Policy Manager

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From the very beginning, OfferUp has believed that the right people united by the right mission can redefine the possible.

OfferUp is now the largest mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers in the US. We connect millions of people every day, but we’re still as committed as ever to the founding mission: to build the simplest, most trustworthy local marketplace. We help bring people together in their communities to exchange value, and we think that exchange is the foundation for a kind of commerce that redefines what “value” really means. In our world, the things we buy and sell are just the primer for the really important stuff, like meeting our neighbors, getting more connected to the places we live and the things that live with us, and creating a marketplace where everyone has something to offer.

At a Glance

  • A top shopping app on iTunes and Google Play
  • Geekwire App of Year
  • 60+ Million Downloads

OfferUp is rapidly growing our Trust and Safety team in the Greater Seattle area and is seeking an experienced Marketplace Policy Manager to define and own the policies that enable OfferUp to achieve its mission of the simplest and most trustworthy local marketplace.

Reporting to the Head of Trust & Safety, this role will have high visibility across all parts of the company, including legal, product, marketing, business development, operations, and PR teams. You will need to be proactive and engaged, a strong communicator, capable of building strong relationships internally and externally, and excited about technology and e-commerce. You will bring both empathy and deep strategic thinking to understanding and implementing policy at OfferUp.

Key measures of success include: Preserving the long-term health of the marketplace, maintaining a positive user experience, and providing sufficient transparency to both internal stakeholders and our users.

What You’ll Do: 


  • Act as the escalation point of contact for policy issues and questions.
  • Work closely with partners from across the company to help craft policy to ensure the highest-quality customer experience on OfferUp, balancing customer and business needs.
  • Solicit feedback from different teams across the business and synthesize multiple opinions into comprehensive policy proposals.


  • Prepare clear and detailed analysis exploring important policy questions; Identify and champion process improvement ideas and systems enhancements that could increase the productivity or quality of our content operations.
  • Dive into unfamiliar, ambiguous, and emerging subject matters and become an expert in them by working with relevant product and trust & safety teams.
  • Conduct rigorous analysis, both quantitative and qualitative, and thorough research, both internal and external, to inform policy recommendations.
  • Approach each policy with an automation first mindset.

Drive Results

  • Analyze the impact of policy changes and present insights around policy launches and post-implementation monitoring.
  • Constantly iterate on our policies to ensure that policies reflect our brand mission and values.
  • Drive internal and external awareness and understanding of policies and the rationale behind them.


  • 5+ years of successful development of policies and procedures while working in user safety, risk management, intellectual property, user-generated content, or community management in e-commerce, social media, online marketplace or the sharing economy.
  • Have a deep understanding of the online safety trends and landscape by identifying risky behavior, suspicious patterns, and deceptive online practices.
  • The ideal candidate is a highly motivated, consumer tech savvy, and community focused individual.
  • Passion for problem-solving problems big and small, with an analytical and data-driven approach without a prescribed template.
  • Influential with great communication skills, both written and verbal, and able to articulate clear, compelling stories out of complex issues
  • Smart, organized analytical thinker, with the ability to perform detailed analysis of numerous metrics.
  • Proven results in balancing due diligence while delivering quick and though outcomes.
  • Knowledge of analytical tools and the use of data to validate strategies or hypotheses.

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