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Administrative Assistant

Company: Avantor
Location: Buford
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

Performs secretarial and administrative duties. Manages schedule, arranging appointments, travel, meetings, conference calls, etc. Provides a wide variety of administrative and staff support services to an organizational unit. Work requires some analysis and use of initiative and independent judgment. Remains knowledgeable of business unit's policies. May make contacts of a sensitive, complex, and confidential nature. May work for one or several department professionals, division heads, units, or managers. Works under general supervision with latitude for independent judgment.


  • Maintain and track accurate completion of data reporting for all business metrics.
  • Manage monthly data reporting databases.
  • Tracking and ordering office supplies.
  • Process bills and track spending.
  • Coordinate managers' schedules, making appointments and establishing agendas.
  • Arrange and coordinate business travel for managers, directors, or other division heads.
  • Screen Director's phone calls and incoming mail.
  • Draft routine memos and perform word processing duties.
  • Coordinate department meetings; arrange use of conference rooms.
  • Serve as a contact to employees, investors, or other stakeholders inside and outside the organization.
  • Conducts various analytical special projects, especially involving budgets and preparations for senior management meetings.
  • May assist in budget preparation and control activities.
  • Assist in the preparation and control of records, statistics, and reports regarding operations, personnel changes, etc.
  • Administer programs, projects, and/or processes specific to the operating unit served.
  • May serve as administrative liaison with others within and outside the company regarding administrative issues related to purchasing, personnel, facilities and operations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

  • Associate degree in business or secretarial science (two-year program) or equivalent experience; bachelor's degree in business or liberal arts desirable.
  • Excellent knowledge of administrative practices and procedures. Ability to manage sensitive, complex, confidential information.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Professional appearance and presentation.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

  • Thorough knowledge of administrative practices
  • Strong computer skills; knowledgeable of Microsoft office.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Able to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.


Typically works in an office with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.

Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.

A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.

Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.

EEO is the Law

OFCCP EEO Supplement


3rd party non-solicitation policy

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation

Keywords: Avantor, Atlanta , Administrative Assistant, Other , Buford, Georgia

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