Administrative Assistant
Cognizant - Dallas, TX

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Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services. A member of the NASDAQ-100 Index and S&P 500 Index, Cognizant is a Forbes Global 2000 company and a member of the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top information technology companies in Business Week’s Info Tech 100, Hot Growth and Top 50 Performers listings.

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Cognizant is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Position Summary: We are seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant to support principals of an internal practice. To be successful in this role, candidate needs to demonstrate a strong ability to anticipate situations, be able to lead and motivate others while being flexible and adaptive of their manager’s changing needs. Candidate must be comfortable and have experience working for managers virtually. Seeking a candidate that enjoys the administrative challenges of supporting a team with diverse people and programs.
Principal Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Heavy calendar management, requiring interaction with both internal and external executives and assistants, to coordinate a variety of complex meetings
• Arrange complex travel schedules and reservations; and reconcile expenses
• Answer phones and handle inquiries; direct/route calls to appropriate parties
• Handle incoming and outgoing electronic communications on behalf of managers
• Ability to create and develop general correspondence, memos, charts, tables, graphs, business plans, proposals and presentations
• Review and summarize miscellaneous reports and documents; prepare documents and outgoing mail as necessary
• Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner
• Schedule and organize complex activities such as meetings, dinners/luncheons, international and domestic travel plans
• Work independently and as a member of the administrative team to lead and assist with office tasks and for any special projects that may arise.
Education and Experience:
• At least 5 years of related administrative experience supporting multiple executives
• Business school, Associate’s degree or equivalent is a plus
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and the Internet
• Experience with arranging complex travel plans and the reconciliation of expenses
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Must have a good command of the English language, oral and written.
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy
• Self motivated, innovative, able to accomplish tasks with minimal direction and supervision. Must be able to operate effectively with minimal direction
• Seeks out the most efficient process to complete a task and exercises good judgment
• Solution driven interpersonal skills; able to work through conflict in an effective professional manner to maintain productive working relationships
• Able to be flexible and move swiftly and efficiently in any given situation or task assigned
• Strong organization skills – work requires continual attention to detail, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines
• A professional appearance and telephone manner is essential
Location: College Station, TX
Cognizant is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
Qualifications
Engineering / science graduates with 0-4years of experience

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