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Executive Assistant to CEO


Dubai, UAE

Ref: SP761-02

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Executive Assistant plays a pivotal role in removing barriers & making things happen. From organization and logistics to executive correspondence at a fast-growing startup.

- Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the CEO and internal departments; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support with senior management staff including financial and performance management reports
- Works closely and effectively with the CEO to keep him well informed of current and upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately. Acts as a "barometer," having a sense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the CEO updated.
- Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the CEO, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
- Provides leadership to build relationships crucial to the success of the organization, and manages a variety of special projects for the CEO, some of which may have organizational impact including handling conflict management.
- Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence, projects communication and other tasks that facilitate the CEO's ability to effectively lead the company.
- Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures
- Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the CEO including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.
- Plans, coordinates and ensures the CEO's schedule is followed and respected
- Communicates directly, and on behalf of the CEO, with the management team, stakeholders and others, on matters related to CEO's programmatic initiatives and other important matters


- Minimum 2 to 3 years of experience in a startup occupying similar position servicing C-level management
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
- Analytical abilities, detailed oriented and excellent presentation and organization skills
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
- Expert in time management
- Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
- Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with the management team, key stakeholders, external partners and the staff
- Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
- Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
- Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
- Flexible with the work timings

About the Company

Things that you will not find anywhere else you will find at desertcart.

With over 100 Million products cataloged on the website being shipped from all around the world at a delivery speed previously unimaginable, we are pushing the limits of what can be achieved by merging bleeding edge technology and efficient supply chain management.

With our dedicated distribution/consolidation centers in key locations around the globe (US, UK and India) we have been able to truly connect the world and combining it with an unmatched customer experience, we are literally delivering happiness in a box.

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Executive Assistant salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 11,500

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