Hiring Strategy & Operations Manager, Trust & Safety | Whatnot

Strategy & Operations Manager, Trust & Safety


Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time





Total Funding

$439.6 billion

Keywords: remote spring

🚀 Whatnot

Whatnot is a livestream shopping platform and marketplace backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, and CapitalG. We’re building the future of ecommerce, bringing together community, shopping and entertainment. We are committed to our values, whether working remotely or from one of our offices. We are building a team that has experience from top tech, retail and payments platforms in the world.

We’re innovating in the fast-paced world of live auctions in categories including sports, fashion, video games, and streetwear. The platform couples rigorous seller vetting with a focus on community to create a welcoming space for buyers and sellers to share their passions with others.

And, we’re growing. Whatnot has been the fastest growing marketplace in the US over the past two years and we’re hiring forward-thinking problem solvers across all functional areas.

📈 Opportunity Size

Retail disruption is one of the largest opportunities in the startup space today. Livestream shopping is taking off around the world – a $300B GMV market in China that’s grown 100% YoY. Whatnot is bringing it to the world through a community-first approach, starting in the U.S. where retail is a $5T market opportunity!

💻 Role

The Strategy & Operations Manager, Trust & Safety is responsible for ensuring that Whatnot's products and services are used in a safe and responsible manner. You will work closely with the legal, analytics, product and operations teams to develop and implement policies and processes that help protect buyers and sellers.You have strong leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills. You also have a thorough understanding of relevant laws and regulations, as well as experience in risk management and investigations. Experience in the e-commerce industry and familiarity with marketplace platforms is also beneficial.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing T&S processes 
  • Investigating reports of fraud, abuse, and other inappropriate behavior on the marketplace, and taking appropriate action to address the situation
  • Coordinating with legal, compliance, operations and products teams to develop and implement risk management strategies for the marketplace
  • Monitoring industry trends and developments in the area of trust and safety, and adapting the company's policies and procedures accordingly
  • Providing training and support to employees on trust and safety policies and procedures
  • Preparing reports and presentations on trust and safety for senior management and other stakeholders

👋 You

Curious about who thrives at Whatnot? We’ve found that low ego, a growth mindset, and leaning into action and high impact goes a long way here. 

  • Bachelor's degree 
  • 5+ years of experience in a trust and safety, legal, compliance, or security role
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to project manage
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills, with the ability to quickly assess and respond to complex situations
  • Experience in risk management and investigations, with a demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Familiarity with industry trends and developments in the area of trust and safety, and the ability to adapt policies and procedures accordingly
  • Proficiency with relevant technology and tools, such as data analysis and reporting software

🎁 Benefits

  • Competitive base salary and stock options

  • Unlimited Vacation Policy and Company-wide Holidays (including a spring and winter break)

  • Health Insurance options including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short term disability & Long term Disability

    • Whatnot covers 99% of employee premium costs, and 75% of dependent care premiums for Medical
    • Dental and Vision sponsored 100% by Whatnot for employees and dependents
  • Work From Home Support

    • Laptop provided by Whatnot and home office setup allowance
    • $450 work-from-anywhere quarterly allowance for cell phone and internet
  • Care benefits

    • $1,350 quarterly allowance on food
    • $1,500 quarterly allowance for wellness
    • 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave and gradual return to work
    • $5,000 annual allowance towards Childcare
    • $20,000 lifetime benefit for family planning, such as adoption or fertility expenses
  • Professional Development

    • $2,000 annual benefit to invest in your professional development
  • 401k offering for Traditional and Roth accounts provided by Betterment

    • Employer matching contributions of 100% of up to 4% of contributions on base salary


Whatnot is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, parental status, disability status, or any other status protected by local law. We believe that our work is better and our company culture is improved when we encourage, support, and respect the different skills and experiences represented within our workforce.

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