Job opening: Dedicated Executive Assistant, CEO Int. Scale-up, NL-Doetinchem (36-40 hrs/wk)!

Are you a quintessential Executive Assistant? Ready for an ambitious central role within an award-winning scale-up? Are you driven, enterprising, and passionate about the innovative agrotech sector? Do you aspire to assist and support an inspiring CEO in the Doetinchem area in achieving future-proof growth ambitions? Uniquely innovative, customer-oriented, and no-nonsense? If so, we would be delighted to receive your application, including your CV, a concise motivation letter, and a recent digital (passport) photo by Monday, June 17, 2024. Please send your application to,  by Monday, June 17, 2024 Noon (also see the role information below).

We look forward to meeting you!

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   The job opening in brief

As an Executive Assistant with several years of relevant work experience, you will assist and support an inspiring owner/CEO of an award-winning Dutch scale-up in the agrotech sector. You will work from the headquarters, one-on-one, handling tasks from A to Z. Your role will have a strong focus on proactivity, progress monitoring, strategic thinking, and identifying, initiating, and coordinating actions to be undertaken. You will collaborate closely with the general manager of the organization. The company has international representations.


The core values guiding all activities of this passionate quality player are customer-oriented, pragmatic, trustworthy, unique, and transparent. Central to this is close, sustainable collaboration, along with achieving a high-quality standard, maintaining short communication lines, and making clear agreements at every level. The internal culture is best described as uniquely innovative, enterprising, sustainable, international, and no-nonsense.

What is this owner/CEO offering?

In addition to the opportunity to help facilitate sustainable agrotech applications, this owner/CEO offers excellent primary and secondary employment conditions. As an Executive Assistant with several years of relevant work experience, you can expect a compensation package of up to approximately €5,000 gross per month (the exact salary will be determined in mutual agreement, based on experience and background), 26 vacation days, 8% holiday allowance, and company reimbursements such as tuition fees and mileage for commuting. Furthermore, a permanent position is offered, ideally for 40 hours per week, within a professional, integral, reliable, collegial, and respectful team, where no two days are the same!


   The role

You will assist and support an inspiring CEO at the headquarters of an international agrotech scale-up. Your role will have a strong focus on proactivity, progress monitoring, strategic thinking, and identifying, initiating, and coordinating necessary actions.

As to this role’s main responsibilities, you can expect:

  • Act as a sparring partner;
  • Serve as the primary point of contact, both internally and externally;
  • Manage complex agendas and time management;
  • Prepare, plan, organize, coordinate, and take minutes for meetings;
  • Prepare, organize, and coordinate various other gatherings, events, and calls;
  • Monitor the follow-up of action items and decisions;
  • Delve into processes, procedures, and regulations;
  • Optimize and streamline daily operations;
  • Handle email correspondence and coordinate information flows;
  • Ensure brand consistency, manage communications, and prepare presentations;
  • Keep the CRM and e-archiving system up to date;
  • Assist in managing and further professionalizing the office organization where possible;
  • Perform all other broad business support tasks as needed.

   The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate is a quintessential Executive Assistant. You have several years of relevant work experience, are discreet, adaptable, and vibrant! You are ready to assist a passionate owner/CEO one-on-one in sustainably realizing ambitious growth plans. Energetic, with a business mindset and full of ethics and integrity. In the event of sudden changes or emergencies, you are available 24/7. Additionally, you are digitally literate and have a passion for the role of Executive Assistant. Connecting people is in your DNA. Ensuring the structured and smooth running of the life of a passionate owner/CEO gives you satisfaction. Furthermore, you are proactive, stress-resistant, and a quick thinker. Pragmatic, naturally interested in how organizations function, with an interest in or affinity for the innovative world of agrotech and dairy farming. In short, you are eager to be the driving force behind the sustainable achievement of challenging growth ambitions for this inspiring owner/CEO. Exceptionally adaptable and impactful!

The ideal candidate identifies well with the following criteria and competencies:


  • Interest in and affinity with the innovative world of agrotech and dairy farming;
  • Preferably VWO education, followed by a completed Bachelor’s degree in Executive Support, Hotel Management, or Business Administration;
  • Minimum of three years of relevant work experience in a professional environment;
  • Excellent command of  Dutch and English language, both written and spoken;
  • Excellent proficiency in MS Office; tech-savvy;
  • You are eager to commit to a top team for the long term.


  • At home within the innovative, technical organization;
  • Engaged with society and sustainable development (SDGs);
  • Flexible, proactive, and decisive (taking initiative);
  • Assertive in a pleasant manner with attention to detail;
  • Entrepreneurial, approachable, and substantive;
  • No-nonsense and engaged;
  • Quality and service-oriented;
  • Representative with a strong work ethic.

    Application information 

In short, are you eager to collaborate sustainably with this inspiring and passionate owner/CEO? Uniquely innovative, customer-oriented, and no-nonsense? Do you have a preference for the world of scale-ups, an interest in and affinity with agrotech and dairy farming, and do you recognize yourself well in the profile outlined above? Then we would be delighted to receive your application including your CV, motivation, and salary indication, by June 17, 2024, noon, to

We look forward to meeting you!


The search for this vacancy is exclusively handled by SMEENK’S Top Personal Assistants. 

Application process

  • Deadline applications: June 17, 2024 at 12:00 Noon;
  • Initial meetings with SMEENK’S Top Personal Assistants, NL-Laag-Keppel, NL-Doetinchem/online: ideally w/c June 17, 2024; TBD;
  • Interviews with CEO, NL-Doetinchem: ideally w/c June 24, 2024; TBD;
  • Start date: ideally August 1s, 2024; TBD;
  • Type of employment contract: Permanent (36-40 hrs/wk).

About SMEENK’S Top Personal Assistants, your intermediairy

SMEENK’S Top Personal Assistants is the Netherlands’ premier executive PA-search specialist for excellent leadership. We find the right, next-level top personal assistants as business partners for CEOs, enabling them an optimum focus on their areas of expertise, and on achieving sustainable corporate results. Exceptionally agile and impactful. Because we believe that attention, focus and quality are prerequisites for sustained corporate success.

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