Administrative Assistant I
Watson Pharmaceuticals - Olive Branch, MS

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Summary: Under general supervision, provides administrative duties and support to an Associate Director, Manager or Supervisor of the Company. Essential Job Functions: This is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks. * Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies, procedures, and state, federal and local laws. * Functions with a moderate degree of independence, works on small size projects, interacts effectively with all levels-both inside and outside the Company, sets priorities with general direction, manages confidential/sensitive materials, makes decisions of moderate importance in the absence of the Associate Director, Manager or Supervisor. * Screens incoming calls and correspondence; responds to general questions from internal and external customers independently when appropriate regarding area of responsibility. * Maintains confidential and sensitive information including personnel files. * Manages Associate Director, Manager or Supervisor's calendar, independently schedules appointments, and generates department calendar to relevant individuals. * Arranges travel plans and itineraries, compiles documents for travel related meetings; assists with preparation of expense reports in accordance with company requirements and procedures. * Composes and edits letters, memoranda, reports and presentations; generates and revises correspondence and handles processing of a variety of reports and paperwork. * May develop, coordinate and maintain relational database system to provide management with accurate project costs and product related information; ensures historical tracking and reporting of data and performance. * May assist in arranging programs, events or conferences by arranging facilities, caterer, multimedia systems, issuing information and invitations, coordinating speakers, and controlling event budget. * Ensures project deadlines and performance standards are established and met. * Ensures compliance with all Company policies and procedures, including safety rules and regulations. * High degree of professionalism with external and internal contacts. * Performs related duties as assigned.Qualifications

Knowledge of : * Administrative and secretarial practices and procedures. * Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. * Pertinent Federal and State laws related to area of assignment and personnel. * Business English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. * Intermediate business and personal computer hardware and software applications. * Current Company policies, practices and procedures, including safety rules and regulations. Skill in: * Analyzing and troubleshooting problems, identifying solutions, recommending and implementing methods, procedures and/or techniques for resolution. * Responding to sensitive and confidential inquiries from management, employees and regulatory agencies. * Preparing and presenting complex management reports. * Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. * Operating and maintaining scientific, business and personal database computer systems. * Excellent mathematical proficiency. * Managing multiple projects, duties and assignments. * Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with others.Education

Minimum Qualifications : High school diploma, and one (1) to two (2) years administrative support experience, preferably in pharmaceutical industry environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Associate's Degree or college coursework preferred.



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