This position interacts with employees, corporate officers, executives, external professionals and other individuals as necessary. Above all else this position requires a professional demeanor, sense of urgency, being proactive and the ability to keep sensitive material and conversations strictly confidential. Expert level written and verbal communication skills, strong decision making ability and attention to detail are equally important. Familiarity and comfort with both scientific and business-focused presentations and materials is required.
Complex electronic calendar management
Meeting and event planning
Extensive travel arrangements for the VP and the MERI Leadership Team
Provide general administrative support including telephone coverage, typing routine correspondence, recording and distributing meeting minutes, processing incoming and outgoing mail, filing, etc.
Manage and maintain extremely confidential/sensitive matters.
Preparation of materials for presentations, as required, including to executive management team and key external contacts
Excellent organizational skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Critical eye to detail and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to exercise good judgment and determine priorities
Ability to take initiative and work well under pressure
Ability to interface with high level internal and external contacts requiring discretion and initiative.
Ability to work in a fast paced challenging environment while maintaining a high level of confidentiality
Adaptable to change
Must work independently and as a team player
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office, Explorer, etc.
Intuitive and proactive, able to anticipate needs and develop options
Strong work history in a corporate environment, with experience supporting an executivepreferably supporting Executive positions in a scientific environment
Bachelor's degree preferred. Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry experience preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience considered