Administrative assistant (glass) horticulture

Administrative assistant (glass) horticulture

Published Deadline Location
24 May 31 Aug Wageningen

Job description

In this role, you collect and manage financial and sustainability data from (glass) horticulture companies for the Business Information Network (BIN). You maintain your own portfolio of greenhouse horticulture companies and/or another horticulture sector (tree nurseries, flower bulbs, fruit, or field vegetables). You are also responsible for relationship management with these growers. Therefore, you work closely with our BIN participants at one of our regional offices: Alkmaar, Dalfsen, The Hague, Drachten, Haaksbergen, Goes, Oisterwijk, Meijel, or Wageningen.

The Business Information Network is a network of approximately 1,500 agriculture and horticulture companies, 100 cutters and other vessels active in the fishing industry, and 150 forestry companies. Within Wageningen Economic Research, around 65 administrative assistants maintain this network. The main tasks and activities as an administrative assistant (glass) horticulture are:
  • Collecting financial and sustainability data from a fixed group of BIN companies. You gather this data from business administration or digitally (electronic invoices), derive it from economic bookkeeping from the accountant, or by conducting surveys with the entrepreneur. You record the collected data in a database and make it available for fellow researchers.
  • Maintaining relationship management with BIN participants. For the entrepreneur, you prepare an annual report with the business results and the main environmental indicators and create a digital business comparative overview in MijnAgrimatie.nl. During your visit to the entrepreneur, you explain both reports and answer any questions. Simultaneously, you start the data collection for the new year during this conversation. Annually, you also recruit some new participants for the Business Information Network to compensate for natural turnover. For this, you will be on the road about one day a week for a full-time position after your training period.

More information about the organization of the BIN group and the regional teams can be found here: werkenbijBedrijveninformatienet. And if you want to get an immediate impression of this role, be sure to watch our corporate film.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

  • you have completed an (business) economics education (MBO or HBO) or an agricultural education (MBO or HBO), preferably supplemented with a diploma in modern business administration (MBA). Alternatively, you are willing to obtain the MBA diploma, with the training costs covered by us.
  • you have extensive knowledge and experience with the operations of a greenhouse horticulture company and/or another horticulture sector.
  • you are numerically proficient, experienced with digital accounting systems and/or financial automation processes, and have a precise working method with an eye for detail.
  • you can work well both independently and in collaboration with various colleagues and entrepreneurs.
  • you possess a driver's license (category B)
  • You can speak and write Dutch proficiently.

Conditions of employment

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
  • full-time or part-time employment (minimum 24 hours per week for this position).
  • flexible working hours and the option for hybrid working.
  • free use of public transportation for commuting up to 100 km one way.
  • the option to accrue additional compensation hours by working more;
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8,3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.

In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. We offer, depending on your experience, a competitive gross salary of between €2.932,- and €4.001,- for a full-time working week of 36 hours, in accordance with the CLA Wageningen Research (scale 8). If you do not fully meet the job requirements yet, you may be placed in salary scale 7 as a starting point.

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

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a multi-faceted position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland and with your work you have a clear and positive impact on society. At WUR we work on the most pressing challenges of our time, like climate change and feeding the world in a sustainable way.

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 the video below 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

For more information about this position, please contact Anita van der Knijff, 070-3358181 or anita.vanderknijff@wur.nl.

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

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

We are continuously looking for qualified candidates, which is why this position is consistently open!

Procedure
As part of our selection process, an assessment may be incorporated within the procedure

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
  • Secondary vocational higher level +
  • P1525665-1

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

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Droevendaalsesteeg, 6708 PB, Wageningen

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Application procedure

For more information about this position, please contact Anita van der Knijff, 070-3358181 or anita.vanderknijff@wur.nl.

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

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

We are continuously looking for qualified candidates, which is why this position is consistently open!

Procedure
As part of our selection process, an assessment may be incorporated within the procedure

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

For more information about this position, please contact Anita van der Knijff, 070-3358181 or anita.vanderknijff@wur.nl.

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

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

We are continuously looking for qualified candidates, which is why this position is consistently open!

Procedure
As part of our selection process, an assessment may be incorporated within the procedure

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 31 Aug 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).