• Dispatch Team Lead

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    Dispatch Team Lead

    Lafayette, LA Full-Time

    Job Summary

    We’re redefining the dining experience by building a world-class mobile ordering and delivery platform. Waitr’s marketplace is helping small businesses grow and acquire new customers while also bringing concierge level convenience to thousands of consumers. Waitr’s growth has been off the charts and has no signs of slowing down. We are launching dozens of new markets around the US each quarter, and we are experiencing massive organic growth in our existing markets.

    This growth has warranted a renewed focus on the Driver experience. Waitr’s Dispatch team is the front line in providing top-shelf quality dispatching for our awesome customers. At Waitr we have three customers: Diners, Restaurants, and Drivers. This team owns all strategy behind the Dispatch experience. This role will report to the Senior Manager of Dispatch at Waitr and the individual will help manage the Dispatch experience, including the order flow from the time that the restaurant accepts an order to the completion of delivery. Dispatch Team Lead experience encapsulates the recruitment, hiring, training, and retention of our Dispatch agents, as well as the processes that the team uses to provide quick and efficient dispatching of orders and problem resolution.

    The Dispatch Team Lead will set the tone for identifying and coaching. Previous experience with large, hourly workforces is a positive for this role. Strong analytical abilities, team management, and a history of execution will be critical to succeeding. The success of this person will be measured by the performance of their direct reports and operations management ability.

    Essential Functions

    Employee Development & Leadership - Continuous employee development and exceptional leadership enhances employee engagement, knowledge, skills, and morale, ultimately leading to excellent customer service. The Team Leads lead and develop Dispatcher agents by setting clear performance expectations and holding Agents accountable. In addition, he/she identifies and provides feedback to direct reports through one-on-one meetings, personal development plans, and coaching opportunities.

    Quality Management - Structures for performance management are enforced. The Dispatch Team Lead keeps track of Dispatch performance metrics uses performance data feedback gathered to identify trends, guiding process improvement. The Team Lead also leverages this information to provide appropriate coaching to Dispatch Agents.

    Dispatch Care - The Team Lead coaches new Dispatch agents to produce high quality dispatching for all orders and maintains existing processes to ensure that all orders are being assigned as efficiently and effectively as possible while continuously striving to build up morale within the department.

    Required Education and Experience

    1. High School Diploma or equivalent.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    1. Bachelor’s degree.
    2. Experience in Operations Management, Strategy Consulting, or program with similar quantitative rigor.
    3. Prior management experience.

    Core Competencies 

    Nimble: You move fast and accurately in a dynamic environment

    Logistical: Proactively seeks and finds ways to provide the highest standards of efficiency. Innovator: Generates and recognizes creative solutions in varying work situations. Team player: Collaboration and strong communication skills.

    Effective Communicator: Demonstrates open, honest and respectful written and verbal communication.

    Results-Oriented: Productively focuses time and resources on activities to produce quality results.

    Forward-Thinking: Problem solver, do whatever it takes attitude

    Strategic Thinker: Views events and possibilities from multiple perspectives. Understands the bigger picture and the interdependencies and effects of other systems. Ethical: Maintains and promotes individual and organization integrity and values in the conduct of all activities.

    Supervisory Responsibility

    # of direct reports: 10-15

    # of indirect reports: 60-100

    Physical Demands

    Standard office work, including the need to stand for extended periods of time while presenting. 

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

    This is a full-time position. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

    Travel

    Limited travel (<10%) as required.

    AAP/EEO Statement

    Waitr, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Waitr, Inc. is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Waitr, Inc. are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to  race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.

    Other Duties

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.