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Almere, the Netherlands


Bachelor (HBO/WO)

YANMAR Compact Equipment is a global leader in designing, manufacturing, and distributing state-of-the-art worksite machinery. With nearly 3,000 employees and four production sites in Europe, Japan, and the USA, we are part of the Yanmar Group, a Japanese company renowned for engineering excellence in construction, marine, agriculture, and energy systems.

As an Executive Assistant, you will support our CEO, Jose Cuadrado, and the Executive Leadership Team in their daily routines and personal tasks. Our philosophy is simple: understand our customers’ challenges, exceed their expectations, and deliver excellence in everything we do.

As the Executive Assistant, you will support our CEO and the Executive Leadership Team, ensuring that all tasks are executed effectively, efficiently, and on time. You will work within established assignments, procedures, and guidelines to maintain the smooth operation of the department.

Your role is vital in ensuring that our executive operations run seamlessly and that our leadership team can focus on strategic priorities.

  • Agenda management: Manage and maintain the CEO’s professional agenda, advise on time-sensitive and priority issues, and ensure appropriate follow-ups.
  • Travel arrangement: Coordinate all travel arrangements for the CEO and the Executive team.
  • Event organization: Plan and organize events led by the CEO.
  • Support administrative work and reporting: Develop presentations and white papers for internal and external use and prepare documents, reports, tables, and charts.
  • Projects support: Provide operational support, coordination, follow-up, and communication for projects managed by the CEO.
  • Confidentiality and discretion: Handle highly confidential documents with utmost discretion and integrity.

As our Executive Assistant, attention to detail, a proactive problem-solving mindset, and solid organizational skills are essential. With several years of experience in similar roles, you can assess urgency and make independent decisions.

You are approachable, respectful, and comfortable with new technology, virtual meeting platforms, and scheduling systems. At YANMAR, ownership and accountability are key, and you should be comfortable taking initiative in administrative decisions.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant working experience;
  • Proven experience working with C-level leadership in an international environment;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
  • Strong sense of discretion and integrity;
  • The following mindset applies to you: solution-orientated, proactive, and empathetic.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills;
  • Strong language skills, fluent in both spoken and written English. Fluency in Japanese is preferred.

Applicants must currently reside in the Netherlands, and also be eligible to work in the country, including having a valid work permit and/or passport.

Your regular workplace is Almere, but hybrid working (40% home/60% office) is possible in this position.

In the role of Executive Assistant, you will play a crucial part in supporting our Executive team and addressing their daily challenges. At YANMAR, we pride ourselves on exceeding expectations and delivering excellence in everything we do. You’ll thrive in a dynamic environment where each day presents new challenges and opportunities.

With the freedom to take initiative and express your ideas, you’ll have the chance to actively contribute to the future of our company. At YANMAR, we value stability and reliability, making us a trusted and solid employer. We are committed to fostering a supportive and fulfilling work environment for all our team members, ensuring you feel valued and encouraged to grow professionally.

  • A competitive salary matching your knowledge and experience;
  • Possibilities to work from home;
  • A standard working week of 37.5 hours, with flexible working hours
  • The possibility of following training and education;
  • Possibility for gym subscription and bike plan;
  • Employee benefits plan with discounts on various products and services;
  • Possibility to join the FC Almere City soccer games;
  • Plenty of outings, sports activities (Almere City run) and company parties;
  • Commuting allowance;
  • 27 vacation days (+ the ability to build up time for time);
  • 8% holiday allowance and year-end bonus based on company results.


Jose Cuadrado – CEO Yanmar CE

In Yanmar CE, we are running a truly global business across all major markets in Europe, NA and Asia. We need the right level of support to our leadership team when it comes to the logistics part of the business as well as the governance part of the business. This role represents a great opportunity for a candidate who is interested to be part of a dynamic organisation, multinational, multicultural and in continuous growth’.

The application process is clear and fast:

  • 1. Short telephone acquaintance
  • 2. First interview (online)
  • 3. (Potential) Assessment/exercise
  • 4. Second interview at Yanmar
  • 5. Job offer
  • 6. Let’s get started!

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Contact Luciana Pasutti:

+31 (0)6 87 01 75 11

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