Job Type – Permanent
Reporting to – Head of Digital and Transformation – Tea Division
Location – Bengaluru, India
Scope – Global
Travel Required – Limited
Who we are…and what we offer
With an annual turnover of around €2bn, ekaterra is the world’s largest tea business, with world-class, purpose-driven brands such as Lipton, Pukka, Tazo, T2 and PG Tips. ‘eka’ is a word taken from the Sanskrit language which means unity and one purpose, while ‘terra’ represents the earth and nature. As ekaterra we are truly united in one purpose: growing a world of wellbeing through the regenerative power of plants.
In July 2022, CVC Capital Partners Fund VIII took over the full ownership of the ekaterra business from its previous owner, Unilever. As a standalone entity with a dedicated single-category focus, ekaterra is even better positioned to lead the tea industry, delivering higher growth and value, and a greater impact on the wider world. With 11 production factories in four continents and tea growing estates in three countries, ekaterra is a profitable and growing business whose brands reach hundreds of millions of consumers. It has a presence in over 100 countries.
Under the ownership of CVC, ekaterra has an exciting future ahead with opportunities for increased investments in our iconic brands, our people, and our capabilities. Combining the strength and scale of our brands with a focus on speed and agility, ekaterra is brewing a corporate start-up mindset that’s opening-up new opportunities for its people to flourish every day.
At ekaterra, we put consumer love at the heart of every decision. We celebrate diverse thinkers who take personal ownership to connect ideas and make impactful things happen; people who share our values around humanity and courage and give their commitment to nurturing the wellbeing of all. In return, we offer a working culture that gives our people freedom and flexibility, and where they can grow both personally and professionally to master their field.
Be part of our amazing blend. Come and grow yourself and, in turn, help us to grow a world of wellbeing.
In this role you will provide a pro-active and high-level business support to the IT Department and the IT leadership team (LT) of ekaterra. In this busy and demanding environment, a top level of service is required at all times. This role requires an assistant who is a self-starter with attention to detail, who can interact regularly with a very international network both inside the business and externally. You must be capable of managing your own time flexibly and effectively, juggling day to day tasks as well as proactively spot opportunities to add value to the business.
Your Key Responsibilities
Complicated diary management – arrange meetings on a daily basis, both virtual and in person and reschedule if needed. 4 members of the IT Leadership team are situated in the Netherlands, 1 in UK and 1 in India.
Screening, redirecting and responding to e-mails as appropriate. This may include typing general email correspondence and reports.
Organization of international and local travel, including preparations of itineraries, visa applications, together with the management of out-of-office requirements
Organizing local and international meetings on site or offsite, including coordination of country visits and LT meetings. This may include visitor management, catering, etc.
Preparation of PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, (PowerBI) reports and materials for meetings
Liaison with internal customers and external contacts – developing knowledge of key individuals, including PA Network
Proactively tackling issues related to (administrative) processes to ensure speed and efficiency, improving them for the leader and ekaterra as a whole
Processing expenses and invoices using relevant systems Responding to queries and requests for information from ekaterra Leadership Team, Business Partners, Regions, Categories on an ad hoc basis based on priorities set together with the leader.
Skills and Experience
Due to the changing nature of jobs, we find it more important that you can identify yourself with below CHOICE values instead of listing factual requirements like education level or years of experience. Therefore, we set out the requirements for the job as Choice Values / Skills.
Choice values / Skills
Connectivity: Staying close to consumers and colleagues. Demonstrating courage and conviction by putting consumer love at the heart of every decision. Being constantly curious about changes in trends and habits – and responding to these in what you do, and how you do it.
Humanity: Knowing wellbeing drives high performance, you ensure it’s integrated in how you plan your time (and that of your team) – every week
Ownership: Not in the business of ‘it’s not my business’
Acting for the greater good of our business, beyond your own immediate area.
Impact Working fluidly – by helping move required resources and skills behind our biggest opportunities.
Courage: Not taking risks is the greatest risk of all Showing creativity in your ideation, delivery and ways of working.
Expertise: Working hard to keep things simple. Having a passion for tea – with mastery of our products markets and key trends.
EXCITED ABOUT THE ROLE?
Please apply online with your CV and Motivation Letter. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements.