Administrative Assistant

Job Listing No: 9740000

Administrative Assistant

About Syngenta
As global demand for food and fuel continues to rise, we are dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Syngenta is one of the worlds leading companies with more than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries. We work in a collaborative and inspiring culture where personal contribution is rewarded and growth and development are at the heart of our culture.Through our world-class science, global reach and commitment to working with our customers, we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life.Theres never been a more important time to join Syngenta. For more information about us please visit
Role purpose Provide executive level administrative support to CU Head, Marketing Team, Sales Representatives, District Managers, Agronomy Manager and other members of the S&EC Commercial Unit team efficiently and effectively with a high degree of professionalism and accuracy.This role includes a broad range of duties including general administrative duties, receptionist duties, processing travel requests, PO creation/invoice payments, coordinating meetings and creating various business related reports.Exact duties vary.
AccountabilitiesThis role will need to effectively perform the following duties:Maintain and order office supplies, stationery items, business cards, copier supplies, HP ordersCoordinate hotel reservations and meeting arrangementsProcess telephone system changes and updatesProcess demo and sample ordersCreate Purchase Orders, Payment Request Forms and pay invoices for all CU personnelAssist Sales Reps, DM, etc with invites, mailings, etc.Maintain accurate price list for CU and electronic copies of Price AnnouncementsProvide general administrative assistance and perform various tasks for office personnel, field and others as neededMaintain and update office equipmentMaintain personnel listsForwarding of SRNs to appropriate districts and maintaining electronic copies Processing security keypad updates / changesCreate/generate various reports (SOE/daily orders/etc.)IT liaison for CUProactively maintain CU calendar with deadlines, meeting dates and other CU related items.Other duties as neededSkills:
Knowledge, experience & capabilities
Critical knowledgeHigh School Diploma or equivalent.Knowledge of organizational structures, processes and proceduresStrong computer-related background and experience; including Microsoft Office
PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook
Critical experienceMinimum of 5 years relevant administrative experience required, including applied use of computersExtensive large and small event/meeting coordination experience requiredCritical technical, professional and personal capabilitiesAbility to interact with all levels of management and department Ability to offer support across the department, with the capacity to prioritize across multiple requestsAttention to detail and exceptional organizational and time management skillsAbility to prioritize multiple tasks and activities while working under deadlinesDemonstrate diplomacy in dealings with others and working in a team environmentProficient in Microsoft Office; ability to learn new applications as assignedAdvanced problem solving and good judgment skillsExcellent verbal and written communication skillsAbility to handle confidential and potentially sensitive informationStrong interpersonal skillsExcellent telephone and customer service skills Innovative, decisive, trusted, results-oriented, and team orientedAccuracy and dependability knowledge a plus
Critical leadership capabilitiesSkillfully plans, organizes and monitors performance to meet deadlinesSenses and adapts to the changing environment to achieve excellence in delivery
Critical success factors & key challengesThe ability to provide high-level, professional support and service to a large number of principles in a way that optimizes the operational efficiency of the departmentThe ability to be proactive and innovative, while maintaining the ability to work independently.Ability to develop relationships across business lines and departmentsAbility to multi-task and adapt to changeAbility to work in a team environment
Additional informationAll applicants must be eligible to work in the US.Two years current position preferred. Candidates who have been in their current position a minimum of one year will be considered if they have the approval of their current business unit leader and hiring business unit leader.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Prolonged sittingRequired essential functions also include ability to talk and hear.Occasional Standing, walking, reaching with hands and arms; stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling.Occasionally lifting and/or move up to 25 pounds when mailing, storing, moving supplies including paper products.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision when reading reports and inputting data in the computer.
WORKING CONDITIONS WHILE PERFORMING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Work is typically performed in the standard office setting.
TRAVELUp to 10% travel may be required including overnight travel.
.Family and Medical Leave ActFMLA Poster Link
.Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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