Executive Assistant Chief Sustainability Officer, Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize



Ahold Delhaize is one of the world’s largest food retail groups and a leader in both supermarkets and e-commerce. Its family of great, local brands serves more than 50 million customers each week in the United States, Europe and Indonesia. Together these brands employ more than 400.000 associates in over 7.700 grocery and specialty stores and include the top online retailer in the Benelux and the leading online grocers in the United States and Benelux.
To support the new Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), a member of the Executive Committee of Ahold Delhaize, we are looking for an experienced C-level Executive Assistant.


The Executive Assistant is part of the Executive Committee Department and works at the top level of the organization, supporting the primary decision-making bodies (Management Board, Executive Committee and Supervisory Board) of Ahold Delhaize. In this position, you will work primarily with and report to the CSO and act as primary addressee for internal and external stakeholders.

Key responsibilities in this exciting new position include complex scheduling, managing and arranging the CSO’s schedule, and setting up external and internal meetings.
You are serving as liaison between the CSO, other executives, employees, and external partners, and manage information flow in a timely, accurate, and confidential manner.
You will also make (international) travel and accommodation arrangements, including developing itineraries and agendas, scheduling flights, booking other transportation and arranging visas, and meeting accommodations. You are able to building cross-functional internal relationships and represent the office of the CSO in all facets

Ideale kandidaat

We are looking for a fully-fledged assistant, who is proactive, a quick-thinker, and able to juggle multiple and diverse responsibilities with unwavering attention to detail at all times. Your interpersonal and communication skills are excellent. You are always eager to learn and thrive on challenges. You are able to analyze and break complex problems into smaller, manageable parts. Prioritizing, organizing, planning are second nature to you. You have a strong intuition, are no-nonsense, and capable of anticipating needs ahead of time. You have a strong focus on service and care, dedicated to meeting the needs of key stakeholders. Integrity is something you hold as a high standard. You feel comfortable in a dynamic, high-pressure environment and are flexible. You are no stranger to project management. You are a strong team player who collaborates well with colleagues at all levels. And last but not least, you are passionate about sustainability and making a positive impact to society!


At least 6 to 8 years relevant international experience in C-level position.
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Dutch & English.
Outstanding organizational and time management skills.
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within the team.
Adaptability and resilience in a fast-paced, ever-changing work environment.
Ability to work fulltime (40 hours).
Flexibility regarding hybrid working.