Executive Assistant

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.
 
The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%.  But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.
 
SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.
 
SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.
 
We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:
 

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT to EVP-Global Operations

 

 

SUMMARY OF ROLE

 

SunPower is seeking an enthusiastic, independently motivated and experienced Executive Assistant who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and is able to adapt to different working styles and needs. The ideal candidate must be proactive and able to prioritize and multi-task with attention to detail and confidentiality. This position requires an individual who is resourceful and has excellent organizational and interpersonal skills to interact in a professional manner at all levels. This role reports to the EVP, Global Operations.

You will be a key partner to a dynamic business unit and a point of contact for the team based in San Jose, CA. You will perform diverse administrative functions requiring confidentiality, initiative, thoughtfulness, global awareness and follow-through.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Support the day-to-day operations of the EVP, including calendar management.
  • Support other members of the Senior Leadership Team as required.
  • Maintain the highest level of confidentiality and discretion.
  • Coordinate and work with other Executive Assistants and Coordinators in a teamwork fashion, providing and receiving support to each other as needed.
  • Lead both focused-short-term and strategic-broad-based long-term initiatives & projects to identify, develop and implement best practices.
  • Plan department off-sites and strategy sessions, and facilitate sessions as assigned.
  • Prepare executive presentations, reports, and documents for the executive team, Board of Directors and operational reviews.
  • Participate and lead in the development of annual department and corporate operating plan & objectives, quarterly Key Results, white papers, and multi year plan.
  • Coordinate meeting preparation with your executives, customers, vendors, and potential partners.
  • Demonstrate flexibility, resilience and a great attitude while dealing with a variety of stakeholders, partners, and customers.
  • Act as first line of contact for many external inquiries and customers.
  • Assist with day to day administrative duties including filing, correspondence, expense reporting, scheduling, copying, document and presentation preparation, meeting arrangements, events planning, technical reporting, budget coordination and focal reviews.
  • Make travel arrangements which consist of varied domestic and international travel that are complex and detailed.
  • Additional responsibilities as directed or assigned

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Minimum requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Associates degree and 6+ years related experience OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience.

 

Preferred requirements

  • Able to multi-task efficiently and produce quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-moving, dynamic environment
  • Ability to manage conflicts independently with maturity and confidence
  • Demonstrated strong communication and problem solving skills with professionalism
  • Experience and proven ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new systems
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and anticipate needs
  • Able to prioritize, track details, and follow-through on assigned work
  • Adept as a team player with a positive demeanor
  • Outstanding organizational and planning skills, ability to work globally across time zones
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other related databases
  • Extensive experience scheduling, setting up and administering global meeting facilities, technologies (WebEx, Live Meeting, etc.), telephony, etc.
  • Excellent qualitative and analytical skills; an ability to handle many duties with time sensitive deadlines; a strong sense of initiative and discretion; and an ability to create technical presentations and develop and maintain databases of contacts and initiatives
  • Previous Executive Vice President administrative support experience in a public company is plus

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Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

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SunPower Supports EEO

Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: [email protected] Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.

Company
SunPower
Posted
06/22/2018
Type
Full time
Location
San Jose, CA 95101, US