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Chief of Staff

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, AmsterdamMT

Job description

Are you ready to join the blue tire movement?

Hi, we are Swapfiets! 👋 The bicycle subscription where you are always assured of a working bicycle. Our mission? Making cities more livable and sustainable under the motto 'buy less, use more'.


To assist our  management team we are looking for a: Chief of Staff to help us achieve our goal of a blue tyre in every bike rack.


What are you going to do?

As our Chief of Staff you are going to add more structure, focus, and clarity to our organization. Your support will make time, information and decision processes more effective. This is a fantastic opportunity to have a seat at the table of a high growth scale-up and support on all ins-and-outs of running a business and leading an organization. This role will report directly into our CEO and you will be working closely with our full Management Team to drive results for the company.


You will become the to-go stop for our MT and work closely with our CEO. You will be assessing the operational and strategic performance of Swapfiets. Next to that you will be assisting our board in operational tasks i.e. making notes, preparing presentations, strategy and financial plans and helping out with fundraising etc. Ideally we are looking for someone to get into the nitty gritty of the strategy and mission and who doesn’t mind getting his/her hands dirty!


Do you see a challenge instead of a problem? And are you ready for an acceleration in your career? Then you are ready for the Swapfiets adventure! 🚀


Your responsibilities:

  • You will attend and prepare Management Team meetings and Supervisory Board Meetings, set the agenda, help to create the presentation, document the meeting, and help ensure effective collaboration during the follow-up of actions;

  • You drive the execution focus in our MT by ensuring good preparation, setting the agenda and monitoring the individual accountability;

  • You will help plan and execute the quarterly Management Team offsites;

  • You will lead the strategic planning process and ensure OKRs are properly set and aligned across departments;

  • You will support the CEO in communicating the strategy and the progress on our initiatives throughout the organization;

  • You will assist the Management Team members to determine and prioritize business strategies and communicate these priorities to the organization, on behalf of the CEO;

  • You interact with key internal and external stakeholders in a professional manner and act as an informal advisor to these individuals.

Job requirements

Your profile:

  • Academic working and thinking level;

  • 3-5 years experience in a business or strategic consultancy environment and wanting to change to corporate;

  • Experience with project management or coordination is a plus;

  • Sharp attention to detail, strong organization and time-management skills;

  • Quick learner, entrepreneurial spirit, strong work ethic, and self-starter;

  • Excellent communicator in both written and verbal form;

  • Mature, emphatic, pragmatic;

  • Fluent in English, additional language is a plus.

What Swapfiets offers you (when working from HQ)

  • Competitive Salary

  • Your own Swapfiets (lend-lease) 🚲!

  • 32 vacation days (that’s right, next to 25 vacation days you can use your 7 Swap days as you please)

  • A solid pension plan and a discount on your health insurance

  • MacBook or a Windows laptop (what you prefer)

  • Lots of responsibility, challenging work, and friendly colleagues

  • Travel allowance (if you live more than 11 km away from the office, otherwise you’ll just use your Swapfiets, right.. 😎?)

  • Delicious lunch at the office for a small contribution

  • Onefit for Business arrangement (to promote your healthy lifestyle!

  • Learning programs developed by our L&D department

  • Lots of workshops and inspirational talks

  • One day off per year to do voluntary work paid by Swapfiets

  • Flexibility in working from home/ at our brand new (!) office at the Molukkenstraat.

Any questions?

Do you have questions about this vacancy? Contact our recruiter via We are not interested in working together with recruitment agencies.