Sr. Administrative Assistant
Genzyme - Cambridge, MA

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Sr. Administrative Assistant-32080

Genzyme has pioneered the development and delivery of transformative therapies for patients affected by rare and debilitating diseases for over 30 years. With a focus on rare diseases and multiple sclerosis, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of the patients and families we serve.

The Senior Administrative Assistant will report to and will be responsible for supporting the Head, North America Genetic Diseases business. The position requires the ability to manage within a complex, fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Job responsibilities include:
Calendar management, travel arrangements, expense management, individual and central filing support, and all other administrative support.

Coordination of meetings, creating PowerPoint presentations, coordinating monthly reporting, use of Excel spreadsheets and ordering equipment, etc.

Assisting on editing/creating communications and documentations that may contain highly confidential information. The position will require excellent discretion and judgment is required.

Lead specialized projects requiring strong initiative and follow-through. .

Skills and Requirements:
Proven ability to work independently, highly organized and effective in handling multiple detail-oriented projects in a fast-paced environment. The candidate must exercise discrete and judgment in handling confidential/proprietary information

Strong communications and interpersonal skills; a team player

Strong administrative and computing skills, MS Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word)

Ability to anticipate needs, resourcefulness and responsiveness are essential

Ability to interact with various levels of business functions and professionals in and outside Genzyme

Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources (academic journals, newspapers, online publications, interviews etc.) and analyze information for implications

Attentive to details and results

Attentive to cultural sensitivities

Adaptable, creative and innovative in designing multimedia introductory or promotional kits and messages as needed

High attention to detail and precision in creating reports, tables, and analyses.

Ability to interact with all employees within the organization, including senior management, and to respond effectively to the needs of the business is required

Ability to interact with external clients and positively represent Genzyme PGH, responding effectively to the needs of the business


Basic Qualifications:
At least 5 years work experience as an administrative/executive assistant required along with a high school diploma.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree preferred
Experience in health care, biotech, consulting, government or associations preferred

Job : Administrative
Primary Location : United States-Massachusetts-Cambridge

Job Posting : Jan 9, 2013

Shift : Day Job
Job Type : Regular
Employee Status : Regular

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