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Executive Assistant - Japanese Speaker (2024 Graduates)

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

Manila, Philippines
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Global Administration

Executive Assistant - Japanese Speaker (2024 Graduates)

Who You'll Work With

You will be part of our Global Administration team. 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 Manila, you will work with consultants, function leaders, peer executive assistants (EA), 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 EA team onsite in Manila, working in a hybrid model.

What You'll Do

You’ll build meaningful, collaborative relationships with your teammates and the colleagues who depend on your administrative support.
Whether it’s managing a full calendar, scheduling meetings across various time zones, or arranging and coordinating complex travel logistics, you’ll apply your multitasking, organizational, and decision-making skills to fulfill critical administrative and logistical requests.
Candidates from various backgrounds are successful in this role. We are interested in your potential, attention to detail, and ability to problem solve in a collaborative and inclusive team environment. Because we offer extensive training, this is an excellent opportunity for candidates looking to start their careers, change industries or career paths, or for those currently in assistant roles who want to further grow and develop.
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After a successful recruitment process, you will sign the contract of employment with McKinsey but your start date may depend on the date of your graduation. This is for a full time role to start this 2024 upon completing graduation.
As a people-first firm, we offer a competitive salary, plus an exceptional benefits package that includes:
  • Additional pay components including an annual discretionary performance-based bonus, fixed and variable monthly allowances, and a competitive provident fund program
  • Paid vacation, health-related, parental (maternity/paternity), caregiver, and emergency time off with an option to convert to cash for selected unused leave types
  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage for colleagues and qualified dependents
  • Mental health care support for colleagues and family members
  • Family planning programs including elective egg preservation
  • Short- and long-term disability income protection programs
  • Basic life and voluntary group life insurance programs
  • Business travel accident and additional accidental death and dismemberment insurance coverage
  • Financial assistance and gifts for selected life events
  • Tuition reimbursement programs for relevant further studies or courses
  • On-site clinic and nursing rooms, including a breastfeeding space for moms
  • Free car parking on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Well-stocked cafeteria
  • Hybrid model of working
  • Immigration support, including family members (pre-joining and during visa extensions)
  • Learning programs (including unlimited access to e-learning courses), coaching/mentorship opportunities, and feedback culture
  • Comprehensive onboarding to your new role
  • Professional development opportunities for career growth across the firm
  • Diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment with office- and firm-wide initiatives, communities, and affinity groups
  • And more


  • Bachelor’s degree in Japanese language studies and graduating the class of 2024
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, in English (fluent level) as well as at least N3-N4 Japanese language proficiency (intermediate level; certification not required but good to have)
  • Strong email and calendaring skills
  • Solid knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office applications; Outlook proficiency preferred
  • Excellent administrative, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment (including prioritization skills, flexibility toward change, sense of urgency, and dealing with ambiguity)
  • Strong attention to detail, can-do attitude, and ownership mindset
  • Outstanding customer orientation and ability to professionally handle confidential and/or sensitive information
  • Eagerness to learn, collaborate, and share knowledge and experiences across regions and teams
  • Ability to establish and strengthen relationships with colleagues, clients, and external vendors across the globe
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FOR U.S. APPLICANTS: McKinsey & Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

FOR NON-U.S. APPLICANTS: McKinsey & Company is an Equal Opportunity employer. For additional details regarding our global EEO policy and diversity initiatives, please visit our McKinsey Careers and Diversity & Inclusion sites.

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Job Skill Code - EARC - Executive Assistant
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Posted to LinkedIn Date - Tue Jun 06 00:00:00 GMT 2023
LinkedIn Posting City - Manila
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LinkedIn Job Title - Executive Assistant - Japanese Speaker (2024 Graduates)
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LinkedIn Industry - Consumer Services;International Affairs;Management Consulting
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Entry level