Office Manager / Receptionist

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Job Summary

Responsible for the smooth operation of our office and for managing the workplace needs, of our various teams. This role calls for a combination of strategic and functional responsibilities. The Office Manager should be comfortable in a "self-directed" environment and is able to thrive in a collaborative culture.

Key Responsibilities
  • Negotiates the purchase of office supplies and equipment in accordance with company purchasing policies and budgetary restrictions.
  • Monitors and evaluates inventory levels to ensure adequate supplies are available; places orders as needed.
  • Liaison to vendors for the maintenance of office equipment, including copiers and phone systems.
  • Greets and interacts with all visitors to ensure a positive and professional first impression; assists with visitor travel/transportation arrangements as necessary.
  • Work with third-party service providers to ensure efficient communication regarding delivery, housekeeping services and mail distribution.
  • Tracks new employee hires/contractors/interns to ensure seating, building access, parking, and necessary computer equipment is ready.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day facility operations (such as distributing mail, building access keys and back-up to security access cards, communication with building -management re: building and campus activities, etc.).
  • Determines requirements to negotiate and purchase company-wide luncheons and plans special events.
  • Plans for the maintenance and modification of office areas.
  • Participate as needed in special department projects and ad hoc requests (i.e. company-wide meetings/events, patient advocacy initiatives, patient visits, etc.).
  • Provide administrative support to the Senior Management Teams requested.
Minimum Requirements/ Qualifications
  • 4+ years’ experience in office management or administrative function.
  • Experience in MS Suite including calendar management required.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgement.
  • Solid communication skills; including an ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Previous inventory management experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Associates Degree in a Business field or equivalent experience preferred.

Additional skills needed:

  • Communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Time Management
  • Decision Making
  • Organization Skills
  • Budget Management

AVROBIO, Inc., a leader in lentiviral-based gene therapies, is a clinical-stage company developing disruptive therapies that have the potential to transform patients’ lives with a single dose. The Company is focused on the development of its gene therapy candidate, AVR‑RD‑01, in Fabry disease, as well as additional gene therapy programs in other lysosomal storage disorders including Gaucher disease, Cystinosis and Pompe disease. AVROBIO’s lentiviral platform has broad potential for other rare and non-rare genetic diseases. AVROBIO is headquartered in Cambridge, MA and has offices in Toronto, ON.

AVROBIO, Inc is an EEO employer