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Administrative Assistant – Non-Clinical – Biotech!

  • Location: Cambridge, MA
  • Type: Temp to Hire
  • Job #4929

Administrative Assistant, Non-Clinical Development

Cambridge, MA

Our Client is a leading the way within the personalized medicine revolution by focusing on delivering new medicines that are targeted to the genetic driver of disease to patients globally by building a pipeline of novel therapies that span three distinct areas of medicine; genomically defined cancers, rare diseases and cancer immunotherapy.

Job Summary:

Our client is a dynamic, fast-paced, high-growth biotechnology company that is working to eradicate cancer. We are seeking a professional that will build relationships with keys stakeholders and will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Administrative Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities. This crucial member of the team will report to the SVP of NonClinical Development (NCDS) and support additional team members.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages NCDS SVP’s calendars, meetings and schedules, resolving scheduling conflicts as they arise and prioritizing issues to ensure an effective time management approach. Communicate agendas and respond to calendar changes as needed.
  • Manages Translational Medicine VP’s calendars, meetings and schedules, resolving scheduling conflicts as they arise and prioritizing issues to ensure an effective time management approach. Communicate agendas and respond to calendar changes as needed
  • Manages Senior Directors calendars, meetings and schedules, resolving scheduling conflicts as they arise and prioritizing issues to ensure an effective time management approach. Communicate agendas and respond to calendar changes as needed
  • Work closely and effectively with the NonClinical and Discovery team members to steer upcoming commitments and responsibilities, as well as organizational issues, and follow up as necessary.
  • Coordinate detailed domestic and international travel arrangements for team members including air, hotel, car, etc. as business needs dictate. Complete expense reports and credit card reconciliation.
  • Manage mail, invoices, opening purchase orders, execution of confidentiality agreements and consulting agreements.  
  • Coordinate logistics of special events including team meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops, off-site meetings, special projects and department outings/team building.   
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders with professionalism, accuracy and speed.
  • Present a positive and professional image to all visitors, suppliers and other persons.
  • Facilitate communication from team members by soliciting information from the team, providing   critical updates, anticipating questions and organizing priorities. Proactive in all areas of work.
  • Prepare and proof correspondence including letters, memos, documents and reports as required and maintain up-to-date paper and electronic files. Produce presentations using PowerPoint.
  • Review all documents, reports, and correspondence prepared for executive signatures for format, content, grammar, spelling and make edits as necessary.
  • Take initiative to problem solve, troubleshoot, and/or escalate issues. Applies a thorough knowledge of company operations and policies and procedures daily.

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience as an administrative assistant in a high-growth, fast-paced environment is required.
  • Experience within the biotech/pharmaceutical industry is highly preferred.
  • Exceptional technical and computer skills, including MS Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Excel).
  • Competence in performing administrative duties with no direction (i.e. typing, coordinating calendar availability, emailing, copying, preparing presentation slides, preparing agendas and scheduling travel arrangements).

Capabilities:

  • Serves as a trusted advisor and demonstrates a high degree of tact, diplomacy, judgment, and discretion.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, juggle multiple tasks simultaneously in fast-paced environment.
  • A solutions-oriented team player with a customer service mentality.
  • Impeccable organizational skills in additional to top-tier verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail in everything that you do.
  • Handle sensitive information with confidentiality and utmost integrity.
  • Ability to quickly pick up on various IT systems and various reporting tools.
  • Comfortable collaborating with all levels of employees and possesses conflict management skills.
  • A collaborator who communicates in an open, clear, complete, timely and consistent manner who listens effectively and invites response and discussion.
  • Embrace our core values: Patients First, Thoughtfulness, Trust, Optimism, and Urgency.

 

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