Administrative Assistant in Agriculture

Administrative Assistant in Agriculture

Published Deadline Location
23 May 30 Aug Wageningen

Job description

As an Administrative Assistant in Agriculture, you will collect and manage financial and sustainability data from agricultural businesses for the Business Information Network (BIN). You will oversee a portfolio of companies in one or more agricultural sectors of your choice: dairy, poultry, pigs, goats, or sheep. Additionally, you will be responsible for maintaining relationships with these entrepreneurs. You will work closely with our BIN participants at one of our regional offices in Alkmaar, Dalfsen, The Hague, Drachten, Haaksbergen, Goes, Oisterwijk, Meijel, or Wageningen.

The Business Information Network (www.wur.nl/bedrijveninformatienet) comprises approximately 1,500 agricultural and horticultural businesses, 100 cutters and other fishing vessels, and 150 forestry companies. Around 30 administrative assistants at Wageningen Economic Research maintain this network.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Collecting financial and sustainability data from a fixed group of BIN companies. This data is sourced from business administration records or digital (electronic invoices), derived from the company's financial accounts, or gathered through surveys with the entrepreneur. You will record this data in a database and make it available to colleagues for research purposes.
  • Managing relationships with BIN participants. You will prepare an annual report for the entrepreneur detailing business results and key environmental indicators, and create a digital business comparison overview on MijnAgrimatie.nl. During visits to the entrepreneur, you will explain both reports and answer any questions. At the same time, you will initiate data collection for the new year. Each year, you will also recruit a few new participants to the Business Information Network to compensate for natural attrition. For a full-time position, this will require about one day per week on the road after your training period.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

  • Completed (business) economics education (MBO or HBO) or agricultural education (MBO or HBO). Preferably supplemented with a diploma in modern business administration (MBA), or willingness to obtain it (with training costs covered by us).
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in managing a business in one or more agricultural sectors, such as dairy, poultry, pigs, goats, or sheep.
  • Excellent in Dutch speaking and writing.
  • Strong numerical skills, experience with digital accounting systems and/or financial automation processes, meticulous working methods, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with various colleagues and entrepreneurs.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license (B).

Conditions of employment

At Wageningen University & Research, our employment conditions are excellent. Some highlights from our CAO include:
  • Full-time or part-time work (minimum 24 hours per week for this role), flexible working hours, and hybrid working options.
  • Free use of public transportation for commuting up to 100 km one way.
  • Home office setup allowance.
  • Extensive opportunities for training and education.
  • Sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave.
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3%.
  • Excellent pension plan through ABP.
  • Access to sports facilities on the Wageningen campus at attractive rates.

Of course, with these excellent secondary employment conditions comes a competitive salary. Depending on your experience, we offer a market-conform salary ranging from a minimum of €2,932 to a maximum of €4,001 for a full workweek of 36 hours, in accordance with CAO Wageningen Research (scale 8). If you do not fully meet the job requirements yet, entry-level scale 7 may apply.

Locations: Alkmaar, Dalfsen, Drachten, The Hague, Goes, Haaksbergen, Meijel, Oisterwijk, and Wageningen.

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

The mission of Wageningen University & Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. With its roughly 30 branches, 7,600 employees (6,700 fte) and 13,100 students and over 150,000 participants to WUR’s Life Long Learning, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. The unique Wageningen approach lies in its integrated approach to issues and the collaboration between different disciplines.

Read the 5 reasons why your future colleagues enjoy working at WUR and watch this video to get an idea of our green campus!

We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.

Additional information

Want More Information? For more information about this position, please contact Anita van der Knijff (Team Leader of the Business Information Network Expertise Group) at 070-3358181 or anita.vanderknijff@wur.nl.

For more information about the application procedure, please contact Jouke van Oostenbrugge, Corporate Recruiter, at recruitment.ssg@wur.nl.

We are continually looking for good candidates, so this position is always open!

Ready to Apply? You can apply directly through the application button on the vacancy page on our website, so we can process your personal data with your consent. Only applications received through this method will be considered.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page Working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Specifications

  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • Agriculture
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • max. €3262 per month
  • Secondary vocational higher level +
  • P1524643-1

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

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Droevendaalsesteeg, 6708 PB, Wageningen

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Application procedure

Want More Information? For more information about this position, please contact Anita van der Knijff (Team Leader of the Business Information Network Expertise Group) at 070-3358181 or anita.vanderknijff@wur.nl.

For more information about the application procedure, please contact Jouke van Oostenbrugge, Corporate Recruiter, at recruitment.ssg@wur.nl.

We are continually looking for good candidates, so this position is always open!

Ready to Apply? You can apply directly through the application button on the vacancy page on our website, so we can process your personal data with your consent. Only applications received through this method will be considered.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page Working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Want More Information? For more information about this position, please contact Anita van der Knijff (Team Leader of the Business Information Network Expertise Group) at 070-3358181 or anita.vanderknijff@wur.nl.

For more information about the application procedure, please contact Jouke van Oostenbrugge, Corporate Recruiter, at recruitment.ssg@wur.nl.

We are continually looking for good candidates, so this position is always open!

Ready to Apply? You can apply directly through the application button on the vacancy page on our website, so we can process your personal data with your consent. Only applications received through this method will be considered.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page Working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Make sure to apply no later than 30 Aug 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).