Office Manager

Operations - US Chicago, Illinois


Office Manager

AArete is looking for an Office Manager that is responsible for maintaining a pleasant work environment and ensuring the corporate headquarter and satellite offices are run smoothly and efficiently. The ideal candidate will possess the experience and personality to maintain an authoritative role and assure all company policies are adhered to.

Why AArete? AArete’s mission is to increase client profitability while improving the capabilities of our clients’ people. We believe that any organization can succeed by enriching and empowering its people. Our own people empower our vision to be a premier global management consulting firm that Fortune 500 and leading organizations trust.


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Serve as the point person for all manner of office and administrative requests
  • Liaise with building administration on leasing and maintenance issues
  • Schedule temporary office space as needed
  • Manage office vendors and employee discount programs
  • Greet visitors to the office and provide excellent customer service by welcoming and directing them appropriately
  • Answer, screen and forward incoming calls while providing basic information
  • Maintain office equipment, kitchen spaces, conference rooms and overall appearance of the office
  • Order office supplies, kitchen supplies, employee gifts and catered lunches
  • Oversee and prepare inbound/outbound packages and mail
  • Prepare meeting materials, calendar invites and assist with meetings including a weekly company-wide team call
  • Assist with new employee onboarding
  • Assist with event planning for 250+ people:  large company meetings, parties, trainings, etc.
  • Supervision of an assistant when workload increases as offices reopen
  • Provide additional support to Operations team as needed


  • 4+ years experience in office administration, management or related field, especially within a professional services firm
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
  • Detail-oriented
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

 What you’ll get:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Employer matched 401K
  • Shares in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

 Curiosity piqued? Learn more about us!

  • Forbes 2021 list of Best Management Consulting Firms
  • Vault’s Top 50 Firms to Work For
  • Crain's Chicago Business Fast 50 for a 3rd year
  • Inc 5000’s Fastest Growing Firms list for the 4th consecutive year
  • Consulting Magazine's Fastest Growing Firms for the 4th consecutive year
  • AArete acquired DsquaredI in September 2020
  • AArete acquired Third (i) Technologies in 2019