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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Tourism, Recreation & Event Management
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      July 11,2022
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    Executive Assistant

    2 business units, Retail and Bio & Specialty is what it takes for Sandoz in The Netherlands to fulfil our mission in delivering medicine to patients. By providing proactive support to the Country Head, you will maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the Management Team with the routine operations.

    Your Key Responsibilities:
    Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:
    • Prepare meeting minutes, meeting agendas and communicate Management Team regarding previous made decisions and follow up on action points;
    • Handle and update Country Head schedule to ensure optimum use of time;
    • Coordinate Country Head travel arrangements, various meetings and events,
    • Setup management meetings and prepare action minutes for circulation;
    • Coordinate leadership team projects, coordinate, collate and file electronically corporate and other presentations for use by country head;
    • Process, sort and archive incoming mail. Collect Country Head signature for meaningful documents in a timely manner;
    • Supervise and trace important information for Country Head;
    • Works in close collaboration with Country Head and Management Team;
    • Purchase Order management for General Management: Leading all aspects of the timely creation of purchase orders for multiple vendors;
    • Other kind of administrative support for General Management.

    Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

    Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

    Minimum requirements

    What you’ll bring to the role:
    • MBO education or similar;
    • +2 years of experience in a similar function;
    • Dutch and English is required (both written and oral);
    • Has attention to detail, is organized and knows how to handle their time;
    • Self-starter and feels empowered to make own decisions;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Basic understanding of frequently used computer software and programs, such as Microsoft Office, Outlook and MS Teams;
    • Work from home is possible. Office attendance may be required minimum once a week.
    Desirable Requirements:
    • Additional secretary or management assistance education is an asset but not required.

    What we can offer:
    Competitive salary, annual bonus, pension scheme, voluntary contribution collective health insurance, 27 days annual leave, paid parental leave, flexible working arrangements, home office allowance, employee recognition scheme, bike scheme.

    Why Sandoz?
    500 million patients were touched by Sandoz generic and biosimilar medicines in 2021 and while we’re proud of this, we know there is more we could do to continue to help pioneer access to medicines for people around the world.

    How will we do this? We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

    We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

    Imagine what you could do here at Sandoz!

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    Company/Legal Entity

    Novartis SDZ NL

    Functional Area

    Facilities & Administration

    Job Type

    Full Time

    Employment Type


    Shift Work


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