Location: East London
PA / Office Manager
We are seeking an intelligent, hardworking and ambitious person to work full-time in our office in East London.
You will work closely with our Director and your day will include calendar management and scheduling, co-ordination and follow-ups with clients when needed. You will speak to suppliers, shops and attend meetings where necessary; help with planning and general arrangements; administrative and basic book-keeping tasks; preparation of basic employment contracts and staff training. You will also be part of conducting other administrative tasks and help where assistance is needed, which may include filling in for a driver or even do sampling in stores. Any graphic design, marketing and social media experience will be a bonus.
Your education is not essential, however in order to be considered for the position, you will need experience and a relevant background.
You must be a team player and a “people person”, with great organizational skills and good attention to detail, as there will be a lot of coordinating and detailed work involved. Ideally, you will be an all-rounder, as you will be dealing with a variety of tasks from one day to the next. No two days are the same in this role, which makes this an exciting opportunity for the right candidate.
You must be an eloquent and a strong communicator in both written and verbal form with an interest in food and the use of social media. You will be at an advantage if you have worked in an office environment previously and have had access to administrative software.
To succeed in this job you will need to be reliable, punctual, assertive and able to handle a lot of tasks simultaneously with ease. A self-starter, able to stay calm under pressure but full of energy will excel in this role. You must also be able to commit to minimum of 1 year+.
You will have the opportunity to move into a more senior role, providing you do well in this current position.
A sense of humor is useful in this role, as the tasks involved can require patience and persistence. The right candidate will be passionate about structure. Ideally you will have an enterprising attitude, which will enable you to see possibilities instead of limitations. You will be able to maintain a high level of quality service at all times. You should be motivated and able to manage various work tasks.
With these qualities you will thrive in our work environment. Although we operate at a high-business level we also work in an informal environment.
• In-depth knowledge of HACCP
• Food tech qualified.
• A full clean UK driving license
• Qualified and willing to drive a van
• Strong knowledge
Fluent in English, both in writing and verbal.
Experienced user of Mac, Mac mail, Microsoft office and basic photoshop skills.
About the company:
Laura’s Idea is a family owned, mid-sized manufacturing business, which specializes in healthy and freshly made food. We have been supplying food for over 35 years.
8 hours daily.
Flexible times and work on weekends to be expected.
Salary: To be negotiated