An internet ride-sharing app, Uber, is proposing to look away from transporting passengers in South Africa to delivering take-away food parcels as well through it’s standalone app called UberEats.
Following indications on the Uber webpage, the company is looking for looking for a marketing manager, general manager, restaurant operations manager and other team members for UberEATS in South Africa.
The General Managers will have direct responsibility for the growth of the UberEATS business in these cities. They will have the unique opportunity to scale and develop the food platform in these major cities.
The GMs will work with the on-demand meal delivery service operations teams alongside the headquarters-based engineering, product, and process teams.
UberEATS is an on-demand meal delivery service powered by the Uber app. It is one of the first expansion products by Uber Technologies Inc., the technology platform that connects drivers and riders, and utilizes its existing network to deliver meals in minutes.
The UberEATS standalone is mainly situated in London, Melbourne, Paris, Singapore and multiple cities in the US and Canada. However, if launched in Africa, places like Johannesburg and Cape Town could stand to first benefit from it.
The job posts for Uber’s new service delivery in South Africa are for the moment, meant for candidates who reside in Johannesburg and Cape Town. This indicates that these two cities could form part of the service’s global expansion.
According to Fin24, Uber did not immediately comment on the local launch of UberEATS but the job post for the general manager role in Johannesburg briefly reveals some details about the venture.
“This is an intense business side startup role, and you will work with the UberEATS operations teams along with headquarters-based engineering, product, and process teams,’’ reads the job advertisement.
“You will have direct responsibility for the growth of the UberEATS business,” adds the job advertisement.
The announcement of the on-demand meal delivery service in South Africa comes after Uber launched its ride-sharing app in South Africa in 2013 which has since then grown in service production, having over 4 000 partner drivers across Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth.