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

  • Act as the subject matter authority on all things Business, specifically Go To Market recruiting. You can act as a guide in what motivates and drives the team to hire the best talent to the these opportunities and can make recommendations to hiring managers & fellow recruiters to drive success.
  • Identify passionate candidates. This is player coach role-you always have at least a couple key business roles you’re running to stay close to the work.
  • Emphasize diversity and inclusivity. You’ll lead your team in identifying traditional and non-traditional methods to increase the likelihood we can bring new perspectives to the team.
  • Empower your team to find or build new sources of talent. LinkedIn might be a great tool, but you’ll always look for new and outstanding ways to source versatile folks.
  • Set the pace for and drive your team to successfully juggle a variety of roles at once. At any given time, individuals on your team could be working on filling 8-10 (or more at times) open roles.
  • Manage team’s work with regard to developing job posts, hiring plans, and rubrics. You’ll work with the VP of Talent to help further operationalize and build many of these founding processes.
  • Empower your team to iterate on the candidate hiring process. You’ll smooth rough edges in the interview process by analyzing data and presenting solutions to the team.
  • Cultivate senior relationships with individuals and groups. You’ll help build personal relationships through introductions, references, or by facilitating participation with community groups.

👋 About 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, but here are a few criteria we’re looking for in this role:

You have proven experience recruiting for business roles (Go-to-Market and G&A) as well as managing a business recruiting team. Your roots are in identifying and evaluating candidates for a variety of business roles, and you enjoy the challenge of finding (and helping your team to find) outstanding talent for hard-to-fill positions from early career to Director-level roles.

You are a leader and a builder at heart. You bring 3-5+ years experience leading business recruiting pods and you get energy from building foundational processes and principles. You are experienced in giving direct feedback and helping to grow and empower a team. You set strategy, you lean in and get into the weeds and you inspire your team to do their best work.

You are a champion for diversity hiring & inclusive interview practices. At Whatnot, we believe hiring and fostering a diverse team is the key to building a successful business. You should be passionate about these initiatives and have experience creating a strategy for building diverse teams.

You are comfortable with ownership. Whatnot is one of the fastest-growing startups in history, and hiring is critical to our success. You should feel comfortable moving uncomfortably fast and being responsible for your work.

You provide an incredible candidate experience. You sweat the small stuff but keep the big picture in mind. You know that a job search is can be an overwhelming and complicated journey for candidates, so you prioritize providing a more human experience for everyone that interacts with Whatnot during a hiring process.

You are data-focused. You track pipeline health to balance your priorities and set hiring manager expectations.


For US-based applicants: $200,000 – $285,000/year + benefits + stock options

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