Executive Assistant ( Polish Speaker) (8273) London, England

We are looking for Executive Assistant (Polish speaker) to join a tier 1 investment bank for 6 month contract (PAYE) in London. Our client is a global market leader in investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services.

Team Profile:
Financial Institutions Group has a requirement for a contingent/contract worker to assist their global team based in the London office. Throughout your contingent/contract assignment you will be provided with a supportive and vibrant multinational environment, we accept individual differences and believe in collaborative team working.

Primary Responsibilities:

Secretarial/ Administrative
• Extensive verbal and written interaction with internal colleagues and external clients ensuring the building and maintenance of relationships, both domestically and internationally, within the team and across other business units
• Diary management:
- Exclusive control of business schedule
- Maintain calendars, act as ‘gatekeeper’ for diary
- Arrange internal and external meetings, video and phone calls – including all meeting venues, dial-in details, etc
- Pro-actively ensure diaries do not have clashes and use initiative to find resolutions and workarounds
• Travel & Expenses:
- Proactively book and co-ordinate all travel including flights, hotels, visas, currency and ground transportation within the Firmwide Expense Policy
- Ensure relevant agendas and itineraries are organised in advance
- Process monthly expenses (American Express card, out-of-pocket expenses, invoices) in a timely manner, using Firm systems such as Concur
- Ensure expenses are processed quickly and efficiently and are within policy
- Proactively ensure expenses flow through internal checking system
• Maintain in-house Client Relationship Management (CRM) system
• Event management: Closing events, social/team events, etc.
• Any other ad hoc tasks, e.g. ordering business cards, or projects

Absence Cover (Buddy Team)
• Provide phone cover and support to Bankers outside of designated team when other members of the buddy group are out of the office
• Work with buddy group to ensure consistent Assistant coverage during lunch breaks, holidays and sickness absence
• Ensure handover notes are kept up-to-date for ease of coverage


Skills required:

An experienced, confident, friendly, outgoing, people-oriented personality, able to liaise with clients and staff at all levels

• Ability to remain calm under pressure and deal with last-minute changes effectively and efficiently
• Excellent time/priority management skills & flexibility
• Strong team player/buddy to other assistants in team
• Articulate, effective communicator
• Proactive ‘can do’ approach, ability to use own initiative and judgment
• Ownership of all tasks, following up outstanding items without the need for chasing
• Highly organized & attention to detail
• Discreet, professional manner - maintain confidentiality on all aspects of workload
• Good knowledge of Microsoft applications (Windows10), and in particular Outlook
• Experience processing expenses online (e.g. on Concur)
• Experience booking travel via an online booking tool
• Experience working with CRM systems
• Experience using Zoom
• Experience working in Investment Banking (Corporate Finance, M&A Advisory) preferred
• Polish speaker preferred


Whilst engaged on a contingent assignment you will be provided with a supportive and inclusive environment. Morgan Stanley’s skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences.

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