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Executive Assistant to Chief Project Development Officer

Zurich, Switzerland
Ready to join a team of visionaries who is dedicated to solving one of humankind’s greatest challenges?

Get to know Climeworks

Climeworks removes CO₂ from the air to fight global warming and protect future generations to come.

We develop, build and operate direct air capture (DAC) machines which capture CO₂ directly from the air. The captured carbon dioxide is removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently.

Founded in 2009 by engineers, Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks was built with a mission to inspire 1 billion people to remove CO₂ from the air, and is now spearheading the DAC industry globally. It has the world’s largest DAC facility and storage installation in operation and a team of over 300 Climeworkers determined to contribute to a net-zero future.

A true climate pioneer, Climeworks is featured as a TIME100 Influential Company 2022 and Global Cleantech 100 Company 2022, driving a revolutionary technology engineered to solve the most pressing issue of our time.

We foster a dynamic environment and are building a global purpose driven team. We are looking for disruptive thinkers, passionate achievers and inspiring leaders that are ready to take on the world’s greatest challenge.

Will you join us? 

Your mission

Job description
  • Your mission at Climeworks is to empower the Chief Project Development Officer (CPDO) and the Project Development team to focus on their most value-adding activities and ensure effective management and smooth operation of the Project Development function.
  • You will proactively manage and prioritize the CPDO’s calendar, ensuring there are no scheduling conflicts.
  • You are responsible for organizing flights, accommodation, and logistics for the CPDO and the Project Development team, always optimizing for cost and time efficiency.
  • You will prepare and coordinate meetings with both internal and external stakeholders, spanning different time zones, ensuring that logistics are in line with budgetary and time constraints.
  • You will liaise with stakeholders for both pre- and post-meeting requirements and organize the team’s attendance at conferences, seminars, and public speaking events.
  • You will oversee the CPDO’s email, prioritizing and determining necessary actions with insights & recommendations, and always staying a step ahead with proactive solutions.
  • You are expected to build relationships across all organizational levels and handle ad-hoc projects as they arise.
  • You will create compelling presentations, primarily using tools like Microsoft PowerPoint, ensuring content is up-to-date and proactively suggesting improvements when needed.

Your story

  • You have a Federal Diploma or higher paired with a certification as an Executive Assistant (Fachausweis or similar).
  • You have 5 – 10 years of experience providing administrative support to senior executives. Throughout your career you've demonstrated discretion and trustworthiness, especially when handling confidential information.
  • You are detail-oriented and approach your work with a high degree of accuracy. Challenges don't deter you; instead, you're known for your strong problem-solving skills and your proactive approach.
  • You are proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • You are organized, responsive, energetic, and resilient and you have a proven track record of organizing flights, logistics, and events.
  • You can work autonomously and have a knack for anticipating organizational needs.
  • You have stellar communication skills and excel in stakeholder management.
  • You are fluent in both German and English. Any additional language is a plus.

What we offer: A horizontal organization, a great team, an improvement-oriented approach, and a scale-up venture with an innovative technology. Sounds like you? We are looking forward meeting you! Apply now by filling in the online application form and uploading your complete dossier to our career’s portal:

Our promise: At Climeworks, you are accepted for who you are. As part of our ongoing journey towards creating a diverse and inclusive environment - we encourage everyone to apply! All qualified applicants are considered for positions, so bring along your knowledge, personal experiences, and fresh perspectives, and together we can solve one of humankind’s greatest challenges. We look forward to getting to know you!

We do not accept candidates from agencies for this position. 

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