Executive Assistant
Whirlpool - Benton Harbor, MI

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About Whirlpool Corporation Whirlpool is the industry leader in the manufacturing and marketing of home appliances. Whirlpool is a global company and markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Consul and other major brand names in more than 170 countries around the world. Whirlpool is a company that creates innovative solutions and products to meet consumer needs. As a result, we have been recognized as one of the world's 100 most innovative companies by Business Week magazine and the Boston Consulting Group. Additionally, Whirlpool Corporation was ranked among the Top 20 Innovators in Consumer Products by The Patent Board and has been consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 Companies for Leaders by Hewitt Associates and Fortune magazine. Our unique business strategy provides us with an unmatched leadership position and ability to build and sustain loyalty to our brands. Our strategy allows us to move with greater speed to better serve our trade customer and end consumers around the globe. Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for an Executive Administrative Assistant opening to join our Global Information Systems organization.
        Day to Day (what a typical day or week look like in this role) Are you a born multi-tasker? Perhaps you're one of those people who can answer the phone, set up a business trip to Brazil and create purchase orders all at once - and enjoys it. If so, you are the person Whirlpool needs as an Executive Administrative Assistant supporting the Global Information Systems team. Your administrative and communication skill-set will help maintain our professional and efficient atmosphere, as well as strengthen relationships with our business partners through your superior organization skills. Today, you might be organizing and planning a global team meeting for 120 people, scheduling travel and managing calendars. Tomorrow, you may be planning and arranging an offsite event while maintaining a positive work environment. What You Will Do Provide primary support, including, but not limited to one Vice President, eleven direct reports and the greater team where needed General Administrative Support . Document management; answering and directing communications such as phone calls and e-mails, processing purchase orders, ordering supplies, Schedule Management . Manage schedules through calendaring, coordinate meetings including interview schedules, global town halls and operational meetings. Work closely with IBM and Accenture administrative support for the creation of meetings. Prepare and logistically run town hall meetings, create presentations, schedule internal team activities and training programs, etc. Must be able to work in a diverse global team environment. Handle travel arrangements for both US and global employees for the Vice President and his direct reports Confidentiality . Maintain confidentiality at all times What You Need To Succeed Ability to be extremely precise and detail-oriented as required, but also to work quickly and provide fast turnaround where necessary Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written Ability to work in a dynamic environment by organizing and prioritizing work and managing multiple tasks simultaneously, while supporting several leaders Willingness and ability to take initiative, anticipate issues and problem solve Ability to work independently and under pressure to meet deadlines Discipline and organization skills and practices to consistently, reliably and independently follow through with limited supervision Excellent PC skills, including strong proficiency in Word, Excel, especially PowerPoint, Lotus Notes e-mail, Internet search engines, etc. A positive, teamwork-oriented attitude and flexible approach Endless Opportunities Whirlpool has big plans for the future, just like you. We understand that it takes preparation and hard work to get there. So, we offer challenging purpose, ownership of your role, great teams, and tools to build your capability. In our performance-based setting, you can take your career in exciting new directions - and as far as you want to go.

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