Decision Science Contractor, NextGen


Contract Position


Transform the grocery industry by joining Instacart's NextGen team as a Decision Science Contractor, where you'll drive success in supply chain ecosystems through data-driven insights and strategic modeling to enhance the shopping experience and maximize sales.

What you'll do

  • Contribute to the overall success of the Next Gen team by delivering compelling insights, performing detailed ad hoc analyses, building business cases, and analyzing sales, operational, and consumer data to maximize sales, drive market growth, and enhance the shopping experience for customers.
  • Own the analytical ecosystem for partners' fulfillment centers and assortment. Build dashboards, analyze performance, and provide insights capturing category, site, network, and total enterprise-level performance.
  • Partner with the Assortment Planning team to develop assortment selection requirements, logic, and tooling enabling the selection of best-fit products and automating processes.
  • Motivate changes in Instacart's Products by ideating and communicating improvement opportunities to Product Management, Data Engineering, and Data Engineering teams.
  • Independently own, build, and maintain SQL-based data sources to be a source of truth for the team.
  • Up to 5% travel to work hands-on with retail and fulfillment partners.


  • 3 or more years of experience in Supply Chain, merchandising, analytics, operational excellence, or another quantitative and relevant field
  • Advanced SQL and Python are required. Advanced Excel is a major plus
  • Experience translating data into insight: You can take a database of thousands of records into actionable insights.
  • Strong communication skills: while you’re fluent in Excel and SQL, you can still speak the language of operations and continuous improvement to internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in process improvement: You are familiar with lean concepts, such as DMAIC, PDCA, etc., and are energized by continually finding ways to improve our processes.
  • Fluent in all forms of data: You understand how different KPIs interact and can predict the cascading effects one process change may have on a set of metrics.
  • Positive and energetic attitude: Even the most demanding stakeholders can’t get you down; you can keep a smile and a hard-working attitude through even the most demanding moments.


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United States - Remote

Contract Length

40 hours/week


$70 - $78 (per hour)


sql python excel

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