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International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

Executive Assistant

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. - New York City, NY

We are IFF. We are the catalyst for discoveries that spark the senses and transform the everyday. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is a leading innovator of sensorial experiences that move the world. At the heart of our company, we are fueled by a sense of discovery, constantly asking “what if?” That passion for exploration drives us to co-create unique scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty, detergents and household goods, as well as beloved foods and beverages.

Our 7,300 team members globally take advantage of leading consumer insights, research and development, creative expertise, and customer intimacy to develop differentiated products.

Dreamers and doers, we work tirelessly to discover flavors and fragrances that inspire customers and delight consumers. We are fueled by our four corporate values of passion, creativity, expertise and empowerment. It is the unique blend of these values that make us IFF. These qualities can be seen and felt throughout our amazing 129 year history and will continue to guide us as we explore our limitless possibilities and develop new-to-world solutions that enhance the lives of millions around the globe.

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Your Role

As an Executive Assistant at IFF you will perform a wide range of administrative and general support duties of a highly responsible and confidential nature. This position requires a high level of tact and integrity due to the frequency of executive-level internal and external contacts and regular exposure to confidential data. You must be able to communicate effectively with executive, administrative, and line management to gather, record or convey relevant information. The executive assistant will also initiate special reports and perform all normal administrative and clerical duties. This position requires minimal instruction or supervision so the ideal candidate will be comfortable working independently.

Your job responsibilities will include:

Perform a diverse set of administrative activities in support of C-suite executives

Act as an information source on organizational policies and procedures. Gather, compile and report information relevant to the assignment. Participate in planning functions. Administer organizational correspondence control.

Manage two extremely busy executive calendars

Arrange complex international travel itineraries

Screen all callers and make proper referrals. Promptly answer/organize mail.

Operate computer software and assist in developing, implementing, and monitoring internal operating systems and procedures.

As directed, contact key individuals inside and outside the company to obtain or relay important information on a variety of issues, such as contract status proposals, recruiting, etc.

Complete special assignments, which require collecting, organizing, and analyzing data, which may be the basis of significant decisions by senior executives of the company.

Exercise independent judgment and discretion for problem solving.

Assist in the preparation of the budgeting reports or other assigned presentation activities.

Coordinate office support activities/events as required.

Support other Executive Assistants as required and be an active part of a team culture

Required Skills

What you will need to succeed...

Possess excellent interpersonal, organization and communication skills.

Proactive thinker that prides themselves on anticipating executive needs

Must be able to deal with a heavy workload and handle multiple variable tasks with continuously changing priorities and schedules.

Ability to work effectively with board members, top level management and executive level clients is essential.

Must demonstrate competence with the MS Office Suite and additional business applications such as travel sites, expense reporting, etc

Must have a flexible nature focused on achieving the results needed by the department in support of IFF’s goals and objectives.

Required Experience

At least 7 year’s prior experience in a professional, administrative environment supporting C-Suite executives. Key characteristics include poise, discretion, confidentiality, autonomy, approachability and organizational savvy.

Bachelor’s Degree in business or a related field.

Relationship building and teamwork experience.

Job Location

New York, New York, United States

17 days 3 hours ago

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.


Executive Assistant International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. - New York City, NY, United States


Location: New York City, NY

Company Profile:
At IFF, we are inherently curious. We never accept the status quo, and constantly push ourselves to test the limits of today—and realize the promise of tomorrow. Built on a legacy of innovative firsts, we know that to succeed, we must all be explorers. For over 129 years, we have made it our business to practice the art of discovery. We iterate and evolve, adapting to rapidly shifting consumer preferences and customer demands.