Matternet is looking for an adaptable and highly-motivated individual to partner with our CEO as our Chief of Staff. As a strategist, consultant and implementer, your success will ensure streamlined activities within the organization based on the priorities of the CEO. You will verify that the plans and priorities of the CEO are effectively coordinated and executed—all in the midst of a fast-paced changing environment. You will act as a sounding board and thought partner to the CEO, providing useful insights and analysis on company strategy and operations. You will have an active role in preparing the ground and/or carrying out strategic initiatives for the CEO, including financing, business development and strategic partnerships. As his go to person, you will also ensure tasks like scheduling, travel, and other administrative responsibilities are taken care of and see no task too small.

You Will:

  • Manage and track priorities and commitments to help the CEO execute on the most important items for the company
  • Assess inquiries directed to the CEO, determine the proper course of action, delegate to the appropriate individual to manage, and manage the follow-up
  • Drive cross-functional strategic initiatives with the leadership team
  • Ensure focus on top priorities and effective communication of priorities across the organization
  • Own special projects, such as new market or product research, competitor analysis etc.
  • Prepare the ground or help execute strategic initiatives such as financing, business development and strategic partnerships
  • Drive agenda and execution of weekly leadership meetings, bi-monthly all-hands meetings, and Matternet’s quarterly leadership offsite
  • Prepare presentations for internal and external audiences, including supporting the creation of regular updates to Matternet’s Board of Directors
  • Run operating calendar (weekly exec meetings, quarterly meetings, board meetings, country visits, etc)

You Have:

  • 2+ years’ supporting executives or high level initiatives
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or Business Administration
  • Ability to collaborate with humility — you have an all-hands-on-deck/no-task-is-too small attitude
  • Willingness to work hard and take direction and also anticipate problems and their solutions without explicit guidance
  • Proven track record of effectively interacting with senior management
  • Experience managing complex projects and operations
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across departments
  • Ability to apply structure/frameworks to unstructured problems
  • Ability to “rally the troops” on a wide variety of tasks and are seen as an ally by your colleagues
  • Ability to present to a wide variety of audiences and fluency in public speaking
 

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