Executive Assistant, People Potential Team at A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.

January 11 2022
Industries Recruitment, Employment services
Categories Legal, Paralegal, Administrative, Clerical, Commercial, Corporate, Business, Management, Administration, Generalist, Professionals, Support staff, Administrative assistant, Executive Assistant, Labor, Employment
North Vancouver, BC

The Company:

The second largest burger chain in Canada, A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. is a Canadian company that generates over $1 billion in revenues through more than 1,000 franchised restaurants across the country. A&W has articulated Climate Goals that sustain an exceptional corporate culture. With a steadfast commitment to Climate Goals and strategy, A&W has consistently earned recognition as a highly successful enterprise and one of Canada's Best Managed Companies. Collectively, franchised A&W restaurants in Canada annually curate more than 200 million guest experiences.

The Role:

An internal promotion has created a fabulous opportunity for an outstanding professional to take on the full-time position of Executive Assistant, People Potential. This position is based at A&W's corporate Home Office in North Vancouver, BC. This important, multi-faceted role provides proactive, confidential, high-level administrative service to the Chair of the A&W Board, the Vice-President, People Potential, the Vice President, Innovation as well as a wide range of administrative support functions to the dynamic People Potential team.  Responsibilities include: calendar and appointment management; making travel arrangements; planning, scheduling and coordinating meetings, onboarding activities, training workshops and special events; drafting and distribution of internal and external communications materials; overseeing a bring-forward system; preparing expense reports; and other general administrative duties, as required. The Executive Assistant reports to the Vice-President, People Potential and works closely with all members of a fast-paced People Potential team. The Executive Assistant, People Potential also interfaces with a wide range of A&W employees, franchisees, suppliers, consultants and other external stakeholders

Candidate Profile:

The candidate must have exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, a strong drive for results, high integrity, respect for confidentiality and abundant common sense. Calm and gracious under pressure, the candidate must possess a unique ability to distill competing priorities and respond appropriately in a wide range of circumstances. With an outstanding eye for detail, very strong technology and computer skills and a positive manner, the candidate must have the ability to anticipate issues, take initiative and manage highly detailed work with accuracy and discretion.  A curious self-starter with a commitment to service and teamwork, the candidate must have the willingness and ability to identify process improvement opportunities and action those opportunities.  With the capacity to multi-task with ease and accuracy, the candidate must have sound judgment, a high tolerance for ambiguity and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.  Preferably, the candidate has had at least 2 years of experience in a senior administrative position in a head-office environment and has completed a post-secondary diploma or degree in a relative discipline such as Law, Commerce, Business Administration, or Communications. The candidate must possess proof of COVID vaccination. Fluency in English is a requirement. Fluency in French is highly desirable.

How to Apply:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to reply, in confidence, quoting File #14694, to ******@**********.***.  Please forward a cover letter and resume as one WORD file. We thank all and acknowledge all applicants and will proactively contact those selected for interviews.

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