Founder's Associate (f/d/m)

Founder's Associate (f/d/m)

locationLondon, UK
PublishedPublished: 2.2.2022
Project Manager
Full time


✨ Lollipop is building the new way to shop ✨

We are cooking up the fastest and most enjoyable shopping and cooking experience in the world. We want to help busy families and those overwhelmed by the pressures of daily life get back on top of things. We are laser focused on building a product that doesn't just look after everyone but our planet too, so helping to reduce the £10 billion of food waste thrown away every year is a huge priority for us.

Our diverse founding team of 12 have built businesses such as Monzo and Curve, and our backers have scaled companies like Ocado, Innocent, Babylon and Deliveroo. We know what it takes to build products enjoyed by millions of people across the world. In order for us to complete our mission though, we need to find like-minded folks who care about the same things we do - that's where you come in.

The role:

As an Associate at Lollipop, your goal is to make as much impact across the company as possible in lots of different projects. No day will be the same and you'll be context switching throughout your journey here. You’re someone who makes things happen despite ambiguity and can calmly handle periods of breakneck scaling and moments of chaos. You have a passion for product, innovation and solving real customer problems.

Examples of projects you might own:

  • Partnerships: Setting the criteria of what a good partner looks like, identifying exciting old and new companies we should target, negotiating terms and helping to bring them onto our platform
  • Product: Customer discovery (e.g. interviews, user testing our prototype, etc), inputting on product design, competitor research
  • Crowdfunding: Leading our first crowdfund so that our Pioneer Community can own part of Lollipop
  • Growth & Marketing: Supporting growth initiatives (e.g. website content, blogging, community website, managing mailing lists, etc)
  • Misc: Navigating whatever challenges hit us along the way


🙌 We'd love to hear from you if...

  • You like being out of your comfort zone and enjoy doing things for the first time
  • You have clear, concise communication style and can reason in a fair and pragmatic way
  • You have impactful experience in a scaling startup environment or consulting firm
  • You know your weakness and always want to improve in everything you do
  • You are data driven and analytical
  • You are a natural Project Manager and you have strong influencing skills
  • What we're building at Lollipop and the space we’re in (foodtech) excites you!


🏅Why you should join us

No matter how fast we scale, we won’t forget that our incredible team is a wide-ranging group of individuals who deserve a personal touch. We’ll need to move fast and work hard to achieve our mission but we firmly commit to ensuring our workplace is motivating, diverse, inclusive, honest and transparent throughout the journey.

Other benefits to working with us:

  • An open and collaborative company looking to develop a world-class product team
  • Minimal hierarchy - you’ll work closely with the founding team from the start
  • Opportunity to join user research and see how customers interact with your designs directly
  • Modern architecture and tooling - you can use the right tool for the job
  • “Just enough process” - no more, no less
  • Flexible and sustainable working hours
  • Brand new MacBook Pro (or equivalent)
  • More perks as we (and you) think of them

💪 Logistics

  • Salary: £50K - £70K (depending on experience) with substantial EMI options
    • This is a level 1 role on our progression framework. For more details of salary and options offered see our salary calculator.
  • 25 days holiday, monthly socials and much more to come!
  • We work both at home and in the London office, with dedicated onsite days to see the team and for regular socials (covid permitting!).

🤝 How we’ll get to know each other

We are so egg-cited to meet you! 🥳 We’re mindful and respectful of your time, so our process shouldn’t take more than about 4 hours in total and will typically consist of:

  • an introductory conversation (30-45 mins)
  • a team fit & role specific interview (1hr)
  • a discipline based task
  • a culture interview (1hr)

💜 We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. We believe that our team is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Lollipop, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.

(*NB We’ll only work with recruiters who come via a warm recommendation or we have a relationship with. No direct approaches!)

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