Deputy Corporate Secretary

Play a proactive role in the governance and high-level operations and bring substantive expert support to the Board and senior executives 

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are present around the globe, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Flexa, Sikkens and Alabastine. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.

Within this context, your mission in this role is to support the Corporate Secretary to the Executive Committee, Board of Management and Supervisory Board on a wide range of matters. In particular you advise on Corporate Governance topics and you are the Secretary for Business Review Meetings.

Is this a role that matches your profile as a proactive and hands-on team player? Do you have an understanding of and/or an affinity with corporate law and governance? Can you combine project management skills with true customer focus and a passion for excellence? Above all, can you make a real difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment?

If you offer all this and more we invite you to apply for the position of 

Deputy Corporate Secretary

The role and its responsibilities

This role is based at our Global Headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and involves a number of key support and administrative activities with respect to Corporate Governance and Business Review meetings. 

With respect to Corporate Governance you manage the approval of proposals by relevant governance bodies of the company. You also provide advice to the business regarding the (legal and internal) governance of the organization.

Further, you establish and oversee processes for subsidiary governance and corporate housekeeping. You also assist in the review and update of internal Directives and Rules, and assist in preparing the governance and legal sections of the annual report.

In addition you report to external governance bodies and stakeholders such as Institutional Shareholder Services, and you advise on and implement the company’s Share Dealing Rules, including the maintenance of Insider lists. You also prepare the company’s shareholder meetings and assist in the implementation of any changes to internal governance documents and processes as a result of external and internal requirements.

As the Secretary for Business Review Meetings you prepare, organize and minute decisions of the Business Review Meetings with the Chief Operations Officer, Chief Supply Chain Officer and Business/ISC Controllers. You also work closely with the Investment Review Group to confirm relevant functional reviews have been undertaken and that appropriate advice is provided to each meeting.

Other responsibilities include assisting in the preparation of Supervisory Board meetings and its Committee meetings, and assisting the Corporate Secretary in the fulfillment of her duties and the management of the department.

Candidate profile

  • Law degree and at least 5-7 years of legal work experience
  • Ideally you are a qualified attorney/advocate and a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)
  • Good drafting skills and fluent written and spoken English
  • Strong analytical, prioritization and processing skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to interact at senior staff and Board level


Application details
For further information, please contact Denise de Bock, Talent Resourcing Partner, +31 (0)88-010 6789, option 2. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to the vacancy section on www.akzonobel.nl/careers, reference 180000ZG or use the ‘Apply’ button.
A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.

Agency or sales calls are not appreciated.

Keywords: Vacancy, Fulltime, Amsterdam, Projectmanagement, Legal Advisor.


Vergelijkbare zoekopdrachten: Industrie/Techniek, Juridisch medewerker