Sr. Administrative Assistant

San Francisco, CA, United States
Jun 27, 2018
Administration, General
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Position Summary:

Nektar Therapeutics has an exciting opportunity for a motivated Sr. Administrative Assistant who will provide administrative support to the VP, Development Operations and team. We are looking for a professional, take charge Assistant to keep business operations organized, on track and moving forward. Candidates must possess strong communication skills, both written and oral, sound judgment, the ability to multi-task efficiently in a fast paced environment, and the ability to work independently with initiative, discretion and confidentiality.


Performs administrative tasks such as calendaring, scanning, filing, and scheduling of appointments, meetings, and conference calls for team members onsite and working remotely. Will also be responsible for off-site events, catering and coordinating and implementing complex travel. Ensures that Executive's productivity is enhanced by managing calendars and schedules, including management of expense reports. Must have the ability to manage multiple high priority assignments. Fosters and maintains strong working relationships within all levels of the company, as well as with outside vendors and contacts. Works on assignments that are complex in nature and require considerable judgment, initiative and specialized knowledge to resolve problems and/or develop recommended solutions. Work is completed with minimal supervision, assignments are of the highest quality, and follow-through is outstanding.


A minimum of 6 years' senior level Administrative Assistant experience is required. An Associate's and/or a Bachelor's degree or other relevant professional certification is a plus. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. Must have proven track record of supporting senior level executives. Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and act quickly and professionally. Must be flexible with ability to multi-task assignments. Excellent organizational and problem solving skills are required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Attention to detail and follow through in completing assignments/projects is a must. Outstanding customer service skills needed. A strong technical acumen with advanced knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) as well as video-conferencing equipment, WebEx, etc. is required. Demonstrate ability to handle sensitive information, which has tactical and strategic importance. Ability to work independently with discretion and confidentiality.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Nektar Therapeutics will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner proscribed by the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.