Executive Assistant // Klarna

October 23, 2018

Who we are

Klarna’s mission is to free people from all the meaningless time spent managing money and purchases, so they can do more of what they love. Every day at Klarna we help consumers, merchants and partners to explore just how smoooth the modern purchase experience can become. Our position at the crossroads in payments, consumer financing, e-commerce and banking means we are uniquely positioned to do this. There is no label for what we do.

Klarna was born in Stockholm in 2005 and today has 2.000 employees working across Europe and the US. We currently serve 60 million consumers, work together with 90,000 merchants and process more than a million payment transactions a day. We are growing at 40% year on year and our investors include Visa, Atomico, Sequoia Capital, Permira and Bestseller group/ Anders Holsch Povlsen. We have strong partnerships with some of the world’s leading brands, such as ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Zara, Lufthansa and Spotify.

To find out more about what it\’s like to work at Klarna: https://www.klarna.com/careers/

As Executive Assistant to the Berlin Site leadership, you will play a key role in our Berlin site. You will be responsible for anticipating, prioritising and organising all activities with regard to the leadership calendar and bring order to the chaos that can sometimes characterise an executive’s work schedule.

This will require other forms of support in addition to calendaring, such as scheduling events, coordinating domestic and international travel. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to be involved in one-off projects and initiatives – generally, you should be ready to contribute across the business and provide structure and organisation wherever possible.

Who you are

In order to be successful in this role, you will need to have strong time management, process management and productivity skills as well as a passion for administration done properly. You will be an expert in calendar management and in blending business and personal needs. You understand overall Klarna priorities, and you can align schedules and meetings appropriately so time is spent on the most important areas.
You are a self-starter with a pragmatic approach – if you see something that needs fixing or support, you don’t hesitate to step in.
You consistently and proactively suggest and introduce new ways of working to improve effectiveness, you are a team player and you love to work at a high pace.

However, what sets you apart and really makes you different from others is your level of integrity, social skill and commitment to order and structure. We believe that you will have worked in a similar role before and have acquired the skills necessary to be on top of a situation even before it arises.

You should have

  • An administrative & logistic drive
  • Service skills and handle work tasks under time pressure
  • Fluency skills in verbal and written English & German
  • Natural problem solver skills and the ability to see problems with a holistic approach
  • An eager to take on new challenges and the ability to develop by setting goals, both individually and in the team

We can offer you an international working environment filled with smart and ambitious colleagues. We know that diverse teams are strong teams, so we welcome those from different backgrounds and experiences. As part of one of Europe’s fastest growing companies, you\’ll help play an important role in taking Klarna to the next level.

Send your application to: jobs.mg@klarna.com

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