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Executive Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL at True Value

Date Posted: 3/18/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

True Value Company, a global wholesaler serving retail locations in 60 countries, has an immediate need for an Executive Administrative Assistant.

You will provide administrative support to Human Resources including VP, DVP and Directors and departmental staff members, exercising confidentiality, tact and diplomacy. Keep executive on track of meetings and tasks and follow-up on actionable items. Proactively anticipate executive needs (e.g. planning for staff meetings). Provide comprehensive administrative support with teamwork and collaboration skills while maintaining confidentiality to a senior executive and department staff to facilitate achievement of departmental operating objectives. Maintain schedules and records for executives and ensure that the general operations of the department are orchestrated in a smooth manner.

Being an outgoing self-starter and enjoying interpersonal encounters are critical to the success of this role. Are you ready to connect, inspire and pursue excellence? The HR team is very creative, fun and highly collaborative.

Joining True Value offers a culture that:

  • Embraces personal and professional growth
  • Recognizes diverse perspectives
  • Provides competitive compensation
  • Committed to volunteerism and community outreach

Your Value = Our Value. True Value.

Position Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (in order of importance):

  • Maintain files, records, calendars and diaries; typically arranges business travel, coordinates meeting arrangements and tracks expenses for VP HR, DVP Talent & Rewards and HR Directors.
  • Performs department Financial Reconciliations; (i.e. PCard, Accounts Payable, Concur Travel for executive, directors and their teams).
  • Uses business software applications (e.g. all Microsoft Office products) to prepare correspondence, reports, presentations, agendas, minutes of meetings, etc.
  • Coordinates Reunion activities for the team; housing, scheduling, coordinating meeting room requirements (i.e. food, beverage, AV equip, coordinating group dinners, booth coordination).
  • Other/Miscellaneous - Departmental - specific tasks and projects as assigned.
    • Partners with HR Shared Services team and HR Leaders in planning, organizing and preparing all materials for Annual Talent Review process.
    • Coordinates agenda, materials, presentations and all details for Quarterly HR Townhall meetings.
    • May also provide support other associate activities such as Bring Your Child to Work Day including the planning, designing and execution.
    • Manages all supplies for department and keeps department organized.
  • Receives, screens and directs incoming calls, visitors, mail and e-mail.

Position Qualifications

Work Experience:

  • Five to seven years of related experience required
  • Previous executive administrative experience in HR
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Skilled at managing multiple demands from multiple individuals
  • Project management skills a must; previous experience with either using Excel or Microsoft project
  • Ability to carry, lift, pull or push up to 20 pounds
  • High school diploma or equivalent work experience

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.