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Senior Market Manager [California]



Sales & Business Development
California, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way.

The Difference You Will Make:

As a Senior Market Manager, your role will entail ensuring the health and expansion of our supply in the West Territory. This will involve managing aHosts and acquiring high-quality inventory. Your focus will be to enhance Airbnb's market presence in your designated region through collaboration with other teams and leveraging your expertise on the local market. With a deep understanding of Airbnb's mission and values, you will oversee all aspects of supply acquisition and market success. This includes developing acquisition strategies, and managing relationships with strategic partners, including the creation of new partnerships. You will also be tasked with developing and refining scalable, localized supply management strategies for both established, competitive markets and emerging, untapped markets, aiming to secure our long-term success in these regions.

A Typical Day:

  • Build, manage and expand partner relationships within your territory, aiming to surpass quarterly sales targets.
  • Conduct regular optimization calls and business reviews with partners to develop strong, enduring partnerships providing exceptional, timely service to hosts, including in-person support as needed.
  • Implement strategies to effectively manage and optimize strategic partnerships.
  • Prospect and onboard new, high-quality supply within your assigned geography.
  • Educate clients on all significant product updates and cascade feedback on product and public policy to the relevant internal stakeholders.
  • Leverage data to identify and pursue strategic growth opportunities, demonstrating an ability to navigate operational complexities and efficiently allocate resources.
  • Use an entrepreneurial approach to develop and implement unique engagement projects, fostering innovation within your territory.
  • Work cross-functionally with teams such as product, communications, public policy, legal, tax and customer support to ensure Airbnb's long-term market success.
  • Acquire comprehensive knowledge of local market trends to inform both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Understand the technical aspects of software partnerships to offer comprehensive support, ensuring a seamless experience for hosts and guests.
  • Represent Airbnb in external meetings with Hosts and at industry conferences in your market, solidifying the brand's presence and commitment.
  • Support host community programs in your region, contributing to the growth and engagement of Airbnb's community.

Your Expertise:

  • 8+ years of experience in new sales, account management, and partner support, showcasing a deep understanding and capability in fostering business relationships.
  • 2+ years of tech/travel industry experience is a plus, highlighting the value of sector-specific knowledge.
  • Proven track record of being able to effectively work a leads pipeline and a book of business, demonstrating expertise in nurturing and converting potential opportunities.
  • Proficient quantitative skills and proven ability to interpret and apply data throughout your day-to-day work, emphasizing the importance of data-driven decision-making.
  • The ability to work at both strategic and tactical levels, with a proven track record to execute in ambiguous environments, highlighting adaptability and strategic foresight.
  • Proven experience working cross-functionally, ensuring the ability to collaborate effectively with various teams to drive collective success.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients via phone, email, and in-person, underscoring the importance of strong interpersonal skills.
  • Charismatic self-starter who is resourceful and self-sufficient, paired with strong time management and prioritization skills, showcasing the initiative and organizational capabilities required for the role.
  • Highly proficient in using CRM software, specifically in working with leads, opportunities, and other core objects - Salesforce experience is a plus, indicating the technical tools proficiency needed for effective relationship management.
  • Based in California, and must be willing to regularly travel to your assigned territory. Typical expectation would be once every quarter.
  • Passion for Airbnb, travel, and the sharing economy - being an Airbnb host is a plus, culminating the profile with a personal alignment and enthusiasm for the company's mission and sector.

Your Location:

Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant will need to be based in California to be able to conduct their work. Currently, employees can not be located in: Alaska, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Delaware And Rhode Island. This list is continuously being updated, please check back with us if the state you live in is on the exclusion list. If your position is employed by another Airbnb entity, your recruiter will inform you what states you are eligible to work from.

Our Commitment To Inclusion & Belonging:

Airbnb is committed to working with the broadest talent pool possible. We believe diverse ideas foster innovation and engagement, and allow us to attract creatively-led people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

We strive to also provide a disability inclusive application and interview process. If you are a candidate with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in order to submit an application, please contact us at: reasonableaccommodations@airbnb.com. Please include your full name, the role you’re applying for and the accommodation necessary to assist you with the recruiting process.

We ask that you only reach out to us if you are a candidate whose disability prevents you from being able to complete our online application.

How We'll Take Care of You:

Our job titles may span more than one career level. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs and market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, benefits, and Employee Travel Credits.

Pay Range
$136,000$161,500 USD