Dare to discover the best years of your life

Start or continue your career at Damen Shipyards

Executive Secretary

Back to the search results
  • EN

Quick Facts

  • The Netherlands

  • 5+ years

  • Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (Vlissingen)

  • Primary degree

  • Newbuilding

  • Administration & Management Support, Administration & Management Support


For the assistance of our management we are looking for an Executive Secretary (full-time).

Apply now


Tasks & Responsibilities

  • You will assist our Director Engineering and Products & Proposals in all secretarial, ad-ministrative and organizational matters.
  • You are the initial contact person and will take initiative where possible.
  • You will manage the busy calendar and email box, book business trips, attend meetings, guard deadlines and action points and will be responsible for taking minutes (in Dutch and English).
  • You will maintain various statements such as registration of external contacts and sending out invitations.
  • You are responsible for the internal and external communication and will receive visitors and prepare all relevant matters herein. In addition you will organize various meetings.
  • You offer support in making presentations and you are responsible for the storage of cor-respondence both digital and hard copy.

Your Profile

  • You have a professional education level, Schoevers or equal.
  • Over 5 years of relevant experience.
  • You show initiative, are flexible and are capable of working work under stress.
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills (in both Dutch and English) and organizational skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office.
  • You work accurate, know how to set priorities and feel responsible for your output.
  • Independence, integrity and commitment are key words for this position. You are also cheerful and representative.

We offer

  • A challenging position in a dynamic environment with an appropriate salary.
  • Excellent fringe benefits.
  • Possibilities to good education.

Company Information

For over 140 years, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) has been building vessels that sail the world seas. During the last decade we have concentrated our efforts on building technically high-quality naval vessels. Many find their way to the Royal Netherlands Navy, but also to customers in other parts of the world. Over the past few years, DSNS has grown to become a state-of-the-art shipyard. Innovation in the areas of shipbuilding continues to take on an increasingly prominent position. By applying a thematic approach, from engineering through to production, technical work and highly skilled handiwork are combined. DSNS is a member of the Damen Shipyards Group, the largest employer in the shipbuilding business in The Netherlands, currently employing approximately 9000 people, working in over 30 companies all over the world. This allows us not only to build vessels in an increasing number of countries, but also gives us the opportunity to offer our employees the possibility to further skill themselves in a national and international environment. We have been able to achieve this position thanks to our enthusiastic and well-educated employees. In Vlissingen as well as abroad they display their qualities on a daily basis.

Apply now


Esther van Oorschot

HR Advisor

+31 (0) 118 48 23 24

Open application

Damen Schelde Naval ShipbuildingCorporate Film

The Damen Naval Shipbuilding range of security and patrol vessels offers unrivalled seakeeping behaviour, speed and reliability