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Executive Assistant

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Date: Jun 27, 2019

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43085

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc


The Executive Assistant is responsible for performing high-level, confidential administrative duties for senior leaders in an accurate and timely manner. This role will take on a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities. This position will perform special projects for multiple senior level leaders with limited direction. The ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail and be able to work independently and multi-task in an ever changing environment. 

  • Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks for the executive team including: managing an active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes complex and/or confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans (domestic & international), itineraries and agendas within budget
  • Research, prioritize and follow-up on incoming issues and concerns to the executive team, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determine appropriate course of action, referral or response.
  • Proactively manages and prioritizes incoming and outgoing company communications to the team. This includes providing a bridge for smooth communication between the executive team and internal teams; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support
  • Work closely and effectively with the executive team to keep them well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately. Act as a "barometer," having a sense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the executive team updated.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build internal and external relationships crucial to the success of the organization
  • Prioritize conflicting needs; handle matters expeditiously, proactively, and follow-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Take ownership of team and leadership meeting agendas, including keeping the meetings on track and on time. Take meeting minutes, and ensure that action items are documented and that people are held accountable for them
  • Excellent time management skills which include proactively planning ahead both personally and for executives
  • Proven ability in process management (become an expert on the company’s back office processes, including on-boarding and off-boarding employees)
  • Proven ability in event planning and management
Desired Experience & Skills
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Self-starter who works effectively under pressure and with time constraints
  • Adaptable to readily changing priorities with the ability to provide a quick turnaround of unanticipated requests
  • Ability to influence without authority and to hold people accountable
  • Exceptional listening and collaboration skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to exercise discretion and diplomacy in working with all levels of employees
  • Strong business understanding and judgment
  • Competent at resolving complex problems, with strong analytical skills and proficiency in research techniques
  • Naturally proactive and always three steps ahead
  • Ability to learn quickly and take on new responsibilities; flexible in taking on new tasks/projects
  • Works collaboratively with other administrative assistants throughout the company
  • Strong proficiency in Office 365 Suite, specifically PowerPoint, and experience in high volume calendar management using Microsoft Outlook
  • Ability to work efficiently in an open office environment
High School Diploma or equivalent

Company Information

Worthington Industries operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule, with earning money for its shareholders as the first corporate goal. As a market leader in metals manufacturing for nearly 60 years, we put people first, whether they’re our employees, shareholders, customers or suppliers. We’re looking for individuals who share our people-first philosophy and can help us continually innovate and grow through their insights, leadership and unique talents.

Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) is a global metals manufacturer serving growing end markets including automotive, construction, energy, agriculture, alternative fuel and many other markets. Our family of 10,000 employees in over 80 facilities throughout 10 countries has helped us earn the respect of our customers, our communities and our industry. With sales of approximately $ 3 billion annually, our company has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a “Most Admired Company” and four times as a “100 Best Companies to Work For.”


Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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