You might hire an office manager to:

  • Oversee the entire operation of an office, including organizing filing systems, ordering supplies and maintaining proper stock levels, paying bills, scheduling and planning events, and troubleshooting any issues with office amenities and more
  • Schedule office meetings, oversee team calendars, and coordinate the use of shared office space

  • Facilitate staff-wide communication and group activities to motivate and unite team members

  • Delegate maintenance tasks for office sanitation and administrative upkeep

  • Answer phones, greet guests, and act as the face of your company at a front desk

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Two or more years of office management experience
Excellent computer skills — proficiency with Google and Microsoft Office products
Proficiency with organizational programs, willingness to learn new software
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Experience with training and onboarding new employees
Work experience in an administrative role
Experience with budgeting and budgetary software
Strong time management and people skills