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Sr Administrative Assistant

Date: Nov 16, 2021

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 19731

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

W. R. Grace & Co.’s (“Company”) Legal Department is seeking an experienced, organized, and detail-oriented Sr. Administrative Assistant to manage administrative functions of the Legal Department.  You will be based at our corporate headquarters in Columbia, MD.  In this position you will provide administrative leadership for meetings (on-site and off-site), plan and coordinate travel arrangements (both international and domestic), and prepare expense reports.  You will also receive and screen telephone calls and visitors and assist with management of outside counsel and vendor invoices.   This position also includes preparing and placing orders for departmental purchases (including office supplies), assisting with the maintenance of office equipment, and gathering and distributing interoffice and external mail.  You will also be preparing data reports and presentations using PowerPoint, Word and Excel and carrying out special projects and assignments and other administrative support duties as requested from time to time.

Required Experience

5 or more years of related experience

Required Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Required to work with highly confidential information.
  • Self-starter with advanced Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SAP and Outlook hands-on knowledge.
  • Ability to multitask, flexible, trustworthy, and technologically advanced.
  • Must be detail-oriented, have excellent organizational skills, handle multiple tasks and work well under pressure.
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications

AA required or equivalent experience




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.


EOE Statement:  W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.

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