Team Assistant – Technology

| Amsterdam, NLD
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INTRODUCTION

Are you ready for the next step in your career and like the idea of joining a fast-paced, dynamic and international trading company? Is communicative, self-starter and organized how you would describe yourself? Then you might be the new Team Assistant we’re looking for.


WHO WE ARE:

At Optiver, our mission is to improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilising force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we play an active role in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for all participants. We tackle the toughest problems, challenge the status quo and always aim for excellence. As one of the largest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner on 70+ exchanges across the globe.

Our Amsterdam office is where it all began. Since our founding in 1986, Optiver’s Amsterdam office has developed into one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe. Our culture reflects the Dutch capital city’s progressive, innovative and inclusive nature. With its unique spirit, Amsterdam is the ideal hub for our teams to trade a wide range of products, from listed derivatives to cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign exchange.


WHAT YOU’LL DO:

At Optiver, no two days are the same. In your role as Team Assistant your primary focus will be to support our Technology Team Leads. This is a completely new role within Optiver, a role you can build and really make your own. Have a great idea? You will have the freedom and resources to make it happen - this is your opportunity to operate with a great deal of autonomy and make an impact.

 In short, as Team Assistant your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate the technology team leads and the technology department within Optiver Europe, collaborating with global counterparts.
  • Provide comprehensive diary management support to the Technology Team Leads.
  • Arrange travel logistics, including flight bookings and accommodation reservations.
  • Compile information and create presentations and documents for meetings.
  • Complete monthly expense reports.
  • Coordinate HR-related administration tasks.
  • Act as an ambassador for the technology team leads, particularly during times of absence from the business (i.e., when traveling), ensuring they are fully appraised of any important developments.
  • Administer and oversee tasks of direct reports, ensuring they are executed to a high standard.
  • Liaise with internal and external overseas counterparts, particularly those based in the US and Asia.
  • Coordinate internal and external events, from team-building activities to relationship-building events.
  • Coordinate ad-hoc projects from planning to execution, ensuring adherence to timelines and objectives.
  • Support the delivery of the business strategy.
  • Attend internal and external meetings to take comprehensive minutes and actions when required.


WHO YOU ARE:

Optiver needs our next t Assistant to be someone with:

  • An academic degree.
  • Proven experience as an EA/PA.
  • Proven Project Management experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Advanced computer skills in all Microsoft Office programs, particularly Word and Outlook.
  • An excellent understanding of organizational processes.
  • Strong time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines consistently.
  • A service-oriented mindset with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Handles confidential and sensitive information discreetly at all times.
  • A results-driven mindset, self-motivation, flexibility, and enthusiasm.


WHAT YOU’LL GET:

The chance to start your career working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries.

Alongside this you will get great secondary benefits such as 25 paid vacation days, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, training opportunities, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages. Being highly international, we are accustomed to guiding expats through their relocation, offering competitive relocation packages and providing visa sponsorship where necessary.


HOW TO APPLY & LOCAL PRIVACY STATEMENT 

Are you interested in furthering your career on one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe?

Apply directly via the form below for the position of Team Assistant. Please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. When we think there is a potential match, you will hear from us sooner than you expect. If you have any questions feel free to contact our Recruiter Juliano Molossi via [email protected]. Please note, we cannot accept applications via email for data protection reasons.

Please note, if you are selected from your application to proceed to the next round for the position of Team Assistant, you may be required to take an online assessment.

Kindly note that we do not require any assistance from third-parties including agencies in the recruitment of this role.


DIVERSITY STATEMENT:

As an intentionally flat organisation, we believe that great ideas and impact can come from everyone. We are passionate about empowering individuals and creating diverse teams that thrive. Every person at Optiver should feel included, valued and respected, because we believe our best work is done together.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is hardwired through every stage of our hiring process. We encourage applications from candidates from any and all backgrounds, and we welcome requests for reasonable adjustments during the process to ensure that you can best demonstrate your abilities.

More Information on Optiver
Optiver operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Austin, TX and Chicago, IL. Optiver was founded in 1986. It has 1600 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Open door policy, Open office floor plan, Hiring practices that promote diversity, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance and Dental insurance. To see all 42 open jobs at Optiver, click here.
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