Office Manager

About Metabolic

Metabolic’s mission is to transition the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state.

We advise governments, businesses, and NGOs on how to adapt to a fast-changing global context. Combining systems thinking and data science, we map and understand local and global systems to assess where to intervene and develop solutions that can dramatically shift how the economy functions.

We are an international and dynamic team of around 100 people who share an ambition for catalyzing a sustainable future. Based in the Netherlands, we work at the cutting edge of sustainability initiatives for a broad range of global clients.

About the Position

Metabolic is a mission-driven organization that strives to operate at the highest level of excellence. Our Operations team plays an essential role in helping us maximize our overall impact. We are currently recruiting for an Office Manager to manage our vibrant, exciting office space.

We value a human-centered approach to Operations at Metabolic. This is at the heart of everything we do and the decisions we make across the Operations team, and our primary focus is to nurture a work environment that ensures happy and healthy people. We empower our People to contribute to a thriving community and support each other. 

In this position, you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day functions of our bright comfortable office in Amsterdam Noord to ensure a professional, nurturing office working environment for our team, and also provide general administrative assistance, working closely with the COO and members of People and IT.  You will be the main contact for ensuring our office logistics run sustainably and efficiently.  We are looking for a diligent solutions-oriented individual who is comfortable working both autonomously and as an integral part of a close-knit international team. 

Your Profile

You have prior experience in an office,operations or similar role. You are a skilled problem-solver with strong interpersonal skills, and you find your energy from working with people.  You will enjoy finding ways to improve our office processes and functions, and maintain the office as a professional nurturing environment in which our team can thrive. 

You will thrive in a role where you can turn your hand to any task across the office and can work closely with others to empower and enable our community.

You will be responsible for implementing office health and safety standards in compliance with local laws, and for supporting and leading on new initiatives and events. You will also enjoy working on a variety of administrative and manual tasks as directed by the COO.    

The position is a full-time role, is based at our office in Amsterdam Noord, and starts as soon as possible. It involves both manual and desk based work. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage all aspects of Metabolic’s office in Amsterdam Noord to ensure a professional, nurturing and safe physical working environment for our team
  • Manage our procurement processes, including working with key stakeholders to deliver our sustainable procurement strategy
  • Act as key liaison with external service contractors and providers
  • Be responsible for the security of the office, and the security company point of contact
  • Support the onboarding of new employees via equipment and office needs
  • Supporting travel booking for the Metabolic Ecosystem 
  • Support the COO and wider team on any office-based initiatives and events. 
  • Manage office-based health and safety at Metabolic, ensuring compliance with Health & Safety law and compliance. 
  • Asset & facilities management 
  • Assist the COO in drafting office/ operations Processes and Frameworks, as required
  • Organize and assist staff work and social events and retreats 
  • Identify ongoing efficiencies and improvements to current office processes
  • Support the COO and wider team in all miscellaneous aspects of operations and admin, as required


  • Fluency in English essential, fluency in Dutch is an advantage 
  • 2 years’ previous work experience managing an office or similar environment (such as floor manager for a public space), or as administration assistant or similar
  • Ability to manage a flexible working schedule throughout the week 
  • Well organized and proactive, with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to manage numerous simultaneous tasks and workflows autonomously, such as health and safety, procurement etc 
  • Excellent skills in process and simple project management 
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills 
  • Practical skills, such as ability to do minor office repairs, etc. are a real plus
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Strong connection with Metabolic’s mission
  • A full driving license is an advantage

  • For non-EU/EEA applicants: The role is dependent upon possessing or obtaining a visa to live and work in the Netherlands. Metabolic is a recognized visa sponsor and may support the successful candidate’s application for a work visa.

Our Offer

Be part of a dynamic and ambitious team that is passionate about sustainability and technology and making an impact. Collaborate and work alongside world-class experts in the fields of sustainability and circularity across our ecosystem of companies. We are growing fast and are very passionate about changing the world together.

This opportunity will place you in an environment that values people with their own ideas and initiatives. We believe in flat hierarchies, shared decision-making and impact over profit. You will be able to participate in an evolving decentralized governance system and be part of a close-knit community of people with shared interests and a strong company culture. 

We are based in Amsterdam, but operate a hybrid working model, giving you the freedom to work both at home and at our vibrant office in Amsterdam.  The people and relationship-oriented nature of this role requires you to work in Amsterdam at our offices several days per week.

The position is full time, with a start date asap.

How to apply:

Please submit your CV and letter of motivation in English via the Apply button below.

Please note that we will be interviewing on a rolling basis. 

In case of questions, please feel free to contact [email protected]