newAdministrative Assistant

Date Posted: Posted2 days ago
Freeport, TX 77541

Job Description

The Dow Chemical Company has an opening for an Administrative Assistant located in Lake Jackson, Texas.

The purpose of this job is to provide administrative support to the Legal Department, specifically the Intellectual Property (IP) section. The role is made up of a variety of organizational and coordination tasks to ensure smooth operation of the department such as:

Key Responsibilities:
  • Patent-related activities, including:
  • Preparing documentation for and supporting the filing/examination for patent applications in the US, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.
  • Managing and tracking patent-related correspondence with patent law firms and government patent offices.

Agreement-related activities, including:
  • Preparing agreement extension documents.
  • Managing the approval and distribution process for technology agreements.
  • Tracking agreement status in the IP Law information management database.
  • Preparation of PowerPoint presentations.
  • Coordination of domestic and international travel arrangements.
  • Internal/External Meeting coordination and organization including teleconferencing, WebEx, Microsoft Teams, videoconferencing, area meetings, often involving multi-site and off-site events.
  • Calendar management.
  • Proof reading.
  • Excellent organizational skills will enable you to set and handle multiple priorities, make decisions independently and maintain professionalism while working under critical deadlines. The ideal candidate is able to communicate proactively, relating well at all levels of the company. Attention to detail, being timely, very good team skills and an ability to communicate clearly should be amongst your strong points.
  • Provides general administrative support to a leader or department. Exercises discretion and independent judgment in managing flow of work. Requires full proficiency gained through job-related training and considerable on-the-job experience to perform a range of tasks under limited supervision.

Note: This position does not offer relocation assistance

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous administrative experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with major office systems including Outlook, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Very good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure of meeting deadlines
  • Flexibility to work independently
  • A team player
  • Competence to prioritize and organize
  • Must be able to handle confidential information with strict discretion and professionalism

  • An associate degree or higher
  • In lieu of an associate degree or higher, Dow Chemical will consider those with four (4) + years of relevant military experience and a High School Diploma or GED.

Dow Offers:

  • 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

About Dow

Dow (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.

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