GKN Legal & HR Executive Assistant in Dallas, Texas

Legal & HR Executive Assistant

GKN Employees Only

Country: United States

Work Location: Dallas

State: Texas

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

This role performs a variety of administrative, support, and corporate governance duties to assist the Legal team and corporate Human Resources team in all daily functions at GKN Aerospace North America headquarters in Irving, Texas.


  • Maintain corporate secretarial records for US subsidiaries and certain non-US subsidiaries and interface with division Secretarial function.

  • Prepare corporate secretarial documents, circulate and track required approvals, prepare Department of Defense registration filings and other legal filings as appropriate.

  • Interface with CSC on corporate secretarial filings.

  • Function as a notary

  • Demonstrate superior grammatical and proofreading skills


Assist with recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and ongoing HR administrative tasks involving employees in the Irving, Texas office, including:

  • Assist with arranging work space and IT equipment setup for new hires/transfers;

  • Coordinate onboarding details with new hires, as well as offboarding details for separating employees;

  • Draft offer letters, office policies, hiring announcements, and other employment-related documents based on existing templates and information provided by HR;

  • Make entries into HRIS system as needed;

  • Arrange HR-related meetings and events;

  • Keep personnel files up to date and compliant with relevant requirements; arrange for destruction or storage of archived files.


  • Develop appropriate support processes, manage executive calendars and appointments, and screen and direct calls

  • Provide general administrative support

  • Maintain electronic files on network and in Sharepoint, and paper files

  • Coordinate and complete travel preparation and accommodations; compile itineraries for trips and meetings

  • Collect all pertinent data for expense reports and submit to finance department in a timely manner

  • Handle routine correspondence and inquiry during management absences

  • Act as an on-site liaison and coordinator for executive management

  • Ability to interact effectively with employees, management, and the executives of our customer base

  • Ability to handle duties with the highest degree of confidentiality and professionalism


  • Share receptionist / mail sorting / general duties with other administrative assistants for entire office

  • Coordinate small to large-scale onsite and offsite events and meetings

  • Interface with upper level contacts from internal and external customers

  • Coordination of payment of vendor invoices and expense reimbursements for department employees

  • Support accounts payable activities in filing and tracking where appropriate

  • Handle incoming departmental mail, sort, and respond to inquiries as appropriate

  • Supervise and administer off-site file program

  • Order supplies, equipment, and services following company guidelines and department requirements

Formal qualifications required:

  • Associates Degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Executive Assistant role in a corporate office setting required

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in preparing corporate secretarial documents

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in office procedures and general math applications

  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, and Excel, as demonstrated by at least 5 years’ experience

  • Ability to be bonded as notary

General Skills and Other Competencies

Professional conduct in person, over the telephone, and in work

  • High level of organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive and take initiative, including performance of duties exercising independent judgement

  • Ability to work effectively with senior management in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality

  • Strong problem-solving and project management skills

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; flexible in finding ways to get work done efficiently

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in the English language

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills

  • Ability to manage and function in a multiple reporting relationship structure

  • Strong work ethic

Key Responsibilities

Not Specified

About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.