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Corporate Administrative Officer

Company: GENECTIVE
Location: Champaign
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

SUMMARYGenective, a JV between two leading global seeds companies, Limagrain and KWS, is establishing a new position of Corporate Administrative Officer for our fast-growing team in the U.S. -The Corporate Administrative Officer is a direct report of the President & CEO with a path to become the Chief Administrative Officer as the company grows. -The primary working location is the corporate Headquarters in Champaign, IL while occasionally working at the research facility in Weldon, IL may be required. - - - - - -THE POSITIONAs a direct report to the President & CEO, the Corporate Administrative Officer plays a critical role in providing executive support, managing administrative activities for the broad team, as well as performing certain corporate communication and HR duties. - - - -Essential ResponsibilitiesAct as partner on office administration for the President & CEO, the Executive Leadership Team, and the broad teamProactively manage calendar for the President & CEO and practice sound judgement for prioritizingPlan and coordinate the President & CEO's internal and external meetings and Board of Directors' meetings as neededArrange travel and prepare expense reports for the President & CEOCreate a filing system and manage important and confidential corporate documentsProvide analysis and reports on subjects assigned by the President & CEOPlan and coordinate team meetings and eventsAct as the liaison for the broad team with travel agentManage the routing and approval of expense reports for the broad teamManage office supplies and accounting paper flow, incl. A/R and A/P invoicesAssist in recruiting and initiates HR onboarding for new hires through AgReliant, a sister JV between the same parent companiesAuthor HR related documents and liaises with AgReliant on HR activities -Manage media inquiries, news release, corporate website, and social media channelsCover the corporate reception desk at Champaign and provide general support to visitorsLead internal communication activities and eventsManage media inquiries, news release, corporate website, and social media channelsLiaises with and maintains a strong relationship with counterparts at parent companies and AgReliant -Additional ResponsibilitiesAs requested by the President & CEO -QUALIFICATIONSThe ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:Bachelor's or associate degree in related fieldsMinimally 5 years of corporate professional experience with a bachelor's degreeMinimally 8 years of corporate professional experience with an associate degreeExceptional time, task, and resource management skills with excellent attention to detailsAble to plan for and keep track of multiple projects and deadlines for self and others - -Excellent computer skills, including a high degree of proficiency in entire MS Office SuiteExcellent written and verbal communication skillsSuperb interpersonal skills and able to work with various personalities and situations -Able to anticipate needs and take actions accordingly without being directed -Passionate about supporting others and see others' success as his/her own successTrustworthy and able to handle confidential information appropriately - -Capable to perform consistently in a fast-paced, quickly changing, entrepreneurial environmentWilling to learn and grow through on-the-job training and continued education -Related HR and/or communication experience a plusTHE REWARDCompetitive base salary, bonus, 401(K), medical, dental, long-term disability, and life insurance plans, as well as support programs for company car, fitness, education, and employee referral. -Plus fun and satisfaction from working in a high trust, high empowerment, high impact, entrepreneurial environment with a close-knit team. Plus, a path to become Chief Administrative Officer with proven success and demonstrated growth on the job. - -- - -THE ORGANIZATIONAbout GenectiveGenective is a 50/50 joint venture established between Limagrain and KWS, two of the world's largest seed companies. With entities and activities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, Genective is currently dedicated to the research, development, and marketing of transgenic traits for corn. About LimagrainAs the fourth largest seed company worldwide, Limagrain's mission is to move agriculture forward to meet global food related challenges. Limagrain is a cooperative group founded and managed by French farmers. Its parent company, Coop-- -rative Limagrain, brings together nearly 2,000 farmers located in the center of France. The Group creates, produces and distributes field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products. Limagrain is present in 56 countries and has more than 10,000 employees. It makes nearly 2.5 billion Euros of sales with recognized brands on their markets: LG, Vilmorin, Hazera, Harris Moran, Jacquet, Brossard.About KWSKWS is one of the world's leading plant breeding companies. In the fiscal year 2017/18 more than 5,000 employees in 70 countries generated net sales of EUR 1,068 million and earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR 133 million. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugarbeet, cereals, rapeseed, sunflowers and vegetables. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to increase farmers' yields and to improve resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested approximately EUR 200 million last fiscal year in research and development.HOW TO APPLYIf interested, please send your cover letter and resume to resumes@ with the subject of Application for Corporate Administrative Officer. -

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