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This is a terrific opportunity for a highly versatile individual to work in a fast-paced environment providing executive administrative support to the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development (SCD). The SVP of SCD leads the corporate/business development team in identifying, developing and evaluating M&A plans globally, while collaborating with the businesses groups to help drive critical growth initiatives across the company. The SVP serves as a key member of, and advisor to, the executive staff helping shape the company's overall strategic direction. Through M&A, strategic planning, marketing, and disruptive innovation, this team is instrumental accelerating growth in this next phase of Agilent's journey.
The Executive Assistant to the SVP manages a broad range of advanced and diversified tasks and details, handles highly sensitive and confidential information on a regular basis, and requires a high level of discretion. The ideal candidate must have exceptional judgement, comprehensive experience, skill and knowledge of company operations, policies, practices, and procedures. Requires deep proficiency in a broad range of administrative and operational activities. The ideal candidate will have experience assessing and anticipating Executive needs and be comfortable with making independent decisions. In addition, the candidate will apply their extensive experience and creative problem-solving skills to work on projects that are complex in nature and have narrow deadlines. Confident under pressure and happy with multi-tasking, the candidate will be in a unique position to provide high-level executive support and contribute to Agilent's growth and success.
The role is in Santa Clara, CA. The position will occasionally provide back-up support to Executive Assistants of the CEO, CFO, SVP of HR and General Counsel.
Proactively manages calendars and schedules, including coordinating meeting logistics globally, as well as recurring internal staff meetings and other Executive level reviews. Maintains awareness of significant deadlines and plans proactively for them.
Coordinates all aspects of travel arrangements including: booking flights, hotel and local transportation; providing agendas and itineraries; and arranging visa/passport requirements as needed. Prepares and reconciles travel expense reports.
Manages calendar for internal and external events, possibly assisting with the development of content and slides, planning and management of webcasts so SVP is prepared for each engagement.
Communicates professionally with internal customers, external suppliers, other executives and employees at all levels of the company.
Manages creation and tracking of large purchase orders. Works with the internal procurement team to add new suppliers to the vendor database, then works with finance to track monthly expenses.
As needed, may participate in and/or lead projects within the function.
Manages SharePoint database.
Responsible for ensuring data integrity of Officers MRU in HRDSS.
Responsible for providing On-Boarding support for new hires reporting to the SVP.
Responsible for ensuring Org Charts are maintained and updated on Internal Group site.
Requires the ability to direct questions and solve problems independently.
Requires excellent judgment and discretion.
Understands and fully complies with SEC regulation Fair Disclosure which limits what can be shared about the company with internal and external individuals
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent judgment and discretion, high integrity
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Current computer skills & user of MS 365 business applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Proficient in use of collaboration tools such as Spark, WebEx, Telepresence, Telepresence enabled WebEx
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Proven time management and organization skills
Excellent interpersonal skills. Positive demeanor, confident style, can-do attitude
Ability to professionally engage with demanding and sometimes challenging stakeholders
Good judgment and decision-making skills
Ability to prioritize and take initiative
Ability to multi-task in a sometimes high-stress environment
Significant attention to detail and follow-through skills
Qualification, Education, Experience:
Prior experience providing administrative support at an executive level. Minimum of 8 years of experience is desired.
Associate degree and/or higher education, specialized training or certification desired
Business Development or M&A experience would be a plus
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