Shelf Engine
Shelf Engine helps grocery retailers increase profits while drastically reducing food waste through automation.
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Inventory Specialist at Shelf Engine (Remote)

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At Shelf Engine, our mission is to reduce food waste through automation. We harness the power of AI to provide real-time, intelligent forecasting and fully automated ordering to food retailers across the United States. We’re able to drastically reduce the amount of food waste generated while simultaneously maximizing sales and expanding margins for grocers—a triple win for suppliers and retailers, consumers, and the environment.

We’re hiring people based in the Kansas City area to take inventory, merchandise, and complete audits at various grocery locations.

This is a part-time position with two, five hour shifts per week!
 
$15.00/hr + Mileage Reimbursement 
 
As an Inventory Specialist at Shelf Engine you will:
  • Become a Brand Ambassador for Shelf Engine, providing high caliber customer service
  • Conduct inventory checks to provide up-to-date data to our forecasting system
  • Collaborate with in-store Team Leaders, Department Managers, and Associates to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Ensure our shelves and displays are properly stocked and organized
  • Report on grocery locations’ performance utilizing Shelf Engine’s proprietary tools
  • Travel between locations within your market

What we are looking for in a candidate:

  • You embrace our company principles: make the first move, make better decisions, be furiously curious, commit and deliver, have empathy, invent solutions, be authentic
  • Experience in the Grocery or Food Service industry is helpful but not required
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Reliable transportation and a valid Driver’s License
  • Smartphone (Android or Apple)
  • Ability to work in walk-in cooler
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs
  • Authorized to work in the US

What Shelf Engine offers you:

  • $15.00/hr
  • Paid Time Off, accrued based on hours worked
  • Mileage reimbursement, based on the current IRS standard of $0.585/mile 
  • 401k plan through Guideline to contribute to your financial future, optional

About Us:

At Shelf Engine, you will join a team of driven, passionate, and caring people hungry to make change in an untapped industry. We’re not only solving complex technical problems at scale but also tackling key initiatives with significant environmental impacts. Our team is determined to disrupt a massive industry and leave behind a positive legacy for generations to come.

Shelf Engine is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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What are Shelf Engine Perks + Benefits

Shelf Engine Benefits Overview

Shelf Engine offers great benefits to support our growing team, their families, and their future.

Some highlights include:
• PTO that is unlimited and self-managed
• 100% employer-paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees, and 50% covered for eligible dependents
• Coverage for life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and access to a robust Employee Assistance Program
• Optional employee contribution of pre-tax dollars to medical and dependent care FSA accounts
• 401k plan through Guideline to contribute to your financial future (no employer matching...yet!)
• Company-paid ORCA transit card for employees in the Seattle area

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
ORCA cards are provided at no cost to employees working from the Seattle office. These covers unlimited use on eligible bus, light rail, and other environmentally-friendly public transit options.
Company Outings
Spontaneous happy hours, dog meet-ups, and bake-off events are just a few of the ways that Shelfies connect with each other.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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An Insider's view of Shelf Engine

What's something quirky about your company?

Our CTO, Bede Jordan, presents a weekly segment during our All Hands meeting aptly named: Sportsball—weekly sports updates from a guy who knows nothing about sports. Past segments have included breaking news updates on underwater hockey, kayak polo, corgi sledding, and are headlined by a Dodgeball-themed photoshop of Bede himself.

Renee

Sr. Customer Success Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As the Data Science Product Manager, I collaborate with almost every team daily. Doing so helps our team to better understand the trends we find in data. The customer-facing teams provide invaluable input on product features and strategy, and we connect constantly with Engineering to scope and build our constantly evolving AI system.

Rishi

Data Science Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since joining Shelf Engine, I’ve been able to dive into really interesting and challenging problems - and I’m able to see the impact of my work on the business as a whole. We’re growing quickly, so there are many opportunities to dig into a new project, pick up a new skill, and learn from brilliant teammates.

Shannon

Business Analyst

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We are building pioneering advancements in AI to reduce food waste. We support grocers, bring down food prices, and reduce the negative sociological and environmental impacts of waste using supply chain, inventory, optimization, causal inference, experimentation, ML Ops, and ML explainability for a daily positive impact—and we've only just begun!

Shawn

Head of Data Science

What makes someone successful on your team?

Strong communication, collaboration, and the ability to recognize and advocate for areas of improvement of both the product and our technology. When we work together as a team to continuously identify and deliver the highest possible impact, there’s really nothing that we can’t accomplish.

Tyler

Engineering Manager

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