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Administrative Assistant

Company: Pet Parents
Location: Ankeny
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

"Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time." - Pablo PicassoYou're passionate (especially about pets) and quick on your toes - the type of person who likes to jump into different situations and quickly become the problem solver through your awesome critical thinking and decision-making skills.You're comfortable wrangling chaos, you tend to foresee and predict needs, you can spot potential pitfalls before they occur and you proactively take action to prevent bottlenecks from ever happening.If you're thinking, "Well that's creepy, how do they already know that much about me?" - Keep reading. You might be the person we're looking for.DO YOU LOVE TO..Get sh*t done?Set goals - and then squash them?Be proactive?Work under pressure?Pay attention to details & stay organized?Anticipate needs?Interact with fellow pet lovers?Execute plans?Be a part of a lively, small, fun, & energetic team?Learn & become an expert on different topics?Think critically & problem solve?Grow professionally?

Pet Parents - Company Values:Pets Are FamilyWe treat our pets just like we treat our humans. We believe pets deserve their own toy box. We spend more money on our pet's haircuts than our own. Pictures of them take up more space on our phones than selfies. We research and care about what goes into our pets' bodies. We celebrate their birth and adoption days. We cherish every moment we are blessed with their companionship.We are dog people. We are cat people. We are pet people. Pets are family.

Man's Best FriendWhether it's our customers or our pack, we value our relationships and always go above and beyond. We are caring and thoughtful about our customer's experience. We strive to surprise and "WOW" with action.Our team, known as our pack, relies on each other in order to accomplish our common goals. This means, keeping ourselves & each other accountable, being transparent, communicating clearly, and always thinking of others.My Favorite ToyDogs are passionate about their favorite toy, bone, ball, teddy, stuffed porcupine, you name it. We get excited when we talk about the work we do. We love our favorite ball and love playing with it all day. We "nerd out" on the details. We are not waiting for the clock to hit 5pm. We leave it all out in the yard - we don't half-a**. Our pack is passionate.Every Sniff MattersWe are not surface level thinkers. We sniff & analyze everything, think deeply about variables and piece together different smells to form strategies, plans, and conclusions.We are continuously questioning everything. Why do we do it this way? How do our customers feel? How can we do better?Top DogWe are the top dogs of our domains, if we're not today, we will be and will work harder than the next to make it happen. We take ownership of our work and are constantly improving. We go the extra mile to push the boundaries to stay on top.We do more with less. We're resourceful. We work with a sense of urgency, but we work smarter, not just harder. We add value to everything we do, to move the needle.Be A Tail-WaggerDogs are always excited, energetic, and happy - their tails always wag. We aspire to be tail-waggers like them. We are positive, no matter the situation. We find & embrace the good in all outcomes. Even if we piddle on the floor, we learn from our mistakes and continue on. We are playful and fun. We are always down for a game of fetch.We know this is work, but we like to have a doggone good time doing it.

About Pet Parents -:We were born from a pain point with our own pets. We leaped onto the scene at the beginning of 2016, at least doubling every year since. In 2020, Inc. ranked Pet Parents - as the #1 fastest growing company in Iowa, #378 of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies in America, also gaining us the #1 fastest growing pet products company in the US.Our brands and product lines are at the crossing of two macro pet industry trends, the humanization of pets, and a focus on pet healthcare. The stars have aligned for us and we're clawing our way to seize this moment.We love, love, love what we do and what our company stands for - and we get excited to show that through our hard work.We're a scrappy group of pet-loving bada**es looking for fellow top dogs to join our pack. Will it be you?Your Role in Our Pack:This is a full-time position in our Ankeny office.As an Administrative Assistant, you will be an extremely important executor and the "go-to person" for our leadership & PeopleOps packs and other pack members on a variety of projects and programs that we have in place.On top of handling general office administrative-type tasks, you'll dig into projects ranging from assisting process improvements to helping with party planning logistics. You'll enter purchase orders, you'll update calendars, assist with policy and procedure implementation, assist in the onboarding of new pack members & intern program, lead & assist on various other projects, and you will also have the freedom to help us sniff out the best way to shape this role at Pet Parents -. You will become the "go-to person" killin' it or helping other pack members kill it in everything thrown our way. You will need to be comfortable with structured chaos, lead & flawlessly execute unplanned projects like you're simply taking your dog for a walk. You will also get your hands dirty in other aspects of our company and do research, organizing information, the list goes on. You will anticipate needs, proactively crush potential bottlenecks, be a clear and concise communicator, and help serve as a go-to resource and problem solver for our leadership & PeopleOps packs, as well as our fellow pack members.This role requires an uber-precise focus on organization, critical thinking, multi-tasking, time management, a sense of urgency, communication (written and verbal), comfortability with stress & organized chaos, and problem-solving skills to help us "move the needle" on different projects. You will be a Jack or Jill of all trades ready to slay any problem thrown your way.Are you ready?

  • You will be the ultimate utility player.
  • You will wear many "hats."
  • You will have the opportunity to become an expert in the pet industry.
  • You will be the slayer of bottlenecks.
  • You will be a critical thinker and innovator.
  • You will work in a fast-paced & intense environment with constant hands-on projects.
  • You will also be an organizer, researcher, problem-solver and planner.
  • You will have the opportunity to learn and grow far beyond this initial role. In fact, it's our intention and goal to ensure that.If this sounds appetizing to you and you're thinking, "Hell yeah! Sign me up!" Let's move forward to our "Must Haves."You must---
    • Love dogs and/or cats
    • Have a go-getter mentality
    • Have the ability to focus and get sh*t done
    • Be amazing at communicating ideas, problems, and solutions
    • Always be willing to learn
    • Always be willing to come up with creative ideas
    • Have a problem-solver mindset and willingness to tackle any problem thrown your way
    • Be able to wear multiple hats (physically and metaphorically)
    • Be detail-oriented and organized
    • Have comfortability in working with Microsoft Office (specifically Excel) & being a quick learner in understanding various software
    • Be able to be a team player but also work independently
    • Have effective project management skills and be able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects
    • Have a positive mentality & energyMust have at least 1 of the following:Minimum 2 year of experience in a project coordinator/project management role
      Minimum 2 year of experience in an administrative assistant roleMinimum 2 year of experience in a secretary roleMinimum 2 year of experience in an executive assistant role

      • Bachelors degree required

        The "Treats" We Offer(Some of the pawesome opportunities available at Pet Parents -)Health, vision, & dental insurance401k with company match & profit shareHome Owner BonusUnlimited PTO$50/mo gym/yoga/health club reimbursementParental LeavePawrental LeaveFlexible working hoursKick-a** co-workers and great memoriesEmployee DiscountCompany EventsSnack and beverage barNew Furbaby AllowanceUnlimited growth potential for leaders of the packLeadership DevelopmentBrand New Offices (end of 2021)Beach Getaway
        If our core values vibe with you, your potential role excites you and you're down to join us in becoming the top dogs in the pet industry, let's do this thing!

Keywords: Pet Parents, Ankeny , Administrative Assistant, Administration, Clerical , Ankeny, Iowa

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