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Group Chief Purchasing Officer Executive Assistant

City:  Milan
Country/Region:  IT

About Prysmian Group

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. Each year, the Group manufacturers thousands of miles of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, as well as medium low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. We also produce a comprehensive range of optical fibers, copper cables and connectivity for voice, video and data transmission for the telecommunication sector. We are almost 29.000 employees, across 52 countries. Everyone at Prysmian Group has the potential to make their mark; because whatever you do, wherever you are based, you will be part of a company that is helping transform the world around us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVx-NAGfjEs&feature=embtitle


Team Overview and Job responsibilities

JOB TITLE: Group CPO Executive Assistant

The Group CPO Executive Assistant will provide high-level administrative support to the CPO and other Executives of his HQ Team. Reporting directly to the CPO, the Executive Assistant provides executive support to the CPO and the senior Managers in HQ directly reporting to him, as indicated from time to time by the CPO


  • Manage sensitive matters with a high level of confidentiality and discretion (e.g. decisions directly impacting the global operations of the Group)
  • Sustain a daily calendar of meetings and events.
  • Prepare Word, Excel, PowerPoint presentations, agendas, reports, special projects and other documents in support of objectives for the Purchasing function
  • Arrange travel and accommodations for CPO and his senior Managers. Prepare and manage related expense reports.
  • Screen incoming telephone calls; take and deliver accurate messages; respond to requests by gathering and providing information and referring non-routine calls to the appropriate staff.
  • Excellent communication and time management skills; proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced environment; performs additional duties as assigned by the CPO
  • Welcome the Executive’s guests by greeting them, in person or on the phone; answering or directing inquiries. 
  • Use discretion, confidentiality, and good judgment to handle C-Level matters.
  • Represent the company and the Executive in a positive light through great follow-through skills and sound judgment.
  • Conserve the Executive's time by reading, researching, collecting and analyzing information as needed, in advance. 
  • Complete ad hoc projects as assigned
  • Organize complex calendars and schedules; resolving any scheduling issues. Fully manage CPO agenda and calendar and look-up CPO mailbox highlighting urgent matters and deadlines



  • Commitment to excellence - perform duties at the highest level possible on a consistent basis.
  • Excellent communicator - able to interact with people of all levels in a confident, professional manner.
  • Demonstrate ability and temperament to work with sensitive information.
  • Service focus - dedicated to meeting the expectations of the CPO and his team by maintaining effective relationships with interested parties.


Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a candidate with the following key requirements:


  • Strong work tenure: 5 years of experience supporting C-Level Executives, experience as EA for CPO is a plus
  • Demonstrated integrity and capability of managing sensitive and confidential information is a must
  • A Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • Flexible mind set
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally
  • Team working and problem-solving attitude / Team player - have team-oriented experience and approach.
  • Capabilities in managing priorities and time
  • Fluent English both written and spoken, other language is appreciated ( Spanish, French…)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Microsoft Teams, as well as SAP
  • Strong ability to network and work with international teams
  • Available when necessary to work overtime / flexible hours as dictated by the needs of business for projects and meetings


Additional information

Prysmian Group, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, aims to attract and recruit individuals with diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities, who will enhance the quality of service and contribute to the Group’s success. Prysmian Group is committed to the development of an organization that prioritizes talent, where people feel respected, appreciated and free to fully express their human potential. Prysmian Group strongly believes that diversity drives meritocracy and brings significant value at all levels of the organization, increases the possibility of capturing market opportunities and maximizing value for our customers and shareholders. Prysmian Group bases its decisions on principles of equality, with evaluations based on the type of position and with a focus on best practices so individuals succeed based on their efforts and skills and their alignment with applicable job requirements. Line Mangers, Hiring Managers, HR Corporate and HR Local are responsible for ensuring that diversity and inclusion are respected during the recruiting process. Unconscious bias and stereotypes must not influence our selection processes. We look for the best candidates and for the real value they can bring into the organization. We value meritocracy. We value diversity. We turn off our bias. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military service and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Prysmian Group will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Your application data will be treated according to our Data Protection Policy. If you believe you require assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please let us know.

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