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      August 02,2022
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    Management Assistant

    Want to help us bring happiness to the world? Want to join an ambitious and fast growing global biscuits and confectionery business investing heavily in iconic global brands, infrastructure and people? Then this is the place for you.
    As proud bakers and chocolatiers and custodians of iconic global brands, we don’t compromise on the quality of ingredients in our products or on the people we hire. We are looking for entrepreneurial spirits who share our passion for bringing happiness to our consumers and who embody our Winning Traits.
    To succeed at pladis you need to be purpose-led, resilient and positive to succeed here because we expect pace and agility, we insist on collaboration and demand accountability. If that is your thing, then pladis offers global ambition, a clear Vision and roadmap for success, challenge, and unrivalled opportunities to learn and make an impact

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    The Challenge
    We are looking for a Management Assistant based out of Zandaam, with a big passion for people and biscuits. We offer you the opportunity to join our team, and contribute to our mission to bring ‘Happiness with every bite’.
    The position entails
    This Management Assistant role requires a high degree of flexibility, focus, attention to detail and can-do attitude. To provide world class Management Assistant support to Minimum two C-Suite members of our pladis Leadership Team. You will help leaders to be make the best use of their time by providing administrative support such as monitoring email, drafting communications on their behalf, planning and organising meetings and their travel.
    Your main responsibilities
    • Maintain confidentiality and discretion regarding potentially sensitive information at all times
    • Arranging extensive international, multi destination travel, ensuring the Chief is entirely organized with visas, accommodation, transport and travel pack.
    • Managing complex diaries optimising time in the diary, proactive planning and prioritising, ensuring coordination with private commitments, rearranging the diary on a daily basis along with an understanding of the meetings.
    • Ensuring regular 1:1s with the Leadership team, arranging a wide variety of meetings from internal (which may be across several different time zones) to external. Providing a meet and greet service when required and ensuring the Chief is well organised and prepared with the relevant papers, in plenty of time prior to any meetings.
    • producing documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations. Keeping close attention to the deadlines and reminding members of the team when required to ensure all papers are executed on time;
    • Ensuring the Chief maintains regular contact with team, fellow leadership members, general pladis employees and external clients.
    • Processing all invoices, expenses, and credit card statements, following approval by the Chief.
    • Devising and maintaining office systems, including data management and filing;
    • screening phone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate;
    • Ensure proactive building of good relationships with opposite number/s in internal and external stakeholders / partners
    • Act as first point of contact for and manage general communications
    What do you bring?
    • Very good knowledge of MS Office applications (Excel, Word, especially Power Point presentation);
    • Excellent coordination, organization, communication and presentation skills;
    • Should be eager to learn, flexible on working hours, open-minded and team-work oriented;
    • Superior verbal and written communication skills;
    • Proven problem-solving abilities with challenging deadlines and priorities; .
    • Ability to anticipate change and react efficiently and expeditiously;
    • Ability to remain calm and focused under pressure and work within strict deadlines
    • Maturity to handle multiple tasks and confidential issues/material as well as communicate effectively with other directors and team members.
    • Excellent Negotiation and Networking abilities.
    What we offer
    Working for pladis means challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment that allow you to enhance your personal development. pladis recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.
    A few of our benefits:
    • Fixed term employment (12 months) within sight of a permanent employment
    • Development opportunities through our pladis Academy & other training programs
    • A competitive salary
    • Fulltime employment (37,5 hours per week)
    • 34 holidays (based on fulltime)
    • Pension in pensionfund ‘Zoetwaren’
    • Discounts on heath insurance, gym memberships, bikes etc
    • Biscuits, chocolate and other snacks from our personnel store;
    • The best colleagues in an informal working environment.
    Who are we?
    Koninklijke Verkade, founded in 1886, with amazing brands like Verkade en Sultana, is part of pladis since 2016. pladis is one of the world's leading snacking companies. We are the proud steward of over 300 years of family baking and confectionery experience. A worldwide community with 16.000 collagues around the world. Each of us bring our experience in happiness. Each of us is unique, but we find each other as a family of bakers and chocolatiers, hardworking, with pride and purpose. After all these years we believe that biscuits and chocolate brings people together. We are pladis. We bake Happiness. Happiness with every bite.
    pladis succeeds because of people like you. People who wake up in the morning excited to get to work. Who believe in themselves and their potential. Who want to grow as part of a global community of like-minded colleagues.
    pladis colleagues care deeply about being the best. About winning, staying the course and never giving up. Whichever part of the world we’re in, whatever our role. Whether we’re baking, working in HR, finance, marketing or many other areas – we win as one pladis team.
    And while we’re all unique, we share something in common. It’s the code by which we live and work. We call it our ‘Winning Traits & Behaviours’: Purpose Led, Agile, Collaborative, Positive and Resilient. Five aspects of pladis life that define who we are, how we interact and get things done.
    If pladis sounds like the place where you can thrive and help write the next chapter in our growth story, then check out opportunities around the world and follow us for the latest information from our teams.
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    To apply for this job, please send your letter of application and resume to pladis Global by using our portal. Questions? Please reach out to Bhawana Dhawan, HR Business Partner, via
    Diversity and inclusion is central to everything we do and is reflected across our business. pladis brings together brands and people from around the globe – and this diversity is our great strength.
    We’re an equal opportunities employer and believe in encouraging an inclusive environment where we celebrate diversity of thinking and respect everyone’s distinctive qualities and perspectives.
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    pladis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.
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    We will not accept CVs from any other sources other than those currently on our PSL. We will not pay a fee for any candidate that has not been represented by a provider on our PSL.
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