Canonical is hiring a
Senior Executive Assistant in Worldwide

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Senior Executive Assistant
🏢 Canonical
💵 ~$83k-$104k
📅 Posted on Jul 11, 2024


The job is for a Senior Executive Assistant at Canonical, a leading provider of open source software. The role involves supporting significant projects and one or more departments, coordinating meetings and reports, organizing international events, managing suppliers and stakeholders, and collaborating across teams. The ideal candidate has excellent academic results, a degree in a business or technical subject, strong communication skills, responsibility, integrity, accountability, self-awareness, thoughtfulness, and the ability to travel up to four times a year for company events of up to two weeks duration.


  • Excellent academic results at school and university
  • A degree in a business or technical subject
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Responsibility, integrity and accountability
  • Self-awareness and thoughtfulness
  • Ability to travel up to four times a year for company events of up to two weeks duration
  • Ability to learn new technology and software quickly


  • Support operations for one or more departments in the company
  • Coordinate monthly reports and schedule meetings and interviews
  • Organise and run international company events including logistics
  • Manage quarterly and annual executive meetings
  • Collaborate across teams on activities and initiatives
  • Manage suppliers and stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in operations and executive support
  • Project management experience
  • Event related experience
  • Travel industry experience


  • Distributed work environment with twice-yearly team sprints in person
  • Personal learning and development budget of USD 2,000 per year
  • Annual compensation review
  • Recognition rewards
  • Annual holiday leave
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues
  • Priority Pass, and travel upgrades for long haul company events
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