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Executive Assistant
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Executive Assistant

Job Description

We are looking for a team-oriented, innovative, positive and hardworking individual to provide a full range of administrative support based in Chicago, IL. The selected candidate will also be responsible for providing administrative support to the Global Design Marketing team.

Administrative Assistants at Kimberly-Clark manage access to the executive, maintain and modify the executive's schedule, and ensure the executive is aware of issues that need immediate attention. They provide a broad range of highly skilled and highly confidential administrative support to ensure smooth operation of the office. The incumbent must maintain strong interpersonal relationships with employees at all levels of the organization.


* Provides a high level of executive administrative skills, normally acquired through an accredited college and/or prior work experience. This individual also handles confidential business matters, works independently on special assignments and maintains smooth operation of the office responsibilities of the executive. Operates independently in absence of the Executives, calling on staff when required. Assists and advises the Executive of any problems arising during absence.
* Update, organize, and coordinate meetings, often across multiple time zones and markets

Assist with events/general meeting logistics including finding a location, ordering food, meeting with location on details, attending the events/meeting to provide support, prepare materials, and other needs for a successful event/meeting
* Assist with travel arrangements including booking of flights, hotels and car reservations, and other documents as required for staff to travel to global locations (Visa requirements, immunizations, etc.)
* Complete and submit expense reports
* Maintain department calendars
* Maintain strong interpersonal relationships with employees at all levels of the organization

Prepare and review reports, spreadsheets, presentations, and finished documents relevant to executive's assignment
* Work effectively using Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and/or other software as required
* Develop and maintain effective business contacts with vendors and services

May be required to contribute to projects and activities not included in other principal accountabilities to assist in the accomplishment of business objectives and professional development
* Maintain effective communication with customers
* Professionally answer and direct incoming calls
* Collaborate with other administrators in support of the team as necessary

Background / Experience / Education:

* 8 to 10 years or more administrative support in a corporate environment, supporting executive level leaders (i.e. Dir, Sr. Dir & VPs)
* 2 years college or equivalent experience

Required Skills:

* Advanced Microsoft Office skills including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
* Skype for Business, SAP, ION, Workday and web based (Concur) travel and expense reporting system knowledge a plus.
* Outstanding ability to develop and maintain positive and effective interactions and working relationships at all levels, including senior management and global partners, both verbally and in writing.
* The flexibility and resiliency to work well under pressure, maintain confidentiality, and quickly adapt to rapidly changing needs and priorities.
* Ability to gain full working knowledge of the company's structure, key personnel and organizational policies and procedures.

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job.

K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role's country only. K-C will not provide relocation support for this role.

Primary LocationUSA-IL-Chicago

Additional Locations

Worker TypeEmployee

Worker Sub-TypeRegular

Time TypeFull time

About Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Kimberly-Clark is leading the world in essentials for a better life. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with nearly 57,000 employees worldwide and operations in 36 countries, Kimberly-Clark posted sales of $20.8 billion in 2011. Kimberly-Clark’s global brands are sold in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people trust Kimberly-Clark products and the solutions they provide to make their lives better. With well-known family care and personal care brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Andrex, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Poise and Depend, we hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries.

As a global company, we are committed to cultivating a fair, respectful and engaging work environment that inspires our diverse global team to thrive professionally and contribute to the communities where we operate. We also have a responsibility to attain a deeper understanding of our impact on the world. Addressing Sustainability issues and incorporating solutions through all levels of Kimberly-Clark is a critical component of our business.