Senior Manager - Operational Success, Trust Operations

IrelandSingaporeUnited States

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 Community You Will Join: 

  • We are looking for an inspirational, inclusive leader, who knows how to encompass diversity in a complex, fast paced operations environment for our Global Online Trust Operations.  
  • To be successful in this role, you will need to relish the challenge of constant change, an ever-growing organization, and be passionate about mitigating risk and keeping the Airbnb community safe.  
  • Reporting to the Global Director of Trust Operations and based in the US, the Senior Manager will be someone who is aligned to our core values and leads teams in an open and transparent way.
  • The role will be responsible for Trust Operations strategic development and service delivery across multiple operational sub-teams, including Account Integrity, and Content Integrity and any new services developed or integrated. 

The Difference You Will Make:

  • The role involves setting team goals, policies and best practices, roadmapping, strategic planning, and reporting on the successes and challenges of your operations on a periodic basis.  
  • You’ll work closely with the Senior Manager, Global Offline Trust Operations, and Trust Operations, Product, Policy, Business Unit, and Platform Team stakeholders.
  • The role will manage Global Functional Managers, driving key initiatives across each sub-team to ensure that they continue to evolve in line with our values and business goals.
  • The successful candidate will be someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment and has a passion for Airbnb, protecting the safety of our users, and growing Trust in our community.

A Typical Day: 

Performance Metrics Accountability

  • Strong awareness of operational health and the multiple layers of your function; operate levers needed to maintain Service Level Agreements 
  • Set targets for your Operation
  • Accountable for all operational KPIs (some may be shared with other teams) - Productivity, Quality, Customer Satisfaction, Escalation Rate, SLAs, Backlog Aging, etc.
  • Work with global teams to understand root cause of performance challenges and drive a philosophy of continuous business improvement.
  • Monitor costs and losses, and manage the team to perform root cause analysis on variances.

Employee Engagement:

  • Ensure employee engagement within the team by creating strong, trusted connections with the whole team and utilizing effective communication to help translate the mission of Airbnb into meaningful and clear goals.
  • Manage, support, and develop the Global Functional Managers to design and influence employee experience programs as needed.
  • Maintain ultimate responsibility for team structure, recruiting, onboarding and training by working with Trust Leadership, Shared Services Leadership, direct reports and other business partners in Employee Experience.

Leadership Development:

  • Hire and develop great team leaders, foster team cohesion, and build strong team engagement 
  • Support the career path and growth for all team members; coaching and guidance when needed, holding regular career conversations
  • Hold team members accountable to expectations and performance manage direct reports 

Strategy & Planning:

  • Build on Trust and Trust Operations Priorities to adapt to your operational mission and vision
  • Own operational planning and strategy to work towards Operational Excellence 
  • Translate company goals into clear and comprehensive directives for team. Support direct reports as they implement new directives.
  • Stay ahead of the growth and business direction and ensure that Trust Offline Operations is set up for success.
  • Keep an active look out for risks, potential gains and issues to anticipate advancements and opportunities to advance the teams’ goals.
  • Work with various leaders across Trust, Community Support, and Business Functions, to determine best strategic growth plans across your Operation
  • Work with Community Support Partner Management on the global partner strategy of your operation and support the growth of partner network within your operation.


  • Partner with Trust Product to plan for tools and product that will improve operational productivity and quality, and be a strong source of feedback for fraud trends, attacks, and gaps. 
  • Serve as a thought leader in your functional operations in order to partner with your Product Manager(s) and influence the functional Product roadmap
  • Understand how the Product roadmap impacts operations and provide feedback and guidance to PMs for any negative impact to operations 


  • Produce well-crafted memos, presentations, and proposals to meet your and your team’s objectives.
  • Embrace the adventure with Peers, Partners, and teams and use superior communication skills to cultivate professional relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Use innovative channels of communication to keep teams up-to-date with day-to-day changes in expectations and goals that are relevant to their roles.
  • Be a team player focused on what is right for our community, and Airbnb.

Your Expertise:

  • Minimum 10 years of senior management experience in a Risk, Trust and Safety, or Customer Experience operations role.
  • Experience leading customer-facing or operations teams of 100+ employees.
  • Track record of performance results, strong leadership, and managing effectively through change.
  • Multilingual skills is a plus.

Your Location:

This position is US - Remote Eligible. The role may include occasional work at an Airbnb office or attendance at offsites, as agreed to with your manager. While the position is Remote Eligible, you must live in a state where Airbnb, Inc. has a registered entity. Click here for the up-to-date list of excluded states. This list is continuously evolving, so 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: 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
$175,000$222,000 USD