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Sr. Administrative Assistant

Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: Chicago 71st, IL, US, 60629

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 20982 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

The Sr. Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Plant Manager and will provide support to other Senior Leaders of the organization.  This position provides a broad range of administrative support and requires excellent communication and multi-tasking skills, as well as the ability to interact confidently with all levels of organization.  The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.


Supports the Plant Manager and the site Management team (Operations, Human Resources, Environmental Health and Safety) by maintaining records, files, reports and other documentation required for the business 
This position will have a high degree of interaction with various levels of the organization both internally and externally
This position will perform various HR duties and responsibilities including but not limited to recruitment, staffing and selection; light employee relations; and leave management
Schedules and organizes activities such as meetings, travel, conferences and department activities for all members of the department
Facilitates program meetings, executive meetings, and customer visits.
Collaborates with administrative professionals in related organizations, as appropriate.
Demonstrates a wide and comprehensive acquaintance with, and understanding of, both general and specific aspects of the job and their practical application to complex problems and situations ordinarily encountered.
Operates independently to meet requirements of leadership team and offers expertise to assist other functions within organization.
Assists in maintaining the plant's collaboration and activities.

Required Qualifications

High School Diploma
2 years of working experience in an administrative capacity, preferably in a manufacturing environment 
MS Office experience using software such as Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point, MS Teams

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago