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Senior Administrative Specialist


This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted April 8, 2021.

nDow has an exciting job opportunity as a Senior Administrative Specialist position located in Houston, Texas. n nnProvides general administrative support and office management to leadership and teams.

Exercises considerable discretion and independent judgment in managing the flow of work within the area of responsibility.

Works with a limited degree of supervision, with full authority of the supported leader(s).nn nn nn nResponsibilities / Dutiesn nn
•    Provides a wide variety of secretarial/administrative support to leadership and teams within a function, business or geography, exercising confidentiality, tact and diplomacy.
•    Prepares correspondence, communications, and responses to inquiries on behalf of supported leader(s) with limited oversight.
•    Calendar management of the department leaders and appropriate correspondence.

Discern and prioritize meeting importance with a high level of organization and consideration for the needs of stakeholders within the company.
•    Arranges domestic and international business travel, coordinates meeting and event arrangements, and/or tracks expenses that requires a heightened level of detail.
•    Assist in processing visas and passports.
•    Monitors and tracks expenses against budgets; resolves discrepancies, and provides reports to cost center owner or budget manager.
•    Coordinates the end-to-end delivery of department or group events or special projects.
•    Plan and Coordinate offsite and on-site meeting events including support for the facilitator, catering as well as visits to the sites and visitors accommodations.
•    Acts as the department focal point with external vendors, contractors, or service providers.
•    Acts as a resource for and provides guidance and coaching to administrative staff with less experience.nn nn nn nnThe Dow Chemical Company does not offer relocation assistance for this position.

 This includes reimbursement for travel expenses incurred to and from test sessions/interviews.

 If you apply for a position that is not within the area in which you reside, you will be responsible for all costs that you incur.nn nn nn nRequired Qualifications:  n nn
•    A minimum of 5 years of administrative experience is required. 
•    Proficient in Microsoft applications:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook is required. nn nn
•    Must be 18 years old or older.
•    Must be willing to work weekends, and holidays, if required.
•    Must be willing to work overtime (extra hours beyond your regular scheduled) if required.
•    A minimum requirement for this U.S.

based position is the ability to work legally in the United States.

 No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S.

permanent residency (green card) process.nn nn nn nPreferred Qualifications:n nn
•    Experience with the following software/applications is preferred:  SAP, Concur, File Share Manager (FSM).
•    Travel management experience, both domestic and international is also preferred.
•    Event coordination and planning experience is preferred. nn n Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:n nn
•    Trustworthy and able to manage confidential information.
•    Able to work in a fast-pace work environment and handle a variety of tasks simultaneously. 
•    Strong interpersonal skills.

 Must be comfortable communicating and interacting with a variety of people. nn n Education: n nn
•    A minimum of a High School Diploma or GED is required. 
•    An associate degree or higher is preferred. nn nn nn nn Dow Offers: nn A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment  Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth  The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world  Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others  nn nn nn nn nn About Dow nn nnDow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth.

The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners.

Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care.

Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people.

Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020.

References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc.

and its subsidiaries.

For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.nn nn nn nn nnAs part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.

We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at or you may call us at 1-800-523-3945.

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