Danaher Corporation Senior Administrative Assistant in Grants Pass, Oregon

Danaher Company Description
Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems are found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world and 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. Hospital laboratories are our core clinical diagnostic customers. Our life science customers include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, universities, medical schools and research institutions. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on six continents. For more than 75 years, our products have been making a difference in people’s lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.

Description
Administration provides administrative support to executives, line and staff managers, and departments in various functional areas. May handle special projects and execute research and data analysis. Coordinates activities between departments and outside parties. Work is often of a critical or confidential nature. May execute travel arrangements, meeting scheduling, and expense/budget transactions. Executive Assistant provides support to VP positions or multiple directors and requires in‐depth knowledge of company operations, policies and procedures and excellent communication skills. The Assistant to the VP & GM of the flow business units provides support to the highest level executive in the operating company and is a single‐incumbent position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned. · Receives general instruction. Sets priorities and procedures for accomplishing work. Work is generally varied, short‑cycled and is more administrative than clerical. · Operates a variety of office equipment, such as a personal computer, printer, copier, facsimile, scanner or calculator. Progressively utilizes the features of one or more standard business software packages up to the following skill levels: · Word processor: Performs sorts and merges, prints mass mailings, selects font attributes and changes. · Spreadsheets: Designs routine spreadsheets, sets up routine formulas, prints desired sections. · Database: Sets up new data base files and recommends screen improvements. · Reads mail, highlights action or important items, and attaches relevant files or information for manager(s) review. · Screens calls for manager(s) and responds to routine questions. Regularly gathers routine oral information (or makes oral requests of) other administrative, maintenance, or clerical employees and/or outside vendors, customers, or the public. · Schedules tentative appointments for approval by manager(s), and may schedule group meetings per direction of manager(s). Makes routine travel arrangements. · Coordinates with internal and external sources to accomplish activities of limited complexity, such as obtaining bids for outside printing, office equipment, or supplies; selecting menus and arranging for room setup for local, off‑site group meetings; and arranging for hotel accommodations for group visitors. · Responsible for cash or negotiable instruments, confidential records or reports, or departmental equipment. · Follows all company and corporate health, safety and environmental policies and procedures. · Follows all standard operating procedures. · Responsible for ensuring personal and company compliance with all Federal, State, local and company regulations, policies and procedures for Health, Safety and Environmental compliance.

Qualification
Candidate is experienced in administrative support of executives, line and staff managers of 3 years exp.

High School degree (or equivalent)

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:Ability to use PC and associated software. General knowledge of the following Windows software packages: Excel, Word, Office Vision, and PowerPoint. Good written and oral English communication skills with excellent grammar required. Additional language skills in Spanish and/or other languages are beneficial. Good team work skills are required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Danaher Corporation Overview
Danaher is a Fortune 200, NYSE-listed, science and technology leader that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial, and commercial customers. Our portfolio of premier brands is among the most highly recognized in each of the markets we serve. Our 59,000 associates around the world serve customers in more than 125 countries. In 2011, we generated $16.1 billion of revenue from five reporting segments:Test & Measurement,Environmental,Dental,Life Sciences & Diagnostics, andIndustrial Technologies.

Organization: Beckman Coulter
Job Function: Administration
Primary Location: North America-United States-OR-Grants Pass
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: LIF003219