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All-round Business Administrator (Full-time, M/F)

Royal Brinkman is a supplier, consultant and installer for the professional greenhouse horticulture industry. It was granted the predicate ‘Royal’ in 1985 when the company celebrated its 100th birthday. Royal Brinkman was established in 1885 and has now been active in greenhouse horticulture for 130 years. Royal Brinkman is now one of the largest, most renowned suppliers in greenhouse horticulture in the world.

Royal Brinkman has branches in the most important horticultural areas at home and abroad. It has an enthusiastic team and is a one-stop-shop with a wide range. The customer takes centre stage, its mission being to provide optimal service to its customers in seven distinctive themes: crop rotation, crop protection & disinfection, crop care, packaging and design, mechanisation, technical projects and service articles. The core values of Royal Brinkman are: Operational reliability – Convenience – Availability of products/services – Practical expertise – Reliability of supply

Besides the branch in Spain, Royal Brinkman also has six branches in the Netherlands, with other branches in Mexico, Great Britain, Poland, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Mexico, Turkey and Australia and is expanding. In other parts of the world we make use of agents and dealers who are directly managed from the Dutch head office.

For our branch in Santa Maria del Águila (Almería) in Spain, we are looking for an: All-ROUND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR (Full-time, M/F).

A multifaceted administrative pivotal role for a driven and no-nonsense all-round administrator, who speaks the language of a hard-working SME organisation and aims for the dynamics of an efficient trading organisation! As a Business Administrator, you are responsible for the financial administration of our Spanish branch and you will report to the head office in the Netherlands on a monthly basis.

Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Provision of and a check on financial month-end and year-end closing;
·         Draw up periodic financial reports for the benefit of management information;
  • Analysis and management of interim and general ledger account(s);
·         Provide inter-company coordination;
·         Draw up and manage budgets;
·         Manage debtors and creditors data, including monitoring;
·         Register the invoices and carry out the various resulting administrative actions;
·         Draw up process charts and improve the administrative organisation/internal audit;
  • Regular coordination with local accountants;
  • Supervision of the ongoing Finance project in the context of the transfer from the current ERP system to Axapta 2012;
  • Make a proactive contribution to operational improvement suggestions;
  • Execute various ad-hoc activities;
  • Report to the Branch Manager;

Job requirements:

·         A minimum of professional and intellectual ability at a Bachelor / Financial education (MBA) Intermediate level;
·         A broad insight into administrative business processes and be able to perform and improve them;
·         Knowledge and experience with drawing up export documents;
·         Full of initiative and a hands-on mentality;
·         Good social and communicative skills and a flexible and proactive commercial attitude;
·         Experience with MS Office, the ERP package Microsoft Dynamics (Axapta) and ZAP is an advantage;
·         Be able to work accurately, independently and in a team;
·         Very good knowledge of the English language, both verbal and written.

Business and job-specific competences: customer-oriented approach, collaboration, motivated to perform, professionally, qualitatively and results oriented, persuasiveness, insight and progress inspection.

We offer:
a good salary, as well as excellent employment conditions.

If you are curious or if you think that this internationally oriented job is something for you, but you would like more information, then just telephone or email our Branch Manager, Erik de Smalen, email:

Email your English motivation letter and CV to, for the attention of Francesca Thijssen, HR manager.