Manager, New Verticals

| Chicago

We’re looking for someone to help launch and scale our next big bet, DoorDash Essentials.

New Verticals is a new, lean team at DoorDash. We’re building and scaling new ways to serve our customers, leveraging the DoorDash platform. DoorDash Essentials is a big bet to bring our customers everything they need at home – not just restaurant food – to their doors as fast as possible.

What You’ll Do

  • Build. You’ll have your fingerprints all over DoorDash’s next big business. You’ll do whatever it takes to launch, get 1% better every day, and scale something completely new. This means everything from high-level strategy and hiring to stocking shelves and negotiating with suppliers.
  • Strategize. From first principles, you’ll develop the optimal strategy for DoorDash Essentials to best serve our customers.
  • Analyze. You’ll assess the operational and financial impacts of your decisions, and iterate based on data. 
  • Lead and collaborate. You’ll work with a cross-functional team, including engineering, product, design, operations, finance, and marketing to build this new line of business for DoorDash.

About You

  • You solve problems from first principles. You’re excited to solve problems in innovative ways, and you resist “this is how it’s always been done” thinking.
  • You’re equally comfortable operating at 10,000 feet and 1 foot. You don’t hesitate to get in the weeds and operate at the lowest level of detail, but you’re just as comfortable thinking long-term and inspiring a team. No job is beneath you.
  • You’re unafraid of ambiguityRapid change and learning is exciting to you, and you thrive in ambiguous, startup environments
  • You’re analyticalYou let data win arguments, and you’re comfortable pulling your own data in SQL or modeling in Excel.
  • You’re relentless. You do what it takes to win, no matter what.
  • You have 3+ years of experienceYou’ve succeeded in high-performance cultures (whether in tech, operations, strategy, consulting, banking, or a related experience).
  • You’re open to travel. This role may require 50% travel time. 

Bonus Points

  • You have experience starting or scaling a successful startup.
  • You have a demonstrated interest in logistics, on-demand services, and marketplaces.
About DoorDash

Founded in 2013, DoorDash is dedicated to growing local economies and empowering new ways of working, earning, and living. DoorDash has become the fastest-growing last-mile logistics company in the U.S., growing 250% year-over-year. DoorDash has distinguished itself by partnering with nearly 90 percent of the top 100 U.S. restaurant brands who offer on-demand delivery, expanding to over 3300 cities across the US and Canada.

Why You’ll Love Working at DoorDash...
  • We are leaders - Leadership is not limited to our management team. It’s something everyone at DoorDash embraces and embodies.
  • We are doers - We believe the only way to predict the future is to build it. Creating solutions that will lead our company and our industry is what we do -- on every project, every day.
  • We are learning - We’re not afraid to dig in and uncover the truth, even if it’s scary or inconvenient. Everyone here is continually learning on the job, no matter if we’ve been in a role for one year or one minute.
  • We are customer obsessed - Our mission is to grow and empower local economies. We are committed to our customers, merchants, and dashers and believe in connecting people with possibility.
  • We are all DoorDash - The magic of DoorDash is our people, together making our inspiring goals attainable and driving us to greater heights.
  • We offer great compensation packages and comprehensive health benefits.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the resources, and opportunity to excel. 

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