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Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) Executive Assistant SR&D in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Executive Assistant SR&D

Date: May 3, 2021

Location: Winston Salem, NC, US

Company: British American Tobacco

Reynolds American is evolving at pace - truly like no other organization.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR An Executive Assistant


FUNCTION: Scientific Research & Development

LOCATION: Winston-Salem, NC USA


This role is part of Scientific Research & Development - PRRP Science

The role is responsible for The Executive Administrative Assistant/Coordinator role will provide key administrative support to the Scientific Research & Development (SR&D) function, and specifically support the EVP Scientific Research & Development. This role may also support other members of the Reynolds American Management Team.

To effectively execute the job responsibilities, the Administrative Assistant/Coordinator should demonstrate expertise in all administrative functions. They should be proficient in all departmental office technology. In addition, they should be able to maintain knowledge of various programs and projects specific to the SR&D team simultaneously. As this role will support the EVP Scientific Research & Development, the role will also be expected to support various Management Team initiatives. The position requires strong organizational skills, a heightened sensitivity to deadlines, the ability to execute with speed and accuracy, to navigate change and possess a high degree of professionalism. The position requires the ability to function as an individual contributor in a team environment, and to effectively manage competing priorities to accomplish a variety of goals. It will be important that the successful candidate work pro-actively and independently.

Reports to: EVP, Scientific Research & Development

Reporting Level: N/A

Geographic Scope: Regional -USA


  • Pro-active management of complex calendars including arranging and rearranging appointments as needed for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Support the planning and coordination of domestic and international travel logistics; including airlines, hotels, and transportation - and take initiative to collect travel receipts and submit expense reimbursement requests promptly.

  • Handle incoming and outgoing phone and electronic communications while exercising and maintaining the highest level of confidentiality.

  • Organize, prioritize, and execute administrative tasks and projects as requested by the EVP Scientific Research & Development and the SR&D Leadership team.

  • Work closely and collaborate with the Executive Assistants for other leaders and other colleagues in support of special assignments, including coordinating details and logistics for Reynolds American Management Team meetings and events.

  • Superior prioritization, organization, proofreading, and office administration skills.

  • High degree of initiative and the capacity to anticipate the needs of professionals.

  • Workload management; manage multiple assignments with a strong focus on organization and prioritization.


  • How do you prioritize tasks on your typical workday?

  • How would you rate your computer proficiency?

  • How do you handle difficult personalities at work?


  • Minimum of 5-7 years administrative experience supporting multiple functional leaders; experience supporting c-suite level executives highly preferred.

  • Experience providing administrative support to an Executive in a matrixed multi-national corporation preferred.

  • Experience coordinating meetings at events and international travel preferred

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities and ability to manage multi-task assignments.

  • Highly collaborative, professional partner with the ability to work as a team player and mutually support and work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.

  • Must manage own performance independently and effectively with excellent time management skills

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule when workloads and deadlines require.


  • High School diploma required, Associate or bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Outstanding proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams); ability to troubleshoot basic software issues and learn new systems quickly.

Job Number: 36055

Reynolds American Incorporated is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We’re a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century.

When other companies talk about growth, they only talk about size. At Reynolds American, we focus on the growth of our people. We take pride in each other’s growth and well-being throughout our careers. We invest in your career and total well-being because we know our companies succeed when our people thrive.


Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Modoral Brands, Inc.; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; Reynolds Brands, Inc.; and Vuse Stores LLC. This position is with RAI Services Company (2200)

Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day.

Compensation/Targeted Bonus

  • Competitive Annual Salary

  • Targeted Annual Bonus

  • Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.

Benefit Summary

Our company offers very competitive benefit plans, including:

  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent

  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package

  • Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service

  • Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave; Also Parental leave/Reduced Work Schedule

  • Confidential personal financial counseling service

  • On-site health clinics and fitness centers

  • A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice

  • Health-care advocacy service

  • Volunteer service opportunities

  • Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union

  • Extensive training opportunities

Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

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

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that stands apart from the crowd.

We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to maximize the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives.

Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email at TalentAcquisition@RJRT.com .

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