Event Manager

Job description

As Virtuagym keeps on growing, we are now looking for a new Event Manager to complement our Marketing team. The Event Manager plays an essential role in the success of Virtuagym: it ensures our (digital and physical) international events run smoothly and bring the highest value to the business, while also being responsible for expanding the FitNation brand through webinars, podcasts and our annual physical event (check out how it went this year!). 
Will you join us in our quest to create a healthier and happier world?


This role of Event Manager is based at our Amsterdam office and is a full-time (40 hours) position (part-time is discussable). We are a remote-friendly company, meaning you can work from home or any location you want.

About Virtuagym
Virtuagym is a leading and fast-growing innovator in the digital health and fitness domain, offering a Software as a Service solution and multiple native apps to users worldwide. We offer coaching and management solutions for trainers, studios, clubs and corporate wellness, all with the vision to make the world a healthier and happier place.

Virtuagym is an ambitious, passionate and multicultural team of talented people who want to create a healthier world for all. We believe in teamwork, challenging each other, being bold and adventurous, working lean, taking care of each other and sharing success. As a scale-up, we embrace our diversity, international character and our flat hierarchy that promotes great freedom, taking ownership and making a true impact. Our talented staff of 175+ employees are based out of two locations: Amsterdam, NL, and Medellin, CO.

Every day with us will be an opportunity to cultivate and evolve your personal and professional skills, as well as to make a significant impact on a global scale. Here, at Virtuagym, we are not just colleagues, we are friends, willing to help and support each other. By joining us, you become a part of a joyful and energetic team.


What this role looks like

Event Management is at the heart of our Marketing team. From large-scale trade shows to our own innovative conferences, we engage our community of industry experts and potential customers with a variety of events.


With at least 2 years of experience in event management, you’ll take the lead in the production of our events from conception through to completion. You’ll research opportunities, collaborate with international partners, and keep multiple projects on-going while having lots of fun. A commercial background is crucial with the expectation that these events will bring in new leads, foster relationships with current clients, and raise awareness for the brand, globally. 


In this full-time role you will run the events show, but a close collaboration across all Virtuagym departments is going to be the key to success. 

Requirements

What you'll bring to the table

  • Experience: 2 years of experience in commercial event management. This can vary from small to large events - all experience comes in handy with our varied event roster. 
  • Communication skills: You communicate effectively in English, our company language, and are a master in engaging people. Speak Dutch or German as well? Even better!
  • Networking: You cherish existing relationships and get energy from building new ones.
  • Organisational & project management skills: Queen/King of spreadsheets could be your middle name.
  • Leadership: You love to be in the lead of multiple projects and are not afraid to voice your opinion with any stakeholder. 
  • Local work permit: We’re looking to hire an Event Manager with a valid work permit to the Netherlands. 
  • Competencies: stakeholder management, planning and organization, creativity, dedication, commercial experience. 

Important note: please do apply if you meet 80%+ of the criteria. At Virtuagym we hire great people, not just resumes. If you can't check off a few requirements but are a fast learner, we’d love to hear from you!


Here’s why you should come work with us

Next to being inspired daily by talented and motivated colleagues and having plenty of opportunities for personal and professional growth, these are the main Virtuagym perks:

  • Join one of the fastest-growing SaaS scale-ups within the awesome fitness tech domain!;

  • Join a diverse and international team made up of over 30 nationalities, working in an informal and fun environment;

  • We are remote-friendly: with our hybrid working policy you can work from home, the office or any other location you want - we provide your home office set-up and a working from home allowance;
    Please note: even though we are remote-friendly, we can only hire people who live in the Netherlands/are open to move to the Netherlands and hold a Dutch citizen service number (BSN);

  • We provide 25 paid holidays per year (based on a full-time contract), the option to buy extra vacation days when you used all your holidays for that year, 8% holiday allowance and a pension plan;

  • The opportunity to grow fast within the company, including a lot of support from the management team and the opportunity to keep developing yourself;

  • Stay healthy with our Gym & Health benefits: we provide a great package to choose from a wide range of gym options (ClassPass, Trainmore, Onefit etc.) including a monthly contribution towards your gym subscription, a Friends & Family gym discount, free weekly cross-fit classes, free video-on-demand workouts and unlimited access to on-demand coaching with psychologists via chat, phone or video call;

  • We love to learn: join our knowledge exchange sessions, Lunch & Learn sessions for personal development, the Virtuagym Circle and more.

  • You will be part of a joyful and passionate team, where we share and celebrate success together and organize awesome company events such as new years dinners, masquerade balls, ski trips and way more!


Ready to join us?
Please do not hesitate to apply by clicking the ‘Apply for this Job’ button below! We will get back to your application within 10 working days.
For any questions on the vacancy, please get in touch with the recruitment team at recruitment@virtuagym.com.

* Please note that we do not collaborate with third parties to fill this vacancy, so third parties are kindly asked not to contact us about this role.