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Executive Assistant

Surrey, BC
Emterra Group is a leader in providing integrated recycling resource management and waste disposal solutions to the industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sectors and municipalities throughout Canada. Our view of waste management means maximizing recycling and waste diversion.  Whether you see it as garbage, waste, trash, rubbish or junk, we see waste another way – as a resource to be collected and recycled into new, usable products. From tire recycling to liquid waste – we turn waste into resources.
 
The Executive Assistant role provides high-level administrative support to the Vice President of Operations and senior operations management team.  The primary responsibility is to maximize management’s productive time by performing administrative functions (including organizing schedules and correspondence, handling personal arrangements, performing errands), analyzing documents, and preparing reports. This role includes working with other senior executives and may require occasional travel to the Company’s other offices in Metro Vancouver. 

What will you do?
  • Report directly to the Vice President of Operations;
  • Exercise a great degree of discretion;
  • Provide organized and efficient administrative support, such as managing calendars and making travel arrangements;
  • Collect, track, and analyze data information/data using Excel and other programs;
  • Conduct online research;
  • Review documents;
  • Assist with preparation of presentations including written proposals, graphics, and electronic presentations (e.g. PPT);
  • Interface with various departments on behalf of senior management to collect information and respond to requests;
  • Apply appropriate discretion and due diligence to ensure accuracy when preparing and promptly completing all required documentation (i.e. reports, presentations, correspondence/communications, tables, charts, files, etc. video conferencing etc.); escalate issues where appropriate;
  • Proficient ability to compose confidential letters, memorandums, correspondence and written proposals;
  • Plan and manage the logistics of senior management meetings including schedules, agendas, information packages and minute-taking;
  • Handle personal arrangements and errands;
  • Coordination of customer appreciation initiatives, such as corporate Christmas gifts;
  • Organize company events as required, such as holiday parties, staff tenure awards;
  • Purchasing and maintaining inventory of corporate promotional products (pens, toques etc.)
  • Administration of training through the BC Job Grant;
  • Ordering of printed materials (business cards, forms, stationary, decals etc.);
  • Take part in other administrative duties and special projects as required.
  
What will you bring?
  • A diploma in Office Administration or at least 3-5 years as an administrative assistant supporting a senior executive;
  • Resourcefulness, sound judgement and excellent problem solving skills;
  • Strong desire to elevate the performance of his/herself and the senior management team;
  • Ability to foresee and plan for upcoming issues on behalf of the senior management team by being proactive;
  • Ability to work on tasks without reminders or cues from the senior management team;
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage own workflow;
  • A "roll up the sleeves" attitude and highly detail oriented work style;
  • Enjoyment in working with many contacts, such as various levels of staff, customers and vendors;
  • Superior communication, writing, editing and research skills;
  • Flexibility to adjust to changing work priorities of the senior management team and a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent sense of discretion;
  • Advanced computer skills, particularly MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
 
What do we have to offer you?
  • Attractive base salary along with Group Insurance Plan;
  • A rewarding career in a Company with a mission to create environmentally sustainable communities;
  • A solid organization within which you are able to develop your competencies for future growth;
  • As part of a small team, ongoing support and resources to ensure your success in this role;
  • A family-oriented culture with an entrepreneurial mind-set that encourages you to take ownership of your role and effect change.
 
No agencies.  No phone calls please.  Emterra thanks all applicants for their interest however, only qualified candidates will be contacted. 
No agencies. No phone calls please. Emterra thanks all applicants for their interest however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.
 
Emterra Group is a leader in providing integrated recycling resource management and waste disposal solutions to the industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sectors and municipalities throughout Canada. Our view of waste management means maximizing recycling and waste diversion. Whether you see it as garbage, waste, trash, rubbish or junk, we see waste another way – as a resource to be collected and recycled into new, usable products. From tire recycling to liquid waste – we turn waste into resources. 

Emterra Group is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all individuals in accordance with legislation and Human Rights in all provinces.  Should you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources in any of the following ways:  send an email to hr@emterra.ca; by phone 905-336-9084, Extension 1103 or by mail to 1122 Pioneer Road, Burlington, ON L7M 1K4.
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