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Account Manager Asia

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1 augustus 2019
Locatie Wageningen
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We are looking for

To support our international activities our department Corporate Strategy & Accounts (CSA) facilitates and develops new international activities for Wageningen University & Research in the field of research, education and value creation. International account management is based on regional accounts, with account managers responsible for specific global regions: Africa, Asia (excluding China), China, Europe, Latin America and North America. The account managers have the following scope:

  1.  Proactively develop new leads for international activities for Wageningen University & Research;
  2. Inform the organization about relevant developments in the region;
  3. Profile Wageningen University & Research in the region, and
  4. Facilitate collaboration between scientists of Wageningen University & Research and (potential) partners.
The activities focus on promising areas or countries within that region, based on a strategic plan for that country/region. CSA has a vacancy for the account Asia.

The account manager will be the driving force behind the realization of the international ambition of Wageningen University & Research to further increase its international activities in Asia. In close collaboration with relevant stakeholders, he/she will build/develop effective and efficient partnerships and networks and links them with relevant partners of Wageningen University & Research. He/she will develop new and promising leads that will increase the international portfolio of Wageningen University & Research. The account manager will closely interact with the employees of Wageningen University & Research who are active in Asia, or have an interest to become active. The account manager reports to the Director of Corporate Strategy & Accounts.
The tasks of the account manager are to:
  • contribute to the development of the international strategy of Wageningen University & Research;
  • draft action plans for countries/regions and coordinate their implementation;
  • advise Executive Board and Board of Directors on developments in the region that are of strategic importance to WUR;
  • develop new leads to increase the activities of Wageningen University & Research in the field of education, research and value creation in Asia;
  • manage existing and develop new contacts with parties and networks that are relevant for intensifying the international activities of Wageningen University & Research in the region;
  • manage existing and develop new contacts with Dutch parties and networks that are relevant for intensifying the international activities of Wageningen University & Research in the region;
  • act as entry point for financers and (donor)organizations with the interest to initiate or increase activities in the region;
  • manage existing and develop new contacts with sister organisations interested in collaboration in the region;
  • active participation in receiving international delegations from Asia;
  • support pro-actively employees from Wageningen University & Research in acquisition of research, education and value creation related activities in Asia;
  • coordinate the creation of consortia between Wageningen University & Research and external partners;
  • inform and advise employees from Wageningen University & Research about relevant Calls for Proposals;
  • stimulate and facilitate the communication between project- and programme managers within Wageningen University & Research and between Wageningen University & Research and external partners.

We ask

We are looking for a colleague who:

  • will approach the challenging task with enthusiasm and energy;
  • is efficient and effective in both autonomous settings and in a team;
  • has a relevant academic education that fits the job;
  • has verifiable experience in the field of international collaboration and acquisition, preferably in Asia;
  • is highly competent in communication;
  • is fluently in English, and preferably in an additional language that is relevant for the region,
  • has a profound knowledge of the structure and culture of Wageningen University & Research;
  • has a profound knowledge of the domains of Wageningen University & Research;
  • has a profound knowledge of structure and culture in Asia;
  • is prepared to travel regularly.

We offer

A challenging position within our team, located at the Wageningen Campus. You will be given the chance to build up your own network and portfolio. We offer a temporary contract for one year for 36 hours per week with the perspective of a permanent position after proven performancein accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for the Wageningen Research (scale 13). Salary depends on expertise and experience.

In addition, we offer:

  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • a structural end-of-year bonus of 3%;
  • excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions;
  • flexible working hours and holidays can possibly be determined in consultation so that an optimal balance between work and private life is possible;
  • excellent pension plan through ABP;
  • 171 vacation hours, the possibility to purchase extra and good supplementary leave schemes;
  • the possibility to build up extra compensation hours per year;
  • a flexible model to put together part of your employment conditions yourself, such as a bicycle plan;
  • a lively workplace where you can easily make contacts and where many activities take place on the Wageningen Campus. A place where education, research and business are represented;
  • make use of the sports facilities on campus.
Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are ample opportunities for own initiative in a learning environment.

We offer a versatile job in an international environment with varied activities in a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

More information

You can get additional information at Ron Mazier, Director of Corporate Strategy & Accounts (tel +31 317 489906).

Are you interested joining us? Please apply before September 9, 2019 by uploading an application letter and resume.
 

We are

Corporate Strategy & Accounts (CSA) is the department of Wageningen University & Research in which  knowledge and expertise are bundled for the development of WUR-wide strategy and its translation into policy for education, research and value creation, nationally and internationally. CSA supports the implementation of the international ambitions of Wageningen University & Research. CSA does so by facilitating and developing new international activities for Wageningen University & Research in the field of research, education and value creation.

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