People Operations Specialist at ShopRunner

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For customers, we’re an online, members-only service that provides benefits across 140+ of the best online stores. Our members save time and money with benefits including free 2-day shipping, easy 2-click checkout and free returns.

For merchants, we’re driving ecommerce business, producing insights with a growing data analytics practice to boot. And we help them compete in today’s marketplace. It’s the ultimate ecommerce win-win.

With people in offices in Chicago, Conshohocken, PA, NYC, San Mateo,and Krakow, Poland, we’re perpetrators of good vibes and great experiences for our customers, our merchants and each other.


This role operates the machinery and makeup of traditional HR. This operational executor will look to ensure that the most basic and important needs of employees are met. Tactically, this role serves to ensure payroll, benefits, & perks are meticulously executed and communicated. This is a role best suited for someone who thinks end-to-end about experience and long-term in regard to employee fit and who takes it a step further to develop methods of measure to see how well we’re doing building the best place to work in Chicago and Philly. You’ll execute against some of the basic “nuts and bolts” of HR as we manage our HR practice in-house from a one-time PEO model.

We’re in building mode at ShopRunner and we need a top-notch executor and problem-solver who can ensure our employees’ needs are met. Reporting into the SVP of Talent, this position will sit in our newly formed Chicago office, with an eye for helping talent across all SR offices.


  • Act as a people operations specialist: able to execute payroll bi-weekly and set up our HRIS for maximum output and engagement.
  • Partner closely with the Sr. Mgr, People Experience, to deliver on what we say we’ll do with an eye on the utmost operational excellence.
  • Help perform quarterly execution and analysis as it relates to employee engagement (pulse survey)
  • Support quarterly pulse survey and implementation of action plans to address opportunities identified through surveys (Q1). Also show historic data that tells a story of where we’ve been and where we’re going.
  • Partner with the analytics team to find the right mix of analytical science and people art to build the right programs at the right time.
  • Execute quarterly diversity reports and payroll analysis that shows us how we’re doing and ensures our actions are done with thought and care, informed by what we know and who we aspire to be.
  • Partner with vendors externally who provide the benefits ShopRunner employees love and look to bring information to employees, acting as the connector of information.
  • Compile onboarding feedback to help bring insights to the business on how we can make needed changes in an agile fashion.
  • Deliver employee products including: total compensation statements, data insights that help employees understand our state-of-the union and their place within it.
  • Become the contact for questions regarding payroll and benefits, providing answers with compassion and care.
  • Benefits Administration: run point on open enrollment, new hire benefits onboarding and bill reconciliation week to week.
  • New Hire onboarding process with Office Coordinator
  • ACA/EEOC Reporting annually
  • State Taxes as well as Workers Compensation, monitored and tracked quarterly.
  • FMLA and STD Tracking via payroll system and communication out to employees with important information.
  • Pull recruiting metrics as needed to help assist talent team in finding the best talent. Period.
  • Partner with People Experience manager to administer offboarding employees (tactical steps re: payroll and benefits)
  • Performance Review set up in HRIS or another system to ensure a smooth process.


  • 5+ years experience working in a fast-paced, technology-centric environment.
  • PHR certification a plus.
  • Analytical prowess and ability to think through complex systems to get at what appears simple to end users (our employees)
  • Adaptable, empathetic, with a can-do attitude
  • Proficiency in multi-state payroll and HRIS management, extra credit for Paycor knowledge
  • A highly-organized problem solver.


Intellectual curiosity & a sense of humor are a must. A love of ecommerce & retail is a major plus.

We want you to bring your whole human self to work every single day. We accept you for who you are and consider everyone on an equal opportunity basis without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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The beauty of our office is you can get everything you need, without ever having to leave the building. Food, post office, gym.... take that, winter!

What are ShopRunner Perks + Benefits

ShopRunner Benefits Overview

From generous PTO to weekly work-from-home, amazing parental leave, and volunteer time off, we've crafted the kind of benefits plan that supports a stellar employee experience! When you join ShopRunner, you get best-in-class healthcare for you and your family, 401k matching that vests immediately, an annual educational budget, and meaningful company options that give all Shoprunners some skin in the game. It’s all part of our culture of creating an environment that allows you to be your best self at work.

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
ShopRunner values what our employees can do, not what time they sit down at their desks. We work hard and we show up, but we don't punch in and out.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Baseball games, holiday parties, darts, trivia, parties on our patio -- we make time to get to know one another and have fun.
Game Room
No game room, but we do have board game and trivia nights!
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Monday. Employees get free lunch on Thursday.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
We sponsor conferences, our teams speak at conferences, and we offer an annual reimbursement program for continuing education.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Our lunch and learns run the gamut, and have included everything from product demos, to financial advising, trends in ecommerce, and interview training. We make time to learn from one another.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Cross-department program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
ShopRunner sets up quarterly hack weeks, where we focus on new ideas and special projects.
Online course subscriptions available
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