Talbots Inc. - New York, NY

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The Receptionist is responsible for the managing the front desk ‘flow of traffic’, including phone calls, deliveries, security and supporting overall facility needs. This position requires a high level of customer service, greeting and assisting all visitors, external associates, job candidates, vendors and other office guests in a courteous and professional manner.


Customer Service:
  • Oversee front desk by keeping lobby area clean and presentable. Greet associates/guests to Talbots -- be familiar with associate names, titles and key executives from other corporate locations.
  • Answer and direct phone calls by forwarding to correct person or taking messages.

  • Partner with Office Manager to maintain space and equipment in complete functioning order – investigate, log and track all requests from start to completion, coordinating repairs, service appointments and ensuring follow up of resolution to appropriate parties.
  • Manage process for all supply ordering and ensure that the facilities supply inventories are maintained.
  • Oversee conference room and equipment reservations -- coordinate with Mailroom Administrator on set up and clean up of rooms after conclusion of meetings.
  • Conduct new hire/freelance set up of access keys/cards for building, set up IT/IS requests, desk/workstation set up and partner with Office Manager to ensure all new hire operational needs are met.
  • Conduct termination process and shut down of computer access, deactivate all access keys/cards, update global email distribution lists; work with team manager to ensure all separation operation needs are met and closed down.
  • Provide backup support to mailroom as needed – have full understanding of operations and processes.
  • Arrange for messenger service.
  • Coordinate regular updates of NY phone list and global address book to ensure accuracy and up to date information.

  • Monitor security cameras and report suspicious activity to Office Manager.
  • Maintain office safety and compliance with building rules and fire safety regulations by partnering with building to coordinate annual fire safety training -- update charts/paperwork accordingly.
  • Manage guest security badges distribution.

  • High school diploma required.
  • Proficient in Outlook, Excel and Word systems.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Strong follow-up skills and ability to manage up.
  • Ability to handle change, multitask and problem solve.
  • Team player who enjoys a collaborative work environment.
  • Key attention to detail.

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