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Receptionist / Administrative Assistant

  • Closing date 30 Nov 2021
  • Type Full-time
  • Duration Permanent

The Supplant Company is an innovative and dynamic ingredient company, creating products to address major health and environmental challenges in the global food system and beyond. Its core product, Supplant™ sugars from fiber, allows the creation of food products that are healthier for people and better for the planet.

Supplant is a Cambridge University start-up, a graduate of the Y-Combinator accelerator program and backed by major VCs in the US and Europe.

This is an opportunity to join the team at a very exciting stage of the company’s growth. Your duties as Administrative Assistant will be focused on providing assistance to various areas across the business. Reporting to, and supported by, the Office Manager, your key duties and responsibilities will involve:


  • Document management – gathering, scanning and filing a variety of documents.
  • Reception duties, providing a friendly and professional welcome to visitors and dealing with deliveries.
  • Organising work lunches, ensuring refreshment supplies are well stocked, and break areas are kept clean and tidy.
  • Data entry and record keeping.
  • Ensuring office supplies are stocked and replenishing as necessary.
  • Assisting with the scheduling of meetings and booking of rooms.
  • Providing ad hoc support to the Office Manager and others across the various functions of the business.
  • Assisting the Office Manager with the implementation of new methods of work required to support the growth of the company.

Applicants should ideally have the following;

  • A strong work ethic and can-do attitude.
  • An ability to manage their own time.
  • Previous experience of a broad range of administrative duties.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook. Experience of Xero would be useful but not essential.
  • Excellent communication skills and a friendly approach.
  • Passion to grow with the company.
  • Starting salary dependant on experience (£20,000 - 25,000)
  • 31 Days annual leave (including Bank Holidays)
  • Company pension plan (Royal London)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Work on the prestigious Cambridge Science Park

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