• Manager of Driver Acquisition

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    Manager of Driver Acquisition

    Lafayette, LA Full-Time

    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 singular focus on driver experience. Waitr is forming a new group that will own all strategy and most of the tactical efforts behind driver experience. This role will be a critical leader on that team and report to the new Director of the group. The individual will oversee all aspects of the driver acquisition process and be involved in shaping and improving our entire recruitment strategy. And while the specific role will be focused on driver recruitment strategy/execution, the driver experience group encapsulates the recruitment, hiring, training, and retention of our driver fleet; so, regular contributions to other parts of the group will be expected.

    At our scale, using both off-the-shelf and custom tools to automate/streamline these efforts is critical. Previous experience with large, hourly, remote workforces is a positive for this role. Strong analytical abilities, team management, strategic planning, and a history of execution will be critical to succeeding. The success of this person will be measured by efficiency gains in hiring of our fleet.

    Essential Functions

    • Strategize new ways to recruit drivers at our scale that are both cost and growth effective

    • Adjust the driver acquisition process in a way that maximizes the applicant count and hiring conversion rate at the most optimal return for investment

    • Ownership of acquisition budgeting and deployment for driver hiring purposes.

    • Implementation and management of all hiring channels and strategies used for drivers. Tracking and reporting of all channels on a Cost-per-applicant and Cost-per-hire basis.

    • Ideation and execution on A/B testing for improving aspects of the hiring process

    • Regular measurement of A/B testing outcomes for performance and cost considerations

      Oversee the implementation of improved on-boarding and training programs for drivers that lead to better performance in the first 30 days of the driver lifecycle
    • Develop strong feedback loops between reports and the driver fleet that allow for insightful change and assessment of current and continuous operations

    • Provide regular feedback and coaching to reports on your team in order to help them grow professionally

    • Develop cross-team relationships in order to accelerate the time frame that goals can be accomplished and new strategies can be implemented.

    Required Education and Experience

    1. Minimum of 5 years experience of professional work

    2. Minimum of 2 years experience in recruitment and retention of a remote, hourly workforce

    3. Minimum of 1 years experience in managing multi-functional teams

    4. Strong analytical abilities and understanding of driver recruitment and retention metrics

    5. Familiarity with software systems used for the streamlining of recruitment

    Preferred Education and Experience

    1. Bachelor’s degree in a technical area (B.S.) such as Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics

    2. Experience in modifying the strategies of recruitment, on-boarding, training, retention, and engagement of hourly workforces

    3. Experience in measuring workforce engagement and classifying results

    4. Training in receiving and delivering feedback from/to reports, teams, and managers

    5. Experience in changing delivery driver recruitment performance

    Core Competencies

    ​: You move fast and accurately in a dynamic environment

    Customer-Focused​: Proactively seeks and finds ways to provide the highest standards of service. 

    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.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

    This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


    This role will require occasional air travel to field offices and/or headquarters. Expected travel should be 50% at maximum, more commonly limited to 25%.

    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.