Mercari is Your Marketplace. We make it super easy to sell (or buy) almost anything. We all have things we don't use, never used or simply outgrew. But that stuff still has value. Mercari gives you the power to simply sell it, ship it, and earn some cash for it. Fashion to toys. Sporting goods to electronics. All the brands you know and love. Our mission is simple: to make selling easier than buying. And with 50M+ downloads in the U.S. and 350k+ new listings every day, we're just getting started.

You will be joining a dynamic legal team who demonstrates their strengths in a teamwork focused environment yet you have the ability to work in an individual capacity. In this role, you will establish and supervise a Government Relations program for the company’s operations.  You will execute policy research and analysis, with a focus on marketplaces, e-commerce, payments/remittances, tax, privacy and emerging technologies. Your experience in building and maintaining strong, positive relationships with local, state, and federal elected officials and staff will be key to representing Mercari’s interests. And you will ensure that the company understands and responds to legislative actions that impact our business.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, including representation with some industry associations
  • Proactively identify burgeoning issues and collaborate with internal Legal, Public Relations, Compliance, and other teams to provide advice and recommendations on how the government relations function can assist with their set priorities and objectives
  • Comprehend company priorities and concerns and effectively communicate those concerns to the appropriate leaders and representatives
  • Monitor, update and analyze all relevant legislation and their ramifications to our business/users
  • Offer strategic input to the companies OKRs and  planning relative to business development strategy, programs, and budget

What You’ll Need:

  • 10+ years of experience with public policy and external relations
  • 10+ years of experience with supervising people, defining strategy, establishing client relationships, and delivering innovative solutions
  • Expert knowledge of, and experience working collaboratively with, the US federal and state governments, how they function, how to engage and influence members and interested parties
  • Experience with managing complex policy strategies over time and executing  discreet and positive outcomes
  • Experience with managing diverse teams and budgets
  • Experience with establishing effective organizational brand visibility with key decision makers
  • Experience with driving government affairs communications with key elected officials, regulators, agencies, trade associations, and other influential individuals and groups
  • Ability to comprehend emerging technology and recognize and assess the impact of related government policies
  • In-depth knowledge of US federal policies, processes, and stakeholders related to technology and trade, and strong familiarity with global technology policy trends
  • Ability to hire representation at local/state level and/or lobbying firms as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, policy, business, international relations or similar

Bonus Points:

  • Ability to display sound judgment, decision making, and political insight with the highest ethical standards
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Possession of excellent presentation and leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Why Mercari?

Mercari nurtures an all for one environment where teamwork and innovative thinking is the priority.


  • Remote-first company
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • 401k match
  • Life & disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • New parent paid leave
  • Rocket Lawyer legal services
  • Fond perks and rewards
  • Time when you need it - unlimited vacation days

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