VP, Employee Experience at OfferUp

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OfferUp is dedicated to building the simplest and most trustworthy way for people to buy and sell in their communities. Every year, millions of people use OfferUp to buy and sell locally, resulting in billions of dollars of local commerce. As the largest mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers in the U.S., our iOS and Android app has been in the top five most popular shopping apps lists for more than three years. Join us as we build the marketplace of the future and reinvent local commerce by helping consumers uncover value through simplicity and trust. 

At a Glance

  • 85M+ Downloads
  • Geekwire App of Year
  • 15+ percent of adults in key markets like Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami and Las Vegas use OfferUp every month

About the role:

OfferUp’s VP of Employee Experience is responsible for cultivating all aspects of the employee life cycle. Through strategic development and execution of Employee Experience initiatives, you support and drive business results, foster manager success, and increase employee engagement and retention. As a critical leader at OfferUp, you act as a business partner to the CEO, COO, and the broader executive team, you provide guidance and structure to all employees, and you lead the Employee Experience team.

The ideal candidate (you) are a strategic collaborator who serves as a business partner to OfferUp leadership. You are a smart, data-driven decision maker, who is great at hiring and developing a great team and takes professional pride in operational excellence, while meeting and exceeding stretch goals. You are highly adaptable -- having been successful in meeting the demands of a big company as well as being scrappy and hands-on in a start-up. In addition, you have a passion for people development, and are driven to grow and scale OfferUp forward through the inevitable ups and downs of an earlier stage tech company.

Here’s more of what you will get to do:

  • Strategically lead the Employee Experience team-- setting our employees up for success to deliver our business goals
  • Partner with colleagues and leaders to create, communicate, and implement programs and initiatives aligned to business strategy in the areas of employee value proposition, employer brand, recruitment, total rewards, performance management, recognition, engagement, career development, diversity, and employee relations
  • Establish appropriate and effective systems, metrics, and processes to ensure that the HR operations and recruiting are able to track and report on activities and meet SLAs
  • Manage compensation and benefits strategy and administration
  • Act as a champion for OfferUp’s mission, vision, and values and partner across the company to drive a high-performance work environment.
  • Continuously assess regulatory and compliance risk and ensure appropriate policies and procedures, working closely with the general counsel
  • Oversee recruiting, including managing and meeting staffing/hiring objectives, championing and leading a behavior-based interview process that continually raises the bar on our talent, managing related processes such as immigration, while ensuring that we deliver the best candidate experience
  • Performance Management: lead the strategy and implementation of effective systems and practices of performance management, including regular performance reviews, organizational leadership reviews, succession planning, performance improvement plan management, and managing and meeting objectives for rates of attrition
  • Training and Development: lead the strategy and implementation for training and development programs that are appropriate to the needs and scale of OfferUp. Develop scrappy approaches to meeting our objectives (e.g. energize and leverage the skills, talent, and time of the OfferUp management team rather than hiring expensive consultants)
  • Establish and manage objectives and practices to enable OfferUp to meet its goals for building and maintaining a diverse workforce
  • Investigate and resolve employee relations issues as necessary

You’ll thrive in this role if you have:

  • You have 10+ years of applicable People & Culture / Human Resources leadership experience in a fast paced, ever-changing environment
  • You have a proven track record of setting a vision and strategy for an HR function or group, and driving solutions and practices that are both innovative and scrappy
  • Experience managing multiple HR functions and successful people teams that deliver high quality results on schedule
  • You have a combination of experience working with large companies that have established best of class HR processes and practices as well as working with early stage technology companies and leaders
  • You are able to dive deep into your team’s processes and problems and you manage using data; establishing clear metrics and reports
  • You have experience in establishing operational excellence and driving change management across an organization
  • You are a strong leader of people who has a track record for identifying, attracting, developing and retaining a talented diverse team of HR professionals. You are a leader who inspires ideas, encourages test & learn, and takes well thought out risks
  • You are flexible yet thoughtful in your strategic decision making, striking the right balance between advocating for our business and our employees

Helpful, but not required:

  • Experience working in e-commerce and mobile marketplaces

OfferUp is changing the way people buy and sell locally and we’ve built a dynamic team to do it. To learn more about what it’s like to work at OfferUp, check out our blog: https://blog.offerup.com/tagged/culture

OfferUp provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, OfferUp complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

OfferUp expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of OfferUp’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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Nestled just south of downtown Bellevue with quick access to local highways- perfect to walk out to our daily foodtrucks or around Mercer Slough Park.

An Insider's view of OfferUp

What's something quirky about your company?

This may seem silly, but we have a 90lb MMA dummy our CEO bought and named Pat. On a daily basis, someone will take Pat and figure out creative ways to scare some folks in the office. How do I know? I am Pat.


Office Morale Booster (Ex-MMA Trainer)

What does your typical day look like?

One of the great things about OfferUp is that no two days look the same. The only thing you will see me do every day at the same time is plank at 3 p.m. with my team. Otherwise, who knows?


Software Development Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Like many engineers, one of my favorite parts of being in tech is using my creativity and logic to create something new, especially here at OfferUp where what we create has the ability to help the environment and enable people to support their own businesses.


Software Development Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

OfferUp will continue to be the premier local mobile marketplace for buying and selling, but there will likely be more and better e-commerce opportunities with the onset of new delivery technologies. OfferUp has such unique purpose and is leading the transformation of how consumers buy and sell locally. I'm delighted to be a part of the team.


Chief Financial Officer

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work/life balance is fantastic at OfferUp, especially for a startup! Sure, there are some days you may need to stay late- but everyone is pitching in here and understands the importance of recharging and resetting.



What are OfferUp Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Lunch provided on Tuesdays and Fridays!
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
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