Senior Administrative Assistant in Miami, Florida at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 6/21/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: BEC015045

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.
If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, and are motivated, energetic, and looking for a new and exciting opportunity, please submit your resume online at the URL below or at
Beckman Coulter 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 other characteristic protected by law.


The Sr. Administrative Assistant provides secretarial and administrative support for BEC LS VPs.  Frequently interacting with company management, peers and external customers, the incumbent prioritizes fluctuating work requirements, ensuring key milestones are achieved; schedules and maintains one or more executive calendars, coordinating travel and meeting arrangements as needed; may write correspondence; may be assigned special projects.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Provide administrative support to senior leaders
  • Manage and maintain manager(s) calendar schedule; monitoring, updating, and prioritizing - utilizing good judgment and strong decision-making skills.
  • Prepare a wide variety of documents including letters, forms, reports, and other requested documents.
  • Coordinate domestic and international travel; managing all details pertaining to reservations and itineraries, hotel reservations, ground transportation, documentation needed. 
  • Compiles expense reports, and approves invoices, purchase orders, and vacation requests submitted to manager(s).
  • Prepare material for calls and meetings when needed, taking in consideration global time zones.
  • Maintains general and confidential files
  • Schedule, coordinate, and confirm calls/meetings when needed, to include:
- Reserve conference rooms
- Set up equipment
- Place catering orders
- Initiate conference calls when necessary

  • Order supplies and equipment for designated practice area
  • Demonstrates a flexible attitude and the ability to manage multiple priorities and shifting demands. 
  • Works within a highly confidential environment that requires the ability to use discretion at all times. 
  • Receives directions from the President’s Executive Assistant

Job Requirements


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 4 years’ experience in an administrative role 
  • High level of proficiency in MS Office systems including, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and re-prioritize tasks regularly to fulfill the needs of the business
  • Ability to maintain confidential information  

Diversity & Inclusion
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 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.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.