Executive Assistant/Office Manager

  • Job category Support
  • Employment Fulltime
  • Reference number VAC-10023230
  • Location Amsterdam
  • Contract type Secondment via YER
  • Industry Engineering

About this vacancy

Position Description

The Executive Assistant/Office Manager will be responsible for the administrative and organizational management of Kendrion’s Amsterdam based head quarter. The ideal candidate will be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks, will be exceedingly well organized and flexible, and will enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting a small office of 17 diverse people and numerous programs. The position requires a motivated team player who demonstrates dedication, self-direction and uncompromising attention to detail.

The successful candidate will work closely with the CEO, CFO and the Kendrion Leadership Team to support the business efficiently and to coordinate and perform daily administrative and office management tasks with a solid understanding of how to best support the company’s overall goals.

The position involves coordination and management of executive calendars, travel arrangements, frequent communication and coordination with Kendrion staff in the various subsidiaries in Europe, the US, China and India. Outstanding spoken and written communication to include excellence in spelling, grammar and proofreading in English is required. In short, this individual must be able to function effectively in a variety of roles within a dynamic environment under minimum supervision.

The ideal candidate has previous experience as an Executive Assistant or Office Manager in a corporate environment and is adept at evaluating and implementing technology and automation tools to support smooth operations at every level.

Job description

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the CEO and CFO with daily schedule and duties, to include managing calendar, commitments, and travel
  • Annual planning and coordination of (international Kendrion Group meetings, such as Management Team, Leadership Team, Supervisory Board, Top 50, meeting etc.)
  • General support to Kendrion Amsterdam
  • Perform general office/facilities management duties to including managing the inventory of office supplies and maintaining office facilities and equipment by assisting with procurement, routine maintenance and upkeep


About Kendrion: Precision. Safety. Motion.

Kendrion develops, manufactures, and markets high-quality electromagnetic systems and components for industrial and automotive applications. For more than a century, we have been engineering precision parts for the world's leading innovators in passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial applications. As a leading technology pioneer, Kendrion develops and manufactures complex components and customized systems as well as local solutions on demand. We are committed to the engineering challenges of tomorrow, and taking responsibility for how we source, manufacture, and conduct business is embedded into our culture of innovation. Rooted in Germany, headquartered in the Netherlands and listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange, Kendrion's expertise extends across Europe, to the Americas and Asia. Created with passion and engineered with precision.

Offer description

You will be employed by YER and seconded to Kendrion. We offer:

  • Good employee benefits
  • Excellent guidance from your consultant and YER's back office
  • Friendly atmosphere and open culture
  • Community/network with other technology professionals from a variety of multinationals
  • Events and master classes with interesting speakers and attractive companies
  • There is also the possibility of being hired as a freelancer

Candidate profile

Skills and Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience as Executive Assistant and/or Office Manager
  • Affinity with an international business environment
  • Demonstrated organizational skills; attention to detail; ability to manage complex tasks and prioritize competing demands in order to meet deadlines
  • Outstanding oral and written English communication skills, including an affinity for international networking and presentation
  • Excellent numeracy and MS Office skills
  • Oral and written German language skills are desirable but not required