Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission. A mission that will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations.
What will you do as a Leadership Team Coordinator?
As an Executive Coordinator, your mission is to support the members of the Leadership Team by staying organized, with special attention to administrative and logistics tasks. You will be the spider in the web.
For the CEO - You’re a whizz at getting things organized, and will play a key role in unburdening him from the administrative & logistics tasks that take up his time.
For the team - you will help them use their time more efficiently, record the right information and ensure the right communication channels are set up within and around the leadership team. Overall, you take ownership and feel responsible for all secretarial and management support activities.
Your responsibilities consist of but are not limited to:
Some of these activities are directly in support of the activities of the Chief of Staff.A day as a Leadership Coordinator at Lightyear
Let's start by saying Lightyear is very flexible in terms of your working location, we offer near-full remote working with any office equipment we need to work ergonomically (and a work-at-home budget to upgrade your internet). If needed, or desired, you can spend your working time at our modern office at the Automotive Campus close to Helmond (travel allowance included). Here you can enjoy a good cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, fresh fruit, and experience the buzz of the office and the labs/workshops.
So, let's assume it's Friday, you chose to come to our office and the first thing you do is grab your favorite wake-up drink before rolling into your first task of the day.
First things first, you will check in with the CEO about his agenda that day and give him the highlights of what needs to be prioritized for that day. You then take about 15 mins to go through his agenda together for the following two weeks, sort out any priorities needed and gather any tasks he needs to get done.
Next on your agenda would be a coffee with the Chief of Staff to understand what’s happening with her current activities - and how you can help with any admin or logistics. Turns out she needs some logistics help for an upcoming presentation in the Monday Morning Kick-Off and she needs the VP of Marketing to get his input in before the end of the day. You add these two items to your to-do list. You take the rest of the morning to follow up with the tasks you’ve collected and work through the rest of your backlog. And then you decide: it’s time for lunch!
You decide to go for a walk together with a few colleagues because the weather is perfect today (the sun is ALWAYS shining in Helmond of course!). During walks like these, it's not all about work. You talk about when you will go mountain biking together or about what you have planned for the upcoming weekend.
That afternoon you meet with an Events Planning representative to talk about an upcoming trip to the US for a few members of the Circle Lead team. You gather the information you need to kick off the logistics planning (travel, accommodation, food, content). You then circle back to the Circle Lead Team to update them on the trip and what you need from each of them.
Ad hoc - the CFO needs some event scheduling finalized in coordination with the Investor Relations team for an upcoming investor dinner, so he reaches out to you and you quickly help him sort this out. You close the day with the Leadership Team weekly connect and notes sent out to all attendees. Then, it's finally time for your well-deserved Friday afternoon drink or you participate in one of the fun activities our happiness team comes up with!
What do we expect from a Leadership Team Coordinator at Lightyear?
In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear; pro-activity, professionalism, communication, and adaptability are crucial. We are looking for someone with an ambitious attitude who learns from the past but who is especially open to transforming new developments or ideas into the ‘tried and tested’ of the future! You thrive on working team-based, but working independently shouldn’t be an issue. You are flexible and can work under pressure. Furthermore, we are looking for someone with:
On a personal level you can relate to the following characteristics:
Lightyear is an innovative and progressive scale-up with one mission: clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.
Lightyear originates from the legacy as a multiple world championship of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge® Cruiser Class. Officially established in 2016 by 5 visionaries with the dream to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to everyone, everywhere. In order to accelerate the transition towards a truly sustainable solution for mobility, we believe that it is necessary to completely rethink automotive design by starting from scratch, not limited by industry conventions.
At Lightyear, we all strive for the same goal. We have a team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds; all working tirelessly towards clean mobility for everyone, everywhere. We’re proud of our culture and live up to our core values: think independently, be bold, deliver the change, put people first, and take responsibility. Our shared vision is what unites and drives us.
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Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
2013 - 2015 - 2017
For Best Technology Achievement, beating Apple, SpaceX and Blockchain
Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge
CES Climate Change Innovator Award
At t CES in Las Vegas, Lightyear wins a Climate Change Innovator Award for the huge potential to reduce the emission of CO2.
Automotive Innovation Award
Lightyear won the Challenging Concepts and the People's Price.