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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Administration & Operations Food & Beverage
  • Languages
    English Chinese
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      September 08,2021
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    Innovation Assistant

    Company description:

    About Yili:

    Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd, a provider of healthy and nutritious food products, is China’s largest dairy producer with complete product lines for Milk, Yoghurt, Ice-cream and Infant Milk Formula. Additionally, Yili is developing food product categories outside dairy. Yili has rapidly developed over the last decades and is now the number one dairy company in Asia and number five in the Rabobank ranking of global dairy companies. Yili reaches out to the world to build global innovations, a global supply chain and global markets.

    About Yili Innovation Center Europe (YICE):
    We are the center of Yili’s innovation network in Europe and work intensively with partners along the value chain in the fields of nutrition & health, product and process technology, food safety, and related fields. By bringing together expertise of our partners and our company we create win-win relationships to deliver innovations for the market. We focus on bringing breakthrough innovations and world class products and processes into Yili. Our European center was founded in 2014 and is located on the campus of Wageningen University in the heart of Food Valley in The Netherlands. From there we reach out to partners across Europe.
    We have an interesting job vacancy at the moment for an Innovation Assistant. The position is located in Wageningen, The Netherlands and reports directly to the Director of Yili Innovation Center Europe.


    Job responsibilities:

    1.Support the team by preparing documents and running internal procedures, e. g. for new project approval, supplier bidding and contract clearance;
    2.Processing of invoices and payments;
    3.Management of annual budget, contracts and inventory;
    4.Human resources management for team in Europe (salary/holiday administration, illness registration, ensuring performance management processes, practical arrangements for new team members and internship students);
    5.Planning of practical arrangements around business trips for the team and visitors to the European Innovation Center;
    6.Contribute to general office management;
    7.Building an informal network throughout the Yili organisation to Innovation Center Europe well to the different departments and business units;
    8.Contact person for information/support requests from colleagues in China. Coordination of collecting the required information;
    9.Ensure regular updates and progress reporting on projects towards headquarter;
    10.Translation of documents, presentations and during meetings;
    11.Depending on background and experience participate in and assist projects in the field of dairy and food products.

    Job requirements:

    1.At least BSc degree in a relevant field. A background in food is an additional benefit;
    2.Willingness to bridge between European and Chinese cultures;
    3.Fluent in Chinese and English (written and spoken); Dutch language skills are beneficial;
    4.Able to deal with diverse personalities of key contact persons;
    5.Independent working with ability to prioritise task and handle deadlines;
    6.Eye for detail in procedures and figures;
    7.Solution oriented thinker.


    Working location: Wageningen

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