Executive Assistant (Maternity Cover, 12 month FTC) | Pharma & Life Sciences | Strategic Communications

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About the Role

We provide our clients with a comprehensive view of strategic communications that leverages our integrated suite of services, including financial communications, corporate reputation, transaction communications and public affairs in all the major markets around the world.

The Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting is one of the world's most highly regarded consultancies. We offer a broad base of disciplines across a variety of specialist sectors including financial services, retail and consumer, digital, natural resources, energy, public affairs, real estate, professional services, technology media telecoms (TMT) and life sciences.

The Executive Assistant will primarily provide confidential and proactive support to the Global Head of the Life Sciences Team and two other Senior Managing Directors, five Senior Directors, two Directors, five Senior Consultants and two Consultants. As well as supporting the Head of the London Research Team and wider Research Team of one Director and three Consultants part-time.

Primary Duties
  • Complete research tasks and client reporting for the team, as required
  • Maintain internal databases such as Salesforce, Chrome River and Carpe Diem
  • Schedule and coordinate internal meetings and manage diaries of team members, coordinate client logistics and scheduling
  • Provide extensive and complex diary management across multiple time zones as required; Prioritising constantly changing demands from various internal and external sources tactfully and expeditiously
  • Arrange and manage travel itineraries and logistics for the team, as required
  • Assist with internal and external hospitality events including managing invites and attendance lists along with arranging venues and catering
  • Answer telephones and transfer internal and external calls in a professional manner
  • Collaborate with the other Team Assistants across FTI and the wider corporate support teams, including HR, Facilities, Finance and IT, to ensure smooth running of the team
  • Filing and printing documents and collating information packs for the team as required
  • Ad-hoc projects as and when required
  • Act as main point of contact for all internal and external invoicing and accounting issues for the team, liaising directly with FTI's accounts team
  • Out of hours support to the team will be required on occasion


Qualifications & Experience

  • Previous experience in supporting busy and demanding board level executives, ideally in a Corporate or Professional Services environment
  • Exceptional organizational skills to prioritise competing demands and act in a proactive manner
  • Educated to A-Level or equivalent
  • Experience of supporting colleagues at a senior level
  • High level of IT literacy (PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Proficiency in using Salesforce
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous experience of organising events
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential or sensitive matters
  • Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a busy team
  • Ability to cope under pressure and adapt to change quickly
  • Previous experience of working within a corporate environment would be beneficial

Our Benefits

Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits.

We offer a competitive benefits and wellbeing programme including private medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, flex critical illness cover, 5% employer pension contribution, holiday buy, discounted gym membership, interest free travel loans, paid volunteer hours and corporate matching for charitable donations, and much more.

About FTI Consulting

What makes us unique? With more than 5,000 employees located in offices in every corner of the globe, we are the firm our clients call when their most important issues are at stake. Regardless of what level you are, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from top experts in your field on high-profile engagements that impact history. Our culture is collaborative, and we value diversity, recognition, development and making a difference in our communities.

FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine and one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes . For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter ( @FTIConsulting ), Facebook and LinkedIn .

FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

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