Events Coordinator

Marketing Rotterdam, Netherlands

We’re Progress – we offer the best platform for building and deploying tomorrow’s applications quickly and easily. We are bold, forward-thinking innovators who build things that work and care about our customers. We invent and reinvent every day, work together as one, value and respect each other and cheer our wins. Join us as a Marketing Event Coordinator in our Demand Generation and Field Marketing team.

What you will be doing most of the time:

In this role, you will be responsible for arranging every aspect of event planning, communication, logistics, and shipments while following all company and safety standards. The events are both 3rd party and Progress led marketing events that serve our DataDirect, Corticon, MoveIT, OpenEdge, Sitefinity, and WhatsUp Gold business partners, distributors, user communities and end-users. You will be:

  • Creating and updating an events calendar
  • Identifying the requirements and expectations for each marketing event
  • Preparing and executing a detailed outline of the marketing event needs
  • Creating and managing marketing event budgets
  • Maintaining communication with any internal people assigned to the event
  • Searching and securing venues
  • Contracting vendors for an event
  • Securing speakers and sponsors for an event
  • Creating a social media plan to promote and drive attendance to Progress organized events and participation of Progress in tradeshows, speaking opportunities, event sponsorships, etc.
  • Creating a campaign name in the system and event landing pages to capture registrations
  • Working with writing services for the invitations
  • Working with design services for the visual aspects of the event
  • Welcoming all guests and address all needs at the event
  • Ensuring lead data is captured and uploaded in our CRM
  • Breaking down and cleaning the event space once the event has drawn to a close
  • Assessing a marketing event’s overall success and submit findings.

What would make you successful in this role:

  • Fluency in Dutch  - both spoken and written
  • Some knowledge of how to have a chat in French and/ or German
  • Prepared for +/- 30% travel across EMEA
  • Self-motivated and willing to learn
  • Able to write marketing copy in Dutch 
  • Strong interpersonal skills including experience building and maintaining relationships with a diverse network of individuals and organizations
  • Strong organizational skills including attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Time management skills and ability to prioritize a large volume of tasks
  • Great customer services skills

If this sounds like the right fit for your experience and career interests, we would be happy to talk to you! What we offer in return is:
  • 24 days’ vacation (increased after years of service) + an extra day off for your birthday
  • Premium Collective Health Insurance Plan with a monthly employer contribution
  • Premium Collective Pension Scheme fully funded by Progress
  • Company-paid commuting/mileage reimbursement
  • Fitness Program, allowing you to choose a gym and enjoy the discount and tax-advantage
  • Fresh fruit daily and selection of good coffee & tea
  • Canteen onsite


Together, We Make Progress

Progress is an inclusive workplace where opportunities to succeed are available to everyone. As a multicultural company serving a global community, we encourage a wide range of points of view and celebrate our diverse backgrounds. Our unique combination of perspectives inspires innovation, connects us to our customers and positively affects our communities. It is only by working together and learning from each other that we make Progress. Join us!