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Perdue Farms, Inc. Director of Operations Administrative Assistant in Salisbury, Maryland

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


To provide administrative support to Perdue Farms management, in addition to office management responsibilities which may include support groups and is not limited to Payroll, HR, Shipping, etc. May perform complex and diverse duties in support of a work area or group of individuals. Effectively handles communications and correspondence in a professional and courteous manner. Demonstrates a high degree of integrity and confidentiality in performance of job duties and responsibilities.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Anticipates and initiates actions regarding office operations providing administrative and office support to management: preparing and routing correspondence, answering and screening telephone calls, maintaining paper and electronics files and handling incoming and outgoing mail.

  • Manage Supervisor's calendar. Screen calls, Schedules meetings, maintains calendars, prepares expense reports, presentations, files, travel, etc.

  • Coordinates calendars, itineraries and travel arrangements for engagements with customers, associates, State of the business meetings and various professional and industry related organizations.

  • Prepares reports, presentations, graphs, etc. as required.

  • Maintains a high level of organized skills and the ability to work in an extremely fast-paced, highly demanding environment.

  • Arrange programs, events or conferences by arranging for facilities and caterer, issuing information or invitations, coordinating speakers, and controlling event budget, specifically Goal Review and State of the Business.

  • Preparation of records such as agenda, notices, minutes, and resolutions for corporate meetings.

  • Compose and prepare corporate documents and records, preparation and filing of corporate legal documents with government agencies to conform to statues, compose and prepare confidential correspondence, reports and other complex documents.

  • Arrange complex and detailed travel plans and itineraries, and compile documents for travel-related meetings.

Minimum Education

AA degree in related field preferred but not required.

Experience Requirements

2 plus years experience. Must have strong reading, writing, communication and organization skills as well as sound decision-making with regards to handling issues and calls. Must be experienced in personal computer use with strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel and Outlook. Requires administrative assistant experience for top management executives.

Experience Preferred

Proficient in Microsoft Office and common office equipment.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings. May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another. May need to access files, supplies and equipment. Work activity is in an office, open-partitioned, cubicle environment.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action 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.