Sr. Administrative Assistant

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. South San Francisco , CA 94080

Posted 5 months ago

Sr. Administrative Associate - PDO

Who We Are

At Roche, 88,500 people across 150 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we've become one of the world's leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 30 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

The Position

The level of position will depend upon the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

The purpose of the position is to provide accurate and effective administrative support to PDO Business Partners within the group, and coordinate administrative duties with other Administrative Associates to provide seamless support for the group.

General office responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide timely, accurate and effective administrative support to PDO Business Partners.

  • Maintain multiple calendars; plan, schedule and coordinate teleconferences, travel, onsite/offsite meetings; process payments and expense reports; and utilize PC and software applications.

  • Address problems and develop practical, thorough and creative solutions without relying on precedent or supervisory review. Exercise independent judgment and discretion of sensitive/confidential and proprietary information.

  • Partners with one's supervisor and other staff to maximize the efficiency of the group.

  • Participates, plans, coordinates and prioritizes work with direction.

  • Understand and troubleshoot from a broader perspective and anticipate the impact of office problems and solutions on the other areas.

  • Independently creates and delivers communications based on general instructions.

  • The ideal candidate will succeed not just by completing tasks, but by proactively working to maximize the effectiveness of the managers and other administrative associates in the group.

Who you are

In hiring new employees, we look for people who are also inspired by our mission and who would fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous and entrepreneurial spirit of the company culture. Because we know that employees are critical to our success in

bringing novel medicines to patients, we are dedicated to remaining a great place to work and to providing employees with programs, services and benefits that allow them to bring the best to the business and to their personal lives.

Minimum qualifications for the Sr Administrative Associate level:

  • H.S.
  • 7 plus years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficient with email, calendar (gCal), word-processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation applications; Microsoft Office required.

  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and software applications.

  • Skilled in writing and interpersonal communications.

  • Ability to establish contacts outside of ones work group and functional organization, develop partnerships with others to improve efficiency.

  • Ability to handle routine and impromptu assignments with minimal supervision.

  • Support of project teams and biotech industry experience a plus.

Experience working in an office environment providing administrative support.


Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

Business Support, Business Support > Administrative Support

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