Senior Administrative Assistant

San Diego, California
Oct 12, 2020
Administration, General
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
At Retrophin, our mission is to identify, develop and deliver life-changing therapies to people living with rare disease. Giving patients a chance, providing hope, is what drives us.

Retrophin recognizes that our exceptional employees are vital to our success. We are a dedicated team focused on meeting the unique needs of patients. Our work is rewarding, professionally and personally because we are making a difference and we are passionate about what we do.

We are seeking talented individuals with an entrepreneurial drive who will thrive in our collaborative, fast paced environment and share in our mission to help others. We are headquartered in San Diego, CA with additional offices in Dublin, Ireland.

Position Summary:

The Senior Administrative Assistant will provide high-level, confidential, administrative and project-based support. This position is often privy to confidential information and as such, requires diplomacy and discretion. The Senior Administrative Assistant is a seasoned professional who combines an overall understanding of day-to-day responsibilities while working with minimal supervision, exercising independent judgment, and maintaining confidentiality. This position understands the requirements for flexibility and accommodates shifting priorities.

Essential Functions:
  • Administrative support to members in Medical Affairs, including Patient Advocacy, in day to day business activities.
  • Calendar management for Senior Executives.
  • Responsible for working with Corporate travel partner, to coordinate travel arrangements including airline, hotel and rental car accommodations for domestic and international travel.
  • Create presentations, maintain spreadsheets and databases.
  • Prepare materials for meetings, appointments and events.
  • Manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Prepare and submit expense reports on behalf of the team.
  • Schedule and organize internal and external meetings.
  • Assist in the preparation and organization of purchase orders/contracts.
  • Ability to effectively and professionally communicate and collaborate with other Retrophin administrative support to coordinate and plan office events.
  • Perform related administrative tasks including filing, photocopying, scanning, faxing, mailing, etc.

  • Bachelor's degree in a business discipline is preferred. Equivalent combination of education and applicable job experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of three years of administrative and/or project support responsibilities or applicable job experience may be considered from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained.
  • Attention to detail and strong digital/technical, organizational, problem-solving and follow-up skills required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Self-motivated with exceptional accountability and responsibility.
  • Ability to multi-task, project manage and prioritize work, while working with multiple internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in dealing with strict adherence to confidentiality requirements and appropriately handling potentially highly confidential information.
  • A "can-do" attitude, ability to interface with all levels of management and a willingness to go the extra mile to get the job done.
  • High level of proficiency with MS Office Suite, particularly Outlook Calendar, Excel and Word.
  • Capability to learn and effectively use Agiloft contract software.
  • Knowledge of office management systems, procedures and equipment.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while being a motivated team player.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, with potential time constraints, sudden shifts in tasks and to prioritize accordingly.

Retrophin, Inc. is an EEO/AA/Veteran/Disability Employer