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Lead Admin Asst

CF Industries Riverwoods Full-Time
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CF Industries is a global leader in transforming natural gas into nitrogen. The chemical processes we use ensure we have the nitrogen we need to support life on earth - from fertilizer that feeds the crops that feed the world to products that remove harmful emissions from industrial activities. Through our nine world-class manufacturing complexes and best-in-class distribution system, we serve agricultural and industrial customers. We invite you to be a part of our nearly 3,000 employees making a difference every day. 


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Job Summary:

The Administrative Assistant provides overall administrative support for the EHS department by completing secretarial and/or varied clerical duties. The incumbent composes routine correspondence, prepares reports and makes appointments and meeting arrangements. The role may prepare special reports or memoranda for superiors; and may prepare and distribute minutes of meetings.

Job Description:

  • Responsible for passing information to appropriate personnel by preparation of basic/standardized reports or ensuring the security of the information within the department. Is responsible for editing and formatting information as appropriate. May be responsible for composing or creating original work. Has limited authority to change content or context of information without approval from superior.
  • Researches and tracks routine and non-routine information. May need to obtain the information from a variety of sources and some of the information may be of a sensitive or confidential nature. Main contacts for information are at peer level to mid management level. May perform basic analysis to ensure data conforms to CF standards.
  • Establishes and maintains departmental filing system. (Some information may be of a high level of sensitivity or may be confidential in nature.)
  • Picks-up and delivers mail and other department materials daily.
  • Budget responsibility consists mainly of consolidating data into final report and reviews, logs and/or processes incoming invoices to ensure billing is done correctly and in accordance with policy and the annual budget.
  • Coordinates department meetings and assists with planning special events/meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Internal Controls:

Understands and complies with established departmental processes and procedures designed to support internal controls efforts. Identifies and brings to the attention of department management internal controls deficiencies.

Successful incumbents will have:

High School Diploma or equivalent education is required with some additional education in general business support areas.

Must have:

  • Minimum of 5 years of office experience with a proficiency in basic office procedures
  • Good decision-making capabilities to manage changing priorities in a fast paced environment and tactfully deal with confidential information
  • Good typing skills (minimum of 45 wpm) with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent understanding of PC operation and applicable software, along with the ability to format standard forms, memos, letters as well as set up and use spreadsheets
  • Ability to work for and take direction from several individuals at a variety of levels including middle to upper management

Position Scope/Contribution:

This position supports a department of 10 employees that work in a variety of locations and have significant amounts of travel. The incumbent should be able to problem solve and work independently with some supervision.

  • CF Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.  

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CF Industries is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of nitrogen products. The company is based in Deerfield, Illinois, and serves agricultural and industrial customers through world-class nitrogen manufacturing complexes in the United States and Canada; and a system of terminals and associated transportation equipment located primarily in the Midwestern United States. The company also owns 50 percent interests in manufacturing entities in the U.K. and Trinidad and in KEYTRADE AG, a global trading organization based in Switzerland.

CF Industries was founded in Chicago in 1946 and operated as a fertilizer cooperative until the company’s initial public offering in 2005. Today CF Industries is a $6 billion company with a market cap of approximately $12 billion. CF Industries’ growth reflects its role in providing plant nutrients to farmers who use its products to increase crop yields to help feed the world’s growing population.

In 2010, CF Industries completed the acquisition of Terra Industries. The acquisition doubled the company’s sales, significantly expanded its manufacturing footprint and distribution flexibility, and positioned CF Industries as the largest manufacturer of nitrogen fertilizer in North America and second largest globally. The company recently announced its plan to invest up to $3.8 billion in new capacity within North America over a 2015-2016 time period.

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