Full Time
June 30, 2024

Strategic Assistant

Are you looking for a job as the right hand of the executive team in an energetic and sparkling organization?
Would you
like to be part of an organization on the eve of a fantastic growth period and work together in a small multifunctional team?
Are you looking forward to use your qualities for our dynamic and innovative organization during this growth? Then we would love to get in touch with you!

In this new role you support the executive team on strategic initiatives, communications, operations, and growth.

What you will do

In this versatile role, you are the right hand of the executive team. You'll attend management team meetings and act as a strategic sparring partner who thinks along, gives direction, and implements chosen directions and decisions.

All colleagues know how to find you when they have questions. You manage everything at the office, you embody S4-Energy, and you enthusiastically represent what we stand for as an organization. This way, you also know how to attract the right people to achieve our growth ambitions. We have already laid out the broad lines on the HR front, and we ask you to build on this. Thus, you are responsible for our entire HR policy, both strategically and operationally.

The position of Strategic assistant is new, and we invite you to further shape the role yourself. Proactively think about what we need as an organization but also initiate projects that make you very happy. We have already outlined some specs for you:

• You prepare and facilitate strategic discussions of the executive team and carry out these projects.

• Assist the CEO in developing, implementing, and communicating short and long-term strategies, aligning with the company’s overall vision and objectives.

• Manage and oversee organizational and administrative activities, communications, OKR tracking, change management initiatives, and special projects.

• You ensure a working environment where everyone can grow and enjoys coming to the office; you safeguard our company culture as its very essence.

• Maintaining our HR system and the associated administration, sickness and leave, HR policies, with support in administrative areas so you can focus on what really matters.

• Improvement projects in the area of People & Culture. The foundation has been laid, and now it's up to you to take it to the next level.

What we do

S4 Energy is a leading company that uses specialised expertise, equipment, and advanced software to fully harness the power of energy storage. We play a critical role in helping power producers and grid operators optimize and increase renewable energy. Our vision is to become continental Europe’s flexibility provider. We’re well-positioned to reach our goal and hope you can help us to contribute and complete our mission; maximize grid stability through development, realization and operation of large-scale energy storage solutions.

Who we are

Together with its strong international parent company CCI, S4 Energy is conquering the European market. S4 Energy is a company of 15+ led by a team of energy storage, finance and software veterans. Our solutions have driven the creation of over 100MWh of energy storage. Hires at this stage will immediately contribute to the DNA of our product, processes, and, most importantly, culture. Learning, growing, and testing the best ideas are central to our approach to solving one of the world’s most important challenges: climate change.

This is you


• feel at home in a dynamic, sometimes somewhat chaotic, scale-up culture and you are energized by an organization in growth. Experience working in fast paced environments where business needs are perpetually evolving.

• prefer to work for an organization at the forefront of the energy transition.

• proven experience in planning, leading, and delivering on strategic initiatives with measurable business impact in a startup or small team (10-50) setting.

• world-class communication and presentation skills; ability to create clear, concise presentations laying out researched and strategic findings across a broad range of audiences via multiple mediums.

• strategic thinker with a successful track record of leading complex projects; strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

• can easily switch between strategic thinking and operational acting.

• are proactive, self-starting and rolling out (and completing) new projects is your thing.

• people feel comfortable in your presence and you naturally have the ability to connect and motivate people.

• speak and write fluently in Dutch and English.

This is what we offer

• a competitive salary depending on knowledge and experience. Indication is around € 4000,- per month based on a fulltime employment.

• a dynamic and innovative team, where you get the unique opportunity to help our scale-up grow further, with visible and direct impact from your efforts.

• never stuck in traffic again: plan your own workdays. Prefer to start at home? Totally fine. Want to pick up the kids from school? Also okay. But we would like to see you in the office 4 days a week. After all, you are our culture keeper.

• 25 vacation days.

• pension

• and of course, other things like travel expenses, 8% holiday pay, and the right hardware to do your job.

And this is how we see the next steps

Are you excited about what you've read and can you already see yourself working at our beautiful location at Veerhaven in Rotterdam? Then make a short video of yourself where you indicate why you would like to meet with us. It doesn't have to be very fancy, but a video often gives a much better impression of who your really are than an extensive letter. You can send your submission to Esther Prins, interim HR People & Culture lead, via 06-40080266 or

Your first interview will be with Esther. I will introduce you to the office and our CEO, Bob Bouhuijs. Afterwards, I'd love to walk with you along the quay to get to know you and answer all your questions about S4-Energy.

Interested in this job or want to know more?

Please contact Rachel Kiers our HR Advisor +31 (0)6 436 375 16 directly. Send her an email or complete the application form below:

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