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Executive Assistant

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

We're strong and growing. In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing. 

We invest in our people. We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business. 

We care. We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they're passionate about. 


Position Summary  

We are seeking a Full-Time Executive Assistant to join our team. Located in Milwaukee, WI, the Executive Assistant will handle all administrative and related duties supporting the Chief Marketing Officer to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Marketing function and their successful, high-level performance. This role will exercise a high level of confidentiality, tact and diplomacy to support the department/area with limited supervision. Familiar with a variety of organization concepts, practices and procedures. While ensuring duties are completed accurately and delivered in a high quality and timely manner. 


Primary Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Performs a variety of office maintenance and administrative functions; manages schedules and business travel, maintains supplies, prepares invoices and monitors expenses/budgets, takes minutes, etc. 

  • Identifies efficiencies in processes and procedures. 

  • Coordinates department meetings/town halls/committee meetings and events; prepares agenda, materials, etc. 

  • Prepares and provides information needed; prepares reports, collects and analyzes information, prepares presentations, etc. 

  • Assists in the employee experience by coordinating employee events, team communication, and onboarding/orientation to the department. 

  • Works on or may lead projects as requested. 

  • May provide work direction to other administrative or temporary staff. 

  • Other department-specific duties as assigned. 

  • Maintains strict confidentiality in handling materials and sensitive information. 


  • Five or more years of administrative assistant experience. 

  • Associates degree or specialized training or equivalent experience; college degree preferred. 

  • Proficient in MS Office at advanced levels.

  • High degree of organization and planning skills. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Ability to apply good judgment in making independent decisions and coordinating information. 

  • Ability to handle and manage multiple priorities and adapt to rapidly changing needs and priorities. 


Grow your career with a best-in-class company that puts our client’s interests at the center of all we do. Get started now!  



Grow your career with a best-in-class company that puts our client’s interests at the center of all we do. Get started now!

W e are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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We’re excited about the potential people bring to Northwestern Mutual. You can grow your career here while enjoying first-class perks, benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.