Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant

Ireland - Galway

Permanent

Industry: Admin / Secretarial / Office Support

Contact Name: Elizabeth Cox

Contact Email: elizabeth@icegroup.ie

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Are you ready to step into a pivotal role supporting C-suite executives in the vibrant world of manufacturing and production? We are seeking a professional, assertive, and influential Executive Assistant to join the team in Loughrea. As the primary point of contact for international stakeholders and executives, you will be at the heart of the corporate operations, playing a critical role in shaping the organisation’s success.

  • Opportunity to support and manage multiple C-suite stakeholders at a corporate and board level
  • Highly confidential role requiring diary management, correspondence, and proactive support for CEO and executives
  • Key role in planning, coordinating tasks, and ensuring deadlines are met, with a strong emphasis on project management

Responsibilities

  • Provide effective and exceptional administrative support to the CEO/C-Suite, including day to day administration, coordination, scheduling, and managing appointments.
    • Prepare documents, reports, presentations, minutes of meetings and conduct research on various topics as and when required.
    • Assist in the planning and coordination of special projects, events, and initiatives. Monitor project timelines and deliverables, ensuring deadlines are met.
    • Provide support for ad-hoc projects and initiatives as assigned by executives.
    • Communicate on behalf of executives and serve as the primary point of contact between executives and internal/external stakeholders.
    • Format information for internal and external communication as required – emails, presentations, reports etc.
    • Help support the CEO/C-Suite with various Business Projects such as Business Transformation, Operations, Organizational Development etc.
    • Manage and own the CEO yearly calendar ensuring the calendar and diary are prioritised daily according to changing and competing demands. Foresee any potential issues and mitigate risks by long-term diary and operational planning. Exercise good judgement by staying ahead of any issues that may arise internally and/or externally which could potentially impact the CEO’s schedule.
    • Prepare the monthly Board Meeting Agenda, monthly board packs and attend Board Meeting to take minutes, distribute final minutes to all Board and action points to relevant parties.
    • Preparation of itinerary’s, arrangement of international meetings, organising visas, booking appointments, and assisting the Company Travel Agent in co-ordinating travel arrangements for the CEO/C-Suite.
    • Screen and direct phone calls and distribute correspondence and post.
    • Manage confidential correspondence or projects in a discreet manner.
    • Provide secretarial assistance to the Board of Directors, as and when required.
    • Manage the expenses and credit card expenditure for CEO.
    • Demonstrate ownership, tracking and follow through to resolution on all queries and issues.

    The above is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Outstanding organisational skills are essential, including the ability to work independently.
    • Personal efficiency and time management skills are essential.
    • Positive and proactive person who is energized by having great responsibility.
    • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to anticipate needs and proactively address issues.
    • Discretion and trustworthiness when handling sensitive information.
    • Ability to use initiative, pre-empt requests, confidentiality, and an eye for detail.
    • Strong Communication skills, with fluency in English.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, or related field preferred.
    • At least 10 year’s work experience as an Executive Assistant, Personal Assistant or similar role with extensive diary and travel management experience in a corporate environment
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in all work tasks.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to maintain a professional demeanour and positive attitude in a fast-paced environment.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and other relevant software applications.

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At ICE Jobs, we have 50 years of experience in helping people to find the career that suits them best. With both permanent, temporary and contract jobs in Manufacturing, IT & Technology, Accounting, Finance, Sales, Marketing, Healthcare, Office Support, Engineering, Construction, Driving & Logistics, and Languages sectors – we are the go-to company to help you ascend your career ladder.

Beginning with a small team in Galway in the West of Ireland in 1972, ICE Jobs are now in a number of locations including Sligo, Limerick, Dublin in Ireland, and well as across the globe in Sydney, Australia.

The company motto is ‘We Change Lives’ - and that’s exactly what we aim to do - for both employees and employers. If you’re at the beginning of your career looking for direction on your path, or an established multinational looking for talented people, ICE Jobs are here to get you started.

With expert recruiters and a direct connection to in-house training partners, ICE Jobs has the answers to all your career questions.

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