Executive Assistant Specialist Company Secretary – Ahold Delhaize – Zaandam

Ahold Delhaize

Hi, we are Ahold Delhaize, a global family of caring brands
Helping people eat well, save time, and live better. That is what Ahold Delhaize (55m weekly customers, 413k colleagues) stands for. As one of the worlds largest and most forward-thinking food retail groups, our global family of local brands creates inspiring shopping experiences. Whether people shop at brick-and-mortars, prefer quick pick-ups, or opt for the convenience of ordering online, Ahold Delhaize delivers. 

We are growing our business quickly but responsibly. We advocate and accelerate sustainable retailing, responsible sourcing, supporting local communities, and helping customers make healthier choices in a world in transition. That requires the courage and wholeheartedness to have convictions and stand up for what we believe in. It also takes a growth-hacking mindset: tomorrows opportunities call for tomorrows skills. But most of all, it requires us to be there for the people and communities we serve. #daretocare

Dive wholeheartedly into these key responsibilities:  
Support the Chairman, Vice Chairman and members of the Supervisory Board
Support meeting processes
Support Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
Stakeholder management
Administrative tasks Company Secretariat

As Executive Assistant for the Company Secretary, you support the Company Secretary in ensuring good, transparent and efficient meeting and decision-making processes at the top level of the primary decision-making bodies(Supervisory Board, Supervisory Board committees, Management Board and Executive Committee) of the group company Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. that is listed at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

In this role you will support the Chairman, Vice Chairman and other members of the Supervisory Board. You will manage an adequate process of distribution of meeting materials at the top level of the organization. We expect the Executive Assistant to be pro-active and anticipate needs, to be responsive and adaptable, to be familiar with technological requirements, to reflect our company values, and to operate to the highest discretion standards.

The Executive Assistant is part of the Company Secretariat. and reports to the Company Secretary and works closely together with the Deputy Company Secretary. The Executive Assistant has a more supporting role while the Deputy Company Secretary has a more executing and content-related role. Main other stakeholders involved are the members of the Supervisory Board, Management Board and Executive Committee, heads of group functions such as Legal, Treasury, A&R, Internal Audit, etc, and their assistants and associates. External stakeholders are the external auditor, external advisors, shareholders etc. Tasks are performed in a highly demanding environment which requires full time availability (40 hours a week) with flexible and sometimes irregular working hours.

We welcome caring colleagues who 

  • Combine a degree in a relevant field of study, for example Legal Secretary or Executive Assistant, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience, e.g., in a similar role
  • Are versed in Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and with Adobe Pro
  • Have a high level of discretion, a strict adherence to privacy and confidentiality is required
  • Are highly motivated, a proactive person who is hands-on with capability to initiate problem solving to get results quickly
  • Have the ability to self-manage, including to prioritize work(load)
  • Pay strong attention to detail and organization
  • Are Customer oriented
  • Have strong follow-up skills through a careful system of organization
  • Are as caring, courageous and growth-minded as your colleagues, and are happy to embrace and advocate the #daretocare philosophy
  • At Ahold Delhaize and our local brands we define diversity broadly, seeing it as inclusive of thoughts and skills, generational differences, LGBTQ+, gender, race and ethnicity, disabilities, nationalities and more, and we accept all people for who they are.

    This is how you keep growing 
    Ahold Delhaize is growing enthusiastically, but sustainably. If we can grow while having a more positive impact on people or our planet, were going for it. We encourage all of our 413,000 colleagues to share this attitude on a personal level, so opportunities to master new skills and expand your capabilities are a given. And because were a global family of brands, finding your next challenge comes (almost) as naturally as calling an actual relative. We #daretocare for our people at all levels. What that translates to in this role?

  • A gross annual salary between 38.000 and 50.000 euro. This is including holiday allowance.
  • The development and career prospects you associate with a global player: coaching programs, plenty of growth opportunities and attractive, cross-brand career options
  • 25.5 regular and 19.5 ADV days
  • Flexible working hours: We foster a vibrant culture by balancing in-person connections and cross-functional collaboration. Therefore, we ask you to ensure you spend at least 50% of your working time each month at the office.
  • A laptop and a smartphone
  • NS business card and discounts on health insurance and groceries 
  • The chance to drive meaningful change healthy, affordable food matters on a truly global scale 
  • Membership in a diverse community that wholeheartedly embraces courage, inspires growth, and dares to care 
  • Dare to care and grow with us? 
    We look forward to teaming up! Virtually and at your home away from home: our vibrant HQ, right next to Zaandam station. Want to know more before you hit the Apply button? Marie Lont, Talent Acquisition Partner, will gladly talk you through the position at .

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