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Sakata Ornamentals is an independent breeder of bedding and pot plants from seed and cuttings, and cut flowers from seed. Sakata Ornamentals EMEA is a subsidiary of Sakata Seed Corporation, a global business with its headquarters in Japan.

For our EMEA commercial team, based in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands, we are seeking a


to join our Marketing Communications department.

The role of the Marketing Assistant is to support the Marketing Communications department in all aspects of marketing communications and related activities within three main activity frames: Events, Publicity and Promotion, Communication and General Activities. In this varied function, the candidate will be responsible for an individual package of tasks and responsibilities to be carried out in cooperation with and responsible to the Department Manager.

Tasks include:
* Coordination of events, including stand designers and builders, organisation of product for display and preparation of promotional materials, catering and organisation. Willingness to attend (international) events as stand host(ess)
* Management of image resources, including coordination of photography and distribution of images
* Maintenance of digital promotional tools including websites
* Coordination of production of print materials including catalogues and leaflets, both in-house (creating own content) and with external suppliers
* Creating and maintain company presentations and technical information

The candidate we seek should:
* Show strong organisational skills
* Be able to communicate effectively in highly international environment
* Use Microsoft Office programmes and related software capably and effective
* Use and develop creative and design skills in graphics programmes (Adobe)
* Have an affinity with plants and flowers (or be willing to develop this)
* Knowledge or experience with photography and video production is an advantage

We require:
* Minimum MBO-4 competence and mentality
* Marketing, communications or related professional qualification
* Fluent business English and Dutch, written and spoken
* Solid competence with Microsoft Office programmes
* Competence in Adobe programmes (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) is a strong advantage
* A team player with a flexible mentality

We offer:
* A full time position (40 hours), part time is negotiable for the right candidate
* A pleasant working environment in Hoofdorp, within easy access of the train and bus station
* A competitive salary based on skills and experience, with good secondary benefits
* Opportunities for professional training and personal development

If you would like the opportunity to join a compact, active team in the beautiful world of flowers and plants, we would like to hear from you! Applications, including a CV in Dutch or English and a motivational letter in English may be sent per email to For more information or questions please contact Department Manager Gill Corless, 06-50488815

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