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Philips Executive Assistant in Cambridge, Massachusetts


You are responsible for

  • Provide administrative support to leader(s) in Philips North America Strategy. Activities will include, but not limited to: managing complex and frequently changing domestic and international meetings and travels, preparation of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, expense reports and coordination of visitor and candidate schedules.

  • Provide additional administrative support including, but not limited to: maintaining department lists/contact sheets, tracking vacations/absences/travel itineraries, processing technical documents and memberships, preparing purchase requisitions, purchasing office supplies and project items as well as coordinating mail/Fed-ex/fax requests, with particular attention to administrative support for staff at remote sites

  • Triaging and prioritizing department needs while maintaining a high level of engagement with all involved.

  • Scheduling and coordinating department and project meetings, and offsite meetings/activities as needed.

  • Team up other assistants in site-related activities; work closely with and cover for other assistants (as needed)

  • Maintain and update operational procedures to enhance efficiency of work tasks and manage the department SharePoint, both content and technology

  • Additional department specific tasks as assigned

You are a part of

At Philips, we are driven by our mission to improve the lives of 3 billion people per year by 2025, and every day we move closer to achieving our goal by creating cutting-edge solutions that lead to confident diagnosis, improved care, and increased quality of life for patients. We enable our employees to create a legacy in life through their work and support their development through people-centric learning, total rewards and personalized development planning programs. Our research and business provides unique opportunities to develop cutting edge clinical solutions and deliver meaningful solutions in the healthcare space.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • 5+ years of related experience supporting executive staff

  • College-level education preferred

  • Able to prioritize multiple projects and job responsibilities with competing deadlines (organizational/time management skills)

  • Experience working in a large, global company strongly preferred; ability to deal with different time zones, currencies, work practices and schedules, and cultural differences

  • Able to perform a variety of job tasks simultaneously, and flexible to changing priorities and demands

  • Strong workload management and problem-solving skills. Must be able to balance workload, including short-range issues and long term planning.

  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills. Must be able to work well with people from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, e.g. technical, business, administration.

  • Advanced in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and web tools. Ability to learn new tools

At Philips, we enable our employees to create a legacy in life through their work and support their development through people-centric learning, total rewards and personalized development planning programs. We understand the importance of a healthy work-life balance and strive to provide our people with what they need to achieve that balance.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.