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Senior Administrative Associate

South San Francisco
California, United States of America


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The Position

Job Description:

To provide timely, accurate, and effective administrative support to the Director of Early Clinical Development and his direct reports to contribute to the organizational and corporate goals.  Work to improve efficiency of administrative processes while providing high-level of customer service.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain multiple complex calendars to include reducing conflicts and accommodating high priority commitments
  • Facilitate communications on behalf of the team ensuring key information is proved clearly, quickly and accurately at the appropriate time
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate onsite/offsite meetings to include audio and video conferencing
  • Coordinate travel and conference attendance
  • Process Invoices, payments, and expense reports using standard corporate applications
  • Build and maintain strong collaborative partnerships. 
  • Makes productive contributions, identifies concerns, gaps or opportunities and offers relevant recommendations and suggestions
  • Solve problems and make decisions within general parameters set by one’s managers
  • Exercise sound judgment and discretion of sensitive/confidential information
  • Maintain standard Development tracking tools utilizing computer and software applications
  • Highly skilled using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Participate in and support a variety of projects
  • Serve as a resource for the department staff and administrative teams
  • Provide back-up coverage for AP team members
  • Strong customer focus and team participation



Job Requirements:

  • A minimum of an AA degree and 4 years of administrative experience or transferable administrative skills or a High School Diploma and 7 years of administrative experience or transferable administrative skills. Support of project teams and biotech industry experiences a plus
  • Highly proficient with email, calendar, word-processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation applications; Microsoft Office suite required
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and software applications
  • Very skilled in writing and interpersonal communications with some ability to persuade and influence to add value to end results
  • Ability to establish contacts outside of ones work group and functional organization and develop partnerships with others to improve efficiency
  • Ability to handle routine and impromptu assignments with minimal supervision
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills with ability to multi-task

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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