At Mercer, we make a difference in the lives of more than 110 million people every day by advancing their health, wealth, and careers. We are in the business of creating more secure and rewarding futures for our clients and their employees - whether we are designing affordable health plans, assuring income for retirement or aligning workers with workforce needs.
Mercer is seeking candidates for the following position supporting the Chicago location.
Senior Administrative Assistant
What can you expect?
As a Senior Administrative Assistant, you will be a vital member whose role will directly enhance consultant efficiency and effectiveness in servicing clients or business-related activities while supporting senior consultants
You will be part of a company committed to enhancing the health, wealth, and careers of the clients we serve and their employees - and will work for a company equally invested in the development of our own people
You can rest assured a high value is placed on diversity and we work to foster understanding, inclusion, and innovation in the workplace
You will be doing meaningful, challenging work, and can look forward to a career with many opportunities to learn, grow, and advance
What is in it for you?
At Mercer, we are as invested in creating brighter futures for our own people as we are for our clients. To help you reach your full potential, we offer a culture, benefits program and resources that support your wellbeing and career development as well as:
A company with a strong brand and strong results to match and are committed to making a difference in the lives of people
A culture of belonging, innovation, collaboration, internal mobility and extraordinary career opportunities through our four businesses: Marsh, Mercer, Guy Carpenter, and Oliver Wyman, each consistently ranked the industry leader in their fields
Competitive pay, full benefits package - starting day one (medical, dental, vision, STD/LTD, life insurance, generous 401k match AND automatic contribution)
Generous paid time off for vacation, sick, company holidays and time to give back to your community; flexible work culture
Employee Resource Groups which provide access to leaders, relevant volunteer and mentoring opportunities, and interactions with counterparts in industry groups and client organizations
Opportunities to participate in our mentor program, as well as participate in networking with other colleagues in our Business Resource Groups (BRGs) - Mercer Cares (community involvement), PRIDE, Women@Mercer, Racial & Ethnic Diversity and Rising Professionals Network!
We will count on you to:
Partner with consultants and analysts to take ownership of daily tasks and be flexible and available to meet client deadlines
Manage calendars, schedule meetings, and arrange travel for the department to optimize work performance
Resolve administrative problems by analyzing information and identifying and communicating solutions
Process and/or coordinate completion of expense reports for consultants in a timely manner; assist with monthly client invoicing (WebCAS), code population, and maintain client marketing information in Salesforce
Adhere to best practices and expense control (i.e., travel rates, office supplies, catering, vendors, etc.)
Heavy document editing and formatting using PowerPoint, Excel & Word, while ensuring all documents produced adhere to Mercer's global identity/document standards
Provide peer review of documents before final production/distribution to ensure quality control of final product
Coordinate and oversee printing and shipping of client deliverables
Undertakes more complex administrative duties with specific projects as required
Provide training and assistance to other administrative staff in the department to facilitate employee development
What you need to have:
At least 3 years of experience in an administrative capacity
Excellent organizational and time management skills; must be a self-starter, proactive, responsive, and resourceful
Excellent verbal and written communications skills; must handle sensitive information with professionalism and integrity
Detail oriented, high level of accuracy in work product and meet commitments
Strong working knowledge of MS Office suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
What makes you stand out:
Advanced proficiency in PowerPoint, Word and Excel
Experience using Salesforce
Mercer believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer's more than 25,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world's leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with 76,000 colleagues and annual revenue of $17 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit https://www.me.mercer.com/. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.
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