Events Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Where: Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Extent of Work: Full Time

Click here to apply in English


The main tasks will include:

  • planning, organising, delivering following-up and reporting on (international) events and training programmes;
  • arranging all logistical aspects of trainings and events including: event venue selection and negotiations, registration of guests, travel and accommodation for (international) speakers and participants, study visits, catering, interpreters;
  • ensuring that (complex) events or trainings are implemented within the set objectives and allocated budgets;
  • communicating with (international) participants and speakers in the lead-up, during and after an event or training;
  • developing logistical action plans: planning and briefing of staff and suppliers (catering, technical assistance etc.) to coordinate specific tasks during event days and trainings;
  • attending and bearing logistical responsibility for training courses and events on-site (including social activities);
  • developing and regular monitoring of


You are expected to meet the following requirements and have the following competencies:

  • a finished and relevant education, a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (e.g. in (International) Hospitality and Event Management, European/ International studies and Marketing);
  • least 3 years of demonstrable event management experience, preferably in an international environment;
  • written and verbal communication skills (English). Proficiency in other languages (especially Dutch, French and/or Arabic) is a distinct advantage;
  • a high level of integrity, efficient, flexible mind, comfortable in an academic setting, attention to detail and creative;
  • the ability to communicate in a clear, thorough and timely manner;
  • planning, time-management, negotiating and organisational skills;
  • willing to work irregular hours and to travel frequently;
  •  to handle multiple projects independently and simultaneously and able to perform under pressure in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment;
  • pro-active, strong interpersonal, intercultural, networking and representation skills;
  • in the use of MS-Office and CRM software;
  • a true team player with a good sense of humour.

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