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Executive Administrative Assistant

Administrative - Administrative Assistant, Other Careers Job ID 2023-12730 Primary Location: Norwood, Massachusetts 01/24/2023
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FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.


This role will support our Chief Science Officer. 

Under minimum supervision, works independently using considerable judgment and initiative to handle all executive secretarial and administrative functions on behalf of a senior executive(s). This is an advanced working level for limited use at the highest levels of the organization. 

Anticipates and prepares materials needed by the senior executive for conferences, correspondence, appointments, meetings, telephone calls, etc. Summarizes the content of incoming materials, specially gathered information, or meetings to assist executive; coordinates the new information with background office sources; draws attention to important parts or issues. Anticipates ways in which executive time may be used most efficiently. 

Serves as the executive’s professional representative on administrative matters both internally and externally. Composes professional correspondence requiring knowledge of executive's views, philosophy, and some understanding of technical matters; may sign for executive when technical or policy content has been authorized. 

Handles details of a confidential nature, and performs administrative functions based on understanding of company policy, executive's views and philosophy, which can be assumed by this level of administrative assistant.

Handles a wide variety of situations involving the clerical and administrative function of the office which often cannot be brought to the attention of the executive. 

Schedules appointments for executive; arranges travel schedule and reservations and resolves scheduling conflict based on executive priorities. 

Reads outgoing administrative correspondence for executive approval and alerts writers to any departure from policies or executive's viewpoints; gives advice to resolve the problem. 

Assists in the development of the immediate work group's budget, business planning, and related planning functions.



High School diploma or equivalent; college preferred! 

8+ years of administrative/executive secretarial experience supporting senior management; internal company knowledge preferred 

Technical Knowledge:

· Thorough knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as indicated by the position 

· Obtains and effectively uses the existing functional knowledge and skills required for success 

· Identifies, learns, and adopts new functional or role-specific skills/knowledge 

· Effectively analyzes information and applies knowledge to strengthen and make informed decisions or advise. 

· Uses and shares functional or role-specific knowledge to solve new business challenges. 

· Effective Communication: 

o   Clear, concise, and professional telephone, written and verbal communication skills 

o   Listens to others, shares information, and provides updates 

o   Is clear and thorough in reports, documentation, communications 

· Collaboration and Teamwork: 

o   Shares appropriate information 

o   Involves others to achieve goals 

o   Encourages unity, focusing on company goals 

o   Encourages differing opinions 

· Decision Quality 

o   Assesses complex issues from multiple angles to get the complete picture 

o   Evaluates the potential consequences and implications of different options 

o   Identifies the underlying issues and root causes of problems 

o   Incorporates new information and concepts when solving problems 

· Ensures Accountability 

o   Monitors progress of performance and changes approach accordingly 

o   Takes ownership of own work 

o   Takes responsibility for successes and failures in own work 

o   Follows through on commitments 

· Experience in: 

o   Meeting coordination and event planning 

o   Calendar and travel management 

o   Agility and resilience in a fast-paced, changing environment 

The salary range for this position is $55,500 to $79,700 USD. The final salary offer will vary based on geographic location, individual education, skills, and experience. The position is eligible to participate in FM Global’s comprehensive Total Rewards program that includes an incentive plan, generous health and well-being programs, a 401(k) and pension plan, career development opportunities, tuition reimbursement, flexible work, time off allowances and much more.

FM Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce. 

Please note that all FM Global visitors, including external candidates interviewing for open positions will be required to be vaccinated and should be prepared to provide proof of vaccination.

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