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Management Assistant to 3 HR Directors

AkzoNobel | Amsterdam | HBO | Fulltime | Sluit 2017-09-04

A highly responsible and autonomous role within a leading global organization

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. We are a leading global producer of paints, coatings and specialty chemicals, supplying essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide.

A strong and forward thinking HR function is key to our global success. Within this context, your mission in this role is to provide wide ranging and effective administrative support to three HR Directors: Organizational Design & Strategic Development; Operations; Business Area Performance Coatings.

Is this a role that matches your profile as an approachable and helpful team player, able to work inclusively towards the team’s collective objectives? Could you collaborate proactively with team members to ensure timely, efficient and accurate deliverables? Have you acquired the project management and prioritization skills necessary to organize and follow through on actions, autonomously seeking solutions as necessary? Above all, can you proactively seek to improve administrative and team processes within our dynamic, multicultural and multinational business environment?
If you offer all this and more we invite you to apply for the role of

Management Assistant for HR Director Organizational Design & Strategic Development, HR Director of Operations and HR Director Performance Coatings

The role and its responsibilities

Working from the AkzoNobel Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, you are responsible for a wide range of administrative and project management activities. These include agenda management and the processing of e-mail, regular mail and other correspondence (in English and Dutch). You also organize and prepare meetings. Further, you manage the administration of vendor payments (creation of purchase orders, following up on payments and postings as necessary), as well as ad hoc administrative or coordination tasks. For all three directors you manage travel coordination, visa requests and the processing of expense reports.

Please note that this is a role with considerable autonomy. As such you will be expected to take the majority of decisions as they relate to your own sphere of tasks and responsibilities, without seeking approval from managers.

Candidate profile
To apply for this position you must possess the following attributes:

  • Minimum Bachelor (HBO) level, with a Secretarial degree an advantage;
  • Minimum 3 years professional experience as a Management Assistant, with knowledge of Human Resources processes an advantage;
  • Proficient in the use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and SAP SRM, Concur and similar programs;
  • Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality and work with sensitive data and information;
  • Strong customer services orientation and attention to detail, able to professionally represent our company values;
  • The strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including Dutch and English (written and oral), necessary to work effectively with all levels of our matrix organization.

Application details
For further information, please contact Ashna Badal, Talent Resourcing Partner, tel. +31 (0)88-010 6789, option 2. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to www.akzonobel.nl/careers, reference 170002F5 or use the ‘Apply’ button.
A pre-employment screening may form part of the application procedure.

Agency or sales calls are not appreciated

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Flexa, Sikkens, Alabastine and Jozo. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.

Keywords: Job vacancy, Full-time, Amsterdam, Secretary, Management support.

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