Administrative Assistant

Based on experience and credentials

Ann Arbor, MI


The Administrative Assistant will be a critical member of the business team. In this engaging role you will provide general office support to include travel planning and logistics, meeting plans with business colleagues, and various administrative duties.

Market Overview

Dyson has acquired 100% of solid-state battery pioneer Sakti3. Together they will supercharge research and development into the new battery platform, to engineer breakthroughs in performance for future Dyson technologies. U.S. President Barack Obama congratulated Sakti3 in 2015 at the White House for its technology development.

Function Overview

Recently recognized for 3 prominent awards in 2017, Sakti3 offers a rewarding environment for employees:

* AWE - Seal of Approval Award (Alliance for Workplace Excellence) "Winners show an outstanding commitment to overall workplace quality."
* 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For (by the National Association for Business Resources)
* 100 Cool Places to Work in Michigan (by Crains Detroit Business)


Embody the qualities of an engaged, motivated, proactive team member

  • Demonstrate resilience and adaptability in a continuously changing work environment
  • Take ownership of the impact of decisions and actions
  • Support all line-managers and staff in achieving goals
  • Exercise sound judgement in all interactions 

Coordinate administrative and secretarial support for the office.

  • Answer calls, greet visitors and badge them following visitor protocol, and coordinate deliveries as needed
  • Manage confidential document storage, filing, copying, scanning, faxing
  • Plan and organize staff travel and logistics, including ground, airfare, and hotel accommodations
  • Prepare travel itineraries and help staff in achieving goals with careful detail and planning
  • Execute procurement processes in a timely fashion with finance, reconciling invoices, and using the internal approval process for purchases

Fulfill other duties as required

  • Relish the opportunities to pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role
  • Identify problems and find solutions


Individual qualifications and skills

  • 1-3 years’ high-level customer service experience preferred
  • High School diploma required, Associates Degree preferred
  • Strong written and verbal interpersonal skills

Other Requirements

  • Strong sense of urgency and customer focus
  • Ability to work business hours Monday through Friday
  • Ability to push, pull, and lift up to 30 lbs.

Benefits Overview

Sakti, a Workplace Excellence Awardee (2016), has been recognized with IHS CERAWeek’s Energy Innovation Pioneer Award (2014), by MIT’s Technology Review Magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Innovative Companies (2012) and World’s Top Ten, representing the “energy” category (2011). The senior team has over 100 years’ collective experience in research, manufacturing, and leadership. The company is a spinout of the University of Michigan, where its founding team created laboratories, published over 100 papers on batteries and related mathematics and physics, and demonstrated its first early prototypes. Financed by Khosla Ventures, Dyson, General Motors Ventures, Beringea and Itochu Technology Ventures, the company has been recognized for its innovative approaches in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Scientific American, Inc., Time, Automotive Engineering, the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR and other media.

Posted: 14-Sep-2017

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