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Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant

We’re looking for a trustworthy, bright graduate with some industry experience and the drive to get stuck in to help build a world-class, high-growth medical device company. The exposure within this role will give you a fast-track induction to all things related to medical devices in assisting CMR’s CEO and executive leadership team. You will have access to senior level meetings and first-hand insight to decisions affecting the company. You will need to be able to represent the executive team in all you do and you need to act with integrity and discretion.

There’s no expectation that the successful candidate will have previous medical device or Executive Assistant experience but you will need to be able to juggle many activities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. You will be able to manage a diverse and high-volume workload while maintaining effective communication with colleagues and external customers. Ultimately, you are looking for a professional challenge and have a desire to learn fast.

This is a fantastic starting role for someone who is keen to learn and gain valuable insight how CMR operates as a business. We anticipate after 12 months within CMR you'll be in a strong position to identify where in the business you think you could make an impact and what direction you would like your career to take in the future; there are plenty of exciting opportunities here with us!

Why join us?

CMR is one of the UK’s most exciting companies to be joining right now. The scale of our ambition to build a world-class medical devices company in Cambridge is matched only by the breathtaking innovation that underpins our next generation surgical robot. We’re an award-winning company that plans to significantly disrupt the way surgery is performed for the benefit of millions of patients all around the world.

Our values are ambitious, humble, people focused and fair and responsible. If you share these values, our passion for improving lives, and have the skills to make a real difference to the way minimal access surgery is developed and delivered, then it’s a great time to join us.


• Support the CEO and all members of the executive team in daily tasks
• Schedule meetings, appointments, and travel worldwide, maintaining calendars
• Co-ordinate meetings, VIP visits, events and off-sites:

  • Secure locations and set-up, secure resources, co-ordinate hotel and transport services
  • Facilitate transitions between contacts and greet guests as appropriate
  •  Maintain meeting minutes and action items follow up lists

• Develop a solid understanding of the complex global medical devices environment and be able to credibly interact with individuals inside and outside of the company [as company lead contact person]
• Screen email correspondence, mail and telephone calls; review, route and respond to inquiries as appropriate
• Develop, edit, and publish presentations, prepare agendas, letters, and reports as requested:

  • Collect/produce reports as needed by the Executive team

We’re a high growth company and as such roles change and evolve. We’d expect you to be willing to turn your hand to anything within the organisation that helps support the Executive team and CMR deliver its objectives.

About you

Naturally you’ll be passionate about learning and gaining a deep understanding of the medical device industry, but in addition we’d like you to:
• have a BA(Hons) or relevant qualification and some post-study experience in a commercial business
• be discreet and confidential while being personable and fun
• be organised, able to problem-solve and take responsibility for fixing errors
• be able to absorb information quickly
• have a genuine desire to help and support team members so that we can all achieve our best
• have the ability to work closely with senior members of the CMR team and listen to feedback, using it to improve
• be self-deprecating
• be driven to achieve your best work and take responsibility for and pride in all you do

The package

We offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package (including non-contributory pension scheme, cycle-to-work scheme, life assurance and our legendary monthly BBQs). On top of that, you’ll be joining a company with a fabulous culture of ambition, creativity and teamwork, and where fun is just as valued as our commitment to make surgery better for millions of people.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you!

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