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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Administration & Operations
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      January 17,2022
    • Entrusting Package
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    Management Assistant

    Date: Jan 7, 2022

    Location: Amsterdam, NL

    Company: AkzoNobel

    We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

    Purpose of the job

    You provide high quality management support to senior people managers/ directors on Level 3, as well as contribute to a professional office administration.

    Key responsibilities

    Calendar management:

    • Prepare the meetings with the relevant pre-read
    • Book meeting rooms with MS Teams
    • Host visitors, provide relevant information to them and introduce them to the appropriate Leadership team members
    • Organize team meetings, workshops and off sites, internally and externally.

    Virtual meetings:

    • Prepare the virtual individual and group meetings with the relevant documentation
    • Book meeting rooms with MS Teams
    • Ensure it is clear who will attend the meeting remote or in person


    • Collect information about planned business trips
    • Arrange visas, air and train ticket reservations, book hotel rooms, make restaurant reservations
    • Manage travel wallet budget
    • Help in the preparation of different documents, presentations and booklets as well as their distribution within AkzoNobel

    Manage internal process:

    • Responsible for the creation and follow up of Purchase Orders (SRM / Purchase Service Now tool).
    • Creation of new vendors/suppliers (Purchase Service Now / Supplier Self Registration).
    • Managing P-card process.
    • Provide administrative services during the implementation of different projects.
    • Concur Solutions: take care of expense administration and monitoring spend of direct reports of the manager(s).
    • On- and offboarding: assist the manager(s) in the handling of formalities associated with on- and offboarding.
    • Internal contacts with Facilities and Information Management, ensuring everything runs smoothly in the team.
    • Sharepoint site owner; maintaining access requests, site set-up, etc.

    What do you bring?

    • Bachelor's Degree or similar working experience
    • Fulltime availability
    • At least 5 years of professional experience, preferably within an international and dynamic corporate environment
    • Ability to proactively collaborate with team members to ensure timely, efficient and accurate output and backfill in case of absence of one of the colleagues
    • High level of organizational savvy and organizational sensitivity
    • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills to effectively work with all levels of the organization (in Dutch and English)
    • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality and work with sensitive data and information
    • Experience in (internal) Communications
    • Proficiency in the use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and SAP SRM, Concur and similar programs
    • Proven basic project management skills to organize and follow through on actions
    • An open, approachable and helpful team player able to work in an inclusive and supportive way
    • Excellent prioritization skills and ability to independently seek solutions
    • Proactively looks to improve administrative and team processes
    • Strong customer services orientation and attention to detail

    Become part of an outstanding company

    AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands. You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability. At a personal level you will also benefit from:
    • a competitive salary with an above average number of annual holidays;
    • participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan;
    • travel expenses to and from work
    • opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role

    More information and how to apply

    We welcome your online application via Only online applications including resume, cover letter will be considered. If applicable, it is essential that you have a visa that allows you to work in the Netherlands. If you have any questions, please contact Tim Laan, Talent Acquisition Partner, +31 880 030 731, option 2. Or send an email to

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

    Requisition ID: 17115

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