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Sr. Event Manager

Netherlands, Utrecht€3,100 - €4,800 per monthMarketing

Job description

You arrive at the office at 9.40 am (yes, this is our flexible working time policy🚶) and grab a coffee ☕ (yes, we have fresh ground coffee machines) at our Channacantine where you start laughing out loud with colleagues about how crazy our Channaweekend was 🎈. Finally, you are at your desk and are right away in a good mood because you hear Andreea (Brand Marketing Team Lead) talking about how much we are not ninjas, rockstars, unicorns, or hunters! 😂We're real people and that goes way beyond buzzwords. And yes, we'd love it if you could join us!😎

Your job

We do marketing to marketers, which means we need to get out of the cookie-cutter and do something memorable. Our experiences should be cool and simple to understand.

As an Event Manager you will design Channable’s event strategy and calendar, making sure we have a clear blueprint for our participation in trade fairs, conferences, webinars, and branded events across our nine different regions (Benelux, DACH, Iberia, Spain, Italy, France, Nordics, UK, and the US), keeping our brand positioning and essence reflect in our physical presence.

Your goal is to make sure our audience experiences an authentic and memorable Channable atmosphere in every touchpoint of our events.

Your challenges

  • Design Channable’s event strategy and calendar, making sure we have a clear blueprint for our participation in trade fairs, conferences, webinars, and branded events across our nine different regions (Benelux, DACH, Iberia, Spain, Italy, France, Nordics, UK, and the US), keeping our brand positioning and essence reflect in our physical presence;

  • Plan and execute Channable participation in regional trade fairs (approximately 16 events per year), managing all aspects of the event participation (briefing, booking, design, sponsorships, speaker coordination, schedules, brochures, catering, etc, from A-Z), assuring we reach the event goals respecting budget and quality standards;

  • Plan and production of the Impact Cube, Channable’s branded hybrid event, as well as its seven local editions, managing all aspects of the event participation (research and book locations, define agenda, hire local support teams and technical setup, physical layout, and catering, coordinate invitations and speaker definition);

  • Build replicable event playbooks, articles, and processes to train the internal team (representing Channable at events), ensuring consistency in external engagement across the brand, and scale the impact of our marking efforts;

  • Analyze the results coming from the events in terms of practical learnings, but also measuring return on investment, seeing the events as strategic, and part of a larger business development roadmap;

  • Be up to date about the event trends and profiles, being able to identify the relevant opportunities for Channable. You have a pulse on what is happening in the community, industry trends, and who are the emerging thought leaders, building your own map of potential event organizers, sponsors, speakers, or collaborators;

  • Collaborate externally with agencies and freelancers to execute the projects, but also with several different internal stakeholders (such as design, country marketing, product marketing, growth marketing, sales, and, CS teams), being able to coordinate a complex project landscape;

  • Define event requirements clearly and ahead-of-schedule with your marketing colleagues to ensure that the event has what it needs for world-class impact;

  • Lead Channable’s merchandise by producing goodies and giveaways that stick. From collaborating with the design team and marketing to the ordering, communications with manufacturers, shipping, inventorying, and anything else involving management of promotional material, physical booth items, and wearables - you’ve got it handled;

  • Budget and project management are your bread and butter. You are an expert on it.

Who are you?

  • 4-6 years of experience planning or overseeing a successful event program, including trade fairs, conferences, virtual event management and, branded events, at least some of which has been gained through large events;

  • Bachelor's Degree in event management, leisure management, or related field is desirable;

  • You are a natural and experienced planner, able to oversee all aspects of event management;

  • High energy, fun and creative. Self-starter, inspired by ideas but result-oriented;

  • You have an eye for design and content and are conscious of branding and communications efforts that you need to master to be successful;

  • You are proficient in tools to assist in event planning and coordination, including Hubspot,, Excel, and related tools;

  • You love to travel, and you ensure events execute flawlessly on the day of. You are able to assess when you are needed at events in order to keep things running smoothly;

  • Excellent communication skills to keep everyone in the loop, dealing with unexpected twists without stress;

  • Fluent in English;

  • The availability to work at least 4 days a week (min. 32 hours);

  • An address in (or close to) Utrecht or are willing to move.

