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Executive Assistant

Location: Stamford
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Why join us? At Design Within Reach, home comes first. We believe in creating and sourcing pieces that move with you and are meant to be enjoyed over a lifetime from home to home, generation to generation. For us, that means exceptionally crafted, built-to-last, and beautifully designed furnishings. Our purpose is to design for the good of humankind. It's the ideal we strive toward each day in everything we do. Being a part of Design Within Reach means being a part of something larger than your work team, or even your brand. We are redefining modern for the 21st century. And our success allows Design Within Reach to support causes that align with our values, so we can build a more sustainable, equitable, and beautiful future for everyone. GENERAL PURPOSE Under minimal supervision, performs advanced, diversified, and confidential administrative and project management support activities for senior executive leaders. May assist one or more executive leaders in a staff capacity by handling a wide variety of tasks involving administrative office functions, relieving executive leaders of administrative detail. Performs all duties and responsibilities in a highly confidential and professional manner. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Effectively and professionally interacts with a variety of internal and external people at all levels of the organization. Handles multiple project and administrative tasks simultaneously in a fast paced environment. Anticipates and manipulates outcomes for continuous improvement. Continuously learns. Maintains and updates administrative records; processes and tracks expense information related to leader and/or department activities. Process purchase orders. Operates standard office equipment and personal computers utilizing standard and advanced office automation software, and mobile telecommunication tools. Schedules and maintains calendar of appointments, complex, international travel arrangements, and meetings related set up arrangements. Screens telephone calls, visitors, and correspondence of a highly critical business nature; resolves routine and complex inquiries as appropriate. With the highest degree of accuracy and detail, prepares routine and non-routine correspondence, memoranda, reports, materials for presentations, and other documents as appropriate. May compose some documents for executive review and approval. Works with highly confidential and proprietary information. Performs additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education/Experience Bachelor's degree in business or related field or equivalent experience. 5-7 years administrative support experience with a minimum of 1 year supporting executive level positions. Excellent organizational, time management and decision making skills. Exceptional interpersonal skills; written and verbal communication skills. Excellent personal computer skills and knowledge of office automation, software, communication, and tools currently used in the MillerKnoll office environment. Proven experience handling detailed work in an independent, professional, and confidential manner. Possess a broad and comprehensive experience in, skill and knowledge of MillerKnoll policies and business practices. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously in time critical situations. Demonstrated ability to be flexible in conducting work activities under continually changing schedules and business conditions. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to perform all essential functions of the position with or without accommodations. Who We Hire? Simply put, we hire everyone. Design Within Reach is comprised of people of all abilities, gender identities and expressions, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, veterans from every branch of military service, and more. Here, you can bring your whole self to work. We're committed to equal opportunity employment, including veterans and people with disabilities. This organization participates in E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification. Employment Type: Full Time

Keywords: DESIGN WITHIN REACH, Stamford , Executive Assistant, Other , Stamford, Connecticut

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