Senior Sourcer - (6-Month Contract)



Remote · United States
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

🚀 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

We’re looking for an experienced Senior Sourcer to join our Recruiting team to accelerate Whatnot’s hiring with curated top-of-funnel candidate searches and thoughtful outreach approaches. You will help shape the future of our company and enhance Whatnot’s effort to attract, recruit, and retain diverse talent across our non-technical and technical teams.

You will

  • Operate as sourcing SME who is able to find untapped talent outside of just LinkedIn
  • Work closely with recruiters and hiring managers to deeply understand requirements of roles, team functions, and how they fit into the broader company
  • Create and partner with Recruiters and Managers to source & hire talent from underrepresented groups
  • Partner with hiring managers and recruiters to understand hiring needs and develop creative strategies for engaging top of funnel talent across multiple disciplines
  • Provide an incredible candidate experience to each person you engage with about Whatnot
  • Strategically plan and execute pipeline for hard to fill roles - Data based approach
  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with top talent in the industry

👋 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 Senior Sourcer, you should have:

  • At least five years of experience in sourcing, market research, or recruiting in a fast-paced, high growth environment
  • Experience using sourcing tools and applicant tracking systems to identify and engage passive, qualified candidates
  • Experience proactively networking and establishing effective working relationships with candidates and internal hiring teams alike
  • Exposure to working with data, and eager to get creative with sourcing metrics and to turn insights into action
  • Natural curiosity and problem solving mindset; able to learn about and source for novel roles, research talent availability, and develop creative solutions to sourcing challenges
  • Customer-focused attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, and a track record of providing a high-touch experience to both candidates and recruiters
  • A passion for working at Whatnot!


For US-based applicants: $60.10 - $72.12 hourly rate


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.