Event Coordinator for Microsoft in the Netherlands

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Client Services

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

Who you are:

Are you experienced with coordinating projects and events, and can you collaborate with a range of teams, stakeholders, and clients? Do you have a strong sense of initiative, an eye for detail, and a passion for perfectly executed events? Then you might just be the Event Coordinator we’re looking for to join our Microsoft team.

What will your day look like?

In the role as Event Coordinator, you will be the point of contact when it comes to the execution of all digital and in-person events and you will be the subject matter expert in modern marketing tools and services in the market. You will be responsible for bringing together different elements in order to execute event briefs in a joined-up approach, which addresses client objectives and business challenges. More specifically, your tasks include:

  • Project coordination, execution and management of in-person and digital events. This includes attending on-site events to ensure control and execution on time as well as coordinating materials (e.g. decks, videos, captioning, etc.) for digital events
  • Acting as the subject matter expert on event platforms through corporate support and self-training
  • Training marketers on the utility of event platforms and educating local stakeholders on event services and tool capabilities
  • Planning events, including getting all materials ready, coordinating dry runs for each event, identifying potential issues before events, reporting on issues to request support as needed, etc.
  • Reporting to provide specific reviews and information to stakeholders, including budgeting, spending, etc.
  • Obtaining insights and analyzing marketing activities to find patterns, best practices, and efficiencies
  • Ensuring a strong client-agency relationship; ensuring satisfaction and growth of the client account. An understanding of the clients’ business and marketing objectives is crucial, specifically the programs you are working on.

Who are you going to work with?

You will be working for Microsoft, a leading technology brand, managing all aspects of the client relationship. You will be reporting into Wunderman Thompson’s Western Europe Team Lead and work closely with local Microsoft stakeholders on a daily basis.

Event Coordinators work in ‘blended’ teams and as such, you will be collaborating regularly with local team members, global peers, and multinational executional teams across the globe within the Wunderman Thompson network as well as the local and global Microsoft environment.

What do you bring to the table?

You have an appreciation and interest in marketing automation and events. You are a team player, who can collaborate with various teams on a local and global level, but also work under your own initiative. As a person, you are detail-oriented, with the ability to think through the right workflows, while simultaneously managing a large volume of operational excellence tasks to support the event focus within the company. In addition, you have:

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree combined with a marketing and/or communication background
  • Min 2 years of experience with project or event coordination
  • Excellent client-management, client-facing and project management skills enabling you to co-ordinate with multiple teams
  • A strong sense of initiative, proactivity and ability to work under pressure
  • An interest in working in a global fast-paced environment
  • Excellent adaptation skills and the ability to prioritize when needed
  • Fluency in English and Dutch, as you will be working with local stakeholders

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

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