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Executive Director, Office of the CEO

Company: XPO Logistics, Inc.
Location: Greenwich
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Job Description:

At XPO Logistics, our employees are our greatest asset. As the Executive Director, Office of the CEO, you will provide comprehensive white-glove support to ensure the CEO remains on track. This position requires the utmost level of discretion and professionalism, as well as a strong sense of urgency. This role, as the CEO's "right hand", is critical in positioning XPO for long-term success. Pay, benefits and more. We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan. What you'll do on a typical day:

  • Manage CEO's office; perform high-level operational and administrative duties, and support day-to-day office operations
  • Monitor very heavy CEO email activity, ensuring all incoming correspondence is handled as appropriate and in a timely manner
  • Take rapid dictation on a regular basis, utilizing excellent proofreading/editing/grammatical skills; compose emails, letters and other documents and correspondence
  • Handle strategic management and prioritization of CEO calendar; schedule internal and external appointments, conferences, speaking engagements and special events
  • Ensure CEO is thoroughly prepared for all meetings and events by providing relevant briefing material
  • Coordinate frequent, often complex, and ever-changing CEO travel arrangements with meticulous attention to detail
  • Screen and route internal and external inquiries
  • Prepare and approve internal and external communication on behalf of CEO, and make routine operational decisions within scope of authority
  • Liaise with top executives both within and outside of the company
  • Occasional travel with CEO may be required, post-pandemic
  • Strong organizational, administrative and analytical skills; must be articulate and detail-oriented
  • Proactivity; including keen anticipation of executive needs, and thorough follow-through
  • Strength in multi-tasking; ability to juggle many fast-paced projects simultaneously and with great accuracy
  • Flexibility in accepting new and changing responsibilities, as well as strong personal initiative and resourcefulness; taking ownership of, and accountability for, responsibilities
  • Professionalism, maturity, diplomacy, composure and grace under pressure
  • Excellent typing skills and ability to take verbal dictation rapidly and accurately
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including proficiency in grammar and spelling
  • High level of discretion due to exposure to confidential information and high-profile individuals
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to assess priorities and manage multiple projects under tight deadlines
  • Passion, resilience, stamina and a consistently positive outlook
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • High IQ and EQ Be part of something big. XPO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team - energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status. XPO adheres to CDC, OSHA and state and local requirements regarding COVID safety. All employees and visitors are expected to comply with XPO policies which are in place to safeguard our employees and customers. All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
    Nearest Major Market: Bridgeport
    Nearest Secondary Market: Danbury
    Job Segment: Manager, Proofreading, Copy Editor, Supply, Logistics, Management, Creative, Operations

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