Position

Chief of Staff (CEO Office)

Polpharma Group B.V.

  • Amsterdam
  • CEO
  • 7 - 15 year

interview

about the role

Markus Sieger, CEO of Polpharma Group

“This new colleague will play a pivotal role in supporting me in my role. Basically, he/she will lead operations in our Amsterdam headquarters in my absence. The Chief of Staff will have a major impact on our success in delivering on the 5-year strategy of our company. He/she will contribute substantially to our organizational transformation towards a more customer-focused firm and will deal with a broad portfolio of strategic projects on topics like culture change, product portfolio and -innovation, and minimization. Also, the Chief of Staff will be asked to develop a strong back-office, and project management organization, that offers word-class support to our senior leadership team."

"In addition to being part of our strategy execution, and managing operations, he/she will be responsible for building a legal setup. Regarding the latter, while the job will have legal-related tasks, but we are certainly not looking for a lawyer. We’re looking to hire an ambitious and entrepreneurial professional, who combines highly analytical with excellent interpersonal skills. This is a high-impact, high-exposure role and the ‘go-to’ person for me and our leadership team.”
 

the profile

What you are going to do

Polpharma’s global leadership team consists of five people: CEO (Markus Sieger), Head of Strategy (Christian Ludwig). Head of Commercial (Simon Clark), Head of Industrial Operations & Quality (Thomas Nothegger), and Head of Business Development (Robert Knerr). This team is also referred to as the Polpharma Group Executive Committee.

In view of the strategic ambitions of the company and the increasing need for the CEO office to provide guidance, a new role has been created for a Chief of Staff. This new role reports directly into the CEO.

Result Areas

Coordination of the Polpharma Group Executive Team (PGET)

  • Preparation of monthly PGET meetings (incl. agenda setting, tracking of follow-ups, meeting documentation);
  • Management of the annual calendar;
  • Organization of offsites;
  • Management of the company webpage (with external support).

CEO support

  • Preparation & participation in meetings with customers and business partners;
  • Coordination of supervisory board meetings;
  • Management of the LinkedIn presence;
  • Selected projects with the CEO/PGET members;
  • Core projects.

Legal / Compliance aspects

  • Involvement in core projects in the legal and compliance area to secure, together with external law firm, Dutch regulations;
  • Part of the group compliance committee;
  • Coordination of external Dutch law firms.

Enhancement of Polpharma Group Governance

  • Definition and further refinement of guidelines for group governance;
  • Further development of reporting structure at group level;
  • Coordination of group committees.

Requirements

  • +7 years work experience;
  • +5 years’ experience at top tier law firm, consulting company or management position;
  • Academic background in Business Administration or Law;
  • Proven expertise in managing projects.

Competencies

  • Analytic Skills;
  • Organizational sensitivity;
  • Leadership;
  • Interpersonal Communication.

 

checklist

3 reasons why this position would fit me
  • I thrive on high impact projects
  • I am highly analytical
  • The context of a CEO office energizes me

checklist

3 reasons why this position would not fit me
  • I do not like strategy execution
  • I am looking for a traditional line manager role
  • Legal aspects of business issues do not interest me
interview quote

Polpharma Group B.V.

"We’re looking to hire an ambitious and entrepreneurial professional, who combines highly analytical with excellent interpersonal skills. This is a high-impact, high-exposure role and the ‘go-to’ person for me and our leadership team."

Markus Sieger, CEO of Polpharma Group

The process

How are we going to work together?
  • Application

    Send us your resume and short motivation.

  • Introduction call

    Explain where you stand in your career and what your ambitions and career wishes are.

  • Assessment + Personal Interview

    After finishing our online assessment we will discuss your motives, achieved results, competencies and development issues.

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