Office Manager


Evolve BioSystems Inc., Davis, CA

Reporting to the CEO, the Office Manager will organize and coordinate administration duties and office procedures at our Davis, California headquarters. The overall role is to create and maintain a safe and pleasant work environment, ensuring high levels of organizational effectiveness, communication and site security.  Office manager responsibilities include serving as the “First Face” of the Evolve office, scheduling meetings and appointments, making office supply arrangements, and providing general administrative support to our employees. Previous experience as a Front Office Manager or Office Administrator would be an advantage. A successful Office Manager should also have experience with a variety of office software (email tools, spreadsheets and databases).

Key Deliverables:

  • Serve as the point person for office manager duties including:
    • Maintenance and facility oversight
    • Mailing/Shipping/Reviewing invoices
    • Receiving daily Mail/Fedex/UPS deliveries and distributing
    • Supplies and office equipment management
    • Errands and shopping
  • Oversee safe and productive working environment via:
    • Working with HR leader in managing office layout/build out of new offices
    • Coordinate with IT department on general office equipment including printers and faxes
    • Manage contract and price negotiations with office vendors and service providers
    • Manage office G&A budget, ensure accurate and timely reporting
    • Liaise with facility management vendors, including cleaning, catering and security services
    • Maintain the office condition and arrange necessary repairs
  • Provide collaborative support to employees and visitors, including:
    • Schedule meetings and appointments
    • Organize office operations and procedures
    • Provide general support to visitors
    • Assist in the onboarding process for new hires
    • Address employees queries regarding office management issues (e.g. stationery, hardware and travel arrangements)
    • Plan in-house or off-site activities, like staff meetings and lunches, celebrations and conferences
  • Provide back up support to customers service, including: answering and triaging customer service calls, order entry.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Proven experience as an Office manager, Front office manager or Administrative assistant
  • Knowledge of office administrator responsibilities, systems and procedures
  • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel and MS Outlook, in particular)
  • Hands on experience with office machines (e.g. fax machines and printers)
  • Familiarity with email scheduling tools
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment
  • A creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements
  • College Degree is preferred; education, training or experience in Life Sciences is a plus

Key Personal Characteristics:

  • Passion for Evolve’s Mission
  • Tenacious with an abiding sense of urgency and personal pace
  • Inquisitive, engaged, and innovating: not afraid to challenge the status quo
  • Thoughtful, high-energy, self-starter; possess ability to function with a high degree of independence
  • Open to learning, able to adapt quickly and apply learnings to achieve success

Key Work Conditions:

  • Valid Driver’s License is mandatory
  • Physical ability to occasionally manage moving heavy loads


About Evolve BioSystems: 

Evolve BioSystems, Inc. is a privately-held microbiome company dedicated to developing the next generation of products to establish, restore, and maintain a healthy newborn gut microbiome. Evolve is a spin-out from the Foods for Health Institute (FFHI) at the University of California, Davis and builds on more than a decade of research into understanding the unique partnership of the infant gut microbiome and breast milk components. Having led to the discovery and development of products to resolve infant gut dysbiosis, Evolve’s discovery platform is now being applied to solving gut dysbiosis throughout the human life cycle as well as in various animal species. Evolve completed a $9 million Series A capital raise in 2015, followed by an additional $20 million Series B capital raise in 2017. Evolve has now completed a landmark proof-of-concept study demonstrating the efficacy of its initial proprietary offering, and is undertaking further clinical studies to build out a portfolio of microbiome-based solutions to support the lifelong health of newborns worldwide. 

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