Executive Assistant- Legal

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description

The Executive Assistant provides specialized, independent administrative and business support to the SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary and other VPs within the legal department.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • As the delegate for the executives, handles details of a highly confidential and critical nature related to the legal department

  • Manages calendars for the executives, frequently coordinating logistics and sharing information with other assistants; coordinates meetings logistics, anticipating and resolving any problems to ensure a seamless experience for the executives

  • Manages compensation for the Company's Board of Directors

  • Manages own workload, reprioritizing as unanticipated situations arise; assists the executives to adjust schedules to meet new and changing deadlines

  • Produces high-quality documentation and contributes to building efficient processes and systems for administrative activities.

  • Independently prioritizes and addresses requests for appointments, emails and telephone calls based on the needs and objectives for the executive

  • As delegated by the executive, follows up with stakeholders at all levels to gather needed information, prompts/reminds them of critical deadlines, and helps remove any administrative roadblocks that prevent them from meeting their obligations to the executive

  • Prepares meeting materials, including meeting agenda preparation/distribution, collecting/printing meeting pre-reads, minute- or note-taking and assembling/editing PowerPoint presentations

  • Processes group purchase orders, invoices, and contracts

  • Assists with visitor registration, including pre-registering and escorting visitors

  • Assists with onboarding of new personnel into the department

  • Provides guidance and training to less experienced colleagues

  • Applies knowledge of department priorities to anticipate the executive's needs and drive administrative process improvements

  • Builds collaborative and productive relationships across the organization and at all levels

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products

  • Advanced time management and organizational skills, with a proven ability to independently prioritize own work and multi-task to meet changing or competing timelines

  • High attention to detail

  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, especially with senior executives

  • Ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information

Basic Requirements:

  • Typically requires high school or secondary school education

  • Typically requires 5 years of experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience

  • #LI-TH1

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Please note that Vertex requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees working in the U.S. as a condition of employment at Vertex, subject to medical, religious or other accommodations or exemptions required by law. We believe this requirement is vital to keeping everyone at Vertex and in our communities safe. This requirement applies to both existing and new employees who may at any time work on-site at a Vertex facility or visit another location on behalf of Vertex (e.g., conferences, customer visits, etc.), including all remote employees. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at ApplicationAssistance@vrtx.com.


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