Executive Business Assistant
Thales Nederland B.V.
4 dagen geleden

The Management Team (MT) of the Secure Information and Communication Systems (SIX) business unit consists of 8 members : the Vice President (VP), the Director Marketing and Sales, the Director Bids & Projects, the Director Engineering, the Director Supply Chain, the Director Cyber Security, the Director Finance, and the Director Human Resources.

Together, the MT is responsible for a divers portfolio of business activities related to secure communications and information sharing, serving a long list of customer in the Netherlands, Europe and worldwide.

Whereas each MT member has its own scope and responsibilities, the team as a whole is responsible for realizing our business objectives, defining and executing our long term business strategy, ensuring an efficient and effective operation and bringing in, retaining and developing talent.

Our core values are : customer focus, ownership and empathy.

About your future job

As an Executive Business Assistant you work together closely with the VP and other MT members. You support the development and execution of the MT’s operational and strategic agenda.

You are a vital element in connecting the MT and the rest of the organisation. Our business environment in the international high-tech safety and security area is at the moment extremely dynamic with big opportunities but also considerable challenges and therefore we need an agile management environment where you will play a key role.

Your main tasks are :

  • Pick Up ad hoc operational business issues with support of relevant stakeholders.
  • Facilitating strategic business reviews.
  • Leading improvement initiatives.
  • Preparing effective and qualitative decision making, together with the relevant team(s) involved.
  • Participate in all MT meetings, and play a key role in preparation thereof.
  • Depending on your ambitions and interests, you will get involved in various (strategic & operational) topics and projects.
  • You may team up with different MT members, and operational teams.
  • Given the broad scope of this job, you will be able to develop various competences (leadership skills) and to grow your in-depth knowledge on a variety of topics within a relatively short period.
  • You will quickly get to know our organisation and build your network. After two to three years, you will be ready for your next career steps, either within Thales Nederlands or the Thales Group.
  • Why you'd be a good match

  • You are an analytical thinker, able to quickly understand your context and the possible impact of issues, and not afraid to challenge the status quo. (think big).
  • You set clear objectives and priorities and can be decisive when required (make it happen).
  • You quickly build relationships with a variety of stakeholders, and are organizationally and culturally sensitive (together).
  • You are an excellent communicator, also in writing, and are able to serve as sparring partner at different levels in the organisation (strategic, tactical, operational).
  • To that end, excellent command of Dutch and English is a must; French is definitely a benefit.

  • You have a political antenna, are representative and discreet, and act in the interest of the company. Whatever the situation.
  • Being flexible and cooperative on the one hand, and able to cope with stress on the other, are key to success in this job.

  • You have a broad interest and keep up to date when it comes to national and international developments that are related to our business.
  • You are ambitious and have great development potential, making this job the kick-start of a career within Thales.

  • You have a relevant Master Degree and a minimum two-four years of relevant professional experience, preferably in an international context
  • You are profoundly interested in safety and security, business management and improvement, and high tech.
  • What's in it for you

  • A challenging job in a great team within our high-tech, innovative work environment. Includes the freedom for initiative and good ideas.
  • Room for personal and professional growth within our organisation, for example in regards to technical, commercial or international skills.
  • Valuable international collaboration with coworkers from 68 different countries around the globe.
  • A comfortable work space in a modern environment, with a focus on flexibility and the right work life balance.
  • You can usually work where and whenever you want. Within Thales, we aim for a 60 / 40 balance, where you work from home at least two days a week, when your role allows this.
  • A good salary, fitting travel allowance, and the ability to personalize your employment conditions : for instance, you can trade PTO for internet costs, our bicycle plan, company fitness and relocation costs.
  • 40 days off per year (PTO). Yes, really.
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