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Job vacancy: Membership, Marketing & Sales Manager (maternity cover)


Ocean Energy Europe is looking for a Membership, Marketing & Sales Manager to join its Events & Communications team. Please note that this is a temporary position to cover maternity leave for 9 months.


The Position


The Membership, Marketing & Sales Manager is responsible for ensuring that Ocean Energy Europe members receive a high standard of service, recruiting new members into the organisation, and marketing Ocean Energy Europe and its events, including its Annual Conference & Exhibition.

She/he will work closely with the Communications & Events Director and the CEO to deliver membership satisfaction and sales revenue against agreed targets.

The Membership & Marketing Manager is an outward-facing role within the organisation, dealing with industry stakeholders on a regular basis. This requires a genuine interest in supporting ocean energy organisations to develop and grow. It also requires a strong strategic vision.



Membership services and recruitment

> Recruiting and welcoming new members to OEE.

> Ensuring member satisfaction and ensuring members are receiving a high value service.

> Answer or delegate member queries and get members intelligence to inform the OEE team.

> Identifying information of value to members and working with the team to deliver briefings.

> Managing OEE’s online ‘Members Area’.

> Promoting members’ news, progress, events etc. through OEE communications platforms.

> Monitoring membership payments/invoices and addressing payment issues.

> Generating statistics on membership and reporting on membership status to the OEE Board.

> Management of the OEE ‘Vi Maris’ industry award.


Event Sales (OEE Annual Conference & Exhibition)

> Sponsorship sales and sponsor management

> Exhibition sales and exhibitor management

> Side event sales and management


Event Marketing

> Developing and implementing the branding and visual identity for all OEE events.

> Marketing of OEE’s annual event and other OEE events (newsletters, online promotion, website updates, advertising etc.).

> Identifying, negotiating and implementing media partnerships with relevant outlets and partners to amplify the promotion of the annual event.

> Production of annual event brochure and other event-related materials.



> Organising OEE’s ‘Members Only’ events e.g. AGM, Strategy Day, pre-conference seminars.

> Managing OEE invoices receivable.




> Mandatory: Minimum 3 years’ experience in sales or marketing.

> Mandatory: Excellent oral and written English.

> Asset: Fluent Spanish, conversational level of French, Dutch and other European languages.

> Asset: Knowledge of the work of European trade associations, or the renewable energy sector.

> Asset: Some experience of managing events would be an advantage.




> A natural salesperson.

> Proactive, independent, self-motivated.

> A real ‘people person’, able to connect with senior industry contacts.

> Ability to familiarise quickly with technical and commercial issues.

> Team-player, aiming at the Association’s success above individual achievements.


We assume all candidates will be able to prioritise, work under pressure, on budget and to tight deadlines, have an eye for detail, etc…



> Ocean Energy Europe offers an attractive salary and benefits package under Belgian law.

> Fixed-term contract: February 2022 – October 2022.

> Based in Brussels at OEE offices (but homeworking required under current Covid rules)


How to apply

Send your curriculum vitae and motivation letter to:

Deadline: 17 January (applications considered on a rolling basis)


Important: CVs in “Europass” format or other institutional templates, or applications without a cover letter, will not be considered.