Senior Executive Assistant


: $57,840.00 - $82,540.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Administrative/Clerical

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Requisition ID: 1744

Job Title: Senior Executive Assistant

Job Country: United States (US)

Here at Avanos Medical, we passionately believe in three things:

  • Making a difference in our products, services and offers, never ceasing to fight for groundbreaking solutions in everything we do;
  • Making a difference in how we work and collaborate, constantly nurturing our nimble culture of innovation;
  • Having an impact on the healthcare challenges we all face, and the lives of people and communities around the world.

At Avanos you will find an environment that strives to be independent and different, one that supports and inspires you to excel and to help change what medical devices can deliver, now and in the future.

Avanos is a medical device company focused on delivering clinically superior breakthrough solutions that will help patients get back to the things that matter. We are committed to creating the next generation of innovative healthcare solutions which will address our most important healthcare needs, such as reducing the use of opioids while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, we develop, manufacture and market recognized brands in more than 90 countries. Avanos Medical is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AVNS. For more information, visit

Key Accountabilities

Provides or leads a full range of administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO/CFO) of the organization, exercising confidentiality, tact and diplomacy.

1. Acts as liaison for CEO/CFO including but not limited to

  • Handles all scheduling, allocation of time and determining which meetings are essential to attend, with whom and when.
  • Communicates directives and information from the CEO/CFO to executives, managers and others in the organization and follows up on the status of assignments
  • Screens calls for business significance and priority.
  • Review incoming mail to determine what needs to be addressed.
  • Assists with the prioritization of the executive s daily activities.
  • Provides executive summary and proactive pre-read materials for all meetings and contracts.
  • Manage digital approvals with CFO and review weekly with CEO/CFO.

2. Responsible for budget for use in planning on off-site meetings or conferences. These responsibilities include but are not limited to vendor and special activities selections, coordination with procurement for the negotiating pricing and vendor contracts and on-site management. Attend meetings as appropriate.

3. Work on problems of diverse scope requiring analysis and Generates new and innovative solutions to complex problems

  • May compile complex data from several sources of information. May develop complex spreadsheets related to financial, billing, accounting, compensation, benefits, department budget, etc. May export or import data, design materials for presentations using graphics and may create links, formulas, macros or mail merges. Produces correspondence with little direction or instruction
  • Identifies important issues for communication. Communicates effectively both orally and in writing to internal and external customers. Reaches resolution to issues prior to delivering communication(s). Corrects or edits communication from managers

4. Manage resolution process with respect to incoming customer inquiries, complaints and issues including identifying appropriate executives to refer calls correspondence to, approve actions as appropriate, follow-up to ensure successful completion, respond to customer as appropriate and inform CEO/CFO of final resolution.

5. Select dates and manage CEO/CFO visits to worldwide locations. This involves notifying and coordinating with the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and their assistants, decision making for overall itineraries, and directing the support required to bring visits to their successful conclusion.

6. Acts as a key representative to internal and external stake-holders including the Board of Directors ensuring satisfaction with the business

7. Schedule appointments and maintain calendar of executive supported ensuring effective use of time management.

8. Arrange business travel, prepare itineraries and complete expense reports. Review expense report approvals with CFO and CEO/CFO each week.

9. Expected to participate in meetings and or conferences to ensure ongoing understanding of the business as well as take minutes of meeting and prepare presentation materials for meetings as needed utilizing relevant software (PowerPoint, Word, etc.).

10. Perform other related duties and projects as assigned or required.


  • 10+ years relevant experience providing administrative support in a corporate setting
  • 5+ years C-Suite Support experience, previous CEO support experience strongly preferred
  • Secondary education required, Bachelor s degree preferred
  • Experience interfacing with a Board of Directors preferred
  • Expertise in MS Office Suite of products, specifically with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Avanos Medical is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are a current employee of Avanos, please apply here .

Join us at Avanos
Join us and you can make a difference in our products, solutions and our culture. Most of all, you can make a difference in the lives, people, and communities around the world.

Make your career count
Our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of others begins with our employees through a comprehensive and competitive range of benefits. We provide more than just a salary our Total Rewards package encompasses everything you receive as an employee; your pay, health care benefits, retirement plans and work/life benefits.

free onsite gym | onsite cafeteria | 401(k) + 6% match | immediate vesting | benefits on day 1 | uncapped sales commissions | HQ region voted best place to live by USA Today

Job Requirements:
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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