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Executive Assistant

Boxmeer, Netherlands

Job Description

Do you have a supportive mindset? Are you experienced to manage multiple competing priorities?

For our location in Boxmeer we are looking for a:

Executive Assistant

Welcome in our team!

Within our Animal Health site is the department Bio Technology Solutions (BTS). BTS drives and executes Bioprocess technology excellence in close alignment with their partners in R&D and Manufacturing to ensure robust product introductions, product transfers and a reliable product supply to customers. BTS has considerable expertise in viral cell culture, bacterial fermentation, downstream processing, purification, freeze drying and vaccine formulation. BTS is responsible for seed development, new product process development and commercialization of our animal health large vaccine pipeline. The BTS team in Boxmeer consist of approximately 60 employees divided in various groups.

The role

As Executive Assistant you are responsible to support the execution and realization of the strategic priorities across the division including efforts related to Organization Design, Succession Planning.

Given the nature of the role, strong ethics and integrity is required. You collaborate with leaders to support objectives linked to the strategy. Administrative support is an important component, and you are comfortable with a diverse range of challenges.

With your drive and purpose, you will support the execution of divisional priorities across the integrated network.

Main tasks

Key focus areas for the role, but not limited to these, are:

  • Support programs, processes and projects to ensure they are planned, executed and supported efficiently;
  • Work within the Senior Leadership Team on implementation and realization of plans across our Manufacturing Division end to end network;
  • Work with the Senior Leadership Team to drive, follow up, execute on divisional priorities and change management;
  • Ensure effective communication to Teams; prepare presentations and key verbal messages;
  • Organize, document and facilitate Meetings;
  • Work with Communications to ensure, that messages reflect the current thinking of the Leadership Team and are appropriate for the given audience;
  • Facilitate budget process ;
  • Track monthly operational view such as budget, headcount, etc.;
  • Support on-boarding/off-boarding activities for new team members
  • Provide administrative and documentation support for local employees, e.g.

Financial transactions support (purchase orders, Accruals, Invoicing),

  • Manage distribution list and departmental shares;
  • Maintain Reporting Tools;
  • Travel booking activities/support;
  • Departmental GLP/GMP tasks (administrative).

Experience and skills

  • 5 year’s experience preferably in manufacturing environment;
  • MBO 4 Management Assistant
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Excellent command of the Dutch and English language;
  • Ability to make decisions and to manage multiple competing demands/priorities;
  • Advanced PowerPoint and Excel skills;
  • Ability to work in confidential space.

What we offer

  • You will get the opportunity to develop yourself. In addition, we offer:
  • The possibility to gain experience within the pharmaceutical industry
  • The chance to show your potential
  • A challenging and dynamic work environment with lots of space to develop yourself
  • Professional guidance by an experienced specialist
  • Competitive salary and a 3% year-end allowance;
  • 35,5 days of leave;
  • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates;
  • Solid Pension Plan;
  • Annual bonus based on own and company performance;
  • Travel allowance for commuting;
  • Numerous trainings, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development.

Animal Health

Our Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to preserving and improving health, well-being, and performance of animals and the people who care for them. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.

Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, while our products are available in some 150 markets.

Current Employees apply HERE

Current Contingent Workers apply HERE

Secondary Language(s) Job Description:

Excellent knowledge of english language

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Requisition ID: R281707

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