Zomato chief executive Deepinder Goyal on Monday said that the company was looking to hire 800 people across roles such as growth managers, software development engineers and even chiefs of staff to CEOs of Zomato, Hyperpure and Blinkit.
In a LinkedIn post, Goyal wrote: “…we have about 800 positions open across these five roles at Zomato. If you happen to know someone really good for any of these roles, please tag them on this thread”.
In his LinkedIn post, Goyal has also advertised vacancies for ‘generalist’ and ‘product owner’ roles. For the generalist role, he wrote: “As a generalist, you will work closely with the leadership team at Zomato. You will have the opportunity to define and execute the core strategy of our food delivery business and eventually own a function”.
Similarly, for the product owner role – Zomato’s take on the product manager role – the advertisement had a job description that read: “Translating customer insights into incredibly simple and elegant systems and products”.
For the chief of staff position, the Zomato advertisement said: “As chief of staff to one of our CEOs (Zomato, Blinkit, Hyperpure) you will be nothing less than a force multiplier and a mini-CEO for the organisation”.
In November 2022, the food-tech platform laid off 3% of its 3,800-strong workforce based on regular performance assessments. Zomato’s rival Swiggy also let go of 380 employees last week as a part of company-wide restructuring led by slowing growth in the food delivery business.
Several other startups such as ShareChat, Dunzo, Rebel Foods, Hubilo, Ola and Cashfree have announced layoffs in recent weeks as the sector weathers a late-stage funding crunch amid global macroeconomic and geopolitical turmoil. Last year, Indian startups cut about 18,000 jobs.
Zomato has seen a flurry of top-level exits in recent months including those of cofounder Mohit Gupta, chief technology officer Gunjan Patidar, head of new initiatives Rahul Ganjoo, and head of intercity food delivery service Siddharth Jhawar.
For the September quarter, Zomato reported its net loss narrowed to Rs 251 crore from Rs 430 crore a year ago. During the three-month period, the company’s employee benefit expenses also fell to Rs 381.3 crore, from Rs 421.4 crore in the same period last year.