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Executive Assistant

General & Administrative
015991 Requisition #
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Akamai is looking for an Executive Assistant to provide senior level support to the Senior Vice President of Global Web Sales. The candidate must be able to assess and anticipate the executive's needs, handle a global calendar and travel schedule. As a representative of the Sales organization, he/she will need to be able to make independent decisions in a fast paced and ever-changing environment. The Executive Assistant will spend a portion of his/her time assisting with special projects to fulfill organizational and departmental objectives.

The Executive Assistant will be responsible for:
* Understanding the executive's goals and objectives in order to effectively ensure prioritized time management to meet goals and deliverables.
* Providing high-level administrative and organizational support to the SVP and his direct reports (as needed).
* Manage a global, dynamic calendar, to ensure the optimal use of time to be able to meet business objective through strong planning and organizational skills.
* Scheduling on and offsite meetings with internal and external parties.
* Coordinate and arrange all aspects efficient domestic and travel needs.
* Create, track and submit expense reimbursement requests (will include multiple currencies).
* Screen all incoming meeting requests to determine priority while responding to in a timely manner.
* Create and maintain reporting and record keeping needed for the organization.
* Attend meetings to ensure time keeping, meeting notes are recorded. Ensure follow up on action items to meet deadlines as needed.
* Keep track of commitments, timeframes and deadlines to ensure the SVP is adequately prepared for meetings and deadlines.
* Create, augment, update, and circulate (as directed) reports, presentations, worksheets and charts using Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
* Partner with other executive administrative staff in the orchestration of meetings, report generation and projects.
* Interact in a professional manner with various stakeholders, internal or external to Akamai, on behalf of the SVP as appropriate

Required Education and Experience
Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:
* 5 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or
* 3 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree or
* Relevant experience and a PhD

Required Skills
* 5+ years of experience in an Executive Assistant and/or similar Administrative role
* 5+ years of experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook with the ability to learn new software applications to improve the productivity of the Exec Admin and Executive.
* 5+ years supporting a senior executive, in a fast-paced and dynamic High-Tech environment.

Desired Skills
* Must be a highly motivated go-getter, organized individual who is able to work effectively with minimal supervision.
* Experience working in a fast-paced, high-growth environment, while maintain composure under pressure.
* Willingness to be available off-hours
* Strong interpersonal skills, ability to build relationships.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Ability and experience in handling details of a highly confidential and critical nature.
* Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in a fast-paced environment, easily handling and overcoming scheduling demands/conflicts and multiple simultaneous requests.
* Ability to analyze problems and recommend solutions in an efficient manner.
* Ability to adapt, maintain effectiveness in varying environments and with different tasks, responsibilities, and people.
*Ability to work in a highly ambiguous environment.

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visit and follow @Akamaijobs on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more at

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