Talent Development Program Manager



People & HR, Operations
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Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Talent Development Program Manager

🚀 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, 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

As our Talent Development Program Manager, you’ll develop company-wide learning and development programs and initiatives with an emphasis on onboarding. In this role you’ll join a passionate and dynamic People Team and be a trusted advisor to the business in support of empowering Whatnauts to do their best work. This is a great opportunity for someone who knows learning and development, has run company-wide onboarding and L&D programs, and thrives in a fast-paced, culture-driven tech environment.

  • Support organizational learning objective by building (or improving upon) programs and initiatives designed to equip employees with tools to do their best work and promote engagement and retention
  • Fully own the company-wide employee onboarding program:
    • Effectively collaborate with recruiters, hiring managers, people operations, and onboarding facilitators from offer through the employee’s first 3 months
    • Ensure the overall onboarding approach is in line with the broader business strategy at all times
    • Identify pain points and collaborate with internal partners to drive efficiency within the onboarding process
    • Own communications with managers of new hires to drive a consistent onboarding experience
  • Leverage People data and analytics to develop insights and measure effectiveness of learning programs and initiatives on organizational goals
  • Iterate continuously to improve learning program experiences as we scale and grow as a company.
  • Act as a consultant to functional teams to drive effective programming and consistent functional onboarding and skills development experiences.
  • Manage internal and external course offerings within our LMS to support skills development programming, learning paths, and learning platform integrations
  • Manage LMS reporting and draw insights based on course analytics and feedback

👋 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 Talent Development Program Manager you should have 4+ years of learning and development experience in fast-paced startups, plus:

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Ability to take projects from concept to launch
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to use data to drive decision making and measure program effectiveness


For US-based applicants: $115,000/year to $125,000/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.


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.