Management Assistant

  • The Ocean Cleanup
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Jan 08, 2020
Full Time

Job Description


The mission of The Ocean Cleanup is to develop technology to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. You will be responsible for supporting and helping to structure the workload of our Management Team so they can fully focus on our mission.

Our work environment is fast-paced and informal which allows you to take a lot of responsibility in your role. I would like to welcome a smart and pragmatic management assistant to be a part of our international team; we look forward to having an energetic, knowledgeable self-starter who will help bring The Ocean Cleanup into the next phase of our project!” – Dieuwertje Ewalts, Chief of Staff


The Management Assistant will provide support to the Management Team and act as back up to the Executive Assistant to the CEO. The Management Team consists of our CEO, Managing Director, CFO, Director of Operations and is leading our crew to achieve the impossible: ridding the world’s oceans of plastic.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and scheduling (external) meetings and teleconferences
  • Travel support
  • Maintaining email inboxes
  • Filtering and responding to speaking engagements and events requests
  • Assisting with data entry and CRM database maintenance in Salesforce
  • General administrative support
  • Any ad hoc support


  • At least 3 years of experience as a management assistant
  • Work experience in an international organization
  • Knows how to prioritize and organize daily workload
  • Able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Fluent in English
  • At ease with MS Office and Sharepoint


  • Getting things done and energetic
  • Accuracy and savviness
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly organized, well-grounded
  • Results-driven and self-motivated, also in the face of adversity and setbacks
  • Strong personal integrity
  • Intrinsic motivation to work on our ambitious and meaningful goal

Organization type



51-200 employees  


Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Waste Reduction & Circular Economy