Project Manager, Amsterdam

Ref: 2022AMS

Perrett Laver

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Role Managed by:

Merel Duin

Project Manager

Primary Practice Group: Work for Perrett Laver

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 03/10/2022

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Perrett Laver is a Global Executive Search firm, and our mission is to serve sectors that benefit society by finding the strongest leaders to take on tomorrow’s challenges. We are an employee-owned company, and our diverse global team incorporates over 100 employees from many different countries and backgrounds across our 14 global offices. We have practices in Higher Education, Schools, Arts and Culture, and Not-for-Profit sectors amongst others.

Perrett Laver Europe is a young, growing company with offices in The Netherlands, Ireland and Germany, with a team consisting of 17 people with 8 different nationalities and part of a global firm with our HQ in London. We are looking for a Project Manager who will play an integral part to the executive search process and will be responsible to ensure that our clients, candidates, and colleagues will receive support, while upholding the highest quality of care and delivery at all times.

Consisting of a dynamic and international team, the Perrett Laver Amsterdam office is the operational basis from where we grow our client base on continental Europe. We mainly work for universities in Europe, but also with internationally renowned research institutes (NWO, IAASA, IST Austria, Max Planck, Frauenhofer), Business schools (TIAS, RSM, HEC), museums (Van Gogh Museum, the Mauritshuis) and non-profit organisations (Greenpeace, IKEA Foundation, Friends of Europe, ILGA World). Perrett Laver's mission is to advise organisations with social impact through finding the best people who can lead the challenges of the future.

Project Manager

As a result of our growth, the Amsterdam office is looking for a Project Manager with a high level of proficiency in either German or Dutch to join their team. As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for managing multiple projects at the same time. During the process, you will function as a point of contact for clients regarding administrative and logistical tasks as well as organise key meetings with multiple stakeholders. Important tasks, among other things, consist of the preparation, proofing, and distribution of relevant materials, contacting our media agency regarding placement of advertisements as well as creating appointment details brochures, and diary management.

The Team

You always work in a team that, in addition to the Project Manager, consists of a researcher and a consultant. These can be colleagues from your own team in Amsterdam or from our international offices. The current group of Project Managers in Amsterdam and Dublin consists of four. The language of instruction in the team is English, and they all have a second or third language at their disposal. The researchers and consultants are also internationally recruited and highly trained. They have international work experience and share a passion for working in sectors with impact. Everyone is intrinsically motivated and focused on delivering the highest quality.

Person Specification

As an organisation, our shared values unite us in our daily work and in our own team. We are an equal opportunities and disability confident employer, we celebrate diversity, are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and welcome applications from all qualified individuals.


  • High level of proficiency in German or Dutch and English;
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment, ideally with some element of customer service or client facing experience;
  • Excellent written communication skills and outstanding interpersonal skills;
  • Articulate, clear, and confident when liaising with leaders at the most senior level, both in person and on the telephone;
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to delivering a high-quality service;
  • Highly organised with excellent time-management skills and the ability to prioritise effectively;
  • Solutions-focused, results-driven, and able to thrive in a challenging, time-sensitive environment while remaining calm under pressure and handling all situations with the utmost care and integrity;
  • Positive, curious, enthusiastic and a great team player, as well as highly capable of working independently;
  • A creative and flexible approach, strong work ethic and drive, demonstrated ability to be proactive and take initiative, as well as the ability to think outside the box.


  • Experience in an office environment and/or relevant organisation;
  • Fluency in a language other than English, preferably German or Dutch.

The Offer

It concerns a full-time employment contract for initially seven months. Depending on the performance review, the contract will be extended into a permanent contract. We offer a competitive starting salary, which is not driven by commission.

As well as notable opportunities for development, we offer excellent benefits which include private health cover, life insurance and benefits platform.

How to Apply

Applications can be uploaded at, quoting reference 2022AMS, and should consist of a CV and motivation letter. We will review CVs along the way. Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed.

The role will be based in Amsterdam. We have flexible working arrangements where currently two days are mandatory in the office.

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