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Junior Assistant to General Management

Hours per week
32 hours


GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners which operate more than 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,000 stores and with more than 36,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.


Some key figures:

  • 7,000+ stores in more than 40 countries
  • 30 retail banners
  • over 700,000 store visitors per day
  • ~16 million prescription glasses sold
  • Revenue 2017: EUR 3,5 billion
  • EBITDA 2017: EUR 552 million
  • Over 36,000 employees


Developing Careers & Potential

Within all GrandVision companies we recruit for a career, not just a job. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and develop our people to look for growth potential within the job and within the company. Our preference is to always promote internally where possible. So, wherever people start, there’s always somewhere else to go. We strive for continuous improvement and our new recruits help us to further raise the future potential of our company.

Our whole business is full of people who have gone on to achieve a successful career through experiencing a variety of different roles in different locations and area of our business. We continually support and develop our people who have the desire, ambition and potential to grow.

The junior assistant will be part of our General Management Team, the CEO (German National), CFO (French National) and their Executive Assistant (Dutch National). The two gentlemen are detail oriented, quick thinkers and well-organized. They are supported by the Executive Assistant in all their daily activities and she runs several projects on their behalf independently and is responsible for the overall office management of the HQ at Schiphol. The CEO and CFO are frequent travellers with approximately 80% of the CEO’s time and 50 % of the CFO’s time. The junior assistant will support this team at all daily activities and stands in during the absence of the EA. You will become part of a closely working and fast acting and thinking team.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Take responsibility of complex agenda management, arranging meetings both internally and externally
  • Screen telephone calls, enquiries and requests (also by email), handling them either independently or in alignment with the EA; , following up on any required actions
  • Prepare expense claims for CEO and CFO
  • Prepare various documents, reports and presentations; prepare meeting documents and tools
  • Authorise and sign off invoices
  • Liaise between all internal and external contacts
  • Arrange telephone & Skype conference calls
  • Co-ordinate and organize travel arrangements (including hotel, flights, required visas, transfers, etc.)
  • Organizing meetings and events

Essential Requirements

  • Relevant training or qualification (Bachelor degree or higher)
  • Schoevers diploma International Secretary as a preference
  • Excellent knowledge of and experienced in working with MS Office
  • (Native) level of Dutch and English, both verbal and written skills
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an international company
  • A skilled manager of complex agendas and IT tools
  • Experienced in organizing complex travel itineraries
  • Excellent communication skills, able to communicate at all levels
  • Problem solving ability, identifies solutions quickly. Highly organized, with the ability to manage multiple projects and determine the urgency of each task
  • Delivery focused and flexible

Behavioural aspects

  • Attentive to detail, very accurate
  • Forward thinking, pro-active and caring
  • Confident, efficient
  • Keeping calm under pressure
  • Highly discrete, gatekeeper
  • Flexible in work to be done and working hours (when necessary)
  • Resilient and friendly, able to deal with fast changing priorities and demands of the global Shared Service Centre
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • True Team-player

The Offer

We offer a true challenge for a passionate and independent assistant. In this company there is a lot to learn - in terms of drive, perfection and determination. Furthermore we offer:

  • A competitive salary (paid in 12 instalments)
  • 25 vacation days
  • Once a year free (sun)glasses or contact lenses and 4 times per year substantial discounts for friends and family
  • Competitive benefits such as a pension plan, sickness and disability insurances and collective health insurance discounts
  • Full reimbursement of commuting expenses
  • Company phone and laptop
  • Sponsored lunches

The open position is a full time (32 - 40 hours) position and located at Schiphol Airport.


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NB. If you have not heard back from us after 27 days, please consider your application not to be successful.

Application process

1. Apply
2. 1st interview
3. 2nd interview
4. Offer
5. Hired

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