Executive Assistant

Recruiter
Nadine Merabi
Location
Stretford, Greater Manchester
Salary
From £40,000
Posted
26 Nov 2021
Closes
07 Dec 2021
Function
Administration
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Location: Manchester, UK
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: From £40k
Closing Date: 10/12/21

Who We Are

NADINE MERABI is Luxury Ready To Wear, unmistakable pieces to inspire lasting moments. Based in the heart of Manchester, UK - experiencing huge global growth, we are now searching for the best talent in the industry as Team MERABI grows. 

NADINE MERABI was designed out of necessity and created by a woman with a vision. Nadine Merabi is a self-taught seamstress, driven by the desire to create luxury, forward-thinking and conscious fashion where she saw a space in the industry. Partnered by Blue Wilson, an innovative International Business graduate, Nadine and Blue are trailblazers for the future of fashion.

From the initial spark of inspiration to the very final stitch, the team ensures that every woman in MERABI looks and feels her finest. Today their collections are adored by clients, celebrities and dress some of the most influential people in the world. 

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to make their mark at a fast-paced, luxury global fashion brand.


Where the Executive Assistant fits:

You will support all the Directors in executing business goals, as well as assisting with administrative and strategic plans which may include other business opportunities. The successful candidate will work extremely closely with all our Managing Directors, supporting a variety of tasks to assist and make the best use of their time. This is an integral role within MERABI and you’d have awareness of every element of the business, working closely with senior management to provide executive administrative support and support with project management. 

You’ll support a range of administrative tasks including organising meetings, diaries, and agendas, along with making agendas, note-taking and creating action points. You will help coordinate the communications plan for the team, and will also support creating and executing training and development programmes for the team whilst being a champion of the culture within the business. When required, you’ll support with HR for the business too. 

You’ll help to build and manage relationships with all our stakeholders and be required to exercise independent judgment and considerable initiative to support the Directors and our growing business.


Roles & Responsibilities: 

  • Support the MD in executing business goals, as well as assisting with administrative and strategic plans.
  • Take phone calls, enquiries and requests, and handle them appropriately and meet and greet visitors at all levels of seniority for the MD. 
  • Manage and coordinate spreadsheets, action trackers and support with project management.
  • Coordinate meetings throughout the business including creating agendas and taking meeting minutes.
  • Assisting in the management of team communications and other team management activities
  • Be a champion of the culture and standards of the business
  • Build relationships with internal / external stakeholders for the business. 
  • Provide administrative support to all senior management. 
  • Arrange travel and accommodation and keep records of travel expenses.
  • Organise and maintain diaries and make appointments for the MD.
  • Support with HR for the business when required. 
  • Assist in the running of the office and with team support and facility management when required. 

Skills & Experience:

  • Ideally 5+ years in an executive assistant / operational role. 
  • A people person who is great at building commercial relationships with excellent negotiation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrates patience and ability to work through situations with problem-solving skills
  • Extremely high attention to detail
  • Strong excel skills
  • A strategic and commercial mindset with the ability to forward plan and find creative solutions.
  • Highly organised with strong time management skills and the ability to cope with several projects at once

Values & Behaviours

We know that the right people are our most valuable asset. We strive to hire excellent people to nurture and develop within our business to grow with us for the long run. We hire, invest and promote people that demonstrate our values through their daily behaviours. 

- You generate positive energy and energise others.
- You are a problem solver, are always solution orientated with a can do attitude. 
- You’re a grafter - no task is too big or small for you, you’ll get stuck in whatever you need to.
- You drive your projects forward with intensity and are committed to driving-results collaboratively, we bring ideas to life in weeks rather than months.
- You get, give and encourage candid feedback so we can get better at what we do.
- You interact with mutual respect, cooperative, caring and helpful behaviour. 
- You don't live in a world of good enough - you live in a world where we can do better and expect excellence from yourself and your teammates every day.


What’s in it for you 

- Regular team socials
- Opportunity to travel with work
- Weekly free P.T and Meditation sessions
- Flexible working opportunity 
- Generous staff discount on all MERABI products 
- Dedicated days to furthering skills and personal development
- Work as a part of a unique and rapidly growing team
- Opportunity to make your mark in a globally known and expanding company
- Day off for your birthday

To apply - please send a CV and cover letter to careers@nadinemerabi.com

NADINE MERABI is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, where all of our employees have equal access to opportunities and everyone’s voices are heard. We respect and value all differences (seen and unseen) and strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds, which will be considered regardless of race, colour, religion or belief, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy and maternity, disability or age.