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Lauridsen Group Inc. Executive Administrative Assistant - APC in Ankeny, Iowa

APC is the world’s largest producer of functional proteins, dedicated to producing safe and effective products that create value. We do this by holding true to our values: Performance, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. The purpose of this role is to provide administrative and executive support to the APC executive team.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Provides administrative support to the APC executive team and assists with the LGI team by handling a variety of tasks to ensure that all interactions between the organization and others is positive and productive

  • Serve as liaison between executive management and U.S. and foreign joint venture partners, corporate attorneys, travel consultants, the local civic, business, and university communities, and others as requested

  • Manages calendars, coordinates meetings, appointments, calls and presentations

  • Screens phone calls and communications and responds independently when possible

  • Book and coordinate travel arrangements, often internationally

  • Compose and prepare confidential and general correspondence, reports, presentations, and other documents

  • Create and maintain confidential files

  • Conducts special projects

  • Arrange programs, events, conferences, and seminars

  • Arrange catering for meetings and other events, as requested

  • Prepare, maintain and distribute key business documents such as contracts, customer purchase agreements, confidentiality agreements, etc.

  • Provide other executive assistance and support, as requested

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proven experience at an executive level with the ability to foresee needs of the team with minimal guidance

  • Superior communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Effective interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to interact with employees in all levels of the organization, guests, and customers

  • Strong commitment to the company’s work ethic and ideals

  • Ability to handle and maintain a high level of confidentiality related to all duties and responsibilities.

  • Ability to proof and produce accurate, professional and error-free documents in a timely manner

  • Demonstration of attention to detail and accuracy to ensure quality work and products

  • Knowledge of office management systems. High proficiency in MS Office suite and internet

  • Knowledge of organizational methods and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously

  • Ability to prioritize and bring competing conflicts to leaders’ attention

  • Ability to comply with all job-related guidelines and assist in other work areas, as requested

  • Ability to work daily and overtime as necessary

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Minimum requirement of an Associate’s degree or equivalent with majors in Business, Communications, or other similar field, required.

Experience:

Minimum 3 years related experience at an executive level.

LGI’s foundation began in 1916 as the Lauridsen Creamery, selling butter, eggs and poultry to the local community. Although our headquarters in Ankeny, Iowa, is not far from the old creamery in Dedham, Iowa, the company is now worldwide with more than fifty manufacturing and sales locations in twenty countries and sales in more than sixty countries.

Each company under the LGI umbrella is truly independent. They have the ability and the charge to be entrepreneurial, to seek out new markets, to develop new products and applications, and – above all - to discover new ways to add value through fractionation and novel application.

What’s more, because some LGI companies have offices and presence around the world, all LGI companies benefit from their exposure to new markets, new products, new applications and new thinking.

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