Business Development Associate @ Instacart - New York, NY

Job Overview

4 months ago

Business Development Associate

Instacart - New York, NY

We're transforming the grocery industry

At Instacart, we invite the world to share love through food because we believe everyone should have access to the food they love and more time to enjoy it together. Where others see a simple need for grocery delivery, we see exciting complexity and endless opportunity to serve the varied needs of our community. We work to deliver an essential service that customers rely on to get their groceries and household goods, while also offering safe and flexible earnings opportunities to Instacart Personal Shoppers.

Instacart has become a lifeline for millions of people, and we're building the team to help push our shopping cart forward. If you're ready to do the best work of your life, come join our table.

Introducing Our Hybrid Working Model

As the future of work evolves, so do we. We have a hybrid model where our roles are open to in-office, flex, or remote work. Learn more about our flexible approach to where we work.


As we continue our rapid growth, we are looking to add to our Business Development team. We are hiring a Business Development Associate to create new retailer partnerships all across the U.S. In this role, you will have responsibilities including, but not limited to, identifying key potential retailers ( mid-market), creating relationships within the potential retailer organization, explaining key benefits to Instacart, and formalizing partnerships.


  • Identify, contact, and establish relationships with key retailers and their decision makers
  • Negotiate and sign retailer partnerships
  • Establish a deep understanding of Instacart's business operations, including internal processes, functional group strategies, and competitive context
  • Work with cross-functional teams to accomplish goals on tight deadlines
  • Work with Retail Operations team to facilitate seamless partnership transition from sales process to onboarding
  • Establish content, processes and reporting to help accelerate team goals
  • Engage, educate, collaborate, and problem solve with external partners at all levels of the organization


  • 3-4 years previous experience
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to listen and adapt to different audiences
  • Comfort with ambiguity and a rapidly evolving business landscape
  • Solid stakeholder management skills, both for internal and external stakeholders
  • Quick communication response times
  • Creative problem-solver
  • Occasional Travel


Accommodations & Accessibility

At Instacart, we strive to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates. If you need assistance submitting an application through our career site due to a disability, please submit an Accommodations Request Form and someone from our team will reach out soon to see how we may be able to assist.

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