Google Assistant to the VP of Product Management in Mountain View, California
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Closing Date: 9th June 2023
We are seeking an Assistant to support the VP of Product Management, who can strategically manage the day-to-day operational needs and support on projects & initiatives to help drive the team & company’s priorities. This role would suit someone who thrives in a fast-paced, changeable environment and enjoys working as part of a team.
We’re a dedicated scientific community, committed to “solving intelligence” and ensuring our technology is used for widespread public benefit.
We’ve built a supportive and inclusive environment where collaboration is encouraged and learning is shared freely. We don’t set limits based on what others think is possible or impossible. We drive ourselves and inspire each other to push boundaries and achieve ambitious goals.
We constantly iterate on our workplace experience with the goal of ensuring it encourages a balanced life. From excellent office facilities through to extensive manager support, we strive to support our people and their needs as effectively as possible.
Our list of benefits is extensive, and we’re happy to discuss this further throughout the interview process!
Strategically and proactively manage a very complex and ever-changing calendar of meetings, conference calls, interviews appointments, across numerous time zones and different office locations.
Supporting with operational tasks and processes; suggesting ideas for continuous improvement to increase efficiencies
Collate and prepare a daily briefing document for the VP, tracking actions and outputs.
Meeting support - circulating agendas, capturing notes and ensuring actions are followed up on and are completed. Ensure meeting roles, agendas and briefing documentation are in place for each meeting.
Develop a strong working relationship with the VP: thinking ahead, handling priorities, anticipating needs and future challenges, proposing solutions to enable effective decision-making.
Understanding of the key stakeholders; build and maintain effective working relationships across the whole organisation.
Partner on key strategic projects with the wider team and wider stakeholders.
Draft and send out team communications.
Organise and execute internal and external events for business and team events e.g. off-sites, lunches, talks, seminars, visitors.
Arrange frequent domestic and international travel for meetings, international office visits and speaking engagements e.g. hotel reservations, flight check-in, visas, detailed travel itineraries and overseas transport.
Financial administration e.g. compile expense claims, approve purchase order requests, contract creation, reimbursements, etc.
Act as a point of contact for the VP and team, dealing with incoming requests, requiring heavy email correspondence.
You are resilient, with experience supporting C-Suite or Senior Executives experienced in a fast-paced environment. You are energetic, enthusiastic and have a keen interest to continue to develop your career in supporting and enabling others. Colleagues describe you as positive, warm, kind, trustworthy and efficient; with a can-do attitude, willingness to learn and a strong desire to grow.
Passionate about supporting and enabling others, motivated by Leader support.
Proactive, you are a self-starter and a naturally strong problem-solver; you can anticipate what needs to be done without guidance.
Highly organised, you manage priorities well; juggling and handling multiple deadlines and tasks efficiently, whilst being able to manage expectations in a thoughtful way.
Can adapt quickly to changing demands and embrace ambiguity
Able to demonstrate administrative excellence, you have an acute and exceptional attention to detail.
Solid communicator and active listener; you exhibit a high EQ.
Able to build relationships across teams and foster trust.
Collaborative and thrives in a team environment.
Proactively seek out time-saving solutions and tools .
Open to new ways of working, curious and dedicated to continuous improvement for yourself and the team.
Experience with Google Suite is preferable but not crucial.
Please include a cover letter when applying and tell us how you can make a difference to our team.
Competitive salary applies.
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