Management Team Assistant

Permanent employee, Full-time · Hackney Wick, London

The Role

At Notpla, we are on a mission to make packaging disappear. We are an innovative, ideas- and action-oriented start-up transitioning into its scale-up phase that was founded on the belief that nature knows best. We are currently looking to bring in an Executive Assistant to work with our 2 founders and Co-CEO’s. We are open to how this position is occupied and will consider part time and full time applicants for the role. What we will require though is someone who is willing to be on site in order to spend facetime with the Co-CEO’s and other directors. 

We are focusing on developing truly sustainable packaging solutions, designed to tackle single-use plastic. Ooho and our other products are made from Notpla, a revolutionary material made from seaweed and plants that biodegrades in weeks, naturally.

At Notpla, we truly believe in what we are trying to achieve and we believe in our employees' ability to help us achieve our goals. Because of this, anybody joining Notpla will be given the opportunity to develop and grow, you won’t be micromanaged, we want you to take responsibility for your domain. This common goal has created a fantastic business culture where everyone takes care. We know that we work better together and this is reflected in our environment and working policies. To go alongside great roles, working in a great working environment, Notpla also offers competitive salaries, the potential for EMI Options, fantastic benefits including discounts with local businesses and large international retailers. We also offer a flexible working policy that allows you to work to your own flow. We are a social business with multiple clubs and events every week, we are incredibly proud of how our diverse workplace has created a community all pushing together in the pursuit of making packaging disappear. 

Rodrigo trained as an architect and designer, and took a particular interest in waste as building materials. He built a pavilion in Paris made of hundreds of thousands of plastic bottles. Originally from Madrid, Spain, he is a true innovator with an obsession for biomimicry, always finding a way to take a page out of Nature’s book. 

Pierre is a packaging engineer by background. Having worked at L’Oreal to industrialise plastic sunscreen bottles and cream jars in the tens of millions, he felt the urge to transition towards sustainable solutions. He’s originally from Lyon in France and has a contagious passion for sustainable technologies. 

The pair met during a Master’s programme in Imperial College and Royal College of Art in London during which they prototyped the first Oohos in their kitchen. The project became viral online and the kitchen experiment has turned into a multidisciplinary team of 60 chemists, engineers, designers and entrepreneurs. 

Your profile

This is a brand new role to the business and comes as a result of its rapid expansion and the demand this is placing on the Co-CEO’s. As the business has expanded as has their workload, as a result they are looking for someone to come in and work collaboratively with them to allow them to maximise their capacity. You’ll be given the opportunity to make this role your own, you will work alongside the Co-CEO’s to define your responsibilities and where best to spend your time. Your general day to day responsibilities though,  will include:

  • Daily email management - this will require you to prioritise communications that are business critical and downgrade less important items.

  • Diary management.

  • General administrative assistance for the Co-CEO’s and the wider business. 

  • Booking in and preparing for both on site and off site meetings, ensuring agendas and preparations are prepared and visible. 

  • Any other activities that will allow the Co-CEO’s to run the business as efficiently as possible. 

Wider Directors team

  • Travel Management - The directors team travel both domestically and internationally regularly so, you will be responsible for facilitating this. 

  • Support to recruitment team for booking interviews

If the above sounds like something you can see yourself doing, then please apply with a CV and cover letter and someone from our recruitment team will be in touch. 

About us

We’re hard to define because what we’re doing hasn’t been done before.

Notpla is a sustainable packaging start-up founded in 2014. A combination of designers,  chemists, engineers, and entrepreneurs. We create advanced packaging solutions made from seaweed and other natural materials as an alternative to single-use plastic.

We received multiple awards and grants from Innovate UK and the Ellen Macarthur Foundation for our innovative product “Ooho” – an edible and fully biodegradable sachet. Our portfolio has now extended with multiple innovation solutions. 

We're committed to creating a working environment where every member of our team can bring their full self to work regardless of their race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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