At Abbott, we’re dedicated to helping people live more fully, in everything we do. We’re creating the future of healthcare through life-changing technologies and products that make you healthier and stronger, quickly identify when you have a medical need, and treat conditions to help you get back to doing what you love.

Our International Public Affairs team currently has an opportunity for an Executive Assistant based in our Maidenhead office. The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing executive administrative support to the DVP International Public Affairs as well as providing other administrative support to other senior leaders. In addition to the general EA/PA activities this role offers a unique opportunity to work on PR projects.

What you’ll do

You will be accountable for providing confidential and efficient administrative support to the DVP, International Public Affairs, the UK & Ireland Public Affairs Director and Senior Manager, and members of the European Nutrition team.

A large part of the role will involve management and maintenance of complex calendars, organization of international travel, coordination of global appointments (across global time zones), meetings and conference calls using various technologies.

The work includes liaison with the international public affairs team who are spread across five regions, coordinating staff/ team meetings across time zones.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to support the busy UK Communications team and press office activities including:

  • Event management
  • Supporting development of internal and external communications materials
  • Support with media monitoring and social media monitoring and publishing

What you'll need

  • Bachelor’s degree with an administrative, commercial background or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suites (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Proven ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse international business environment across multiple time-zones.
  • Organised and efficient with the ability to produce high quality work under pressure with particular attention to detail and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Experience working within a face-paced, changing environment and comfortable communicating with members of staff from all levels and areas of the business.
  • Ability to work unsupervised, using initiative.
  • Approachable and helpful attitude required.
  • Intuitive nature and desire to learn and progress.

As you’d expect from a global healthcare company, we offer a fantastic range of benefits including competitive salaries, a superb defined contribution pension scheme, private healthcare, life assurance and a flexible benefits scheme.