the tools that will drive efficiency around internal and external reporting.
  • Innovative, tech-forward approaches to advocacy that will amplify Grubhub’s positions around our key issue areas and allow us to most effectively connect at the local level.
  • An ability to influence stakeholders regardless of reporting lines or seniority. 
  • Demonstrated experience leading sustainability, CSR, and ESG focused teams and initiatives.
  • An agile mindset capable of developing new ideas and executing in an extremely fast paced environment. 
  • Possess an understanding of the US legislative, regulatory, and executive processes and a familiarity with other global initiatives, trends, and regulatory activity. 
  • Technical knowledge of (global) sustainability concepts including responsible sourcing, sustainable supply chain, carbon reduction and climate change, and the circular economy.
  • Understands and incorporates the ESG eco-system of reporting frameworks and communication tools into reports, operating procedures and communication standards.

 

And Of Course, Perks!

  • Flexible PTOGrubhub employees enjoy a generous amount of time to recharge.
  • Health and Wellness. Excellent medical benefits, employee network groups and paid parental leave are just a few of our programs to support your overall well-being.
  • Competitive Pay. You’ll receive a competitive base salary with eligibility for generous incentives, bonuses, commission or RSUs (role-specific).
  • Learning and Career Growth. Your personal and professional development is a priority at Grubhub. We empower you to be a leader and grow your career through training, coaching and mentorship opportunities.  
  • MealPerks. Get meals on us! Our employees get a weekly Grubhub credit to enjoy and support local restaurants. 
  • Fun. Every Grubhub office has an employee-led Culture Crew that connects people through fun, meaningful events and initiatives like Wellness Wednesdays, Slack competitions and virtual happy hours!
  • Social Impact. At Grubhub we believe in giving back through programs like the Grubhub Community Relief Fund and donating $1 million to the Equal Justice Initiative in 2020. Employees are also given paid time off each year to support the causes that are important to them. 
  • COVID-19 Response. All of our employees are currently working from home and will be for the foreseeable future. We look forward to seeing everyone in-office when it’s safe to return. 

Grubhub is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and encourage a workplace that is just as diverse as the customers we serve. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. If you’re applying for a job in the U.S. and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an email to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.  

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Location

111 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602

What are Grubhub Perks + Benefits

Grubhub Benefits Overview

PTO. Grubhub employees are provided a generous amount of time to recharge their batteries.

Health and Wellness. We provide programs that support your overall well-being such as generous medical benefits, employee network groups, company-wide fitness challenges, and a comfortable and casual workplace! We also support our parents by offering 8 weeks of paid parent bonding time, a 4-week returnship program, and 6-8 weeks paid medical leave.

Learning and Career Growth. Your personal and professional development is a priority at Grubhub. From day one, we empower you to lead and be an active participant in your career growth. We provide continuous learning opportunities, training, and coaching and mentorship programs.
MealPerks. Who’s ready for some lunch? We provide our employees with a weekly Grubhub credit to enjoy and support local restaurants. We also offer company-wide meals several times a year to bring our Grubhub family together.

Fun. Every Grubhub office has an employee-led Culture Crew that connects people through fun, meaningful events and initiatives. Some of our popular past events include: Wing-eating contests, Grubtoberfest, 5k Runs, Bring Your Child to Work Day, regular happy hours, and more!

Social Impact. We believe in the importance of serving the communities that support our business. In addition, employees are given paid time off each year to support the causes that are important to them.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Certain roles within Grubhub are eligible to receive company equity.
Performance Bonus
Certain roles within Grubhub are eligible for bonuses.
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Technology employees are eligible to receive up to $2,000 annually for continuing education opportunities such as conferences, bootcamps and events.
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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