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Senior Business Assistant to CRO

Santa Clara


The Senior Business Assistant* to the CRO (SBA) is a talent development role for a period of one year. During this year the SBA* supports and works intensively with the CRO on the day-to-day activities. At the same time, he/she gets the opportunity to experience first-hand and learn about how different aspects of our business are managed. He/she also builds a network with the Board and Executive Leadership Team.


SBA* is responsible for supporting the CRO through:

  • Preparation and timely/quality execution of internal and external meetings
  • Forward looking planning of CRO engagements & travel
  • Follow up on actions from meetings and engagements
  • Collecting, preparing and analyzing information
  • Prioritizing to ensure maximum impact in line with strategic priorities
  • Individual communications to customers, partners and employees
  • Providing advice and helping weigh multiple points of view on various business topics
  • Special projects and initiatives


SBA* works as a tight team with the Executive Assistant* (EA) and the Communications Lead for CRO. Alignment is achieved through daily connects, detailed communication and synchronization on all relevant information to ensure that all parties are fully equipped to perform their tasks.


The SBA* travels with the CRO at appropriate times to participate in people, client and partner engagements to support and make sure actions are picked up and the necessary information is delivered to subsequent stakeholders, and also as a personal learning experience.



  • Good understanding of Software AG technology
  • Well organized and able to plan ahead, forward thinking
  • Effective communicator with high social skills
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Sense of urgency
  • Strong team player
  • Knows how to lead without out authority
  • Results oriented
  • Systems and process thinking
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Fluent in English both written and spoken



  • Tremendous exposure to the company's entire business (Strategy, Financial/Operational Analysis and execution)
  • Hyper boost in learning curve through working and partnering day to day with the CEO and senior leadership team
  • Working on special strategic projects
  • Developing personal network
  • Accelerated path for personal career development



Duration of the assignment: 12 months

Location of Assignment: Due to the nature of the work - candidate will need to be based in Santa Clara (or travel to Santa Clara). 

Due to the length of the assignment, full/family relocation is not offered

Assistance with accommodation and regular travel home will be provided



What you’ll get:

  • A competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits including:  medical, dental and vision plus a generous 401K matching program and other corporate discounts and perks


Software AG is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, religion, color, marital status, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.


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Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto