Business Development Lead - Community growth
This role is based in New Delhi, India
Cookpad is a tech company building a community platform that enables people to share recipe ideas and cooking tips. It’s a global platform used by on average around 100 million people every month across the world. Over 4 million recipes have been created by people in almost 70 countries.
Launched in Bangalore in December 2016 , Cookpad India aims to build the largest online cooking community in India. We believe in encouraging home cooking and making everyday cooking fun for every household in India. Cookpad is available in four languages (English, Hindi, Bangla & Gujarati). We plan to launch more local languages and reach out to even more communities in 2019. That’s why we are looking for exceptional Business Development Leads.
The objective of the role is to spread the value of Cookpad and build an unrivaled platform for every household in India to share cooking experience. The measure will be strong user communities across multiple local language. It will feel like a start-up and business development will be very hands-on. Areas of responsibility include user growth and happiness, strategy design and execution, community building initiatives, product and data analysis. You will need to establish a new satellite office in New Dehli and attract a team of exceptional community managers. You will also work closely with Cookpad’s global team to scale.
Cookpad’s mission and history
Our mission is to make everyday cooking fun. Because we believe that cooking is the key to a happier and healthier life for people, communities and the planet.
Everyday, home cooking has a profound impact on ourselves and the world around us: it makes us healthier, connects us with our friends and family, and makes our environment more sustainable. By solving the problems related to everyday cooking and encouraging more people to cook, we believe we can help build a better world.
Our heritage is unique: Cookpad was founded in Japan in 1997 and is a listed company in Tokyo. We set up our international HQ in the UK and here we are building the global platform and working with our colleagues around the world.
It's an environment where creators and problem-solvers flourish. We challenge ourselves and each other because this is about something bigger than all of us. Expect talented, motivated, intense, and interesting global colleagues.
Is this role for you?
Cookpad employs exceptional people who make things happen. We look for great problem solvers who can translate complex data into assumptions and testable hypotheses. This role requires creativity and analytical thinking in order to scale quickly. It is also a role that requires collaboration and you must demonstrate that you can engage, share and influence to bring about change and deliver outcomes. You will be confident working closely with technical and creative colleagues in a global environment.
Ideally you’ve come from a more corporate or consultancy background and are looking for something completely different. Or maybe you’ve worked in a start-up before and love working in an environment where anything is possible. . We don’t mind what your background is but this is a senior role so you’ll need to have at least 4-6years experience helping business scale.
Why work for Cookpad?
People join us because they share our vision to improve people’s lives. We hire smart people who thrive in small, highly collaborative and energised teams, and who look at what we do and want to be part of it. There is freedom to be innovative and put forward brave ideas.
Here are the skills and traits we’re looking for:
- You’re a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and can-do mindset, happy to roll your sleeves up and make things happen.
- You’re a strong analytical thinker who loves solving challenging problems.
- You are interested in how cooking can have a profound impact on the everyday life of billions of people around the globe and on the planet.
- You have professional experience in an international business context
- You thrive in a high-paced, fast changing environment
- You can scale an idea and use appropriate data/metrics to gain and share insight, test ideas and drive improvements
- You have experience using social media to develop connections between user
- You have strong emotional intelligence skills - you are self-aware , self motivated, understand alternative viewpoints, and connect and manage relationships
- You set clear measurable objectives for yourself and others
- You can lead,collaborate and inspire others - both locally and internationally
- You take ownership - what you do and how you do it
What happens next
We’re building a global product with a global team that’s full of world-class talent. Our hiring process is designed to let your talent shine and for us to get to know each other so we know we’re the right fit.
When we receive your application, it’s reviewed to see if your experience and skills are a match for what we’re looking for in the role. If they are, one of our Talent team will get in touch for a chat.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed remotely by our Country Head in India , and other key members of Cookpad’s global team.
The final step is to meet the team: mainly your team but also people from other teams, including the leadership team. We respect your time so this can happen all in one day or over a couple of visits.
The Cookpad team is made up of an incredible, diverse range of people. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.
The benefits we offer are based on how we can best support your personal and professional well-being. We offer competitive salaries as per market standards.