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Updated on April 3, 2020

Executive /Personal Assistant

About Essence

Essence, part of GroupM, is a global data and measurement-driven media agency whose mission is to make advertising more valuable to the world. Clients include Google, Flipkart, NBCUniversal, L'Oréal and the Financial Times. The agency is more than 2,000 people strong, manages $4B in annualized media spend and deploys campaigns in 121 markets via 21 offices in APAC, EMEA and North America. Visit for more information and follow us on Twitter at @essenceglobal.

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Executive Personal Assistant to support our Global CEO.

You will be responsible for providing an exceptional level of support to our Global CEO who is extremely busy, and yet very down to earth and approachable. You must have first-class organizational and prioritization skills, a genuine can do attitude, positive approach and good-humored outlook! Predicting movements and being ahead of the curve is imperative in this role

The successful candidate will have previous senior PA/EA experience within a fast-paced, ever-changing environment with a strong work ethic and the proven ability to juggle priorities and spin plates.

Some of the things we’d like you to do:

  • Extensive diary management and meeting coordination (across time zones)
  • Planning and managing extensive travel arrangements
  • Client liaison
  • Producing Google Slides/PowerPoint presentations and Google Sheets/Excel reports where necessary
  • Expense processing
  • Keeping minutes for Board Meetings
  • Monitoring emails and responding/flagging as appropriate
  • Ad-hoc project work dependent on needs

A bit about yourself:

  • You will need to possess good IT skills as well as be efficient and on the ball. You will need to be confident and self-assured with excellent communication skills.

What you can expect from Essence

Essence’s mission is to make advertising more valuable to the world. We do this by employing the world’s very best talent to solve some of the toughest challenges of today’s digital marketing landscape. It’s important that we hire people whose values reflect those of our own: genuine, results-focused, daring and insightful. As an Essence employee, we promise you a workplace that invests in your career, cares for you and is fun and engaging. We believe these factors create a workplace where you can be yourself and do amazing work.

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