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Executive Assistant

A career at Merck is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 51,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and electronics. For more than 352 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

About the Role

To provide corporate management, senior secretarial support and executive assistance to the business, by performing a diverse range of duties and administrative projects, utilising strong communication skills, exceptional operational and administrative skills and a developed skill in customer orientation. To oversee reception (including the onsite JLL representatives) and office management, ensuring clear communication, streamlined process and procedures, and a collaborative business focus is achieved. Required high level of confidentiality is essential. It is the duty of the incumbent to ensure that this is strictly adhered to at all times.


Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) essential. Additional related software, IT systems and database experience highly advantageous.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with both written and verbal communications and negotiation.
  • Outstanding planning, organising and time management skills.
  • Project Management skills.
  • Tertiary Degree or relevant study in Project Management, Business, Marketing or Communications will be well regarded.
  • Minimum 6 years Executive Assistant / Senior Secretarial experience at a Corporate Management level with demonstrated ability to create and lead positive change through innovation, input and communication.
  • Experience managing, mentoring and leading a small team would be beneficial.
  • Proven capacity to deliver high quality work in a collaborative and timely manner within budget.

What we offer: At Merck, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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Job Requisition ID:  222496
Location:  Bayswater
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

Careers during Covid-19
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US Disclosure
The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure
The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our Candidate Services team at 844-655-6466 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.

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