Assistant to the CEO

  • Business Development
  • Consulting Exit
  • Private Equity
  • Amsterdam
  • Published on: 30 april 2019

COFRA Holding, with companies in retail, real estate and asset management, is going through a digital and strategic transformation. The Assistant to the CEO will work directly with the CEO and Head of Strategy to support the organization in rolling out the new strategy and shaping the organization. This is an excellent opportunity to enter a complex business at a high-exposure position before potentially moving into the strategy team or a business unit.

About COFRA

COFRA Holding, founded in 2001, is the holding company for a privately-owned group of companies located in Europe, North and Latin America and Asia. Brands include C&A, Bregal Investments, Redevco and Anthos Fund & Asset Management. The performance of these business divisions is managed by the COFRA Holding CEO Boudewijn Beerkens and supported by the CEO’s Operating Team. It also includes Anthos Family Office, offering private wealth management to COFRA shareholders.

The COFRA team upholds strong ethics and values and a long-term attitude is key. Philanthropy and corporate social responsibility are embedded in the team’s DNA.

Vacancy: Assistant to the CEO

COFRA Holding is currently going through a digital transformation and this newly created role, who will act as the right-hand of the CEO, will push the team forward while picking up necessary projects.

In supporting the CEO, the assistant to the CEO is a key partner to internal stakeholders in the effort of building the Operating Team’s infrastructure. This includes structuring the team’s meeting agenda, taking minutes, and determining follow up steps for agreed actions, as well as researching and validating initiatives that support the strategy and building and maintaining dashboards for performance tracking. The assistant to the CEO will have a high level of exposure across the organization and among the different stakeholders of the business.

The position is initially for one year and provides a great opportunity to enter a complex business with various divisions and sectors going through a transformation. After one year, having worked next to the CEO, being part of the strategy team and seen the different aspects of COFRA Holding, the assistant of the CEO is expected to move up into the organization, for example into the strategy team or into a business unit.

Candidate profile

Experience

  • 4-5 years of experience in management consulting / investment banking / internal strategy within a corporate
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Leadership experience in professional, academic or extracurricular setting

Skills

  • Exceptionally strong analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, in English, additional languages are preferred
  • Detail oriented, organized, perseverant, and driven to complete tasks
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization

COFRA works withTop of Minds to fill this vacancy.
For more information contact Annelijn Nijhuis via annelijn@topofminds.com. 

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