Administrative Assistant, Kensington

US-CA-Bay Area
# Positions
Kensington (ACCO Brands)
External Referral Bonus
Not Eligible

Position Summary

Kensington, the technology division of ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO), has a current career opportunity to join our local team in San Mateo, CA as an Office Administrator supporting the General Manager, VP of Finance and VP of US Sales & Marketing. 


The successful candidate for this role is an affable, highly-competent, professionally relevant and organized, self-directed individual for this fast-paced technology space to perform a wide variety of administrative and office support duties—confidentially, at times-- by using the office system tools required to pro-actively manage calendars for efficient meetings and conference/video calls, direct internal and external inquiries to the appropriate people within the organization, manage in-coming correspondence and proof-read internal communications, prepare expense reports and reimbursements, and manage travel planning and logistics. In addition, the successful candidate will learn and help execute general office and facilities support, including event planning.  



  • Support is provided through efficiently managing the General Manager's time, including tracking progress of current issues/projects/timelines/key KPIs -- from initial identification through final resolution, providing information necessary for decision making, representing the General Manager to a large number of groups and individuals, and managing the activities of the General Manager’s office 
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills (such as tact and diplomacy), effective verbal and written communication skills; must demonstrate a significant ability for discretion and confidentiality in the handling of sensitive issues, plus have strong time management, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Prepare regular and ad hoc correspondence and reports, as well as spreadsheets, reports, graphs, and presentations for internal and external audiences.  Continually improve technical skills to create high quality, technically savvy documents
  • Schedule meetings, record action items and publish meeting notes, answer and appropriately screen phone calls, direct inquiries to appropriate people within the organization, and manage mail
  • Reconcile invoices and help prepare for accurate payment via the A/P system(s)
  • Coordinate the gathering of information from constituencies for the General Manager's review and generates status reports
  • Timely and accurate filing of documents and maintaining organization and integrity of files, including handling confidential data within a document management strategy for the local executive team.
  • Collaborate closely with the entire Kensington executive leadership team and other ACCO Brands Executive Admins in a cross-functional manner on projects and corporate events
  • Event planning (i.e. sales kick-off events, internationl business meetings, Monthly Café/Employee Update Meetings)


Position Qualifications

  • HS Graduate with an AA or Undergraduate degree strongly preferred
  • At least 1-3 years of relevant adminstrative support experience, including some event planning 
  • Must have basic to intermediate Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook/calendaring skills and have proficiency with technology, including internet/other research methods and sources
  • Working knowledge with arranging travel and processing expense reports
  • Must have proven ability to interact professionally with internal/external contacts and with a solution-oriented, win-win approach; diplomatically handle the most delicate situations and information with emotional maturity, confidentiality and professionalism
  • Display outstanding customer service and team orientation skills with a get-it-done, can-do attitude.
  • Must have excellent prioritization, planning, and organization skills with the ability to effectively manage and deliver to/from multiple sources/groups.
  • Establish and maintain co-operative and effective working relationships with others
  • Be capable of maintaining a fast work pace, managing multiple projects simultaneously, often under pressure. 

Local candidates only

Company Overview

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington operates as the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), a world leader in branded office products, with products marketed in more than 100 countries across the globe.


Kensington is a leader in desktop and mobile device accessories, trusted by organizations around the world for nearly 35 years. Kensington products empower people to be more productive and create content at the highest levels. In both desktop and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive lineup of award-winning products provides trusted security, desktop productivity innovations, and ergonomic well-being. Our tradition holds us to high-quality standards for development. Our commitment to our customers means that the details matter. Our core competencies in engineering, industrial design, product quality, and responsive tech support make Kensington The Professionals’ Choice.


Kensington is a registered trademark of ACCO Brands. The Professionals’ Choice is a trademark of ACCO Brands. All other registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

© 2017 Kensington Computer Products Group, a division of ACCO Brands. All rights reserved.


Equal Opportunity Employer

ACCO Brands is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Company provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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