Administrative Assistant-Merchandise

Administrative Assistant-Merchandise

North Kansas City, Missouri

At Helzberg Diamonds the Administrative Assistant to our Chief Merchandising Officer provides administrative support to the CMO, as well as organizing activities and work-related functions for the Merchandise and Planning Team to support department and company goals.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• Provide administrative support including complex calendar management, scheduling meetings and monitoring calendar conflicts.
• Make travel arrangements and handle Oracle expense reports within company policy and budget.
• Meeting preparation including agendas, attendees, appropriate conference room size and meeting set up.
• Communicate with vendor partners at all levels and schedule MS Teams meetings, phone appointments, email, and vendor appointments in the office.
• Set the schedule for department meetings and all CMO recurring meetings.
• Plan and organize Merchandise Department activities as requested.
• Maintain department lists including Current Vendor List, SSC Directory updates, recognition/celebrations, birthdays, company anniversaries, and more.
• Participate in cross-functional teamwork by collaborating with the company Administrative Assistants Team.
• Special projects, supporting Merchandising on an ad hoc basis
• Support team with hiring: interview scheduling, associate set up, and onboarding

REQUIREMENTS:
• Associate degree preferred in business, marketing, or administration and three to five years of executive level administrative assistant experience.
• Advanced Outlook and strong Microsoft Office 365, MS Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills required.
• Basic knowledge and experience with travel planning and expense reporting.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize based on needs of the CMO, due dates and importance is required.
• Possess a proactive approach to problem-solving and strong decision-making skills.
• Detail oriented with good analytical skills.
• Use of strong communication skills, both written and verbal with both internal and external customers is required.
• Ability to handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality is required.
• Hybrid schedule with onsite attendance required three or more days per week to perform essential functions involving interactive behaviors with co-workers and managers, operation of equipment and/or materials located only on site, and direct interaction with internal and/or external customers.