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Executive Assistant, International

Manhattan Beach, CA

Headquartered in Southern California, Skechers has spent 30 years helping men, women and kids everywhere look and feel good. Developing comfort technologies is at the foundation of all that we do—delivering stylish, innovative, and quality products at a reasonable price. From our diverse footwear offering to a growing range of apparel and accessories, Skechers is a complete lifestyle brand.


With international business representing over half of our total sales, we have product available in more than 180 countries and significant opportunities for continued expansion worldwide. We sell our collections direct to consumers through more than 4,450 Skechers stores around the globe and Skechers e-commerce sites, as well as through a network of third-party partners.


A MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR GLOBAL LEADER IN THE FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY.


JOB PURPOSE:

The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing executive-level support to the VP/GMM of International, while managing a wide range of administrative tasks to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of International Merchandising and Planning.


ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS:

  • Global Conference - twice a year setting up and managing a rotation schedule encompassing 2-hour sessions for 31 showrooms in addition to management /departmental meetings for approx. 300 people, a 3-week schedule including weekends. Need to be available weekends and longer hours to accommodate the needs of the conference. 
  • Provide executive-level support to VP/GMM International Merchandising, including calendar management, expense reporting, travel arrangements, conference calls, organization/filing of reports.
  • Organize and prioritize daily/weekly flow of information, sorting and printing reports by territory/country. 
  • Manage VPs’ travel schedule – passports/visa’s, flights, hotel accommodations, communication based on different time zones when necessary. 
  • Collaborate with other Executive Assistants, internal departments and partners. 
  • Anticipate and support day to day departmental operations including managing team calendars, projects and workflow to ensure timeliness of meetings and awareness of current priorities. 
  • Manage the flow of employee requests to meet or talk with the VP, obtain the necessary information so that the VP is aware of the discussion topic, and arrange meetings according to priority. 
  • Help plan dinners or special event logistics when partners are visiting our showroom. 
  • Onboard new team members and work closely with hiring manager and dept such as HR/Recruiting/IT to ensure proper set up prior to their arrival.


Qualifications

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to work on-site
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Outstanding filing and organizational skills (online and files). 
  • Excellent follow-up skills 
  • Thrives working in a busy and stressful environment 
  • Rebounds from difficulty 
  • Optimistic, entrepreneurial, and a team player 
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a multi-task environment with a sense of urgency 
  • Well-organized with focused attention to detail 
  • Resourceful and proactive problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to handle confidential information with absolute discretion 
  • Able to work with people of all corporate levels 
  • Understand countries/territories and time zones.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None


EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION-

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher 
  • Experience performing administrate type duties in a corporate environment 
  • Two or more years of full-time experience in footwear or apparel industry preferred. 
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office Programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel) 
  • Adobe Reader, Concur experience preferred 
  • Zoom – virtual conference calls with partners.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel. The employee is occasionally required to sit for long period of times.


All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


Pay range for this position is $70,000-$85,000/ year.


Benefits:

  • Paid Parental Leave: including time for fathers and adopting parents.
  • Short term & long-term disability and life insurance at no cost to the employee.
  • Extensive medical, dental, and vision plans with multiple carries, including EPO, HPN and PPO plans.
  • Competitive 401k plan and employer matching.
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Savings Account (FSA) offerings.
  • Paid vacation, sick, personal and holiday time.
  • Pet Insurance available.
  • Onsite wellness programs at company headquarters including fitness classes, acupuncture, and chiropractor.
  • Employee stock purchase program
  • Employee product discount of 50%; employee sample sales and family and friends discount throughout the year. 
  • Skechers Company Culture and growth strategy is deeply infused with internal career growth and opportunities for learning.

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