Administrative Assistant II

Employer
AbbVie
Location
North Chicago, IL, US
Posted
Aug 31, 2019
Ref
1905739
Discipline
Administration, General
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
AbbVie is seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant who provides advanced administrative support to VP level.

  • Provides advanced administrative support to VP level or equivalent. May provide backup support to other staff as needed.
  • Monitors and prioritizes executives email, highlights actions and routinely authors responses.
  • Coordinates and maintains departmental files, as assigned, in compliance with corporate and legal guidelines.
  • Follows company purchasing and other established procedures.
  • Uses intermediate to advanced software skills to perform assigned work. Uses and understands Microsoft Office Suite and other business-specific software, including Corporate Travel website and other programs.
  • Coordinates new employee office setups and onboarding.
  • Professionally interacts with high level executives.
  • Consistently handles confidential or business-sensitive information.
  • Maintains and manages calendars, including meeting and travel scheduling and domestic and international travel arrangements.
  • Proactively identifies and resolves scheduling conflicts.


  • Minimum 3 years of administrative assistant related experience. High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience providing support to a VP level or equivalent.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, understanding of business processes and requirements. PowerPoint experience is helpful.
  • Self-starter able to function at a high level with general instruction.
  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross-functionally with partners outside of assigned group as necessary to enable effective and efficient team operations.
  • Team-oriented, can-do attitude and desire to be productive contributor to overall organization.
  • Learns quickly and can change course quickly when needed.
  • Open to suggestions and innovation for improvement.
  • Professional demeanor and ability to maintain confidentiality .