Senior Executive Assistant
DRS Technologies - Arlington, VA

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DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at www.drs.com .

Job Location Arlington, VA

Title: Senior Executive Assistant Position Summary: The Senior Executive Assistant manages the administrative needs of the Vice President, Chief of Staff and the Senior Vice President, Human Resources. The Senior Executive Assistant will also function as a back up to the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manages the administrative needs of the Senior Executives
  • Exercises discretion and independent judgment in assisting Senior Executives
  • Works under limited direction, determines and develops approach to solutions
  • Consistently works on complex assignments requiring action and a high degree or initiative to resolve issues
  • Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments
  • Provides resolutions to an adverse range of complex problems
  • Read outgoing correspondence for executive approval and alert writers to any conflicts or departure from policies or the executive’s viewpoint
  • Interpret requests and help implement action, deciding whether executive should be notified of important or emergency matters Interpret and adapt guidelines, including unwritten policies, precedents, and practices
  • Prepare special reports, summaries, or replies to inquiries, selecting relevant information from a variety of sources
  • Give recommendations and feedback to improve the administrative process
  • Issue and interpret operating policies
  • Assist executive administrative details, often of a confidential nature
  • Coordinate preparation of reports such as budget expenditures, statistical reports, or performance measures
  • Calendar management and meeting planning and coordination
  • Coordinates travel arrangements, expense report processing and reimbursement
  • Perform administrative functions such as composing correspondence, scheduling appointments, etc
  • Interface with other executives internal/external to organization at the request of the Senior Executives
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Contact or respond to contacts from high-ranking individuals inside or outside the corporation May involve unique situations where each contact must be handled differently, using judgment and discretion
  • Special projects as assigned
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures
  • Performs other duties as required
Basic Qualifications:
  • An Associate’s degree in related discipline (or equivalent experience) plus 10 years experience in progressively responsible and varied office management
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to make independent judgment
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands
  • Expert skills with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures
  • Team player, ability to work independently while meeting deadlines, handles a high volume of work
  • Maintains confidentiality when necessary; can judge situations that require discretion and acts confidentially even when not specifically directed

DRS Technologies, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

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DRS Technologies, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A., is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to...