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Strategy & Operations Associate

Netherlands, Noord-Brabant, EindhovenOperations

Job description

At Drieam we are looking for a Strategy & Operations Associate who will be responsible for successfully executing strategic projects while also running our operations effectively and smoothly. By having both a strategic and an operational responsibility, you’ll be a vital part of the engine that is necessary to enable our company’s rapid growth.


As a Strategy & Operations Associate you’ll have two main responsibilities:

  • A strategic responsibility which is broader than drafting strategic proposals or plans; you are responsible for the execution. Next to your internal project manager role, you support the Management Team in a successful implementation of our Business Planning. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring the right stakeholders, teams and people are on board and aligned, and plans are carried out effectively and in time. Your drive is that every internal project is fully adopted by the organisation. 

  • Moreover, you have an operational responsibility, which entails carrying out divers operational activities. You are the go-to person for multiple operational topics within Drieam, across several disciplines: Finance, Legal, Quality & Security. In this dynamic and linking pin role, you will play a vital role in both improving and hands-on executing the daily operations at Drieam. 

Within your role as a Strategy & Operations Associate, you will work very closely with the people within the Strategy & Operations team, such as our HR manager and our Office manager. On a daily basis you will work with the Strategy & Operations lead, who will together with you make sure that you will be able to successfully execute all your responsibilities and grow steadily into your role.

Job requirements

The Strategy & Operations Associate is a position perfectly fit for an ambitious recently graduated student, who wants to make an impact both on a strategic level and on an operational level. 

In this role you can be truly successful if you:

  • Use your strong analytical skills to solve issues both in terms of content and process

  • Are a structured, process- and project-oriented executor who ensures that all internal operations are running fluently, in an orderly fashion. 

  • Ask the right questions and take a leading role in the execution of our strategy

  • Are a self-starter who is great at managing and effectively prioritising multiple projects 

  • Get excited about organisational development and transformation within a fast-growing scale-up.

Next to that:

  • You have an academic degree, preferably from a technical university.

  • You’re fluent in Dutch and English.

  • You live in the Eindhoven area.

Our offer

You will be part of the Drieam team: a bunch of 50+ young and committed professionals who guide higher and continuing education institutions in improving the employability of all learners. In your role you will be given freedom and responsibility to make a real difference. Obviously we’ll offer you a benefits package  in line with your experience and potential, and make sure that you are equipped with all the tools you need, i.e. a MacBook and an iPhone. We pay a lot of attention to personal development; continuously improving ourselves is part of our company culture. Examples of other perks are: a free and healthy office lunch every single day, mind-blowing team events (including our weekend off-site)