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Secretary to the Board of Management

Job Category:  Administrative and Support
Work Location:  Flexible
Office Location: 

Amsterdam, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  3713

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.




The Secretary to the Board of Management takes primary responsibility for all secretarial and management supporting activities for the CEO, Chief HR Officer, Chief Science & Sustainability Officer and the President of the Algae Ingredients Division at Corbion.

He or she will be based in our Global Corporate Headquarters in the center of Amsterdam. In close collaboration with a counterpart who is also based at the HQ,  the Management Assistant operates in the center of a broad and international business and corporate environment, managing a broad portfolio of international contacts internally as well as externally.


The Management Assistant reports directly to the CEO.




As our Secretary to the Board of Management, you will manage and oversee administrative services for the designated Executive Committee members in the Amsterdam HQ office. This includes, but is not limited to the following:


  • Arranging and coordinating executive travel and preparation of meetings.
  • Providing executive support with preparing expense reports and reporting.
  • Organizing, planning and preparing both internal and external meetings, if necessary being able to draw up minutes/action lists.
  • Other general secretarial duties in full collaboration with the colleague management assistant.


Apart from the secretarial responsibilities, the management secretary will manage all activities related to the HQ office in Amsterdam in close collaboration with the CHRO :


  • Act as the focal point for all Safety duties and activities in HQ Office.
  • Oversee and manage facility management of the office.
  • Act as a liaison for the realter and the other tenants.


About you


This is an opportunity for a proactive and  experienced management support professional with an international mind-set and a high degree of cultural sensitivity. A dedicated professional who is flexible, both when it comes to taking on a variety of challenges, as well as with regards to working hours across time zones. He or she will have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills as well as internal customer focus.


In addition, a successful candidate holds the following qualifications:


  • Bachelor degree level (MBO+ or HBO), preferably in a relevant field.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience as a board secretary or management assistant within an international organization.
  • High level of discretion, confidentiality and integrity and the ability to effectively represent Corbion and its’ leadership towards all contacts.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Dutch, both in speaking and writing. The ability to communicate in French is considered highly advantageous.
  • Microsoft Office Suite experience
  • Independent, yet collaborative style of working
  • Flexibility to cope with changing business priorities and working hours


About Corbion 

What makes Corbion truly special is our talented global team of people, who are consciously dedicated to connecting the work we do together with the difference it makes in the lives of consumers, including our own friends and families. At Corbion, innovation is in our DNA; we explore, we discover, we create, and then we do it all over again, finding ever-better ways to help the world solve some of its most pressing challenges. When you come to Corbion, you will find that for us, sustainability is not simply a corporate program, it is at the very heart of our business, giving direction to our work, our investments and our creativity. We exist to preserve what matters.


As a company where day-to-day priorities and decisions are shaped by a shared purpose and vision, we enjoy a working environment energized by empowerment and opportunity. By joining Corbion, you can be part of :


  • A culture open to great ideas wherever they come from, and where your work can make a real difference in the world
  • An organization that values diversity of thought, background and experience
  • A company ready to invest in you, helping you grow toward your personal ambitions
  • A workplace that’s friendly and informal, while being focused and professional
  • An international team small enough to stay agile, but large and talented enough to make an impact today, and for future generations


Our corporate values – Collaboration, Care, Courage and Commitment – define what it takes to overcome obstacles and create the sustainable breakthroughs the world sorely needs. As a member of the Corbion team, you’ll see these values put into action every day, and you’ll have the chance to make your own unique contribution to our collective achievements.


Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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