Sensata Technologies, Inc. Sr. Level Administrative Assistant in Thousand Oaks, California

Manage administrative tasks for the Thousand Oaks site and site GM. In addition the role will support Aerospace & Defense Business Unit staff at other locations, primarily Attleboro MA. The Aerospace & Defense BU currently comprises Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Contracts, Customer Services, Product and Program Management functions.

Ensure professional support is provided for all administrative activities of the Business Unit in line with published policies and procedures (as may be amended from time to time).


Provide direct personal administrative assistance to the General

Manager (Aerospace) and general administrative support to the Business Unit and Thousand Oaks location

  • Develop analytics/scorecards/dashboards/KPI’s for Aerospace BU

  • Responsible for HEAVY calendar management; requiring interaction with internal/external executives and assistants to coordinate a variety of executive meetings and conference calls

  • Preparation of expense reports for GM, verifying compliance with published procedure

  • Arrange professional travel both domestic and international including airfare, hotel, and rental car, etc.

  • Screen incoming calls, email, and other correspondence and responding independently when possible

  • Support customer visits to Sensata Thousand Oaks location, including hotel arrangements, visa applications, visitor/ITAR documentation, etc.

  • Participate in and support departmental and All Employee meetings, publishing minutes and action logs; Pro-actively create, coordinate, assemble, and disseminate documents, presentations and other materials required for meetings

  • Prepare meeting rooms, establish conference calls for outside employees/attendees, prepare technology for presentations and communication; and communicate the appropriate details to all attendees

  • Collate and maintain BU performance metrics/data for scorecards and monthly department reports

  • Oversee departmental adherence to file/document retention standards (including network drives organization)

  • Obtain and maintain approval records in accordance with Sensata’s Delegation of Authority rules

  • Oversee a number of general administrative duties including but not limited to:

  • Arranging for visitor catering needs;

  • Supporting new staff induction planning/on-boarding, etc.

  • Supporting employee engagement activities (i.e. monthly site activities, employee committee, suggestion board, etc.)

  • Coordinating with facilities management in relation to office equipment, furniture, etc.

  • Maintaining appropriate inventories of office supplies

  • Manage some purchase order /invoice processes for the Aerospace BU

Job Requirements:

A successful candidate must have/be:

  • 10-15 years prior “C-Level” Executive Assistant experience;

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred:

  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel & PowerPoint) and very tech savvy (Office, Mobile and other technology-video conferencing, telephony, etc.)

  • Experience using CRM tools (i.e. SalesForce.com) and ERP systems (i.e. JDE, Oracle)

  • Exposure to lean six-sigma concepts is a plus

  • Able to maintain a high level of discretion and confidentiality;

  • Comfortable operating in an entrepreneurial, fast paced, performance oriented environment;

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • Able to act autonomously and make decisions with little input or feedback from the GM;

  • Manage high stress situations and strong personalities while maintaining poise and multitasking under pressure; sense of urgency about tasks or assignments

  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously; follow through on issues in a timely and efficient manner;

  • Protect the GM from nonproductive tasks and persons while effectively managing his schedule;

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills; exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Must be comfortable communicating with a wide variety of people internally and external to the company;

  • A positive, upbeat personality, high energy, can do attitude; team player

  • This role at times requires off-hours responsiveness. Must be available after hours and weekends to manage travel, answer questions, etc.;

  • Polished professional appearance and demeanor, well developed business acumen.

Additional Details:

Because this position requires potential access to technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the successful candidate must be a "U.S. person" as defined in the ITAR and EAR. In order to be a U.S. person for ITAR and EAR purposes, you must: (i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident (i.e., "green card holder") of the United States; or (iii) have been admitted to the United States as a refugee, or have been granted asylum, provided that you have applied for naturalization within six months of the date you first became eligible, and if not yet accepted, you are actively pursuing naturalization after two years from the date of your application.



Our employees are the reason we have been successful in the past and the reason we will be successful in the future. Employees’ skills, talents and work ethic have defined the business and will shape our collective future.

Our Vision is to be:

  • A world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and electrical protection

  • Satisfying the world’s growing need for safety, energy efficiency and a clean environment

  • A partner, employer, and neighbor of choice.

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Sensata Technologies is one of the world's leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions. Sensata's products improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day in automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning and ventilation, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications.

We are a rapidly growing company with $3 billion in annual revenues, operations and business centers in 13 countries and more than 20,000 employees worldwide, including 900 people in mostly engineering, business development and corporate support roles at our U.S. headquarters in Attleboro, MA.

We pride ourselves on being a leading global company with strong, local decision making and innovative complex products that make a real difference. We have a reputation for unwavering integrity and offer global exposure to world-class talent and significant personal growth and development opportunities.

Note to applicants for positions in the United States:

  • Sensata is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) / Affirmative Action (AA) /Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled Employer.

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