Events Manager

Ecorys Brussels

Events Manager

Ecorys Brussels

Brussels, Belgium

About Ecorys

Owned by our employees and a foundation, Ecorys is a world-class research-based consultancy that helps our clients make a positive impact on society. From research and evaluation, through to project management and communications, we are leaders in providing the evidence and advice that our clients need to tackle the issues that affect communities around the world.

You will join our Events team that is working on European projects in the areas of social policy, education, climate change, transport, agriculture, digitalisation, and international development, among others. Our activities consist mostly of developing and delivering innovative physical, hybrid and digital event concepts and strategies. Working closely with our colleagues and as a team, we manage the delivery of a wide range of European and international events from A to Z. Most of our project and events are conducted on behalf of the European Commission and/or related institutions. Our events are usually attended by high-level officials (i.e., Commissioners, ministers, ambassadors, etc.), journalists, representatives from public and private sectors, and the wider public.

What you will be doing

Working in a team of 6 creative events specialists, as part of our wider Communications & Digital unit, you will take a leading role in developing and delivering innovative and engaging virtual, physical and hybrid events from A to Z for the European Institutions.

As part of the events team, your tasks will include and will not be limited to:

  • Developing event concepts and strategies from scratch on a wide range of projects and themes working with different teams and Ecorys offices;
  • Leading on the events input for proposals, drafting new and engaging content and putting together draft budgets;
  • Leading on the implementation of events, co-ordinating and liaising with colleagues, clients, and external partners, planning and arranging the logistics of an event from start to finish (e.g., venue, travels, catering, technical support, streaming, sourcing of virtual platforms, registration, hosting etc.);
  • Maintaining a network of experts and partners (speakers, moderators, organisers, agencies, etc.) and collaborating with colleagues throughout Ecorys.

What we will need from you

Essential:

  • Diploma or certificate in event management and/or university degree in a relevant field such as communications, digital marketing, public relations, or another relevant field;
  • At least 3 years of work experience in event management including online/hybrid events with a medium/large audience;
  • An excellent level of written and spoken English;
  • Good organisational and coordination skills with the ability to successfully manage projects and budgets;
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in an international, multi-cultural setting, and foster relations with colleagues, partners, clients, and stakeholders;
  • Good IT skills and good knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to take initiative and take responsibility to resolve problems, ability to manage multiple tasks and to meet multiple deadlines simultaneously;
  • Willingness to travel in Europe occasionally up to few nights away in case of physical event organisation.

Desirable:

  • Experience with project and financial management as well as with the coordination of projects and teams;
  • Experience of working with EU institutions as clients;
  • Other languages are considered an asset;
  • Experience/knowledge of digital events tools available on the market.

Benefits, application deadline and process

We are offering a full-time position under Belgian permanent contract based in our Brussels office (incl. 40% homeworking) with a competitive remuneration package.

Our package includes but is not limited to a homeworking allowance, meal vouchers, private health, dental and hospitalisation allowance, a collective bonus, reimbursed home internet and mobile phone device and subscription.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity and to apply online, please visit our website: https://careers.ecorys.com/en/countries/belgium and submit your application by 19/08/2022.

Early applications are encouraged. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.

Don't forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.

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