Executive Assistant needed at General Electric

General Electric (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in New York and headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.

The company operates through the following segments: Energy [2013 inactive], Technology Infrastructure, Capital Finance as well as Consumer and Industrial. In 2011, GE ranked among the Fortune 500 as the 26th-largest firm in the U.S. by gross revenue, as well as the 14th most profitable.

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Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the role of Executive Assistant at General Electric (GE).

Executive Assistant

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Lagos | Nigeria.

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Job Description:

  • Act as first point of contact for those approaching the GE Executives, responding to and re-directing incoming enquiries as appropriate.
  • Support executive staff in scheduling of calendars, managing diaries and events etc.
  • Gather market intelligence and preparing reports
  • Provide office management support as required
  • Handle information requests and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings.

Project Coordination:

  • Planning, execution, and finalization of projects according to strict deadlines. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors in order to deliver projects according to plan.
  • Facilities Management and Commercial Events Coordination.

VIP Region Travel Coordination:

  • Manage protocol and coordinate the region itinerary for visiting GE Officers, Senior Executives and VIPs to SSA region
  • Liaise with relevant global executive assistants, security, corporate travel and GE staff
  • Ensure compliance with GE guidelines on government protocols.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A University Degree in Management, Business Administration or Social Sciences
  • Proven experience in dealing at Senior Executives level within a multinational
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, with at least 3 years in supporting Executives
  • Strong experience with multinational supporting Officers and Senior Executives international travel
  • Excellent calendar management skills, travel management, including the coordination of complex executive meetings across multiple geographies
  • Team player, inclusive and ability to build relationships
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to interact with staff (at all levels) in a fast paced environment at a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Outstanding presentation, attention to details, organizational and time management skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, clear thinker with a high degree of creativity and resourcefulness with experience working in developing markets
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office suite
  • Excellent project management skills, good business acumen and attitude in order to support Executive and team in high growth markets
  • A valid NYSC discharge or exemption certificate (please indicate clearly on your resume)

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Desired Characteristics:

  • Prior work experience in Africa a strong plus
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner
  • Ability to consistently produce high quality work with an eye for detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work flexible working hours – Demonstrated ability to balance workload under short deadlines and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to make independent decisions with minimal oversight. A self-starter and an ability to think ahead.

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