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Senior Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Company: Mercer

Job ID R_077941-en
Job Description For Posting

Mercer’s Health and Benefits practice focuses on the unique and challenging needs of group health insurance, providing a wide array of consulting services to companies across the country.

The purpose of this position is to provide administrative support to senior-level people under limited supervision and work as a team with other administrative assistants.

Administrative Responsibility

  • Provides administrative support to a team of people in an extremely fast paced, professional environment
  • Manages calendars, schedules meetings and arranges travel for the department to optimize work performance
  • Processes expense reports in a timely manner
  • Provides formatting and peer review of documents before final production/distribution to ensure quality control of final product
  • Partners with Administrative Assistants in addressing the office support needs of the office
  • Follows Mercer invoicing/billing procedures in a timely and precise manner
  • Handles high level internal and external inquiries to support high level of client satisfaction and communication
  • Undertakes more complex administrative duties with specific projects as required

Qualifications

  • Minimum High School Diploma required; College degree preferred
  • Minimum 5 years administrative support experience preferred
  • Advanced computer skills, including extensive experience with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)
  • Must have outstanding written, presentation and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while adapting to changing deadlines and priorities
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively
  • Strong judgment, discretion, confidentiality and decision making skills with the ability to interact with all levels within the organization
  • Maintains a high level of professionalism, integrity, trust, and confidentiality
  • Ability to make decisions with limited direction
  • Detail oriented to ensure accuracy

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’re in the business of creating more secure and rewarding futures for our clients and their employees — whether we’re designing affordable health plans, assuring income for retirement or aligning workers with workforce needs. Using analysis and insights as catalysts for change, we anticipate and understand the individual impact of business decisions, now and in the future. We see people’s current and future needs through a lens of innovation, and our holistic view, specialized expertise, and deep analytical rigor underpin each and every idea and solution we offer. For more than 70 years, we’ve turned our insights into actions, enabling people around the globe to live, work, and retire well. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. At Mercer, we say we Make Tomorrow, Today. Visit www.mercer.com for more information and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @Mercer

Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, 401K, employee assistance program, domestic partnership benefits, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. For more information about our company, please visit us at: http://www.mmc.com/.  We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. For more information, please visit us at: www.mmc.com/diversity.

Mercer LLC and its separately incorporated operating entities around the world are part of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a publicly held company (ticker symbol: MMC).

Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employers.

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