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Chicago, Illinois, United States
December 05, 2017

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Laura Argento

**** *. ***** **. *******, IL ***** 708-***-****

Career Summary

Detail-oriented, results-driven administrative professional with over 20 years of experience in fast-paced, challenging work environments. Proven ability to develop and lead high-performing, cross-functional teams that consistently achieve daily objectives. Develop and implement operational processes that maximize efficiency and productivity while strengthening key business relationships. Outstanding relationship management, interpersonal, and communication skills combined with a demonstrated track record of working alongside persons of all organizational levels. Thrives in team-oriented settings.

Demonstrated Strengths

Purchasing & Procurement

Team Building & Leadership

Administrative Operations

Vendor & Supplier Relations

Office Management

Strategic Sourcing

Executive Support

Program Management

Operational Excellence

Workflow Optimization

Event & Meeting Planning

Resource Allocation

Professional Experience

Barry Roofing Co.

Office Administrator October 2016 – Present

Primarily responsible for managing day to day operations while directly assisting management with general administrative tasks including reception, calendar management, office management, vendor management, accounting support, expense management, event planning and facility management.

Coordinate project deliverables

Invoicing and budget tracking


Office Operations

Aptinyx Inc. (formerly Naurex, Inc.) Jul 2014 – September 2016

Front Office Manager/Receptionist

Provided key support for day-to-day purchasing and office operations, including reception, vendor/supplier relations, expense management, accounting support, negotiations, materials management, correspondence management, nonconformance analysis, calendar management, and facility management.

Strategically source and procure products based on pricing, quality, reliability, consistency, and delivery standards.

Lead the negotiation process to secure high-quality raw materials, equipment, and components at the lowest cost.

Proactively identify, troubleshoot, and address discrepancies with respect to nonconformance, price, or delivery.

Work directly under the Chief Science Officer and Senior Research Scientist to assist with executive functions.

Williams-Labadie Pharmaceutical Advertising Apr 1999 – Jan 2013

Office Services Associate (Jan 2006 – Jan 2013)

Primarily responsible for organizing office operations, maintaining filing systems, planning meetings/events, managing calendars/appointments, preparing important documentation, controlling building access, and troubleshooting equipment.

Actively participated in the employee hiring and recruiting process by posting open positions on social media.

Served as the main liaison and point-of-contact for communicating with outside vendors requiring building access.

Delivered comprehensive training and education to other employees regarding proper software or application usage.

Played a key role in the successful planning, organization, and execution of a transition to new office headquarters.

Receptionist (Apr 1999 – Jan 2006)

Delivered exceptional guest service while simultaneously maintaining the visitor log and managing the switchboard.

Directly accountable for all administrative functions for multiple employee engagement activities and events.

Created and managed exhaustive lists and reports of hoteling offices, visitor numbers, and work orders.

Additional experience as Operations Assistant (1995 – 1999) and Receptionist (1992 – 1995)


Columbia College, Columbia, MO Obtained 30 credits in a year

Technical Skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Filemaker Pro, Lotus Notes, Salesforce, VDI, Concur, SharePoint, Epic

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