Location:San Jose, California, US
Area of InterestAdministrative and Business Support
What You'll Do
Cisco Strategy & Business Acceleration seeks an Executive Assistant in San Jose, to provide support to the Vice President, Operations Strategy. The Executive Assistant will be extremely proactive with a professional, courteous and approachable demeanor in all interactions. You should possess superior interpersonal skills and will engage at all levels of staff, customers, vendors, etc.
We are looking for a highly motivated, highly organized, administrative professional! The main responsibilities of this position will be to undertake all administrative requirements of this role, understanding the responsibilities and motivations of the organization's goals and objectives in order to complete tasks on their behalf. This individual is expected to use discretion in handling details of a highly confidential and sensitive nature. Work requires initiative and independent judgment. Individual will prepare sensitive information for use in discussions and meetings within the organization and with outside individuals. The person hired into this role must be a team player who is proactive, cooperative, collaborative, and flexible. Individual should look to identify process improvement opportunities, love to learn new skills and has a positive mindset. Other expected qualities include: integrity, poise, high energy and a strong sense of urgency, acting as an extension of the leadership team. Individual expected to seek proactive and creative win/win alternatives for leader and key stakeholders, constantly assessing changing priorities and complex schedules.
Who you Are
This position requires strong interpersonal skills, independent judgment, and a deep understanding of both strategic and tactical business needs.
Quick learner; Smart and collaborative; positive, proactive and able to always exercise great judgment.
Full experience of: MS Office including outlook calendar, strong working knowledge of Word and PowerPoint, and ability to learn Cisco's workflow systems.
Confidentiality: Able to work with confidential information .
Loyalty, Trust & Integrity: At all times apply these especially in an environment where the Senior Director is travelling and often away from the office.
Business Partnership: Applies insightful business understanding & partnering skills to drive organizational effectiveness
Effective Communication: Engages and interacts effectively to promote a productive working environment.
Teamwork & Leadership: Demonstrates a culture of teamwork and collaboration to enhance business productivity and administrative excellence
Technology & Tools: Demonstrates technical proficiency needed to advance productivity and drive business results
2-3 years of experience supporting at the Executive level working in administrative environment or combination of education and experience.
Ability to function in a very high paced environment.
Experience in planning meetings and coordinating travel.
Ability to format presentations
Ability to multi-task.
Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
Excellent communication, organization and results driven skills.
Passion for the job
Self-confidence and necessary personal skills to be a first reliable representative contact.
The ability to understand the internal & external needs and to analyze and provide qualified back up to different issues and personalities.
Works in an organized and disciplined manner. Detail oriented.
Experience in working in an international environment.
High team orientation
Ability to work under stress and to undertake several tasks at the same time