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Executive Legal Assistant in Richmond, Virginia at ChemTreat

Date Posted: 12/25/2018

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Job ID: CHE001798

About Us

ChemTreat, Inc. is the nation's largest and fastest growing specialty chemical company dedicated solely to industrial water treatment. We have over 2,000 associates working throughout North and South America. Our entrepreneurial spirit helps drive our company's success and extends into our customers' facilities. We help our customers save millions of dollars every year, enabling us to achieve unparalleled growth in the water treatment industry.
  • Consists of an indoor work office environment with good ventilation, adequate lighting, and low noise levels.
Employment with ChemTreat is on an at-will basis, which means that either the employee or ChemTreat can terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason (or no reason), with or without notice, unless the employee and ChemTreat have entered a written agreement signed by the employee and a duly authorized representative of ChemTreat.

External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

ChemTreat, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any characteristic protected by law.



Reporting directly to the Danaher Water Quality, General Counsel - Americas with a dotted line to the ChemTreat, VP Marketing; the Executive Assistant provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship. The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Offices of the General Counsel - Americas and Vice President, Marketing. The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to the senior management teams and the functions reporting into Legal/Marketing Teams; organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects.
The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.
  • Welcomes guests and customers by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries
  • Actively manages executive's appointment schedule, serves as “air traffic controller,” and assures appointments are successful by planning, scheduling, and managing meetings, conferences, teleconferences, videoconferences, WebEx and travel; assuring executive’s calendar is manageable; and communicating with executive regarding schedule
  • Produces information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, printing, and transmitting text, data, and graphics
  • Performs internet searches and information retrieval
  • Conserves executive's time by handling all administrative activities, including but not limited to:
    • Reading, researching, and routing correspondence
    • Managing expense reports; flexible spending and healthcare reimbursement filings
    • Drafting, formatting and proofreading letters and documents
  • Prepares reports by collecting and analyzing information; and initiating telecommunications
  • Assures continuing legal education requirements are met by tracking and periodically communicating requirements, filing for credit for courses, and maintaining records as needed
  • Represents the executive by attending meetings in the executive's absence; speaking for the executive.
  • Provides historical reference by developing and maintaining filing and retrieval systems; recording meeting discussions
  • Assist in the management of matters in legal expense management system (Serengeti/Legal Tracker)
  • Support Contracts Manager for organization and maintenance of contract files
  • Manage background screening and certification requests from sales and technical associates to meet customer facility access requirements
  • Serve as subsidiary management administrator for Water Quality – Americas companies
  • Administer international travel visa and clearance letter requests
  • Manage Water Quality Law Department sharepoint site
  • Support all other administrative staff in back up situations.
  • Maintains office, including assuring cleaning and watering/caring for plants
  • Handle all individually assigned tasks; share interdepartmental communication; other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


  • Technical and business knowledge and analytical skills
  • Communication skills; interpersonal skills; teamwork & leadership skills
  • Excellent typing, grammatical, proofing and editing skills
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and follow-up skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • High level of confidentiality and discretion
  • Strong project management skills
  • Advanced level in Microsoft Office Suite
  • High School Diploma; business school or college courses preferred
  • Minimum 5+  years relevant experience (preferably including experience at large law firms, corporate legal departments, or corporate executive offices)

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.