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Executive Assistant


Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP936-59

Job description / Role

Role Purpose

Thomson Reuters provides professionals with the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers. We enable professionals in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, and media markets to make the decisions that matter most, all powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

Performs highly responsible and professional secretarial and administrative services directly to the highest levels of senior executives to enhance the efficiency of the business.

• Provides professional secretarial and administrative support at VP level, exercising confidentiality, tact and diplomacy.
• Manages travel arrangements, visas and any other ad hoc related to travel and time zone understanding.
• Understands and manages multiple calendar diaries, time zones, setting up meetings and managing conflicts.
• Responds to non-standard requests and investigates where needed, communicates effectively, checks for understanding and provides a high level of service.
• Interacts with senior management in, and out of, work unit on significant matters, anticipating and responding to requests by modifying procedures to individual circumstances.
• Scope of role is global in nature as the jobholder interfaces with global and regional executives.
• Area of impact includes a cross-section of staff and functional areas that interface with jobholder's managers.
• Work involves determining the nature of problems and independently identifying and solving them from many alternatives.
• Decision making requires interpretive thinking and considerable judgment and can impact the priorities of the job holder and the job holder's managers.
• Participates in the development and implementation of secretarial standards, policies and practices for the organization.
• Primary contacts are with executive managers throughout the organization and their assistants.
• Contact with office and building personnel (security, catering, facilities, maintenance, etc.) and with vendors, agencies, and consultants specific to particular business areas.
• Very clear understanding of the roles related to the functional groups in own area.


• Graduate with minimum 5 years’ experience supporting VP or Director Level.
• Proficient typing skills and knowledge of Microsoft computer applications necessary.
• Fully Competent: compliance, personal organization, data input, problem solving, project management.
• Expert: computer literacy, telephone proficiency, general office procedures, personal development, business writing.
• Has in depth knowledge of own area and subject matter expertise.
• Passionate about People and Business.
• Excellent people engagement & relationship management skills.
• Excellent presentation skills.
• Ability to work under pressure and problem solving abilities.
• Ability to develop and foster collaborative working relationships across teams and service peers.

About the Company

Refinitiv, formerly the Financial & Risk business of Thomson Reuters, is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure. Serving more than 40,000 institutions in over 190 countries, we provide information, insights, and technology that drive innovation and performance in global markets. Our 160-year Reuters heritage of integrity enables customers to make critical decisions with confidence, while our unique open platform, best-in-class data, and cutting-edge technology bring greater opportunity to our customers. By advancing our customers, we drive progress for the entire financial community.

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Executive Assistant salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 11,000

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