Administrative Assistant

Rolling Meadows, IL


We are seeking a driven, energetic and results-oriented entry-level (2-5 years’ experience) administrative professional to join our team. The selected candidate will need to possess the drive to proactively develop a broad-based understanding of trade spending within the CPG industry, and the challenges that go along with effectively managing it. To be successful in this position, he or she will also enjoy networking and relationship building within our Team and our client partners and to promote the Adesso Brand. This experience will help with accomplishing internal priorities, goals and organization. There is tremendous long-term opportunity for growth built into this position.

Join us, and be part of something personally and professionally rewarding!

Adesso Background:

Adesso Solutions partners with North American small and midsized Consumer Packaged Goods (SMB CPG) companies to provide Trade Promotion Effectiveness (TPE) solutions through an industry-leading, standard Trade Promotion Management (TPM) system, unique supporting services, and an ongoing community approach. These systems and services continue to expand, based on industry changes and client input. Our solutions help manufacturers manage trade spending to make better business decisions and to improve the payment reconciliation process from retailers and distributors – a long-term industry issue. This represents a huge unmet need and growth area, and our approach is unique to the industry. We’re passionate about doing whatever it takes to drive our clients’ trade promotion improvements and successes over the short- and long-term. We are results-oriented, critical thinkers with a disciplined focus on achieving business objectives. We have experienced significant growth over the recent years in the SMB segment and our business plan expects this continued and expanded growth to continue and accelerate. 

Adesso is also a small team. Everyone is expected to contribute to our clients (and ‘not yet’ clients’ success – this is not a corporation with an ability to hide. Training will be ‘on the job’ for the most part, so the expectation of a ‘roomful of manuals’ should not be expected. 

However, a key focus and differentiator of Adesso is our ability to ‘help our clients relax. We work hard to make it fun – yes, that is a pink flamingo in the logo and the name of our core product. In addition, our product releases are named after beaches and our office has a unique flavor. As a result, virtually all of our clients are highly reference able, and most are very vocal in supporting us. Hard work and focus goes a long way.


This position will be accountable to assist in the development and setting of specific objectives, strategies and tactics for individual projects, to manage office administration, and drive and assist in presentation development – internally and externally, and to address other opportunities in marketing and client training program. 

The successful candidate will be intelligent, logical, focused, able to manage by objectives, and a sponge for knowledge. Also, have a total command of technology, including MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel), and the ability to learn/utilize a CRM system (i.e. These are a must for this position. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop objectives, strategies and plans for daily & weekly activities, to include owning execution of many of them, following up for approvals, and managing to completion by the due date.
  • Manage and follow up on Adesso team calendar and action item lists.
  • Attendance in meetings/conference calls with ownership of detailed note-taking and recapping.
  • Perform shipping tasks through FedEx and USPS.
  • Perform requested clerical and administrative duties as needed by management.
  • Prepare office for client visits, trainings, etc.
  • Assist the Client Effectiveness department with the organization of client calls and requests.
  • Preparation, proofing, editing of presentations, spreadsheets and other documents.
  • Producing marketing materials and client learning materials in-house. This would include any printing and binding tasks associated to the project.
  • Responsible for sales premiums inventory, re-ordering, and preparation for sales meetings and conferences.
  • Attend & represent Adesso at 4+ industry trade shows for industry learning and lead generation.
  • Ongoing, regular research and reporting on competitive activity.
  • management and reporting.
  • Ongoing updating of reports, such as pipeline, solution release progress, diagnostics, etc.
  • Social media marketing, research and leadership in identifying opportunities, such as industry LinkedIn group – then execute said opportunities.
  • Preparation of Business Development documents for sales calls.
  • Assist with client training program coordination and necessary reporting.
  • Assist with planning, moderation & reporting of webinars.


  • Education: 4-year college degree in Business, Communication, English, Marketing, Sales, or related area.
  • Experience: Business/Office Administration experience desirable.
  • High comfort-level with technology.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Hard working, self-motivated, do-what-it-takes candidate that is extremely organized, has great attention to detail, and a proven ability to work effectively and independently.
  • Outgoing and high-energy, dynamic and enthusiastic personality, with high comfort level approaching people, working with local and remote team members, as well as communicating professionally via phone and email.
  • Ability to set detailed daily, weekly and long-term objectives, as well as manage and report on these by targeted due dates.
  • High comfort level with technology a must.
  • Expert level proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent writing/proofing, as well as spreadsheet and presentation development skills, detailed and timely recapping ability of meetings, prospect conversations, and attended events.
  • Has a driven, proactive attitude for learning about trade promotion management solutions. Has the desire for learning through research, store checks, meeting attendance, etc.
  • Some experience with CRM (i.e. a plus, or willingness to


  • Competitive base salary and lucrative incentive plan based on company performance
    (everyone is on the same plan).
  • Excellent Health Benefits (BCBS PPO), matching 401K, along with other
    core benefits.
  • Other unique benefits.

How to Apply:

  • Apply below, or
  • Contact a Senior Executive at Adesso.

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