Personal Executive Assistant (m/f/d) - Chief Financial Officer

Date: 22-May-2022

Location: Düsseldorf, DE, 40468

Company: C & A

We build on traditions as long as they don't stop us from growing. Therefore we continuously reflect our actions and strive for improvement. This is the only way we can live up to our own standards to reinvent the fashion business in a sustainable way. You contribute to this mission by working directly with our Chief Financial Officer, Birgit Kretschmer, to enable her to be well organized in her busy work schedule. The CFO domain covers a wide range of enabling functions from finance, risk and legal, to indirect procurement and property, so you can be sure not one day will be the same.


Your responsibilities at C&A
In the middle of an international organisation in transformation, you bring structure and oversight in the day of the CFO by being one step ahead of her needs. You manage not only your own to do list, but also hers. Your role is independent and a mixture of planned and ad-hoc work. 
Birgit: “Because I am covering a huge variety of different topics, I am looking for a PA who thinks with me and whom I can trust and empower, and hand over the topics without follow-up from my side.

Apart from this, you support Birgit in her day-to-day business by for example:
Maintaining diaries as well as making appointments
•    Preparation and follow-up of meetings and presentations
•    Coordinating between stakeholders and managing timely fulfilment of deliverables
•    Ensuring smooth travel and accommodation planning
•    Active involvement in project work

What we expect from you
•    Relevant experience as a personal or executive assistant or in a similar position. 
•    Great coordination, organisation and time management skills to take over all necessary general administrative and secretarial tasks.
•    Strong communication skills in German and English allowing effective working relationships with a variety of international stakeholders.
•    You are forward thinking and proactive, you don’t sit and wait for work to come to you. 
•    Routine in national and international travel planning and booking.
Please do not view this as an exhaustive list of must-haves, we are open to hearing why you think you are the right fit to this role! 


At C&A you can look forward to
•    An exciting job in an international and inspirational working environment
•    A great onboarding and development opportunities though our ONE C&A Academy
•    A positive working atmosphere with an open feedback culture
•    Hybrid working options
•    In this role you report directly into the Chief Range and Sustainability Officer

C&A fosters equal opportunity for people of all backgrounds and identities. We are led by a gender-balanced board committed to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone can become their best self. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, religion or belief, parental and family status, or any other protected characteristic. We welcome applications from women, men and non-binary candidates of all ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. We encourage people belonging to underrepresented groups to apply.