ABOUT BOLT

Bolt is a venture capital firm forging a new model of seed-stage investing focused on startups at the intersection of hardware and software. Each investment we make is propelled by expert day-to-day support that helps bring hardware products to market faster and with less capital. Bolt’s full-stack product engineering team and multi-million dollar prototyping shops provide the framework for our value-added investment platform that enables hardware entrepreneurs to succeed.

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Bolt is seeking an exceptional, passionate individual to support and manage systems to keep our office and event platform running smoothly. This integral part of our team will enable the success of our growing portfolio of companies and maintain smooth operations of our community-building efforts in our San Francisco office. Successful candidates will be highly autonomous and thrive in the fast-moving startup ecosystem at Bolt.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be the primary engine for maintaining a positive, engaged office and workshop environment with a large variety of people (including Bolt staff, portfolio companies/employees, frequent outside visitors, and an extensive event program)

  • Proactively seek ways to streamline office processes and leverage best practices that build on our collaborative work environment. We love technology and would like to know what products, services, apps, social tools you think will help streamline Bolt.

  • Own all office operations and procedures, including maintenance, supplies, and vendor management. This includes everything from negotiating contracts to picking up stray water glasses.

  • Manage vendor relationships flawlessly and negotiate pricing fiercely

  • Provide input for and adhere to our annual operating budget

  • Assist in onboarding and offboarding employees and portfolio companies; provide training on office procedures and best practices as they evolve .

  • Execute and support Bolt event logistics; including but not limited to happy hours, founder dinners, all-hands meetings, partner team meetings, hardware workshops, and public meetups

  • Manage equipment procurement and inventory, including our state-of-the-art prototyping shop and coordinate best practises with our Boston facility

REQUIREMENTS

  • Culture-builder: you know what is needed to build a strong, fun, inclusive office culture

  • Adaptable: you have the ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment

  • Generalist: you have an intense curiosity and are willing to dive into uncharted territory to solve a new problem

  • Service-Oriented: you are comfortable ensuring a wide-variety of people have a consistently positive experience

  • Systematic Thinker: you have a penchant for automating solutions vs repeated one-off efforts

  • Organized: you consistently adhere to previously agreed upon schedules and budgets

  • Efficient: you are recognized by colleagues as operationally-minded and constantly thinking about ways to maximize efficiency

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Extremely proactive. You will have a lot of autonomy in this role

  • This position requires you to work from the office full time, occasionally at odd hours. Unfortunately, it doesn’t allow working remotely.

PERKS

  • Immersed at the forefront of hardware and connected device startups

  • 24x7 access to a world-class prototyping shop

  • Flexible vacation policy

  • Medical and dental

  • 401(k) with employer matching