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Administrative Assistant

Company: Veolia North America
Location: Richmond
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description
Company DescriptionVeolia Group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources and replenish them. In 2021, the Veolia group provided 79 million inhabitants with drinking water and 61 million with sanitation, produced nearly 48 million megawatt hours and recovered 48 million tonnes of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 28,508 billion euros in 2021. www.veolia.comJob DescriptionPOSITION PURPOSE
Provides administrative and clerical support to the assigned group.

  • Creates purchase requisitions and purchase orders with appropriate coding, quantities and costs. Ensures vendors are available in the system with current documentation.
  • Receives orders in purchase order system and verifies items and services are consistent with purchase order.
  • Understand the contract for billing and invoicing purposes including GL account codes and commodity codes in order to classify expenses correctly.
  • Read, understand and process subcontracts for vendors.
  • Ensures proper purchasing policies are followed
  • Communicate effectively with vendors, contractors, client and staff
  • Performs clerical and administrative duties including typing documents, correspondence and reports for their assigned department. Composes and initiates routine correspondence and memoranda. Edits and proofs documents for grammar, spelling, and clarity of expression, organization, and conformance to company specifications.
  • Enters data from various sources to maintain and update various databases and spreadsheets.
  • Ensures data integrity by verifying input and calculations.
  • Creates, runs and distributes standard and customized periodic reports, to communicate follow-up requirements and to summarize reports, etc.
  • Works with an assigned team to develop and maintain standard templates, descriptions and sections of presentations to maximize efficiency and reduce turnaround time.SUPPLEMENTAL DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Screens telephone calls and visitors. Answers basic questions and provides information.
    • Takes accurate phone and verbal messages and ensures that messages are delivered in a timely manner.
    • Maintains organized computer and/or hard copy files for easy identification and retrieval.
    • Maintains inventory of departmental office supplies. Prepares purchase requests for above items and coordinates with the purchasing department.
    • Occasionally schedules &maintain calendar of meetings &travel itineraries.
    • Occasionally coordinates associated arrangements. Occasionally plans, coordinates and makes arrangements for on-site and offsite Conferences, meetings and special events.
    • Ensures accurate and timely communication to involved parties.WORK ENVIRONMENTSpends most of time in an office environment. Occasional visits to plant areas.Possible Work Hazards: Must take care in moving or lifting office supplies. Infrequent exposure to plant hazards including noise, heavy equipment, chemicals and fumes.QualificationsEducation / Experience / Background
      • High school diploma or GED with a clear understanding of general math and the ability to read, write and comprehend written and verbal English. Some knowledge of general office practices and procedures.
      • One to three years internal or directly related experience with knowledge of departmental function, terminology and interrelationships.Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
        • Must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills with good vocabulary, good grammar and the ability to independently compose routine written communications.
        • Good telephone etiquette.
        • PC skills with good working knowledge of MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel / Access, and other departmental software programs. Ability to maintain spreadsheets and modify formats in order to complete assignments.
        • Must demonstrate ability to pay close attention to details, and present good planning, organization, and time management skills.
        • Must be able to work effectively with interruptions and meet or exceed production and quality goals. Ability to handle confidential or sensitive information or issues.
        • Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.Required Certification / Licenses / Training
          • Employee Orientation.
          • Cross Training and Systems Training where required.
          • Training to keep abreast of new technology, industry trends and practices to improve efficiency.
          • Performs some advanced functions as part of training and development.Physical Requirements
            • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
            • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.Additional Information
              • Hourly Pay minimum $35.00to maximum $35.00
                • Veolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement.Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement.A subsidiary of Veolia group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has more than 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. www.veolianorthamerica.comAs an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Veolia North America, Richmond , Administrative Assistant, Administration, Clerical , Richmond, California

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