Building a Better Plant-Based Future together

Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive Officer

Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive Officer

Amsterdam, Netherlands

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic. We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We have big ambitions to grow this business and we want to attract the right people – those that love what they do, thrive on responsibility and are looking for career defining opportunities.

About the Role!

Job Purpose

One of the biggest challenges within Upfield is to leverage the time of our CEO, to ensure that he is well prepared on the key issues and able to drive initiatives forward, led by our Manifesto and our five priorities.

We aim to do this by hiring the best and brightest, since these processes are the heart of creating a state of the art organization. We are currently looking for a Chief of Staff to work with the Strategy & Transformation team in supporting the CEO, David Haines, to make the mission of the team a success. A fantastic opportunity for a top-potential who is mature and poised, interacts and influences at C-level and likes to work at the international high-end of the spectrum.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide high-level support to the CEO across a variety of initiatives
  • Ensure clear and thorough communications across stakeholders and produce high quality communications on behalf of the CEO, organizing Board and Exco materials
  • Create procedures and protocols for collecting and prioritizing incoming tasks and requests for the CEO from the other senior leaders
  • Act as a project manager, creating high-quality work plans and managing key work streams for mission-critical priorities and holding staff members accountable to those plans
  • Be involved in highest priority projects and ensure high-level execution as it relates to work coming to the CEO for review by intervening and providing feedback as necessary to ensure it is high quality and meets expectation

About you!

  • Master degree in Engineering, Business or Operations
  • Proven track record of strong business, analytical and organizational skills,
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Tier 1 consultancy, banking or similar experience
  • Experience and knowledge of FMCG is a must and ideally experience in Food or Beverage – knowing this area of business is essential as the team are experienced and will want someone who is at the same pace
  • Having a passion for brands and understanding their value, relevance and power of connection with our consumer and customer
  • Straight talking, with the ability to deliver through relationships at all levels of the organisation. No politics
  • An appetite for challenge, with a hardworking, tenacious attitude
  • Passion for working in a business that is fast moving, execution-minded and entrepreneurial in its focus to grow

You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact.

You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career.

At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.

About Upfield!

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.

If you want to make an impact where it matters apply now! After the closing date the 23rd of March our Recruiter will review your cv and if we see a fit we will set up a telephone interview first. Once we both agree to a fit we move to the first face to face interview.