Essence is an award winning digital agency with offices in San Francisco, New York, Seattle, London and Singapore. Delivering work for clients across Europe, North America and beyond with clients such as Google, Expedia and eBay, Essence delivers media, social, creative and technical solutions to leaders in the digital space.
In Europe we have been pushing the frontier of digital services for some time. In 2009, the agency was announced as eConsultancy’s Most Innovative Digital Agency and in 2010 it was crowned Media Agency of the Year at the NMA Effectiveness Awards. The agency won the highly coveted Revolution Special Award for Innovation in April 2010. Most recently Essence was named Europe’s “Fastest Growing Larger Company” at the 2011 Media Momentum Awards and reached position 14 in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100.
A fantastic opportunity has opened up for an Front of House/Personal Assistant to join our San Francisco office. The position requires an enthusiastic, professional and pro-active individual to work as front of house on Reception as well as offering PA support to one of the senior partners in the agency.
You will have excellent customer service skills, be a confident administrator with excellent organization and communication skills who thrives in a busy, fast paced environment. We are seeking confident and self assured person with a can-do attitude and bags of initiative! This is a pivotal role where you will be part of the glue that binds the office together.
Front of house service and enthusiasm
Meet and greet visitors and clients
Taking ownership of the reception and external meeting areas, ensuring they are kept in the best state at all times
Control of stock and ordering for kitchen and stationary
Answering and transferring of incoming calls
Occasional arranging of catering for internal and external meetings/celebrations
Event planning and organization - internal and client
General admin adhoc duties
Scheduling meetings and interviews
Personal Assistant duties :
Full admin support for one of our senior, and very busy, partners
Complex diary management and meeting coordination (across time zones)
Planning and managing travel arrangements (being proactive and thinking ahead of the curve when it comes to diary and travel plans)
Preparation of PowerPoint Presentations and Excel spreadsheets when required
Monitoring emails and responding as appropriate
Helping make their lives easier and keeping them on track
A bit about yourself
You will be a born organizer, with excellent attention to detail and enjoy a varied role. Ideally you will have previous experience working in a similar position. Other skills we’d like you to have are:
Professional approach with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Professional and friendly telephone manner
Be passionate about providing outstanding customer service
High attention to detail
Ability to prioritize and work independently – have bucket loads of initiative!
Calm, “can do” attitude and the ability to remain flexible in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
Ability to work without supervision and take ownership of tasks
MS Office skills, Word, Excel and PowerPoint is essential
Willingness to maintain a variety of responsibilities, flexible, and helpful and will have experience working within a team.
What you can expect from Essence
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package; including healthcare, vision and dental cover as well as a generous vacation allowance
Essence Digital - 5 months ago