Software Is Eating The World

Shift Lead

Minneapolis, MN, US

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This position is located in Minneapolis

Since Instacart started in 2012, we’ve expanded to 25+ markets and partnered with 100+ retailers across the U.S. Our mission is to transform everyday life by seeking & solving seemingly impossible problems.Instacart is a technology company that offers a platform connecting grocery shoppers with customers -- the only one affording delivery in as little as one hour. By combining a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and buy directly from the retailers they trust. We give customers back their time so they can do more of what they love.

This Shift Lead drives Instacart's success inside our partnered grocery stores by leading a team of in-store staff to create and maintain the Instacart Experience for our customers. The shift lead provides guidance and oversight of in-store operations with direction from the Local Operations Teams to deliver perfect orders every time.

We need motivated and experienced leaders to help us deliver a magical experience to our amazing customers. Join us!


Team Building (60%)

Welcome new team members

Train new and current shoppers

Encourage positive work environment

Lead by example!

Assist with In-Store Operations (30%)

Put our customers first by ensuring that orders are accurately and efficiently fulfilled

Communicate effectively with the Instacart Operations Team regarding store and shopper relations

Partner/Customer Communications (5%)

Maintain a strong and positive relationship with the management team at our partner stores through regular communication and feedback

Problem Solving (5%)

Act quickly and respond to store, shopper or customer issues

Brainstorm new process improvements


Customer service and retail experience (2+ years)

Experience working in diverse teams (1+ year)

Strong motivational and leadership skills

Ability to deliver customer service that exceeds customer needs

Effective interpersonal and communication skills; organization, planning, and prioritization skills

Qualified applicants must be able to do the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:

Lift up to 50 lbs regularly throughout shift

Remain standing or walking, including up and down stairs, during shift