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Legal Administrative Assistant

Posted 14 Dec 2017

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 169466


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 50,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your role:

The Legal Administrative Assistant provides the full scope of administrative support to several senior corporate attorneys in a fast-paced and highly visible environment. The successful candidate will be an experienced professional and team player able to manage tight deadlines and balance competing priorities effectively with minimal direction. The Legal Administrative Assistant will have superior organization skills and attention to detail and will demonstrate discretion and confidentiality when working with highly sensitive matters.


  • Coordinate on administrative aspects of legal department operations, including payment of invoices, supplies, filing of contracts and other documents both electronically in departmental databases and also in hard-copy form, distribution of and response to business correspondence, and interaction with other company functions.
  • Provide full administrative support for several senior attorneys, including calendars, travel arrangements, expense accounts, telephone support, filing, correspondence and professional memberships.
  • Liaison with worldwide senior executive management and their respective office staff, including German headquarters personnel.
  • Liaison with Business Technology Group and other operational support functions regarding legal department operations, including for database, computer applications, email, and telephone usage.
  • Proactively manage -- through effective communication and coordination with leaders and peers -- the scheduling of meetings, conference calls, corporate travel, conference room reservations, business catering, guest beverage requests, etc. Follows up with attorneys regarding status of ongoing tasks and projects.
  • Transcribe, edit, proofread, copy and distribute business correspondence to include letters, memos, faxes, PowerPoint presentations, and legal documents to internal and external business contacts.
  • Maintain legal files and records, including contract database.
  • Responsible for subscriptions and memberships for US Legal department
  • Manage special projects as needed and perform other related duties as assigned

Who you are:


  • At least 5 years of senior level administrative support experience within a corporate environment; Previous legal experience preferred
  • Understanding of and ability to handle confidential information with a high degree of professionalism.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented professional with superior time management skills and focus on timely completion of projects.
  • Takes initiative and proactively anticipates needs. Self-directed with ability to perform duties and solve problems with minimal oversight.
  • High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Very comfortable and proficient learning and using new software and systems (such as time management, LegalTracker (Serengeti) invoicing, Skype for business, telephone/telepresence conferencing, database, etc.).
  • Superior document production and formatting skills (redlining and managing revisions).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; communicates concepts in clear, concise, and audience-appropriate manner.

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

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