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Executive Assistant to VP, Saudi Arabia

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Company Medtronic
Job Title Executive Assistant to VP, Saudi Arabia
JobId 35650
Location: Riyadh, SAU

Executive Assistant to VP, Saudi Arabia


Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Oct 26, 2017


First point of contact for the Vice President, Saudi Arabia. Pro-actively analyses and performs complex and diverse administrative tasks that are closely related to the role and responsibilities of VP. Daily activities may include interaction with high-level contacts and exposure to sensitive information requiring considerable use of tact, diplomacy, discretion, judgment confidentiality.

In addition to supporting the VP, this role would require providing functional assistance to a few functions that include – HR, Finance, Regulatory Affairs and Legal.


·Uses problem solving techniques, tact and discretion when handling telephone calls, making travel arrangements, scheduling meetings and managing other requests for information.

·Welcoming and looking after visitors;

·Dealing with incoming email, faxes and post addressed to the VP;

·Organizing and maintaining diary and making appointments for the VP and leadership team.

·Manage budget monitoring, analyze and signal anomalies, handling expenses;

·Dealing with correspondence and writing letters and taking dictation and minutes; · Types and proofreads correspondence, reports, and forms; corrects grammar and formatting errors; drafts brief correspondence of a routine nature.

·Producing documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations;

·Carrying out background research and presenting findings into subjects the VP is dealing with;

·Organizing and attending meetings, and ensuring the VP is well-prepared for meetings; this may include overall arrangement and scheduling of meetings, preparing agenda, catering menus, room and equipment set up.

·Anticipation and pre-planning where necessary. Spontaneous adjustments to travel, meetings or other requirements of the VP.

·Devising and maintaining office systems to deal efficiently with paper flow;

·Arranging travel and accommodation for VP team and travelling with the VP to provide general assistance during presentations and organization of meetings events.

·Attend be involved in organization of conferences eg: Arab Health.

·Organizing large-scale meetings/events which the CEO and or members of the Executive Committee are invited to.

·Work closely with other Executive Assistants across the globe including the US, Europe liaising and collaborating on projects as and when required.

·Maintain and record personal records and documents to include but not limited to visa applications, travel document preparation etc.

·Functional assistance would include but not limited to

·Maintaining documents and file management

·Preparing letters as needed by the business

·Organizing small scale events

·Liaising with clients, suppliers and other staff;


Bachelor’s Degree


5-10 years of executive administrative management experience.


Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong yet non-intimidating presence.

·Knowledge of Executive level Office Management;

· Excellent organizational skills; attention to detail, ability to plan and prioritize;

· The ability to work on own initiative and to tight deadlines;

· Flexibility and adaptability to juggle a range of different tasks and to work flexible hours to meet deadlines; attend to personal adhoc requirements for the VP.

· An understanding of confidentiality issues and the use of discretion.

· Honesty and reliability;

· Proficient in MS office in particular Word, Excel, Publisher.

· Analytical skills

· Excellent word processing and IT skills, including knowledge of a range of software packages;

Travel Required:

Could have up to 20% travelIt is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


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