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Allows customers to order groceries from their favorite local stores and have them delivered instantly.

Senior Operations Manager
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Every few years, a company appears that transforms an industry. Instacart has the chance to be one of those companies, and you could be one of the early people that shape Instacart and help us change the way people shop.

In a few short years we've launched same-day delivery in more than 150 major US markets, provided flexible work to tens of thousands of Personal Shoppers on our platform, and have sold and delivered more than $1B in grocery products. From a technology point of view, the platform is complex, rapidly scaling and processing millions of transactions in real-time. Our technology coupled with operational expertise enables Instacart to deliver fresh groceries in as little as an hour. Our work makes a profound impact on people's lives by saving them time and changing the way they shop for and think about food. Join us!

Operations is core to Instacart’s success and as such, our team moves fast and thrives on solving difficult problems. As an Senior Operations Manager, you’ll have wholistic ownership of Northern California and be responsible for driving Instacart’s success in the market. This will require leading and motivating a high performing team of Area Managers, Operations Managers, Shift Leads, and large team of Instacart Personal Shoppers


Drive strong business performance within Northern California, including financial, operating, customer experience, productivity, growth, availability, and shopper experience

Lead Operations team of Area Managers, Operations Managers, Shift Leads, and large team of Instacart Personal Shoppers

Serve as the lead for national strategic initiatives to drive ongoing operational innovation, working closely with the regional General Manager, cross-functional leads, and teammates


Bachelor’s Degree

Ideal candidates have 5+ years of experience in on-demand operations, management consulting, retail / supply chain operations, finance, or data-driven project management

Previous people management experience, ideally managing a full team

Superior data and analytical skills including the ability to directly perform data analysis in order to create tactical operational recommendations (Excel required, SQL preferred but not required)

Strong communication skills with the ability to collaborate with a wide range of team members from various functions and at every level

A predisposition to give structure to ambiguous problems

Positive attitude and fortitude to work through ever-changing and dynamic operational conditions

A sense of humor -- we take our work seriously but have fun doing so!


Talented and collaborative coworkers who will both push and support you

Market competitive salary, equity

Medical, dental, vision benefits and 401(k) retirement plan

Take what you need vacation (and we really mean it)

16 weeks maternity leave / 8 weeks paternity leave so you can truly bond with your child

Complimentary Instacart Express membership — so you can use our product without paying a delivery fee