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Snapshot

We need a proactive, detail-oriented Executive Business Partner to support our COO. You'll manage their complex schedule, build strong relationships, anticipate needs, and ensure seamless execution of key tasks. This role would suit someone who thrives in fast-paced, changeable environments and who has previous experience working with c-suite in global organisations.

About Us

Artificial Intelligence could be one of humanity’s most useful inventions! At Google DeepMind, we’re a team of scientists, engineers, machine learning experts and more, working together to advance the state of the art in artificial intelligence. We use our technologies for widespread public benefit and scientific discovery, and collaborate with others on critical challenges, ensuring safety and ethics are the highest priority.

The Role

We are seeking an exceptionally capable Executive Business Partner to work with our COO! Paramount to this role will be ensuring the COO's time is optimised and they can lead effectively within the GDM. You'll work closely with the COO and other members of the Office of the COO (OCOO) to ensure seamless coordination and execution of their strategic focus areas.

Key responsibilities:

  • Proactively manage the COO's complex schedule, with oversight of the Administrative Business Partner, to ensure priorities are reflected, scheduling conflicts are minimised, and travel is highly efficient.
  • Build and maintain a trusted working relationship with the COO, alongside building effective relationships with their team.
  • Act as the “gateway” and point of contact for the COO, to help maintain strong connections with ExCo, Board leads, and others, encouraging collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support key meetings; circulating agendas, capturing notes and ensuring actions are complete.
  • Project management in partnership w/ OCOO & wider teams.
  • Skilled communicator; partner with teams on content preparation for internal comms & external engagement.
  • Support operational tasks and processes for OCOO; suggesting ideas for continuous improvement and performing meeting analysis to ensure the COO’s time is being used effectively.
  • Represent GDM and the COO in a positive light through great follow-through skills and sound judgement.
  • Have a good understanding of COO/GDM work and priorities and how they connect back to the company mission.
  • Travel with the COO as and when required.
  • Management of one Administrative Business Partner.

About You

In order to set you up for success at Google DeepMind, we look for the following skills and experience:

  • You are highly organised & proactive with a proven track record in diary management, juggling multiple tasks, prioritising effectively and with outstanding attention to detail. You adapt quickly to change and thrive under pressure.
  • You will have extensive experience working in an executive assistant role supporting C-level executives / HNWIs.
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and you anticipate problems with care. By exercising good judgement and discretion, you are able to determine appropriate next steps and problem solve.
  • You are a great teammate, a solid communicator and active listener and most of all passionate about supporting and enabling the COO.
  • You will have experience leading and developing high performing teams.
  • You instinctively act with discretion and diplomacy and remain calm even in stressful situations.
  • You are results-driven and action oriented, able to act with both pace and accuracy, taking initiative to deliver exceptional outcomes.
  • You are naturally curious; you ask questions to build knowledge and are able to think multiple steps ahead.
  • You are passionate about the Google DeepMind mission.

Competitive salary applies

 

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