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Administrative Assistant

Deerfield, IL 60015

Posted: 09/14/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Administrative Job Number: 581310 Is job remote?: Yes Country: United States

Job Description

The Administrative Assistant position provides professional administrative services to improve operating efficiency to an executive, department, or individual(s); and works with regular supervision to plan, prioritize, communicate and organize workloads.

Provides professional administrative support to the individual/team which may include:
  • Maintaining individual, as well as department and corporate calendars (Outlook)
  • Scheduling, coordinating, and executing hybrid (in-person/virtual) meetings for the department inclusive of organizing meeting rooms, room reservations, Video conferencing, tele-conferencing, and meal catering
  • Creating documents and presentations using Word and/or PowerPoint as directed
  • Helping organize department level events along with department leadership
  • Coordinating travel arrangements in line with company travel policy (air, hotel, car, transfers)
  • Compiling, processing and submitting expense reports utilizing Concur
  • Coordinating interview schedules for the VPs and their direct reports (scheduling, travel logistics, point of contact)
  • Initiating Purchase Orders upon request (including applicable signatures and payment coordination)
  • Aggregating and submitting contracts and SOWs to the appropriate internal systems and tracking progress towards signature
  • Managing departmental logistics: producing and distributing correspondence, organization charts, misc. lists, reports, faxes, forms, ordering office supplies
  • Supporting department personnel as needed
  • Serving as project lead/coordinator for on and off-site meetings/functions to include: department communications, meeting rooms, catering, travel and other misc. logistics
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned including acting as department face with visitors or new employees in the department
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 3+ years of administrative experience supporting multiple individuals in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to handle day-to-day activities for busy departments while meeting important deadlines on a variety of projects
  • Ability to support multiple individuals and to handle day-to-day activities in a fast-paced environment while meeting important deadlines on projects
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and Teams
  • Clear and professional, written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Solid internet research abilities
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to accomplish set objectives with minimal supervision (a self-starter)
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated
  • 3+ years direct department experience
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry
Accredited BS/BA degree
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