Swedish Team Leader

Help us deliver on our vision: empowering hundreds of millions of people all over the world to dramatically improve their health.

Are you someone who wants to make the world a better place, who is not content to work for yet another company the world doesn't need? Do you want to lead the Swedish version of our website, with the goal to reach more people and help them dramatically improve their health?

Our mission

Diet Doctor is a health company that aims to empower people everywhere to dramatically improve their health. We focus on lifestyle interventions, not medication or surgery.

What are the important components of a healthy lifestyle for issues like obesity or type 2 diabetes? And how can people implement this lifestyle in a sustainable way? Currently, no major health organization in the world has an effective answer. We aim to change that.

We will do four things to make significant progress towards our purpose:

  1. Create the best Swedish low-carb resource online 
  2. Create the best global low-carb resource online
  3. Create the best healthy weight-loss resource online 
  4. Create the best healthy lifestyle resource online 

Progress

  • We've been profitable for years, are self-funded and have no VC investment. Instead we’re owned by the 50+ people who work here. 
  • We're the largest keto and low-carb site in the world.
  • We’re fully funded by our members, so we don't need to show any ads or sell any products.
  • We attract about 9 million monthly visits, have 80,000+ paying members, and 50+ employees (20+ different nationalities).
  • We're the top ranked nutrition website in the world on Trustpilot, and have strong Glassdoor ratings.

Our culture

At Diet Doctor, we aim for everything we do to be based on four values: trustworthiness, simplicity, inspiration, and goodness. We want to do whatever we can to make the world a better place while we’re here. Empowering people everywhere to dramatically improve their health is our way of doing that. 

We believe that building a team full of top performers (people who live our values and get great things done fast) will significantly increase our ability to make fast progress towards our purpose. 

That’s why we're passionate about building a world-class team. Few things in life are as exciting and rewarding as working towards meaningful change together with other like-minded people. 

The challenge

Diet Doctor was founded as a Swedish-only company in 2007, back then called "Kostdoktorn". Since then we've grown tremendously (as noted above), and our largest audience is now on our English website. We also have a fast-growing Spanish site.

The current team updating and continuously improving our original Swedish site is made up of two people working on the editorial side with written content, and one person updating the recipe site (primarily using translated content and recipes from our international recipe team), plus a few freelance writers. The Swedish team also have support from Engineering, SEO and Design, as well as from Medical Review to keep up with the evolution of our English and Spanish sites.

For us to take the next step on our journey, we want to take our original Swedish site to the world-class level by leading, developing and building our team, website and app.

What you'll do

  • Create and implement a long-term strategy for the Swedish team and website, that compliments our global strategy.
  • Increase the number of paying members by 100% (currently 8.000+).
  • Manage a team of two, potentially helping to recruit a larger team over time.
  • Continuously co-operate with our editorial, recipe, design and engineering teams to ensure we achieve a world-class website that compares favorably with our rapidly improving international sites.
  • Coordinate A/B testing and continual improvements on our Swedish website.
  • Report straight to the CEO.

What's in it for you?

  • Meaningful work: The opportunity to be part of an incredible journey that Diet Doctor has embarked on. To help people all over the world to radically improve their health. 
  • Meaningful relationships: Be part of a driven, ambitious, yet kind culture filled with people who want to do good in the world. We try to optimize happiness by keeping track of employee satisfaction (Officevibe), using a minimalist workflow process (Kanban), minimizing meetings, and allowing for long uninterrupted blocks of work time.
  • Rapid growth:  We'll give you lots of power to make decisions but we'll also provide the support you need to do great things and learn fast. We urge you to keep growing and the company will happily pay for courses or conferences you want to attend. 
  • Great compensation: We offer a market-level salary, overtime pay, office bonuses, and the opportunity to own a meaningful part of the company through our employee-stock-offering plan (no vesting period, and you're able keep the shares as long as you want). In addition, we provide relocation & visa support, free courses & books, free dinner if working late, access to our company apartment in central Stockholm, great company trips (we've previously travelled to the Caribbean, France, and Spain for example), and more.

Who you are

  • Interest in healthy food and a healthy lifestyle. Knowledge about low carb is considered a bonus.
  • Excellent track record of building and implementing a strategy for a member-focused website, or a similar task, and of leading small teams. 
  • Proven experience with A/B testing.
  • You're smart, driven, and hard working.  You believe in the importance of our values: trustworthiness, simplicity, inspiration and goodness.
  • You have a strong desire to do something meaningful.
  • You love to work independently and to get things done fast while maintaining consistently high standards.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced and unstructured environment. You're a strong storyteller and you build cases with data.
  • Your written and spoken Swedish and English skills are excellent.
  • You are any age, nationality, gender identification, religion, etc. We welcome a diversity of people, backgrounds and experiences.

Apply now

Applications will be continuously reviewed. 

This is a full-time position, working primarily from our beautiful and airy headquarters in Stockholm, at Vasagatan 40, just opposite the Central Station. (Please note: due to COVID, most of us currently work from home. If you have antibodies and feel comfortable, please work from the office. Some of us do.)

Do you currently live somewhere else but speak excellent English? For exceptional candidates, we'll help with your move and sponsor your visa.

Timing not perfect? Please reach out anyway – we’ll wait for the right person.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Diet Doctor HQ

Vasagatan 40
111 20 Stockholm Directions View page

What we do

We empower people with insights, technology and delicious food. Doing what we do requires a wide range of talents and skills in our team. From engineering amazing tools, to writing evidence-based guides or inspiring stories, to shooting beautiful videos, to creating fantastic recipes and more.

  • Technology

    We build tools and apps that make it simpler for people to start and sustain a healthy low-carb lifestyle. Our engineering team has massive challenges ahead, and it’s growing rapidly.

  • Food

    We create amazing low-carb recipes, meal plans and cooking videos. Our site offers more than 1000 free recipes, empowering people to eat delicious food while improving their health.

  • Insights

    We write guides and inspiring stories, that make low carb simple. For popular low-carb searches we’re often the first result on Google, a responsibility we take very seriously. We keep working hard to make sure our advice is effective, inspiring and solidly evidence-based.

  • Video

    We create low-carb related video courses, cooking shows, short documentaries, interview videos, high-quality presentations and more.​

Our rocketship

At Diet Doctor, you have the opportunity to join a rapidly growing startup that is already very profitable and successful.  

During the last five years, our company has on average more than doubled in size every year, with zero venture capital, while staying profitable. This makes our company unique. DietDoctor.com is now visited by half a million people per day, and we have more than 75,000 paying members, who rate us very highly.

But this is still just the early beginning, most of our challenges are still ahead of us. LEARN MORE

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