At Arethia, we fuse our long-standing reputation with a continual push for progress. A rapidly expanding company in the flavour industry, Arethia specialises in delivering innovative taste solutions and co-creating products that consumers love. For more than 70 years, Arethia has been known for its close collaboration with customers and the highest quality standards. With over 250 employees spread across Germany, Switzerland, Dubai, and Indonesia, we aim to shape the future of flavours with a culture that values agility, transparency, and talent.

Chief of Staff (m/f/d)
Festanstellung, Vollzeit · Reinbek


We are looking for an experienced, driven and hands-on Chief of Staff to support our CEO to transform our business and help us further scale our company. As the CEO’s right-hand, you will provide critical support to the leadership team and thereby have an impact on top-level decision making while gaining extensive insights into a rapidly growing international company. Next to leading important projects you will be facilitating collaboration between our international entities, while managing and building teams to grow our organization.

We are seeking a highly organized and eager individual who wants to contribute to our vision and build a global contender in our industry.

  • You will serve as the CEO’s right hand and act as a multifunctional interface between important individual stakeholders, divisions, and entities of our group.
    • You prepare, lead, and follow up on our monthly leadership meetings, develop and ensure that our KPI and OKR systems are aligned and on track.
    • You assist the CEO in important projects, collaborating with top legal, consulting and financial partners.
  • You engage in strategic planning and day-to-day operations, collaborating cross-functionally to drive initiatives and ensure the organization exceeds targets.
  • You act as a company builder, work on new processes/tools with PMO/IT and (interim-wise) lead project teams across different functions.

  • Work experience: 5+ years of experience in a dynamic and high-growth environment
  • Education: Graduation/MBA degree in Economics, Business Administration, Industrial Engineering and/or related fields with outstanding performance.
  • Growth mindset: Strong pursuit of improvement and a proven track record of making an impact in a rapidly growing global organization.
  • Project excellence: Proven experience in developing, communicating and executing company-wide projects as well as a deep understanding of financial metrics and end-to-end processes.
  • Efficient execution: You have strategic thinking and analytical skills for data-driven decision-making. You work efficiently and accurately under tight deadlines, displaying persistence in overcoming challenges.
  • Collaborator: Exceptional interpersonal skills and a collaborative work style with the ability to build trust and credibility with senior leaders and stakeholders in an international environment.
  • Communicator: Excellent English and German language skills (spoken, written).

Vorteilhafte Qualifikationen

  • You love (food) flavours & fragrances and want to be a key part of our mission to co-create products that people love.
  • You have an understanding of modern management discipline and “today´s best practices”.
  • You have 2 years of experience in management consulting, private equity, venture capital, investment banking or high-growth start-up.

  • The opportunity to contribute to the expansion of a global group in the F&F space.
  • High level of responsibility and independence.
  • Ability to make an impact.
  • Exciting work environment with an energetic, motivated, and international team.
  • Competitive compensation, hybrid-work, and flexible work times.
  • Exciting challenge and good development opportunities in a constantly growing, international team.
  • Freedom to develop your own ideas and thus make an active contribution to the success of our company.