Executive Administrative Assistant - HR and Finance

Starting salary will be determined based on experience and credentials.

Chicago, IL

Description

If you are looking to start a career in HR, we have a great opportunity for you. Dyson is looking for a motivated individual to join our dynamic human resources team. The right candidate will be someone who is looking to gain valuable HR experience and possesses the ability to provide support to Dyson America’s VP of Human Resources and Chief Financial Officer. If you are a fast learner and are willing to work hard, this is the right opportunity for you!

Market Overview

Dyson sells products in 71 countries, and it employs almost 6,000 people globally, one third of whom are engineers and scientists. The face of Dyson is changing rapidly. Three years ago 80% of Dyson’s business was full-sized vacuum cleaners. Today its digital motor powers cordless vacuums, robots, hand dryers, bladeless fans, humidifiers, purifiers and heaters around the world. This is just the beginning; we just launched our new Supersonic Hair Dryer and have a plan to launch many other new products over the next 3 years.

Function Overview

We know that every company puts great onus on the talents of their people. Dyson is no different, except in one very important way.  At Dyson, the quality of its people is its life blood, which means talent is always at the top of the agenda. This is a great opportunity for the right individual to join a growing organization and help find and develop the talented people we need to be successful. Dyson will be experiencing unprecedented growth in the Americas Business and we need to build a team to help us find and develop the right talent to achieve our business objectives.

Accountabilities

  • Structure and organize the activities and workload of the Executive leadership to facilitate the efficient operation of the department(s).
  • Handle a wide range of confidential information requiring a dedicated high level of privacy and confidentiality at all times.
  • Support all efforts and initiatives across all business channels implemented by the company.
  • Prioritize schedules, maintain calendars and develop a system of follow-up for projects, meetings and issues.
  • Arrange and coordinate details for meetings, conferences and special events.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of records, statistics, and reports; coordinate data and distribute information to the staff, as appropriate.
  • Manage and maintain effective office procedures and efficient work flow.
  • Possess a complete understanding of applicable company systems, policies and procedures.
  • Arrange and coordinate logistics of complex domestic and international travel plans, and prepare detailed itineraries to assure accuracy.
  • Refer complex and/or urgent correspondence to the Executive and gather any additional information needed to respond.
  • Type correspondence, screen telephone calls, handle requests for information and prioritize all requests.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with all company associates and business contacts.
  • Promote a strong sense of teamwork by working together safely, effectively, respectfully and efficiently with all associates.
  • Support and model excellent service by exhibiting a positive attitude and enthusiasm toward the job and the company to both internal and external customers in all forms of communication.
  • Possess a complete understanding of training and communication resources relevant to the position.
  • Participate in ongoing training regarding technology upgrades and new systems applicable to the position.

Skills

  • 2-3 years previous Administrative Assistant experience; Executive Administrative experience a plus
  • High school diploma/GED or equivalent, Bachelor’s degree in HR or Psychology a plus
  • Excellent in MS Office Suites and Google platform
  • Strong competency in technology and various software systems (i.e. GoTo meeting, Concur, etc.)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, telephone presence and data entry skills
  • Highly detail oriented with strong multi-tasking skills
  • Project Management skills a plus
  • Good reading, written and verbal language skills (English)

Benefits Overview

Dyson US monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, holidays and retirement plans. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy profit-related bonuses and life and disability cover. But financial rewards are just the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fueling and realizing ambition.

 

Dyson is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with Dyson and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail with your contact information, the job number of the position for which you are interested in applying, and the nature of your request to careers.us@dyson.com or call (312) 706-2260. Determinations of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

 

Dyson is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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