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  • 200 Commerce Street
    Smithfield, VA 23430

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Executive Assistant to the COO

Smithfield Foods • Smithfield, VA

Posted 16 days ago

Job Snapshot

Experience - At least 10 year(s)
Degree - 4 Year Degree
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Admin - Clerical, Executive

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Job Description


Responsible to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Executive Assistant works independently with little or no supervision completing a wide-range of executive support related duties, sensitive assignments, projects and reports in a confidential and professional manner. The senior level Executive Assistant will be a highly resourceful team-player, who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining flexible, proactive, and efficient.

  • Works independently with a minimal need for guidance on a variety of projects.
  • Prepares special reports, gathering, summarizing, and analyzing data; organizes and maintains correspondence and records, following up on pending matters with limited or no direction. 
  • Pro-actively manage and maintain an accurate and detailed calendar for the COO; organize and maintain COO’s tasks and projects to ensure appropriate prioritization of projects with respect to deadlines and organizational developments.
  • Organize internal and external meetings for COO, including logistical and substantive preparation; manage all travel scheduling and arrangements anticipating and resolving conflicts independently.
  • Track and reconcile monthly credit card statements; complete and submit expense reports, and other expenditures accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Accountable for the daily, weekly and monthly reporting within the COO’s span of control; prepare reports and presentations; analyze trends and identify potential solutions.
  • Communicates and/or coordinates COO's instructions and desires with various individuals and/or departments at all levels of the organization, the executive team, including the WH Group, external customers and clients. 
  • Ensure consistent and efficient interaction with other executive assistants across the organization; demonstrate poise and tact under pressure and handle matters with sound judgement and confidentiality.
  • Provide special project leadership and support as needed. 
  • Conduct preliminary research on a variety of topics; draft materials as needed.
  • Travel up to 20% may be required periodically for this position.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and 10+ years of relevant work experience which includes a minimum of 3 or more years of experience in providing high-level administrative support to senior executives in a large multi-national company is required.
  • Results and detail oriented, organized with proven ability to successfully multi-task and think differently to drive innovative ideas.
  • Positive, tenacious attitude; strong verbal and written communication, and project management skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and preference for collaboration with proven success working with others; ability to work with high profile individuals externally, as well as collaborate internally.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment; communicate complex concepts and analyses in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and sometime unpredictable environment; works well under pressure and tight deadlines consistently applying good judgment and sound business decisions.
  • Proven fact based analytical and problem-solving abilities with minimal direction.
  • Organized with a proven ability to juggle multiple projects at once; experience managing complex event logistics.
  • Strict ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times.
  • Demonstrated strong computer skills with advanced proficiency in MS Office: EXCEL, PowerPoint, Outlook; prefer experience using Business Intelligent (BI) and SAP software.
  • Prefer previous experience supervising employees at the non-exempt level.
  • Project management certification or training a plus.
EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job-related characteristic as directed by law.

Job ID: 2019-10321
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