Executive Assistant, EMEA at Planet

Posted on:
January 5, 2023

🔭 Our mission & vision

Job Description

Welcome to Planet. We believe in using space to help life on Earth.

Planet designs, builds, and operates the largest constellation of imaging satellites in history. This constellation delivers an unprecedented dataset of empirical information via a revolutionary cloud-based platform to authoritative figures in commercial, environmental, and humanitarian sectors. We are both a space company and data company all rolled into one.

Customers and users across the globe use Planet's data to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, and solve our world’s toughest obstacles.

As we control every component of hardware design, manufacturing, data processing, and software engineering, our office is a truly inspiring mix of experts from a variety of domains.

We have a people-centric approach toward culture and community and we strive to iterate in a way that puts our team members first and prepares our company for growth. Join Planet and be a part of our mission to change the way people see the world.

Planet is a global company with employees working remotely world wide and joining us from offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, Germany, and The Netherlands.

About the Role:  

Planet is seeking a thoughtful, diligent, detail-oriented (and fun!) Executive Assistant to support our Chief Revenue Officer (leading our Global Commercial Team and based in the UK) and three of our EMEA based Vice Presidents. 

The role is wide ranging including calendaring, expenses, travel coordination, supporting weekly meetings and quarterly offsites.

The ideal person is someone with a strong growth mindset who is eager to develop their career as an Executive Assistant in a fast paced and exciting role.  

Our Executive Support team are the critical ties that bind our organization and you would have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the team to ensure high level support to the Executive and Leadership teams, allowing them to focus on what matters most - our people, our culture and our long term path to achieving our mission.

Impact You’ll Own:

Heavy calendar and operational support in an ever changing environment 

Manage domestic and international travel and itineraries 

Preparation of meeting content including agendas and presentations 

Prioritizing tasks and organizing requests to ensure smooth day to day operations 

Collaboration with the Executive Support team

What You Bring:

A passion for people, space, and climate

3 to 5+ years experience supporting senior executives at a fast-paced growth company 

Demonstrated ability to respond and thrive in a rapidly changing environment

Experience in general administrative support ranging from travel and accommodations, heavy calendar management and creating presentations 

Maturity, resilience and professionalism working people internal and external high profile people alike

Extremely organized approach with the ability to ensure others around you are as well

Proactive nature, always anticipating the needs of others 

Strong command for both the fine details and the big picture, keeping priorities in constant shuffle

Outstanding verbal and written communication 

Ability to find solutions with minimal direction

Experience in Google Suites, Zoom, and Powerpoint

What Makes You Stand Out:

Familiarity working at a global business with multiple offices and timezones

A collaborative mindset 

A willingness to ask questions, learn and develop as an Executive Assistant

Benefits While Working at Planet:

Additional company winter holidays and regular global days off

Remote friendly work environment and flexible working hours

Contribution to our growth by offering equity options for employees

Giving back to the community - one day per quarter for charitable work

Learning and Tuition Reimbursement

Regular hack-weeks and meetup events to exchange knowledge

Home office budget

Employee Resource Groups providing empowering spaces for connection and mentorship

Some Press About Us: 

Our CEO, Will Marshall featured on TED and featured in a Planet Blog

“Planet: Bringing Space Back Down to Earth”

Tiny, privately owned satellites are changing how we view the Earth features in NBC News

“Planet And Rocket Lab Create Mission Patch To Honor Women In Aerospace” —Planet Blog

Why we care so much about Belonging. 

We’re dedicated to helping the whole Planet, and to do that we must strive to represent all of it within each of our offices and on all of our teams. That’s why Planet is guided by an ultimate  north star of Belonging, dreaming big as we approach our ongoing work with diversity, equity and inclusion.  If this job intrigues you, but you’re thinking you might not have all the qualifications, please... do apply!  At Planet, we are looking for well-rounded people from around the world who can contribute to more ways than just what is listed in this job description.  We don’t just fill positions, we aspire to fulfill people’s careers, most excited about folks who are motivated by our underlying humanitarian efforts.  We are a few orbits around the sun before we get to where we want to be, so we hope you’re excited to come along for the ride. 

EEO statement:

Planet is committed to building a community where everyone belongs and we invite people from all backgrounds to apply. Planet is an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. 


Planet is an inclusive community and we know that everyone has their own needs. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation during the interview process, please call Planet's front office at 669-214-9404 or contact your recruiter with your request. Your message will be confidential and we will be happy to assist you.

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