Your journey at Channable

First 3 months:
  • Understand our business, market, audience, processes, and strategy

  • Audit our event processes and refine the strategy

  • Map out our event calendar to fit the overall goals

  • Take the first steps in the planning process for Q1 events

After 6 months:
  • Own the event calendar and executing the first events according to the new guidelines

  • Analyze the events performance and craft optimization plan

  • Executing the first editions of the Local Impact Cube events

After 8 months:
  • Define Channable’s new event blueprint and strategy

  • Executing the global edition of the Impact Cube.

Who are we?

Channable was founded 8 years ago in the heart of Utrecht. We are now a strong team of 200+ diverse individuals, more than 30 nationalities, a brand new HQ in Utrecht, serving customers all over the globe, and operating from other offices including New York, Spain and Germany.

Joining Channable means you’re looking for a bit more than just a job. We like spending time with each other. Be that in the office, our Channabar, or in one of our internal chats. We’re open minded and down-to-earth people. We’re super proud that everyone adds their own special spice to Channable’s culture. Diverse as we are, we all share our love for growth, to help, to take ownership, and create an awesome journey together. Feel free to take a further look at who we are here and on our Instagram, Facebook or Linkedin!

What do we do?

Channable is a fast-growing B2B SaaS platform that offers a fully integrated way to market your products online. We empower marketers and online businesses to manage, scale, and optimize their marketing.

What do we offer?

  • The salary range based on 40 hours is between gross €3.100 - €4.800 within a clear career & salary structure 💸💸

  • Excellent training and onboarding to get to know the tool, our processes, and your colleagues. 😎 After that, you’ll get the trust and responsibility to show what you got. Your buddy will support you throughout the whole onboarding. ✌️

  • Work for a supportive company of +220 international employees! 🙌 🧑‍🤝‍🧑We have an open culture and 'flat' organization where everyone genuinely enjoys helping each other 🤗🎉

  • The freedom to tailor make your own responsibilities and working schedule 💥

  • The space to come up with your own ideas and implement them 💜🌟

  • To work in a beautiful historic and fully renovated office in the heart of Utrecht 🏡 & with a flexible hybrid working policy of ( 2 days in the office).✨

  • Since you can work from home, we will provide home office supplies🖥️⌨️

  • 26 vacation days 🌞 + 2 reload days 🍭 based on 40 hours, and on top of this; you are allowed to go for a 3-week-long workcation🍹

  • Company-wide bonus 💰

  • Stock Appreciation Rights: eligible employees can get financial profit from Channable success 🗠

  • Having flexible working hours means starting your day between 8.00 - 10.00 am🕰️

  • We want you to be fit - please feel free to use our discounted OneFit subscription.👟🚴On the other hand, you have free & anonymous access to the OpenUp platform and psychologists ☮️

  • Traveling to our office? No problem, we got you covered🚆

  • Saving for old age - yes, we provide you 5% of your monthly base salary

  • Channaweekend (yes, we go abroad in 2023 for a long weekend with all the colleagues from all over the world 💜🔥)

  • Additional working conditions like great lunch, massages, in-office bar (Channabar), parties, yoga lessons, sports teams, video games, and many more! 💕👌

How can you introduce yourself to us?

Are you interested? Please apply by clicking on the "apply now" button below. Please send your application in English. If it's a match, Judit will get in touch with you for an introduction call. After that, you'll be invited for 2 round of interviews including an assignment. 

Application deadline: 25th November

Due to the high amount of applicants, we decided to create a deadline to apply for this role. We will come back to you on 28th November (Monday) with our feedback. Thank you for your patience! 🌞

We look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible!

Job requirements

Contact by job agencies and recruiters will not be appreciated. Each recruiter or headhunter who approaches us agrees with a donation of €250 for Make-A-Wish. Of course they will be happy with your donation! Could you please send me a confirmation of your donation so we can arrange it?

At Channable, we strive to create and foster an environment of belonging and collaboration and we believe in diverse and inclusive teams.


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