Advisor Management PSG

Wageningen University
March 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:€ 4.149
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Job description

The management of Plant Sciences Group (PSG) envisions the formation of an advisory team of three advisors to support them in the strategic management of the Plant Sciences Group in the coming years. The management consists of a Managing Director and an Operations Director. Due to growth and replacement, we are looking for two advisors. An important selection criteria is whether the advisors are complementary to each other and to the existing advisor. Together you are responsible for management support, each with their own focus area. We are considering emphases in these 3 areas:

  • operations and strategic housing,
  • participation & governance, advise,
  • (scientific) processes & strategy.
  • For the last 2 points, this vacancy has been posted. The tasks are both external, and strategic processes, as well as on internal, administrative/organisational and business management processes. It is important to be a connector who connects PSG with WUR as an entire organisation, and also plays a role in connecting the various parts at PSG internally.

    As advisor, your responsibilities together with the team include :

  • advising, preparing content and providing support in the area of strategy, policy and decision-making by the Management Board;
  • directing the strategy process of PSG and ensuring the creation and updating of various documents, objectives and responsibilities;
  • preparing, organising and following up actions resulting from the strategic plan PSG and the cycle of strategic management meetings between the Executive Board and the chairs and business units;
  • co-drafting and co-preparing the agenda for the Management and staff meetings, MTs, Departmental meetings and promoting and supervising the implementation of the actions;
  • preparing reports to and consultations with the Executive Board;
  • preparing internal and external visits and presentations by the Executive Board;
  • preparing consultation meetings and informal consultations with the employee participation;
  • representing the management/organisation in administratively complex and sometimes conflicting interests and switching between doing things and thinking strategically.
  • leading and supervising various (innovative) processes and projects.
  • providing pragmatic solutions
  • jointly assessing and prioritising work.
  • As an advisor, you will be part of an ambitious team and work together on various issues for the Management Board, which consists of a Managing Director and an Operations Director. Within the team, there is plenty of room for your own initiative and the opportunity to independently take up issues that energise you.



    You are an intelligent, decisive and communicatively skilled colleague, with managerial and business acumen and also strategic insight.

    What we ask

  • You have a completed university education, affinity with the domain of Wageningen University & Research
  • You have gained experience in a similar position with processes within a complex, professional organisation.
  • You are a connector, integer accurate and convincing team player, able to organise processes effectively with respect for everyone's own responsibility.
  • You are good at analysing complex situations with sometimes conflicting interests and have a hands-on mentality.
  • You see work lying around and provide unsolicited support in various situations. You achieve results and get things done.
  • You are a good communicator, have a fluent pen and good oral expression skills (both English and Dutch).
  • In our international working environment there is an increasing amount of communication in English. For this position it is about language level C1. If you do not yet have this level, we will of course help you and you can go to our language center Wageningen in'to Language Also non EU/nonNL can apply, we will of course help you with the Dutch language and you can contact our language centre Wageningen in'to Language. We expressly seek advisers who complement each other and are complementary to each other and reflect this in the way they work. As you can see, there are plenty of challenges ahead of you. These challenges can also be seen as development opportunities. So if you do not yet have the track-record required in the vacancy, but do have solid work experience, we would also like to invite you to apply.


    Conditions of employment

    Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:

  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • 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 4%;
  • 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 € 4.149,- and € 6.978,- for a full-time working week of 36 hours, in accordance with the CLA Wageningen Research (scale 12/13). You will initially receive a one-year contract, which will be extended to an open- ended contract upon in mutual enthusiasm.

    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.

    Coming from abroad Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees. Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family. Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about helping your partner to find a job, housing, schooling. For instance under the "30% rule", certain categories of international staff can receive tax exemption on approximately 30% of their gross salary.


    Employer Wageningen University & Research

    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, 7,200 employees (6,400 fte) and 13,200 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 this video 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 Petra Caessens, Directeur bedrijfsvoering Plant Sciences Group telefoon +31 317 485 328of per e-mail; [email protected] For more information about the procedure, please contact Ine van't Land, corporate recruiter, by e-mail: [email protected]

    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. This vacancy will be listed up to and including 27 February 2023. We plan to schedule the first round of interviews on 2 March 2023 The second round of interviews will take place on 7 March 2023

    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. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

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