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Senior Executive Assistant

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

Lisbon, Portugal
Posted on Thursday, July 6, 2023
Global Administration

Senior Executive Assistant

  • Lisbon

Who You'll Work With

You will be part of our Global Administrationteam. This team is passionate about delivering exceptional administrative, organizational, and logistical support. They enable our colleagues and our firm to operate efficiently and fulfill its purpose to help create positive, enduring change in the world.
Based in our McKinsey Global Services office in Lisbonyou will work with consultants, function leaders, external vendors, peer assistants, and other colleagues across the globe on tasks with international reach. You will support managers and partners who are based in other offices than yours and collaborate with your team of assistants onsite in Lisbon, working in a hybrid model.

What You'll Do

You will proactively manage calendar and travel end-to-end, resolve conflicts and make confident decisions on supported colleagues’ behalf and you will prioritize own tasks without guidance.
You will build effective and collaborative relationships with ecosystem of your supported colleagues (e.g., leadership, relevant internal/external groups) and leverage these to deliver on your daily tasks. 
You will serve as liaison/representative to your supported colleagues’ clients, client assistants, internal colleagues, other assistants and departments and whenever possible you will facilitate building of and managing supported colleagues’ client relationships.
You will coordinate/lead activities of a small team of peers or more less experienced colleagues if needed.
You will have the opportunity to contribute to and shape a vibrant and collaborative community by coaching, mentoring, and onboarding junior colleagues and peers. Additionally, you will actively participate in local and firm-wide initiatives and as well as in team meetings and training sessions.
See a day in the lifeof our executive assistants.
As a people-first firm, we offer a competitive salary, plus an exceptional benefits package that includes:
  • Private medical insurance at no cost covering medical, dental, vision, and mental healthcare
  • Food card with daily allowance
  • Fully paid sick days (when documented)
  • Mental health support
  • Various wellbeing, connectivity, and volunteering initiatives
  • Extensive professional development, coaching, and mentorship opportunities
  • Diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment with office- and firm-wide initiatives and communities (charities, sports teams, LGBTQ+, and more)
  • Office in a convenient location with many public transport options and attractive surrounding areas
  • And more


  • Ability to communicate effectively—both verbally and in writing—in English (C1 level - CEFR or equivalent) 
  • University degree not a must
  • Minimum 3+ years previous administrative experience
  • Professional commitment to client service/orientation 
  • Has high level of attention to detail and confidentiality
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and change, exhibiting agility, flexibility, and adaptability 
  • Proactive and confident in taking initiative
  • Critical thinking and strong problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated sound judgement in difficult situations, comfortable making decisions
  • Effective workload planning and task execution
  • Independence and ownership of tasks, ability to work autonomously
  • Openness to new solutions and emerging innovative mindset
  • Very strong written and verbal communication across audiences
  • Relationship building
  • Team player mentality
  • Drive to develop self and others
  • Emerging leadership mindset
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Job Skill Group - N/A
Job Skill Code - SAOA - Senior Executive Assistant
Function - Firm Administration
Industry -
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Wed Jul 05 00:00:00 GMT 2023
LinkedIn Posting City - Lisbon
LinkedIn Posting State/Province -
LinkedIn Posting Country - Portugal
LinkedIn Job Title - Senior Executive Assistant
LinkedIn Function - Administrative;General Business
LinkedIn Industry - Management Consulting
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Mid-Senior level