Meet the team: Jan Foret, General Manager 🇨🇿
👋🏻 Hello from Jan Foret
🌎 Wolt Country: Czechia
💼 Current role: General Manager
💙 Joined Wolt in October 2018
Tell us about what gets you out of bed every morning. What is the most interesting thing about working at Wolt and about the work you do?
You never know how the day will look like! You get this “cliche” kind of saying with a lot of companies, but honestly how many of them are true? This is such a fast-paced industry that it’s hardly comparable to any other. You know that by accelerating a lot of ideas and projects, you can move the needle significantly with your team and see the business results instantly within the numbers – this is very rare!
What keeps you productive and motivated throughout the day?
Segment your day into smaller goals -> what should be the ultimate outcome for the day, what do you want/need to get done? Make a plan for your calendar according to these tasks and try to play by it. You know that you now have a focus hour and need to get this specific task of your shoulder. And of course coffee and good food! 😊
‘Willingness to learn’ is a Wolt value – What did you learn recently that significantly impacted your work?
Even if you find a solution to your problem, implement it and it seems to be working fine, never settle for it as no matter how good it is. There is always a better solution which you can learn from. Don’t settle, but keep driving improvements 💪🏻
During your time at Wolt, what is something that you are most proud of?
I’ve had the opportunity to launch a new country of Slovakia with our Czech team and successfully hand it over to a dedicated team after a year and a half of leadership and amazing growth. Very sad that day was, but we’re all very glad that the country has a dedicated team which can fight for the best in class! It is very rewarding to see the progress!
Why did you join Wolt and what makes you stay at Wolt?
Challenge! Probably that word says enough, together with journey. If you don’t like a proper challenge, Wolt is not for you 😄 If you want to experience a great journey, sign up now! I knew that it would be a lot of work building the local Wolt experience for the Czech people, but also very little companies give you such a sense of accomplishment and self fulfillment. You always look back at what the team has already achieved and can feel very pleased, but the great part is looking ahead at the the projects that are yet to be tackled and that is very exciting!
What advice would you give to someone who wants to join Wolt?
Do more! You never know what kind of challenge is around the corner and if you do well, you will have a chance to take it on 💪🏻 Be prepared to go beyond the obvious!
Which Wolt country is on the top of your bucket list and why?
Japan 🇯🇵 I’ve been to many of Wolt countries and Japan is probably the most exotic out of them all. It’s the furthest away and has an amazing combination of modern huge metropolitan cities with traditional historical sites and natural wonders. One day! 😍
And finally, what is your ‘must try’ dish on Wolt?
There is no one dish, there are just many dishes that together make the beauty of Wolt! And you must try them all! 😉
So if you’re keen to find out what happens behind the scenes of one of Europe’s fastest growing start ups, come join Jan and our super cool Czech team! Check out our live jobs today – we can confirm there’s plenty of hands-on learning, awesome colleagues and plenty of good vibes 😎💙