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What are you looking for?

Manager Marketing, Communications & Events (32-40 hours/week)

Do you want to play a role in solving global water issues and creating economic opportunities? Are you a strategic expert in the marketing and communications field, familiar with account management and events, and eager to work for the Dutch water sector? Do you have what it takes to convert our organisation’s strategy into an inspiring and effective Marketing & Communication plan and execute this with flair? Join NWP, our management team and cooperate with your department and other teams in marketing & communication innovations and support us reaching the next level.

Hans van den Adel
Hans van den Adel
HR & Facility Manager

Our organisation

By choosing a sustainable future, we believe we can work towards a future where over 9 billion people live well and in balance with the earth’s resources. A future that is water driven, for society as well as for businesses. We are the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP). A network of Dutch water organisations, co-creating innovative and future-proof solutions. Together we are a strong collaborative alliance of more than 180 of the most entrepreneurial and innovative companies, renowned knowledge institutes, involved NGOs and experienced governmental organisations.

NWP is an organisation driven by networkers with an entrepreneurial mindset. We celebrate our diversity and inclusivity in who we are, how we think and how we act. We aim for personal growth matching both organisational and personal goals. The human input is well balanced, compensated and appreciated in a sustainable manner. We co-create transformative, integrated and inclusive solutions for water-related challenges, creating positive opportunities for the planet and future generations. And by cleverly collaborating, we can turn threats into opportunities and translate research and market insights into breakthroughs and innovations.

Your role

As the Manager Marcom and Events, you are both manager and expert in your field. You have a passion for marketing communications and events and the creative brainpower to optimize how we engage with our NWP-members and our stakeholders through both marketing and communications plus its related services. You are an innovative, and commercially and conceptually strong leader. You can empower your team members and seek cooperation with other departments to achieve optimal results. As a team manager, you enable personal and professional growth. You combine strategic thinking with a pragmatic can-do mentality.

Especially in the current reality of COVID-19, online communication is even more important to achieve our goals as part of the NWP strategy and our program-activities. Detecting and implementing the most effective and relevant marketing communication tools such as online marketing activities and campaigns, publications, press releases, propositions etc. is part of your job. You monitor our brand and improve brand awareness.

Business Relationship Management is an additional responsibility of the Manager MarCom and Events. We believe that understanding our members, know their ambitions and maintain good relationships with them asks for clear communications and hence is positioned within the MarCom & Events team with the Business Relationship Manager.

Besides working from home or when possible at our office - next to the central railway station in The Hague - you participate in network events and visit our members.

About the job

  • You lead the Marketing, Communications and Events team (8px) into the future. This means you inspire with innovations and (commercial) opportunities;
  • You help structurize the work and team so that each team member can work from their strengths to create the most value for NWP and her members;
  • Based on the needs of our members and stakeholders, you create a marketing strategy to strengthen the brand, help communicate our products and services, and help generate leads for the Dutch water sector;
  • You propose long-term strategic goals and identify business opportunities from a Marketing, Communications and Events perspective;
  • You initiate and execute strategic campaigns and are not shy about using an effective mix of traditional, modern and innovative marketing communication means;
  • You work closely together with the Business Relationship Manager in building and maintaining our member relations, grow our understanding of their ambitions and facilitate matchmaking between them and their potential clients;
  • You are part of the management team and together with them, play a key part in steering the organisation.

What we offer  

  • As a management team member, you cooperate to create and decide on NWP’s growth and the Dutch water sectors success. You will be working with like-minded colleagues in an international, challenging and innovative environment;
  • This position allows you to use your marketing and communications expertise and contribute to the SDG’s and the Netherlands International Water Ambition (NIWA) simultaneously;
  • There’s a lot of freedom and opportunity for you to come up and execute good ideas;
  • NWP offers you a good salary, good employment conditions and interesting perks;
  • Working hours are flexible and working from home is very well facilitated.

What we ask

  • Higher education (Bachelor or Master) in marketing, communications or commercial economics;
  • You know your way around content marketing, online communication, event marketing and corporate branding;
  • You have extensive experience in general management;
  • You have experience with networking and maintaining business or member relations, or account management;
  • You have a clear understanding and vision for promoting the Dutch water sector abroad;
  • You have experience in organisations in transition and know a thing or two about change management;
  • You have at least ten years of experience in working on projects in a public and private environment. International and/or water experience is a strong advantage;
  • You are a strong advisor and know how to hold your own in strategic discussions;
  • Excellent command of the Dutch and English language is required;
  • You are comfortable with business, NGO and G2G communication;
  • Competencies are network, people and result oriented; commercial; business-minded; proactive; structured (organizing and coordinating skills) and accurate.


  • Marleen den Hartog, ad interim Manager Marcom and Events, 070 304 3700, m.denhartog@nwp.nl or 
  • Hans van den Adel, HR & Facility Manager, 070 304 3730, h.vandenadel@nwp.nl for more information on profile and procedure. We aim to plan the candidate interviews from 22 February to 5 March.


Please use the apply button and send us your motivation and CV in one document before 19 February.