🚀 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, and as a remote-first team, we operate out of hubs within the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, and Germany today.

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. 

💻  Role

  • Launch your category
    • Launch and own an entirely new category in Germany
    • Strategize the best ways to scale your efforts to make the category successful
    • Work towards growing your category, with General Manager as a potential next career step
  • Create community-defining moments
    • Build relationships with influencers, planning and executing activations to bring their audiences onto Whatnot
    • Organize and execute on-app and in person events connected to the most exciting products, moments, and fandoms related to your category
  • Build our seller community
    • Build and pursue a pipeline of sellers in your category across individual resellers, influencers, and shops 
    • Identify and bring on board high-potential sellers managing ongoing relationships and day-to-day communications
    • Advise sellers on ways to grow their businesses on Whatnot. Create the next generation of top sellers in your category
    • Stay close to sellers and buyers in the ecosystem to understand user needs and provide the product team with key user insights and problems to solve.
  • Use data and strategic thinking to propel your category forward
    • Utilize large sets of data efficiently in order to inform category & project plans, as well as track and report on outcomes
    • Be able to jump in, ramp up quickly, and independently drive strategic projects both in your own category and across partnerships when needed

👋  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. As our next Category Manager, Germany, you should have 4+ years of experience working in a fast-paced, client-facing role in high output environments, such as Strategy Consulting, Private Equity, or partnerships at a fast-paced tech company, plus: 

  • Experience working in a business development or partner-facing role
  • Fluent German and English speaker, and familiarity with the DACH market
  • You have experience building and executing against a pipeline of targets
  • You are scrappy and flexible enough to work in a fast-paced startup environment with limited guidance, and are comfortable pivoting quickly as needed
  • You are a strategic and creative thinker who can turn research and data into actionable plans
  • Passion for creator communities and/or expertise in existing Whatnot product categories (e.g. vintage clothing, collectibles)
  • Experience at a high-growth startup, marketplace, or creator-focused platform a plus
  • Proficiency in SQL a plus
  • Experience buying and selling in online marketplaces a plus


For Germany-based applicants: €75,000/year - €130,000/year + benefits + stock options

The salary range may be inclusive of several levels that would be applicable to the position. Final salary will be based on a number of factors including, level, relevant prior experience, skills and expertise. This range is only inclusive of base salary, not benefits (more details below) or equity in the form of stock options.

🎁  Benefits

  • Flexible Time off Policy and Company-wide Holidays (including a spring and winter break)
  • Health Insurance options including Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Work From Home Support
    • $1,000 home office setup allowance
    • $150 monthly allowance for cell phone and internet
  • Care benefits
    • $450 monthly allowance on food
    • $500 monthly allowance for wellness
    • $5,000 annual allowance towards Childcare
    • $20,000 lifetime benefit for family planning, such as adoption or fertility expenses
  • Retirement; 401k offering for Traditional and Roth accounts in the US (employer match up to 4% of base salary) and Pension plans internationally
  • Parental Leave
    • 16 weeks of paid parental leave + one month gradual return to work *company leave allowances run concurrently with country leave requirements which take precedence.

💛  EOE

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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