Facilities & Office Manager

Administrative - Palo Alto, CA, United States

Headed by Mike McCue, former CEO of Tellme, and Evan Doll, former Senior iPhone Engineer at Apple, Flipboard is inspired by the beauty and ease of print media and combined with the power of social media, helps inform, entertain and inspire people every day.

The company is based in Palo Alto, California and backed by legendary investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer, Index Ventures and Insight Venture Partners.
 
Facilities & Office Manager
 
We are looking for an experienced, hands-on Facilities/Office Manager to provide leadership and vision in building a work environment that facilitates creativity and efficiency for our employees at Flipboard.
 
Responsibilities

  • Planning, organizing, and supervising all functions related to office needs.
  • Collaborating with building management, architects, and agencies in creating new work spaces.
  • Managing office expansion, ensuring timely completion of projects, and meeting deadlines.
  • Managing facilities, vendor relationships and budgeting office services, including reviewing and approving office equipment, furniture and supply requests.
  • Oversee repair needs and maintenance issues to maintain a safe and functional site.
  • Negotiating contracts, driving cost reduction, and overall budget management.
  • Take ownership of seating chart and conference room maintenance to ensure we are maximizing the best use of our office space.
  • New hire set-up and office layout and accommodate employee ergonomic needs.

Requirements
 

  • 5+ years’ demonstrated experience in office management, preferably in a startup environment.
  • Experience in negotiating contracts, working with brokers, vendors and management agencies.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be highly organized.


Why Join Flipboard
 

  • Build a product that millions use and love every day, transforming how people discover, browse and share media. By joining Flipboard now, our startup culture will enable you to learn and grow while shaping the product, the company, resulting in the most impactful work of your career.
  • Team-up with cutting-edge thought leaders from Apple, Google, Netflix, Adobe, Ellerdale, Sony, Ning, Tellme, and Microsoft, Time Inc. & Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to help grow the world's first social magazine across multiple platforms.
  • CEO, Mike McCue is a creative visionary experienced at building innovative products and companies (acquired by Netscape & Microsoft).
  • Collaborative teams work together with strong purpose and vision. “Mock O’clock” held each week serves as a forum for team members to demo new ideas and projects.
  • Pick your equipment: we provide your choice of computers, screens, tablets, and peripherals.
  • Flipboard’s HQ is an open, beautifully converted art studio centrally located in the heart of downtown Palo Alto.
  • Compensation including base, equity, plus generous, comprehensive benefits

 
Benefits & Perks:
 

  • 401(k) with company contribution
  • Vision, dental, life, and health insurance
  • Unlimited “out of office time” for holidays, vacation, sick leave, and personal or family needs
  • Flexible hours
  • Subsidized commuter programs
  • Beer Fridays: casual team & friend meet-ups at Flipboard HQ
  • Team celebrations: company anniversaries, birthdays, Thanksgiving, weddings/babies- you name it, we celebrate it.
  • Flipboard Sports- Basketball team, certified rock climbers, biking, or anything you’d like to organize.
  • Lots of snacks- healthy and otherwise.