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Executive Assistant
Ref No.: 18-07494
Location: San Jose, California
Aids executive in staff capacity by handling a wide variety of situations involving the administrative functions of the office that cannot be brought to the attention of the executive.
Advises individuals inside and outside the organization on the executive views on major policies or current issues facing the organization.
Contacts or responds to contacts from high ranking individuals who may be from large national or international firms and may involve unique situations, and each contact must be handled differently, using judgment and discretion.
Commitments made by executives during meetings and arranges for staff implementation.
On own initiative, arranges for staff members to represent organization at meetings and conferences. Reads outgoing correspondence for executive approval and alerts writers to any conflicts or departure from policies or executive's viewpoints.
In executive's absence, ensures that requests for action or information are relayed to the appropriate staff member.
As needed, interprets request, helps implement action, and decides whether executive should be notified of important or emergency matters.
Analyzes unit operating practices, such as record keeping systems, forms control, office layout, suggestion systems, personnel and budgetary requirements, and performance standards to create new systems or revise established procedures.
Prepares reports including conclusions and recommendations for solution of operational and administrative problems.
Issues and interprets operating policies.
Coordinates collection and preparation of operating reports, such as budget expenditures, and statistical records of performance data.
May compose and sign correspondence for executive.
May serve as the executive's representative at meetings and express the executive's viewpoints at such meetings.
Previous experience in tech business or eCommerce would be beneficial, not required.
The candidate will also be in charge of scheduling rooms, organizing off-site meetings, and managing calendars

Client Notes:
Extension possible depending upon performance and budget.
Proficient in Microsoft Office

Can you describe the team culture in your department?
• Very Open and supportive
• Fast paced
• Value direct feedback

What are the must have skills you are looking for in contingent worker?
• Somebody who can work with handling several requests and okay with scheduling, can handle the busy dynamic
• Someone interested in/ experience beyond executive administrative assistant
• Someone interested in possibility of taking on junior project management responsibilities.
• Prioritization and Organization skills are critical
• Marketing experience may be useful to help them understand the language.

What are the soft skills that you believe candidates must possess to be successful in this position?
• Personable
• Able to remain unstressed
• Somebody able to develop strong and good connections with stakeholders