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Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

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United States-MA-Cambridge

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EIU Canback is the world’s leading management consulting firm leveraging predictive analytics. We have established a truly unique position as the world’s most analytically rigorous firm. This allows us to make recommendations based on facts instead of conceptual frameworks and partner wisdom.


Currently we are hiring an Administrative Assistant for our Cambridge office of 25 employees in Kendall Square. This is an entry-level position offering fantastic work-life balance, competitive benefits, and an opportunity to both support the team in Cambridge and work with our partners and clients located all over the world.


We are a quickly growing company and every day brings new operational and administrative challenges, varying from simple routine tasks to complex long-term administrative initiatives. You will have a chance to actively participate in various aspects of the business and gain vast administrative experience in a friendly, highly-rewarding environment.


 In this role you would be expected to:

  • Provide general administrative support to the team of consultants
  • Assist the Director of Operations with key administrative processes in a wide range of areas (e.g., operations, HR, basic accounting, travel)
  • Prioritize multiple tasks while accepting new responsibilities 
  • Support recruiting process: assist with coordination of recruiting events and informational sessions, schedule interviews and communicate with candidates
  • Assist with new hire orientation and onboarding process 
  • Maintain contact with the payroll company, track payroll on a monthly basis
  • Assist with biannual performance review process 
  • Create and maintain personnel files 
  • Resolve various operational issues (phones, office equipment, furniture upgrades)
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels within assigned areas
  • Coordinate ongoing relationships with external vendors and building management
  • Participate in marketing initiatives by assisting with website, email campaigns, and CRM maintenance 
  • Coordinate occasional flights, hotels and other travel arrangements for a team of consultants
  • Stay in touch with travel agents and maintain contact with clients’ administrative staff
  • Plan company events such as holiday parties and the annual retreat Basic accounting
  • Closely work with the accountants on expense reimbursement, payments to vendors, outgoing invoices.


Experience, skills and professional attributes

To succeed in this role you must have:

  • A bachelor degree
  • Some experience as an Administration role in an international environment (preferred)
  • Excellent customer service attitude
  • Experience performing well under pressure, take initiative, and handle multiple tasks at the same time 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, proactive approach, and team player
  • Consistent, dependable and accurate in completing responsibilities/tasks 

To succeed in the role you must demonstrate:

  • A meticulous attention to detail and accuracy 
  • The ability to properly handle confidential information
  • Excellent organization and time management skills with ability to manage competing priorities effectively 
  • An ability to perform successfully in a fast-paced, intellectually intense environment