Shift Lead

Instacart, Houston, TX

Groceries and home essentials delivered from local stores in 1 hour

Founded in 2012, Instacart is a leader in North American online groceries and one of the fastest growing companies in e-commerce. Instacart's same-day delivery and pickup services bring everyday essentials and fresh groceries to consumers in the U.S. and Canada in as fast as an hour. At Instacart, we believe that great people are the ingredients for success. We like to think that we are like a potluck, everyone brings something new, different and flavorful to the table. Our mix of thoughtful, inventive and neighborly employees work together to deliver our common goal, to make grocery shopping effortless, and give valuable time back to our customers. We believe that just as meals are best shared together, success is best shared together. If this excites you, then Instacart just might be the place for you. Welcome home.

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Your day to day…

  • Oversee the in-store shopper hiring process, including onboarding setup, oversight, and applicant communication. Shift Lead should be able to hit weekly hiring targets.
  • Identify plans for underperforming shoppers, which includes recommending terminations
  • Facilitate shopper training, coaching, and shadowing to provide shoppers with actionable feedback for improvement [daily]
  • Promote our company values and contribute to positive work environment among Instacart in-store staff, partner store staff, and in-store customers
  • Proactively develop improvements to in-store processes across multiple stores
  • Support other Shift Leads by providing guidance on best practices
  • Oversee and ensure that orders are accurately and efficiently fulfilled
  • Communicate promptly with necessary details to the local Instacart Operations Team regarding issues that may arise in store and provide recommendations on how to address
  • Oversee Instacart staging area(s) to ensure operational efficiency and professional appearance
  • Maintain an environment where shoppers feel comfortable and can focus on their work - leverage local Operations Team resources to ensure important personnel issues are escalated properly
  • Maintain a strong and positive relationship with the management team at our partner stores through regular communication
  • Act quickly and respond to store, shopper or customer issues
  • Brainstorm new process improvements that will enhance the customer experience
  • Lift up to 50 lbs regularly throughout shift
  • Remain standing or walking, including up and down stairs, during shift

You have…

We rely on our values to guide our decisions: Solve for the Customer, Every Minute Counts, This is Your Baby, Go Far, Together and Of Course, But Maybe. What does this mean for your role? We are looking for someone who has:

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish required (conversational ok)
  • Customer service and retail experience (3+ years)
  • Comfort using data to drive business decisions
  • Demonstrated poise when navigating critical conversations with peers, retailer partners, and shoppers
  • Assertiveness - comfort challenging status quo and initiating action to improve the business
  • Masterful interpersonal and communication skills; organization, planning, and prioritization skills
  • Do whatever it takes mentality
  • Geographic and Schedule flexibility - Shift Lead is able to visit multiple stores in a single day, can travel to other regions on an ad hoc basis

Want to see a slice of life at Instacart? Checkout #tasteofinstacart on Instagram and LinkedIn

Instacart is committed to fostering a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression , sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

About Instacart

You can choose from a variety of local stores including Whole Foods, Safeway, Costco, Mariano's and many more, as well as being able to mix items from multiple stores into one order. Every day, we solve incredibly hard problems to create an experience for our customers that is nothing short of magical. 

Want to learn more about Instacart? Visit Instacart's website.