Executive Assistant (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting

Field(s) of expertise
Business Administration & Finance
Job type

About this job

We are recruiting an Executive Assistant for Sapienza to work on our Customers Site (ESA-ESTEC) supporting Documentalist and Event Coordinator tasks within the Telecommunications and Integrated Applications Directorate (TIA).



The post holder should have a solid understanding of handling formal communication, within the complex institutional and commercial environment of ESA, EU and industrial partners and should be able toanalyze the importance/status of the documentation , classify it accordingly and provide related support on the range of issues addressed. Reporting directly to the Director and the Management Team, and with a high degree of autonomy, the post holder’s responsibilities will include:

  • Operate, maintain the Directorate relevant DMS (SharePoint, eclipse etc ) for informal and official documentation for senior management with internal and external relations including C-level executives—where applicable set-up an archive of original documents.
  • Process configuration-controlled document changes of official papers relevant to the activities of the Directorate.
  • Draft documentation and correspondence, consolidate inputs to monthly reports following internal procedure with regard to the registration, distribution and filing of documents.
  • Act as secretary to the TIA Management meetings per Department (TMM, AMM, PMM) and the Open session (TIA MM open).

For the open session:

  • Prepare and send out the agenda, arrange the logistics
  • Write, register, store and distribute the minutes.
  • Establish, maintain and follow-up Action Item list 
  • Consolidate and support validation of senior management inputs to corporate communication and relevant publications, coordinate interview requests, etc.
  • With a special attention to the development of communication with management interacting with external stakeholders, maintain and develop a DMS/CRM.
  • Support organization of internal and external events in particular events with C-level executives
  • Prepare and manage the logistic event planning of events such as the TIA yearly seminar
  • Coordinate participation to main conferences


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration / Communications or relevant
  • At least two years of relevant work experience
  • The post holder should have a broad knowledge to navigate around and understand formal communication and be able to analyse a range of issues within the complex institutional environments of ESA, EU and the relevant industrial landscape.
  • Experience in documentation management and in the field of communication.
  • A good sense of organisation
  • Be capable to execute activities with a high degree of autonomy
  • Deliver qualitative output under time pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as tact and discretion are required
  • Interest and good understanding of ESA Programmes and related activities, knowledge and experience in the field of telecommunication and experience with liaising with C-level executives would be a distinct advantage.
  • Proficiency in the use of the Agency’s information systems and tools is an asset.
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU


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