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Exective Assistant

5 November 2018

Executive Assistant

 AKD Softwoods is a successful vertically integrated forestry products company, growing and manufacturing quality timber products. With the business currently undergoing exciting growth and with recent acquisitions; AKD Softwoods is now a national business employing over 1000+ people and is recognised for being growth orientated progressive company deploying the latest technologies.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a professional individual who can multi-task with strong organisational skills to join our dynamic team. The key to success in this position is the ability to manage a varied and high work load; with an excellent attention to detail, be persistent and resilient by nature and ready to work in a fast-paced work environment.

This full-time position is based at our Colac Head Office, supporting the CEO and the Executive Team.

The Executive Assistant will be responsible for tasks such as:

  • Providing effective and dynamic assistance and support to the CEO
  • Manage the CEO’s diary ensuring their time is being used effectively
  • Professional assistance to other key executives, including the Board of Directors where required
  • Provide a high level of administrative support
  • Planning and coordination of company events and functions
  • Coordinating and communicating corporate accommodation and travel
  • Drafting, reviewing and executing company reports, documentation and communications
  • Overseeing company PR and managing social media accounts
  • Other (reasonable) tasks as requested by the CEO

In order to be considered for this role:

  • Have previous and successful experience in a similar role
  • Be highly organised with adaptable and impeccable time management skills
  • Professional and polished writing skills with the ability to ‘self-edit’
  • Personal presentation and excellent communication skills are a must
  • Have courage and confidence to raise issues or foreseen problems with relevant parties (including CEO)
  • Recognise the role is not 9-5, and at times be on-call to provide support outside normal business hours.

Applications Close 16th November 2018. Immediate start available.

 Note: Pre-employment drug and alcohol, along with functional capacity testing, may be required.

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