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Personal Assistant CEO, Rotterdam, NL

Vacancy: Personal Assistant CEO who is ‘equipped for impact’.

Do you want to be part of a globally operating team of innovators? Do you also think bigger than big? And, do you have what it takes to make an impact? Then we might be looking for you. Find out more about our vacancy for Personal Assistant CEO.

About our organisation

We are Huisman. We develop step-changing technical solutions and translate these into the design and construction of the largest onshore and offshore installations. For decades, we have been working all over the world in the offshore wind, geothermal, oil & gas, leisure, and civil sectors. With our passionate workforce and worldwide production, service & sales facilities we are equipped for impact in these times of energy transition.

"We are a team of smart people who want to make a positive impact on the world."  

Charlotte Roodenburg, Manager New Build Sales 

About the position of Personal Assistant to the CEO 

Are you a proactive problem solver with excellent communicative skills? Do you have an eye for detail, and do you work accurately? Are you flexible, and can you switch quickly between different tasks and situations? Do you have previous experience in a role in which you supported the CEO? Read on because we may have the perfect job for you.

As Personal Assistant you are the CEO's right-hand man or woman, and you play a crucial role in ensuring that he can work as efficiently as possible. Your challenge is to take as much of his workload as possible, and prepare his tasks thoroughly. 

In addition to the daily coordination of the agenda and handling the correspondence, you enjoy taking on many different tasks. For example, you organize the business trips in detail, prepare meetings, but you also do not mind relieving him, if necessary, on private matters. Moreover, as PA, you are an important link between the CEO and the organization. 

You report directly to the CEO and you work closely together with your colleague. Together you form the executive secretary's office, which is responsible for supporting 4 board members; your focus will be on supporting the CEO. Due to the nature of the position, it is strongly preferred that you work in the office. It is possible to work from home occasionally.

What do we expect of you?

As Personal Assistant CEO at Huisman, you must be an organisational powerhouse. No matter how busy or hectic it gets, you stay calm and always keep track of what is going on. Your accuracy is unparalleled, and you take the time to double check everything. Your personality fits well with Huisman's corporate culture, which can be characterised as no-nonsense, informal and result oriented. You know how to easily make and maintain internal and external contacts, and you move around the organisation with ease. You are organization sensitive and have attention to detail. 


  • You optimally manage and plan the CEO's agenda, including coordination of internal and external meetings, business travel and events;
  • You are the first point of contact for clients, business relations and consultants, as well as for colleagues, and you provide the CEO with timely and accurate information;
  • You handle incoming and outgoing correspondence;
  • You prepare, edit, and check corporate documents, presentations, and reports;
  • Agenda, time, email, and travel management.

Finally, the skill "forward thinking" should not be missing. As Personal Assistant CEO you are someone who thinks not one, but eleven steps ahead. You have the ability to take all possible scenarios into account in advance and to come up with a well-considered solution for each scenario. Your proactive approach helps you to anticipate and solve potential challenges before they present themselves, providing valuable support to the CEO.

Wondering if you are 'equipped for impact'? 

You are: 

  • Honest, discrete, energetic, accurate and structured;
  • Proactive and stress-resistant and you are able to function both independently and in a team;
  • Flexible and decisive;
  • Quality- and service-oriented, even under pressure;
  • Well presented.

You have: 

  • Higher professional/university education or equivalent ability; for example, a completed HBO-MER (Management, Economics and Law), MBA (Master Business Administration) or Schoevers MBA Executive Support;
  • At least four years of experience in a similar position reporting directly to the CEO/Managing Director in an international setting;
  • Affinity with working in a family business;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, in both Dutch and English;
  • Strong time management skills and you are able to organise and coordinate multiple projects at the same time;
  • Experience with common software programs, such as Microsoft Office, Excel and Powerpoint and you quickly master new software and systems;
  • Strong communication skills and you are good at building and maintaining internal and external networks.

More about Huisman

We design and produce in-house and deliver our turn-key products to clients worldwide. Our clients choose us for our entrepreneurial spirit, skills, reliability, and innovative solutions. Examples? Consider the world's largest Tub Mounted Cranes (2 x 10,000mt) we produced for Heerema. So, if you join Huisman make sure you are equipped for impact. In other words, surprise us, our clients and… yourself!

What do we have to offer?

  • An excellent benefits package tailored to your experience and education level; 
  • An international work environment; 
  • Training opportunities;
  • Open, informal, no-nonsense culture with short communication lines. 

Does this sound like you? 

Apply online for the position of Personal Assistant CEO by using the apply button at the bottom of this page. We are curious to see what kind of impact you will make. 

Still need a bit more info or looking for something that suits you better? 

Please contact us via our contact form for more information or sign up for our job alert to receive details of new opportunities in your inbox. 

Disclaimer for recruitment and selection agencies:

We don’t accept any unsolicited applications or CVs from recruitment and selection agencies. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered by Huisman. Applications received are property of Huisman. We don’t appreciate acquisition and this also applies to Huisman colleagues or associated Huisman companies. 

  • Full-time
  • Professional
  • Schiedam, The Netherlands
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Ewelina Miller
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