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With EUR 2.54 billion in annual revenues and over 30,000 employees across over 375 sites in 41 countries, Eurofins Scientific is a leading international group of laboratories providing a unique range of analytical testing services to the pharmaceutical, food, environmental and consumer products industries and to governments.

Its Group Service Center is located in Brussels (Oudergem), and we are looking to expand our team with a:

Chief of staff

Summary of position and objectives:

The Position Holder is responsible for supporting the CEO in operational aspects of his role, supporting him in managing and completing projects.
He/she will act as Head of the CEO PMO:

  • follow up &  advise on strategic projects and initiatives,
  • establish goals,
  • set major priorities,
  • implement processes,
  • track & inform the CEO about progress
  • ensure deadlines are respected with the highest quality delivered
  • present recommendations where needed
  • evaluate project performance against goals and take necessary action to address deviations

The Position Holder is also supporting the members of the Group Operating Council where needed.
He/She is flexible and willing to perform varying duties depending on the shifting needs of the company and its GOC

Position and objectives:

A. CEO Office

  1. Be the Project Manager on developing Best Practices / Recommendations (processes, systems, templates) for
    Group Service Centre and National Service Centre functions and support implementation and follow-up on their 
    Introduction; Support development, use of, and update as needed of group guidelines; 
  2. Be the Gatekeeper of the flow of information going in and out of the CEO’s office; Handle routine questions and
    enquiries and communicate effectively with senior management and other levels in the organisation and external
  3. Be the Gatekeeper on the implementation and follow up of the company processes and policies;
  4. Be the Challenger where needed and appropriate the projects delegated to the Position Holder;
  5. Maintain accurate database on project documentation and communication;
  6. Carry out research and relevant studies on topics that are relevant to Eurofins and prepare reports on findings.

B. GOC (Group Operating Council)
Support to Board members and CEO - missions may include:

  • Prepare minutes / agenda for Board meetings;
  • Follow-up Action items from Board meetings;
  • Develop presentations or correspondence and organise meetings as needed;
  • Carry out quality and cost benchmarking projects.

Qualifications & experience required:

Personal Skills

  • Rigorous and strong analytical skills,  Organizational skills with high attention to details
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Ability to work in a fast growing international environment,
  • Dynamic and ambitious personality with entrepreneurial spirit,
  • Ability to work well under pressure with high level of drive and energy.

Education Background:  

  • Business (graduate) Degree in Finance or Economics achieved with distinction at top University or Business School

Language skills and level expected:

  • English fluent required (both written and oral communication), one further additional language (French or German) necessary (Mother tongue; Fluent; Professional) 

Type and duration of previous experience:  

  • 2-5 years of experience in a Consulting firm or an excellent Management Trainee Programme
  • International work or studying experience  

Technical knowledge (e.g. IT…):

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office tools

Management capabilities:  

  • Project Management skills
  • Change management skills