Executive Assistant

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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 10/21/2016

Boston Consulting Group Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL
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Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Company Information
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. BCG was founded in 1963 and is a privately owned firm with more than 7,000 employees across 85 offices in 48 countries. Integrity, respect for the individual, delivering value, and making an impact on society are just some of BCG's core values. BCG's commitment to both our clients' success and our own standards is what sets BCG apart as a world-class professional services organization. Join BCG - start your career at a company that is consistently ranked as the leader in its field, and is acknowledged as one of the best places to work.

Position Summary
Under minimal direction, provides administrative support to assigned Partners as well as providing support to other BCG departments as required.

Job Responsibilities
In addition to performing all administrative assistant tasks at a consistent and exceptional level, the Executive Assistant also:

* Creates and maintains calendars and performs all necessary scheduling for assigned Partners

* Works with Travel Specialists to make travel arrangements for assigned Partners

* Types and prepares client proposals

* Establishes and maintains necessary filing systems for assigned Partners

* Prepares monthly billing letters

* Interacts with clients regarding meeting setup, case status and other administrative issues

* Develops and maintains relationships with client counterparts

* Updates and maintains management reports as required

* Interacts with specialized outside vendors and BCG offices worldwide

* Reconciles all billing for services performed by outside vendors if necessary

* May obtain and distribute documents from in-house information services as requested by other BCG offices

* May assist and attend conferences and/or specialized area meetings

* Performs other projects as assigned or requested which may include occasional personal requests as time permits

Basic Job Requirements

* BA/ BS degree preferred with at least five years secretarial experience or seven years progressive secretarial experience, with a minimum of three years experience at the Executive level

* Computer and related information technology operations and principles


* Proven ability to perform Administrative tasks at an exceptional level

* Extensive experience in a Windows environment

* Advanced skills in Microsoft Word

* Knowledge of Power Point

* Familiarity with basic office equipment (copier, fax, Dictaphone, etc.)

* Familiarity with standard business filing procedures and systems

* Correct English usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation

Key Competencies

* Displays strong customer service oriented mentality and responds to client and internal customer's needs with a sense of urgency

* Able to build and cultivate client relationships

* Strong ability to anticipate, identify, analyze and solve problems

* Maximizes and applies the benefits of strong computer technology knowledge with respect to all projects

* Excellent organization and time management skills

* Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Works cooperatively with other team members, displaying a high level of motivation and enthusiasm for tasks

* Handles situations with poise, understanding and tact

* Flexible and adaptable to change

* Ability to respect all BCG information as personal and confidential

* Works independently in the absence of direct supervision, exercising sound judgment and initiative

* Displays high standards of professional behavior and ethical standards

* Consistent, dependable and accurate in carrying out responsibilities
* Extremely reliable and proactive

Additional Information
Work Setting:

* Shared workspace and some shared equipment

* Non-smoking environment

* Overtime (scheduled and unscheduled)

* Fast paced

* Team setting requires that each Executive Assistant coordinates and cooperates with all to ensure that work is completed

Non-discrimination Statement
The Boston Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable. BCG is an E-Verify Employer. Click here for more information on E-Verify. VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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