Administative Assistant

Crate And Barrel Northbrook , IL 60062

Posted 4 months ago

With over 130 store and warehouse locations and more than 7,500 associates across the U.S. and Canada, Crate and Barrel is a dynamic and growing multi-channel furniture and housewares retailer. So we can continue to help others love how they live in moments that matter, the iconic brand is looking for a driven and passionate professional to raise the bar and join our Merchandising Buying department as a Seasoned Administrative Assistant located in our Northbrook, IL corporate office.

This Administrative Assistant will provide full administrative support to two Vice Presidents within the Merchandising department (Merchandising and Product Design and Development).

  • Serve as first point of contact for department, executives as well as internal/external clients.

  • Manage and maintain effective office procedures and efficient work flow.

  • Structure and organize activities and workload of leader(s) to facilitate efficient operations.

  • Prioritize schedules, maintain calendars and develop a system of follow-up for projects, meetings and issues.

  • Manage email correspondence, screen telephone calls, handle requests for information and prioritize all requests.

  • Refer complex and/or urgent correspondence to the department head and gather any additional information needed to respond.

  • Arrange and coordinate the logistics of complex domestic and international travel plans, and prepare detailed itineraries to assure accuracy.

  • Arrange and coordinate details for meetings, conferences and special events.

  • Handle a wide range of confidential information requiring a dedicated level of privacy and confidentiality at all times.

  • Generate memos, emails and reports when appropriate as well as maintain office supplies by checking inventory and order items.

  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with all company associates and business contacts, internal or external.

Required Skills

  • Minimum of 5 years of previous administrative experience is a must

  • High School diploma required

  • Demonstration of a high degree of professionalism, initiative and independence

  • Proven ability to handle fast-paced work environment coupled with exemplary planning and time management skills

  • Results driven with a high level of organization skills

  • Extensive knowledge and proficiency with Google Suite platform (Email, Sheets, Docs)

  • Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Excellent data entry skills

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong collaboration and customer service skills

  • Proven track record in prioritization of workload and demonstrated ability to multitask

  • Forward thinking and desire to remain up-to-date with advancements in office technology, gadgets and/or applications

  • Good reading, written and verbal language skills (English)

The job description and other aspects of the job listed on this job posting should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an associate in this job. Associates are required to perform other related functions as assigned.

Job ID 2019-4840 Date posted 06/18/2019 Position Type Full-Time


Euromarket Designs, Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel and CB2, will be referred to as "the Company". The Company is deeply committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact the location you are applying to here and ask to speak with a manager regarding the nature of your request.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

The Company participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the US.

State / City Compliance: The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal history, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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Administative Assistant

Crate And Barrel