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Executive Assistant, T&OD
We are looking for an experienced executive assistant to support the Talent & Organizational Development global team. S/he will work closely with a dedicated and diverse group of internal and external customer-focused professionals. Special support will be focused on administrative duties for the VP of Talent & Organizational Development. Lexington or Cambridge MA location preferred.
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and comfortable working on multiple priorities, be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and enjoy the variety of responsibilities including:
Administrative and secretarial support to the VP of Talent & Organizational Development, including meeting management, calendar management, travel, administrative and operational support.
Additional administrative support to the six members of the leadership team, especially coordinating their travel and travel expenses.
Internal and external interface with executives. Must maintain high level of confidentiality to sensitive information.
Manage calendar, which involves coordination across multiple time zones.
Coordinate domestic and international travel including organizing logistics, agenda, meetings etc.
Prepare reconcile expense reports in a timely manner.
Create and prepare executive level presentations.
Input and track monthly department budget and prepare expense reports following internal policies.
May manage staffing activities to include interviewing, onboarding and transfers.
Processing of purchase orders and invoices for manager.
Involved in event and meeting coordination.
Flexibility to assist with special projects as needed, especially as they relate to training program support (e.g, reserving food, classrooms, printing out materials).
Coordination with other executive assistants supporting the team.
Maintain positive professional relationships at all levels of the organization.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Customer-focused, solutions-driven individual with significant executive presence
Minimum of 5-7 years administrative experience supporting senior leaders/executives
BA/BS degree preferred but not required
Strong problem-solving skills, both proactive and reactive to unexpected situations
Enjoys working with minimal daily oversight to deliver solutions and results
Exceptional attention to detail
Excellent time management, organizational, multi-tasking, and follow-up skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills in order to interact with internal and external high-level executives
Systems expertise with Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook
Experience with Concur Expense System beneficial
Global exposure in dealing with various cultures/personal styles a plus
Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmics.
Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.
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Shire is an equal opportunity employer. Shire evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.
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