In this all-important role you will provide first-class support to the Executive and the team including; diary management, preparing confidential documents; developing presentations; vast international travel arrangements and taking minutes at important meetings as well processing purchase orders and managing all administrative tasks. This role will require you to manage phone calls and enquiries from a wide range of people – senior stakeholders across the business and external customers, so a friendly, helpful approach is essential. With so many different tasks, prioritisation will be crucial. You need the flexibility to switch between jobs and the drive to improve administrative processes.
A bit about you
Your professional and organised manner is supported by exceptional tact, diplomacy and confidentiality. You will be able to produce high-quality work at a fast pace, maintaining the utmost attention to detail, and will be confident with MS Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
You’re always two steps ahead and are happy to adapt to situations changing at the last minute, whilst remaining calm and focused under pressure. You are flexible and able to support your executive whilst they are working in different time zones. You have the emotional maturity to handle highly confidential information in a sensitive manner, and you’re able to build effective relationships at all levels within the business.
So what do you need to bring? You will:
Have experience of working in fast moving environment, with a flexible approach to managing the demands and priorities at a senior level within an organisation.
Having exceptional planning, organisation and communication skills will enable you to be proactive in managing diaries to ensure optimum use of time.
Ideally bring language skills to the role, although this is not essential.
Clarks, based in Somerset, England, has been at the forefront of innovative shoemaking since its foundation in 1825, when brothers James and Cyrus Clark made a slipper from sheepskin off-cuts. At the time it was ground-breaking; a combination of invention and craftsmanship that’s remained at the heart of what the brand does now.
In the Clarks archive of more than 22,000 pairs are shoes that have sparked revolutions and defined generations. From the original Clarks Desert Boot, first designed by Nathan Clark and launched in 1950 to the iconic Wallabee, each design has an instantly recognisable signature - a unique combination of craftsmanship and innovation that make it unmistakably Clarks.
Underpinned by a rich heritage and strong values, Clarks is a leading global footwear brand serving millions of consumers across the world, operating retail, wholesale, franchise and online channels in over 100 markets worldwide supported by nearly 6,000 employees across the world.
In February 2021, Clarks entered a new chapter in its history as it formed a partnership with LionRock Capital, positioning the iconic footwear brand for future success as it enters its third century.
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