Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Specialist at Peapod Digital Labs

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What’s Our Dish 

Announced in May 2018, Peapod Digital Labs (PDL) is an Ahold Delhaize USA company that powers the eCommerce and digital strategies for the Great Local Brands of Ahold Delhaize USA. Accelerating growth in digital and personalization capabilities, PDL is an innovation lab focused on meeting the changing needs of customers, regardless of when, where, and how consumers choose to shop.  


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As the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Specialist you will work with stakeholders and leaders across the entire organization and our great local grocery brands, ensuring diversity & inclusion programs are well managed, implemented effectively, measured and reviewed for effectiveness and impact. This role will also ensure the profile of all these programs are clearly articulated across Peapod Digital Labs and reinforce our internal and external commitments.

Recipe for Success - What's "in store" for the role

  • Cultivate collaborative internal relationships within business units and great local brands. 
  • Collaborate with director to define success measures for D&I programs. Support creation and ongoing development of D&I scorecards.
  • Partner with Corporate Communications to ensure that initiatives are communicated inclusively through a range of channels to inspire, influence and engage associates, future candidates and external organizations, including customers, suppliers and partners. 
  • Manage our business resource groups, to continue to evolve a sustainable framework for ongoing BRG management, and to help BRGs add maximum value to D&I effort and business impact. Responsible to develop and operationalizing of BRG policies, toolkits, guidelines, and templates. Provide effective guidance and coaching to BRG leaders, ensuring alignment and integration of BRG strategic plans, budgets, and programming. Provide program management support for heavy-lift BRG initiatives. Provide framework and guidance for BRG membership records, budget, and expense management
  • Influence and inspire groups to drive tangible operational change, as well as awareness, education and engagement events. Provides recommendations and input in the development and/or enhancement of new and existing company policies/procedures, and practices.
  • Provides proactive educational programs to support the company's commitment to diversity & inclusion. Able to facilitate and lead D&I trainings and conversations
  • Own and drive current partnerships with local and national organizations. Identify and build relationships with external partners and organizations to share knowledge and expertise to help drive continuous improvement as well as review current partnerships. Oversee external D&I benchmarking submissions e.g. Human Rights Equality Index.
  • Remain up to date with D&I best practice, trends and legislation and propose new ideas to support continuous improvement on our D&I strategy. Advise on ad-hoc D&I queries from the business.
  • This role supports the D&I Lead on the US diversity & inclusion budget. 
  • Work closely with business resource groups, communications teams, supplier diversity, associates of the great local brands and must maintain effective relationships with external partnerships.

The Essentials In Your Cart - The required ingredients

  • 5+ years of experience working in Diversity & Inclusion or related area
  • Bachelor's degree


Extra Spices - What you should bring to the table

  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite knowledge (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Proficient in Excel Analytics, and SharePoint 
  • Proven experience leading projects (i.e. project management experience) 
  • Decision making ability 
  • Specific experience developing and leading diversity & inclusion initiatives
  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Strong presentation skills 
  • Strategic planning experience
  • Training and faciliation experience 
  • Financial and budgeting skills
  • Collaborative and a team player
  • Customer centric
  • Takes initiative
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Has a curious mindset


Join Us at Our Table  

Peapod Digital Labs is a forward-thinking company with a strong legacy of innovation. We recognize who powers our progress – our people! We offer a great variety of benefits and perks to our employees, including: great health care options, including PPO and HSA plans (with company contributions), dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, a 401k with strong company match and immediate vesting, and generous and flexible paid time off. 

We are an equal opportunity employer. We comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, marital status (including civil unions), military service, veteran status, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, legally recognized disability, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Right next to Union Station, we are easy to get to and surrounded by food in Downtown and the West Loop.

What are Peapod Digital Labs Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Building a cutting edge eCommmerce center of excellence means our teams need to focus on their work challenges, not whether their benefits are activated. With a one-stop shop for online benefit management, competitive bonus potential, and a flexible, brand new office, our employees are able to focus on making the customer experience amazing.

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