Executive Assistant - VISA

eg. Accountant or Accounting or Kempinski

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To assist in the smooth running of the Group Country Manager’s (GCM) Office by providing executive secretarial and administrative support.

Principle Responsibilities/Key Results Area

Executive Assistant:

  • To answer incoming telephone calls for the GCM assisting with caller enquiries where possible. To take clear and concise messages and pass on to the relevant parties in a timely manner. To ensure adequate telephone cover during absence of the GCM.
  • To assemble and provide administrative support to the GCM office.
  • Organization of the daily schedule for the GCM to ensure the most effective use time. Ensure all internal and external meeting requirements are met.
  • Sort, prioritize and where possible delegate and distribute GCM incoming mail in a timely manner, ensuring that urgent matters are dealt with in his/her absence. To redirect misdirected mail.
  • Book and coordinated local, regional, and international travel arrangements within tight deadlines for the GCM. Compile itineraries and liaise with regional offices to ensure business trips run smoothly.
  • Prepare correspondence, documents, and presentation materials. Drafting of correspondence if necessary, and ensuring response is sent in a timely manner.
  • If required, translate letters or any other documents received by GCM Manager from clients or other stakeholders.
  • Provide documents and files to the GCM in preparation for meetings.
  • To ensure the smooth circulation of all internal communications.
  • To provide a comprehensive secretarial service to the GCM through the typing of letters, memos, reports, and presentations which always require a professional product.
  • Handling of expense claims for GCM potentially other key members of staff
  • Set up and ensure regular Direct Report meetings
  • Liaison with Leadership and International staff daily and extensive liaison with other departments within Visa
  • Aid the GCM with private and confidential, and personal arrangements, if required
  • Input client contact data and maintain accuracy thereof



Liaising and Coordinating

  • Co-ordinate with other VISA departments to successfully implement various activities across the business
  • Co-ordinate and organize various meetings and offsites
  • Coordinate, organize and maintain the budget for the meetings
  • Work closely with all business functions internally and co-ordinate appropriate meetings with clients and information management
  • Raise purchase requisitions and purchase orders and ensure swift payment of invoices


Corporate Hospitality

  • Organize and execute events related to corporate hospitality in the relevant markets.
  • Manage, forecast, and update event planner reports.
  • Budgeting, costing and coordination with internal event management department.


Ad hoc project/research

  • Complete ad hoc project/research and presentation work and other relevant initiatives as requested by the management
  • Prepare and follow up on internal similar programs



  • Ensure all SSA departments are fully informed of actions that may affect them, support their objectives and business plans, and seek to resolve conflicts which might occur.
  • Establish, maintain, and develop good relationships with SSA and CEMEA colleagues


Key Competencies

  • Ability to recognize potential issues as they arise and escalate appropriately
  • Project management experience and able to work as part of cross regional team
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Able to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a changing environment with a high degree of accuracy and detail
  • Self-motivated and able to use own initiative
  • Excellent quantitative analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent persuasive and presentation skills
  • Multicultural sensitivity and interpersonal relationship management skills are essential including the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast paced, hands-on, growth orientated work environment




Required Experience (education, skills - professional/technical/business)

Skills - Professional/Technical/Business

  • Experience working in a matrix organization
  • Strong PC skills and high proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products (Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Innovative and creative thinker with a track record of delivery and proven ability to manage several projects concurrently and see them through from conception to conclusion
  • Must be proactive and solution oriented, looking for ways to add value and assist the team
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize work with a strong attention to detail
  • Project management experience

Preferred Experience (education, skills - professional/technical/business)

  • The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, adept at working independently or in a team on multiple and varied tasks, often under pressure, and capable of working collaboratively with employees from all levels of the organization.
  • Corporate experience with a proven track record of managing multiple projects in a complex environment
  • Ability to multi-task and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Project management skills
  • Prior experience organizing and leading meetings
  • Experience with creative thinking and solution development
  • Excellent time management
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Fully effective working both independently and within a team
  • Intuitive and not afraid to challenge



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