Executive Assistant

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Provide a high level of administrative support to the Senior VP of Digital and his/her department to ensure efficient management and running of the function on a day to day level.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Format, type and edit a variety of material, including correspondence, memos, minutes, reports and confidential material. Support creation of presentations, announcements and newsletters.
  • Maintain and update department files, records, (organizational) charts, subscriptions and publications
  • Receive and screen telephone calls, monitor mail entry and administer the department owned e-mail accounts
  • Schedule internal and external meetings/conferences
  • Coordinate and execute all travel arrangements for team members including flight and hotel booking visa securing, car reservations and airport pick-up arrangements, and travel expense reports. Immediately providing solutions to problems requiring knowledge of department policies and procedures
  • Handle the department cost-center on a global level, including regular monitoring for budgets, approval of invoices to ensure correct accounting transactions
  • Key contact point for information management (e.g. intranet), ensure content of the intranet is up to date
  • Proactively/ independently carry out special projects and assignments 
  • Assist in and coordinate projects and assignments as requested/directed (please give examples)
  • Take over administrative and coordinative tasks of department members as requested
  • Handle assigned operational tasks of respective department under supervision
  • Check and correct problems in existing systems and processes that are not immediately evident
  • Administrative responsibility for trainees (e.g. BMP) in order to ensure achievement of given adidas internal training targets as well as for temporary employees within respective department
  • Order office supplies
  • Administration of the shopping platform incl. creation of shopping carts, placing orders, adding & maintaining materials and suppliers, control of orders, booking of incoming orders and preparation of invoice controlling. If necessary, internal & external requests for quotations
  • Coordination and administration of investment requests and inventory numbers, checking invoices in collaboration with SSC
  • Administration of investment request workflow
  • Investment application (e.g. IT and communication support when applying for a new laptop, mobile phone and invoice re-booking
  • Maintenance of master data for temporary employees (< 1 y.) and externals via the self-service tool
  • Coordination and administration of video conferences.
  • Maintain data systems as directed
  • Supporting office setups and moves within HQ
  • Maintain vacation overview for team
  • Proof reading of documents/presentations
  • Understands and provides information about standards and processes


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Strong organizational skills, preferably within a complex organization
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook
  • Proven stakeholder management experience
  • Good understanding of numbers
  • Knowledge on new media & applications
  • Combined theoretical and practical knowledge incl. company policies and practices
  • Very good command of English both written and spoken / Dutch is a bonus

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Job Title:  Executive Assistant

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Amsterdam
TEAM:  Administrative
State:  NH
Country/Region:  NL
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  334093
Date:  Jul 25, 2021