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Office Manager

Kempower - United States

Are you…

  • Excited to work for sustainability mobility with innovative electric vehicle charging solutions?
  • Goal-oriented and do you feel energized when making a true difference?

 

Our client, Kempower, is seeking an energetic Office Manager to support the company’s expansion into the US market where it will rapidly build a team and scale its operations to better serve current and future US-based customers. As Office Manager, you will be responsible for the operations of Kempower’s brand-new state-of-the-art production facility. You will organize and coordinate office administration and processes to ensure organizational efficiency and safety. Working very collaboratively and cross-divisionally, you’ll be responsible for intra-office communication protocols and streamlining administrative procedures. The ideal candidate is an energetic forward-thinking professional who enjoys wearing multiple hats. To be successful in this role you need extensive experience in independently managing a wide variety of administrative duties and executive support-related tasks. We expect you to enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting an office of diverse individuals.

 

Responsibilities

  • Be the main person of contact for maintenance, mailing, shipping, supplies, equipment, and invoicing
  • Implement office policies by setting up standards to guide the operations of the office, and ensure results are measured according to the established standards, with continuous improvements
  • Partner with HR to maintain office policies as necessary
  • Organize office operations and procedures
  • Coordinate with the IT department on all office equipment
  • Manage relationships with vendors, service providers, and landlords, ensuring that all items are invoiced in a timely manner
  • Manage contracts and price negotiations with the office vendors, service providers, and office lease
  • Manager executives’ schedules, calendars, and appointments
  • Ensure office operations, correspondences, and processes are organized, filing systems are developed, supply requests are reviewed and approved, and records are properly filed and updated
  • Pro-actively participate in planning and organizing company events
  • Organize onboarding and training of new staff together with HR
  • Ensure security, integrity, and confidentiality of data
  • Oversee office environment ensuring that the company’s physical office upholds its brand, culture, and experience for everyone who works at or visits the company while maintaining a safe and secure environment
  • Promote a supportive work environment that upholds Kempower’s values of Together, Impact, Integrity, and Courage

 

What We Expect from You

Your experience & education

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
  • 5 years of experience in office management, administration, or assistance
  • Robust understanding of office management systems and procedures
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, and knowledge of office software packages

Skills, Traits & Style

  • Outstanding English communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational and planning skills
  • Affinity to problem-solving, time-management, and multi-tasking
  • Team-focused mindset, with great communication and cooperation skills
  • A hands-on, open-minded, versatile, enthusiastic can-do attitude while embracing continuous learning

 

What We Offer Is More Than Just a Job

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • The opportunity to be at the forefront of the fast-charging industry, and influence the future of electric transportation
  • An open and flexible work culture where everyone’s voices are heard

 

About Kempower

Kempower is an electric vehicle DC (Level 3) Fast Charging company that designs and manufactures the best DC Fast Charging solutions and services for EVs all over the world. It is headquartered in Lahti, Finland, has a strong foothold in the Nordic countries and Europe, and is now expanding rapidly into the U.S. market. The company primarily serves three segments: charge point operators, fleet operators, and OEMs.  Kempower is best known for its user-friendly technology and dynamic and scalable power distribution: ONE Kempower power unit can provide power for up to EIGHT individual charging posts and can be adjusted to the needs of each vehicle.

Its unique charging management system, Kempower ChargEye™, is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, cloud-based system for charge point operators and retailers, bus and truck operators, and off-highway vehicle fleets. When Kempower chargers are connected to the ChargEye™ system, customers can easily monitor, manage, and diagnose the day-to-day operations of both the chargers and vehicles. ChargEye™ ensures that a commercial vehicle fleet is always ready for duty when needed while optimizing energy costs and managing battery health.

The Kempower Power Unit consists of power modules which makes it easily scalable: more modules can be added when demand grows, and power is needed. Moreover, maintaining and servicing the device is much easier compared to traditional chargers, which has a positive effect on charger uptime. For more information and inspiration, visit their website and watch this video.

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