Senior Administrative Assistant Job

DeSoto, KS, US
October 11 2017
Organization Type
Senior Administrative Assistant-ADM008816


Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

To provide administrative support to the Food Production Animal Technical Services teams by handling the day to day administrative activities of the teams including coordination and preparation of contracts, processing purchase orders and expense reports, review and submission of invoices, planning and coordination of team and customer meetings and other project activities.

The primary activities include and are not limited to the following:

- General Secretarial/Clerical duties

- Work requires the coordination and performance of multiple tasks while understanding the project principles and technical skills related to own work assignments.

- Work priorities and activities are reviewed with little supervision.

- Produces/completes various work assignments requiring advanced analytical ability, independent judgment, creativity and problem solving skills.

- Schedules complex, multi-leg and international travel

- Supports the use of Team Sites

- Communication Skills must be at a level to effectively interact with Merck executives and internal/external clients both on-site and remotely to maintain workflow.

- May coordinate special projects within the division/area.


Education Minimum Requirement:

- High School Diploma or equivalent

Required Experience and Skills:

- Minimum of (5) years Administrative experience

- Minimum of (3) years Administrative experience supporting Directors

- Advanced computer skills using (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point) and operation of other peripheral devices

- Demonstrated experience scheduling and coordinating multi-leg domestic and international travel

- Ability to handle and prioritize a large number of simultaneous assignments

- Experience with event planning and coordination

- Extraordinary attention to detail

- Outstanding communication and people skills

- Experience with financial and budget tasks

- SAP experience (preferred but not essential) processing Expense Reports, Purchase Orders, Payment Requests.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

- Advanced education or certifications such as (e.g. Certified Administrative Professional, Project Management Professional Certification, etc.) preferred

- Background and basic understanding of agriculture in rural America

- Basic understanding of scientific terminology and process flow

Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job: Administrative Svcs Generic

Job Title:Sr. Assoc, Administrative Services

Primary Location: NA-US-KS-DeSoto

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Company Trade Name:Merck

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