Office Manager

  • Sarnia, Canada

Office Manager

Job description

Company Description:

Origin Materials is a company based in Sacramento, California, that tackles hard problems in chemistry and materials science. Origin's technology produces bio-based intermediates from lignocellulosic (second generation) raw materials. Origin's intermediates can be used to make new polymers, surfactants, and carbon blacks, each with differentiated performance.

Origin Materials believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.


The Office Manager at Origin Materials is forward facing, but is responsible for many behind-the-scenes activities as well. As the office manager, you must be prepared to multi-task and juggle - often balancing immediate requests with long term projects. You will be assisting Origin's internal team with things like visitor coordination, shipping, ordering supplies, event organization, and more. You will also be the point of contact and greeter for several external parties including vendors and visitors. If you are organized, friendly, proactive, and ready to be the face of a fast-moving, quickly-growing, progressive chemical company, this job is for you. 

Benefited Position: Yes
Expected Start Date: ASAP


Main Responsibilities and Duties:

Provide a high level of secretarial and administrative support, including but not limited to:

  • Executing office administration for over 10 employees, such as purchasing, shipping, working with vendors, stocking supplies, managing the receptionist area by greeting and checking in visitors
  • Maintaining office cleanliness and organization
  • Purchasing supplies and office equipment and anticipating needs in that area
  • Meeting, greeting, orienting, and preparing for visitors by providing excellent hosting, conference room set-up, food presentation, and technical support.
  • Serving as the point of contact for many external parties including vendors, visitors, and Origin's internal team
  • Socializing and organizing gatherings to create a supportive workplace community
  • Organizing larger company events, including communication with venues and caterers, budget tracking, accommodations, and internal socialization of the events.
  • Maintaining office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems and layouts
  • Supporting human resources with pieces of the on-boarding and training process for new employees
  • Assisting over the long term with maintaining and improving the Office Manager Handbook


Required Education, Experience, and Qualifications:


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work within deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detailed-oriented
  • Supply Management