Executive Assistant in Bellevue, Washington at Sea-Bird Electronics

Date Posted: 10/12/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: SEA000187

About Us

A wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR), Sea-Bird Scientific (www.seabird.com) is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Sea-Bird is the world’s largest developer and manufacturer of products for the measurement of salinity, temperature, pressure, dissolved oxygen, fluorescence, nutrients and related oceanographic parameters in marine waters. We offer products with unparalleled precision and accuracy to support best-in-class oceanography and climate science. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Sea-Bird gives you access to a robust career development process and challenging stretch opportunities.


Purpose of Position:

Executive Assistant will provide effective administrative support in a culture that thrives on winning. Duties include but are not limited to: calendar management, domestic and international travel planning, meeting management, reporting of key metrics, presentations, and other specified initiatives for the President of Sea-Bird Scientific and the VP of Danaher Water Quality Platform Digital Growth Team. This position will also assist in supporting the leadership team of Sea-Bird Scientific reporting directly to the President.  The position is based out of the Sea-Bird Scientific offices in Bellevue, WA.

Job Requirements


Essential Functions:
  • Provide confidential administrative support to the President, immediate direct report team, and VP of Danaher Water Quality Platform Digital Growth Team.
  • Manage and maintain executive schedules/calendars/email.
  • Make travel and lodging arrangements for both domestic and international travel, including expense reporting.
  • Prepare agendas and make arrangements for staff, committee, and other meetings.
  • Collect and prepare information for use in discussions, meetings, and formal presentations.
  • Compose routine correspondence.
  • Prepare reports regarding key metrics. 
  • Provide logistics for event planning, both small and large groups, both on-site or off-site, related to Sea-Bird Scientific and/or Danaher business.
  • Partner and provide backup support as necessary together with the other Executive Assistants on site. 
Key Competencies:
  • Confidentiality:  Must exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Agility: Must thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Independence - must require little direction and supervision.
  • Reliability: Must be consistent – in the work done, attendance and personal demeanor. 
  • Accuracy: Delivering on commitments on time, and getting it right the first time is critical.
  • Project Management: Capable of scoping and implementing project plans with varying degrees of complexity and duration
  • Efficiency: Must be able to find ways to accomplish work in as short a period as possible while taking initiative to explore creative ways to enable productivity of direct supervisor.
  • Coach-ability: Learns from mistakes and does not repeat them.  Also takes feedback and incorporates it.
  • Professionalism: Must present a professional demeanor at all times, whether dealing with internal Danaher associates or external contacts.
  • Approachability: Viewed as someone who can be a resource for others, and who others want to work with

Education, Background and Qualification Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of prior experience in providing support to senior executive(s) required.
  • Impeccable accuracy in document formatting, spelling, grammar, and proofreading.
  • Excellent skills in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint software.
  • Proficiency in time and project management; able to manage multiple priorities with speed and accuracy.
  • Meeting organization skills, including large group meetings, a plus.
  • Capability to work extended hours on a periodic basis, including the potential for occasional overnight travel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including phone skills.
  • Ability to operate proactively and anticipate future needs or obstacles before they arise.
  • Ability to multi-task and work with, and for, diverse customers with varying leadership styles.

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.