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Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant

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Job Function 
Administration Support
Min. Exp.(Yrs) 
Full Time

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General Function


Merrell believes nothing should get in the way of enjoying active outdoor adventures. Merrell hiking boots, trail running shoes and apparel are built on Merrell’s outdoor heritage, quality and performance. The trail is the core of our design philosophy and has continued to guide us in the development of innovative products that inspire and enable enjoyment of the outdoors.

The Executive Asssitant will work directly with executive and other staff and will be responsible for performing a number of administrative duties which may require independent review, summation, calculation and analysis of information.

Primary Duties

1. Manages travel arrangements, including arranging appropriate flights, visas, hotels, ground transportation and meeting agendas for extensive and complex international travel
2. Reconcile and expense corporate credit card accounts and travel expenses according to corporate travel policy and in timely manner; troubleshoot any reimbursement issues
3. Manages calendars, coordinates schedules, makes appointments, arranges meetings and events, prepares agendas, reserves and prepares facilities
4. Creation, production and distribution of ad hoc reports, documents and presentations
5. Composes and types correspondence from rough drafts, making changes in grammar, punctuation or spelling as needed, organizes and maintains confidential file system files correspondence and other records. Makes binders and other printed material packets.
6. Sorts and distributes incoming mail as well as preparing outgoing mail and packages, prepares customs documents 
7. Exercises initiative, independent judgment and discretion in screening calls, greets and escorts visitors, and corresponds to written and oral requests for information
8. Coordinates on boarding of new employees, including electronics, office set up, business cards, and schedules introductory meetings
9. Coordinate other group needs: printing and binding for Group presentations, ordering office and printing supplies, meeting room support, etc
10. Communicates with high-level personnel within and outside the organization, both domestically and internationally
11. Assists executive with board meetings and other functions with outside organizations
12. Greets internal and external customers answering questions of a complex nature
13. Performs duties consistent with the company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies
14. Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree desired or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years’ secretarial/clerical experience or equivalent skills and abilities
  • Excellent sense of discretion and confidentially with highly sensitive information
  • Strong project management skills and event planning experience desired
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications: Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word
  • Familiarity with video conferencing or ability to adapt and learn quickly
  • Strong influence skills
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills–able to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, including Board members, executives, and partners
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities with excellent follow-through to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-driven, strong work ethic and ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform job functions in a competent, professional and customer-oriented confidential manner
  • International and domestic travel experience preferred
  • Energetic, passionate, team-oriented and ability to work with various personalities, styles, and cultures
Normal office environment.

Committed to a diverse workforce, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled).


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required.