We’re looking for a talented and ambitious administrative professional who can juggle both running our office, and a variety of projects. You will be the go-to person for all office needs – helping run our small, close-knit London office seamlessly and efficiently, while fostering an inclusive work environment where employees are set up to be happy and successful.
For this person, no task is too small or, over time, too large. Exceptional organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills are essential, as are independence, integrity, and discretion. This position reports to the head of our London office, but involves working across teams and continents. Your contributions will be recognized and valued by colleagues in both London and New York.
Why join us? PDT Partners has a stellar 30-year track record and a reputation for excellence. Our goal is to be the best quantitative investment manager in the world - measured by the quality of our products, not their size. PDT’s very high employee-retention rate speaks for itself. Our people are intellectually extraordinary, and our community is close-knit, down-to-earth, and diverse.
Please note: This is a 12-month, fixed term contract. While there's a possibility of extension or a full time role after the end of the contract, these are not guaranteed.
Provide excellent experience for both PDTers and guests in London office
Proactively anticipate and address office needs, including health and safety
Own event planning from start to finish
With precision, reliability, and promptness, perform an array of administrative work (including scheduling, answering emails and calls, planning & setting up events, preparing expense reports and arranging travel).
Constantly improve administrative and operational efficiency
Track and ensure adherence to office budget
Handle all office-wide ordering: supplies, food, catering, etc.
Facilitate aspects of the Intern hiring program for the London Office
Organize and engage in our philanthropic efforts based in London
Below, you'll find a list of skills and experiences we think are relevant. Even if you don’t think you’re a perfect match, we still encourage you to apply because we are committed to developing our people.
2-3 years of relevant experience
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (particularly Excel and PowerPoint)
Experience working with geographically diverse teams preferred, but not required
Bachelor’s degree from an excellent academic program