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Principal Sr Administrative Assistant in Des Moines, Iowa

As a Sr. Administrative Assistant working within the Product & Dist. Compliance Department, you’ll have the opportunity to impact the overall success of the department company as well as the leaders who you will directly support. This is an opportunity to work with and support a dynamic group of leaders!

Here are a few examples of the types of things you'll do:

  • Apply strategic calendar management and project support for the leadership team and others as needed.

  • Balance sensitive and confidential company and employee information.

  • Partner closely with other Administrative Assistants as well as associates within the business units on requests.

  • Schedule, create agendas, gather presentation materials, and compose notes for board meetings, multiple committees, audits and more.

  • Assist team members with scheduling travel, completing expense reports, taking meeting minutes, running reports, creating presentations, proactively assisting to organize priorities and office technology to build efficiency and increase effectiveness.

  • Manage department processes while generating and implementing innovative ideas to drive efficiency.

  • Maintain various department processes and project work.

  • Miscellaneous project work as needed.

This position is also a great way to advance your career. As a growing company with over 16,000 employees around the world, Principal offers many ways for you to learn more, earn more and achieve more.

  • Associate degree preferred, high school diploma or equivalent required.

  • 4+ years of related experience required.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Teams and Outlook.

  • Excellent verbal/written communication (including grammar and spelling), organizational, problem solving, and basic math skills.

  • Prior experience taking notes for meetings and organizing follow-up communications preferred.

  • Strong technical skills and ability to deliver excellent customer service.

  • Ability to prioritize assignments, adapt to changes in daily tasks when necessary, and multi-task throughout each day.

  • Detail oriented, proactive, and able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.

  • Experience coordinating complex travel arrangements is preferred.


Des Moines, Iowa - On Site

Work Authorization/Sponsorship:

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes, but is not limited to students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.)

Investment Code of Ethics:

For Principal Global Investors positions, you’ll need to follow an Investment Code of Ethics related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.

Experience Principal:

While our expertise spans the globe, we're bound by one common purpose: to foster a world where financial security is accessible to all. And our success depends on the unique experiences, backgrounds, and talents of our employees – individually and all of us together. Explore our core values, benefits and why we’re an exceptional place to grow your career.

Principal is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Requisition ID: 2021-32649

Enterprise Segment: USIS

Business Area: Principal Securities

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 655 9th St

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt