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Senior Executive Assistant

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

What's the role?

Northwestern Mutual is looking for a Senior Executive Assistant with extensive experience supporting senior level executives. Reporting to the Chief Insurance Officer, the Senior Executive Assistant will be proactive in managing schedules and completing tasks, while maintaining a high level of integrity and discretion. In order to enable their assigned principals to navigate their days with confidence, the Sr. Executive Assistant will stay up to date on company happenings and priorities and keep their finger on the pulse of the organization's needs. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, detail-orientated, organized, and has the ability to juggle multiple critical requests.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manages the executive’s calendar, travel arrangements and schedules meetings and appointments.

  • Oversees and monitors all correspondence; emails, calls, mail, etc.

  • Drafts communications, reports, presentations, and spreadsheets.  May conduct research and generate reports by collecting data from various tools or consolidating information.

  • Manages meetings, prepare agendas, coordinate presentations, and take meeting minutes where appropriate.  Coordinate functional employee meetings and events.

  • Files and organizes all documents both paper and electronic including emails, reports, presentations, etc.

  • Manages and monitors expenses.

  • Assists in elevating the employee experience by coordinating employee events and functional communications

  • May take on special projects.

  • May provide work direction to other administrative staff.

  • Maintains strict confidentiality in handling materials and sensitive information.

Bring your best! What this role needs:

  • 7+ years of administrative assistant experience supporting senior leaders.

  • Associates degree or specialized training; college degree preferred.

  • Strong technical skills in MS Office.

  • Strong organizational skills and planning skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong people skills as well as strong written and verbal communication.

  • Resourceful and adaptable to handle a variety of tasks.



This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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We 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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