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.


The Critical Response Senior Associate will report into the Risk Operations organization. The Risk Operations team mission is to ensure ongoing stability of the Instacart Platform for shoppers, customers, & retailers through scalable solutions. As the Critical Response Senior Associate, you will ensure positive resolutions and experiences on escalated issues across throughout the community. You will serve as the lead point of contact when critical trust & safety issues arise. You will be responsible for helping the users of Instacart's platform have a positive and safe experience.

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Your day to day…

  • Develop deep expertise on the Instacart platform experience for both shoppers & customers, particularly as it relates to trust & safety risks
  • Investigate incidents involving trust & safety concerns including issues related to complex damages, trauma/harm, or brand risk
  • Verify facts through thorough investigation involving all parties related to the incident; reach policy-based determinations for effective resolution
  • Handle Instacart community member behavior issues effectively as it pertains to their accounts and/or tasks
  • Total ownership of the end to end resolution process including initial communication with impacted parties and comprehensive investigation documentation through written reports
  • Surface top issues in the community via weekly reporting
  • Maintain a strong SLA with a quality output in escalated issue handling as required, leverage problem solving skills to
  • Communicate professionally to customers & shoppers through both phone and email

You have…

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years experience in any of the following: crisis response, dispute mitigation, emergency response management, e-commerce customer service experience (focus in Trust & Safety or at an on-demand company is a plus!)
  • Ability to multi-task, organize and work with rapidly changing priorities
  • Ability to execute against processes and policies in a timely fashion with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to use sound judgement to assess and solve critical trust & safety incidents with minimal guidance
  • Calm and empathetic - you are able to adapt to unique issues by personalizing responses and educating our community while remaining level headed in tough situations.
  • Champion the attitude of “Do the right thing” in all circumstances
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking and customer service skills
  • Passion for improving the Instacart user experience with a focus on trust & safety
  • Open to occasionally supporting critical escalations outside traditional business hours (weekends / evenings)

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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.

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