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Growth Marketeer - Solar Energy Industry

Job in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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English (Fluent)

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“Growth is mostly about mindset” and Solarplaza is looking for more of that to make an impact. We want to continue our efforts to reach more and more solar energy professionals across the world. We firmly believe that, for us to be credible event organizers and industry connectors, we need to know our audience intimately and provide them high-value content. Social media, advertising, PR and other aspects of growth marketing are key instruments for increasing our reach and therefore impact. To up our game in that area, we are looking for an enthusiastic, driven and creative Growth Marketeer (24-40 hours per week) who can reinforce our team, and support our mission. 

Who we are

Solarplaza organizes high-level events - focused on solar power and related renewable energy topics - in both established and emerging solar energy markets across the globe. With a track record of 140+ events and a network that truly spans the entire world, our mission is to positively impact the world by accelerating the renewable energy transition by facilitating knowledge-sharing at our events and through our content. Currently, we are expanding our service portfolio by adding more digital marketing options and digitalizing our event experience. 

Where you come in

With the rapidly growing solar energy industry, the amount of professionals active or interested in this field is also growing. We’d like to make sure we reach as much of the relevant individuals to inform and inspire them.Your role will primarily be to run our social media, advertising campaigns aiming to grow our reach. Additionally, there are opportunities in improving our SEO, referral marketing, and much more. By distributing the right messaging and content through the right channels, we will grow our database and therefore increase our impact. 

 What you'll be doing

  • Taking control of Social Media: strategy, planning, post creation, reporting
  • Planning and setting up cost-effective Advertising Campaigns
  • Initiating tests and projects  in the broad playing field of digital marketing
  • Being involved in SEO, Referral Marketing and much more
  • Coordinating our PR & Media Partnerships

What background we're looking for

  • Graduated Bachelor or Master in Marketing, Communications, PR or a related field.
  • Experience with running Social Media and Advertising campaigns is must
  • Able to analyze results, report outcomes, create strategies and set plans. 
  • Flawless in the English language, other languages are a plus

What should characterize you

  • Eager to learn and test new things
  • Result-driven, with a certain playfulness
  • Structured approach and able to prioritize
  • Tech-savvy and aware of the latest innovations
  • Have some copywriting skills and  sense for design
  • A true team player, who loves to collaborate
  • Enthusiastic about sustainability

What we offer you

  • A 24-40 hour per week job opening, a 7-month initial contract
  • Market-rate salary (depending on your experience)
  • Participation in our profit-sharing program
  • A good pension scheme
  • 24 days of paid leave
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Exciting projects in different countries
  • Grow your network in and knowledge of the solar industry
  • Join our mission to accelerate the sustainable energy transition
  • An open, respectful and multicultural atmosphere
  • Fruit, Foosball and FC Solarplaza
  • Okay, but now we are mostly working from home… 

More about Solarplaza

Solarplaza International BV is a Dutch company, based in the Groothandelsgebouw in Rotterdam. Organizing solar energy events all around the world is our focus, ranging from established conferences in Europe, Asia and America, to pioneering conferences and exploratory trade missions in emerging markets. Our track record contains over 130 events, in over 25 different countries on 6 continents. 

Our mission is to accelerate the sustainable energy transition. We want to empower industries and emerging countries that support this transition and stimulate renewable energy market development with a focus on solar energy and related power infrastructure topics. This year we are celebrating our 16-year anniversary, (non-fossil) fueled by an average annual growth of around 30%, where this year, of course, is impact  us greatly… are you up for a challenge?

Our current team consists of 45+ young, ambitious, and highly-educated people. We are competitive not only in the way we do business, but also internally in our foosball matches and karaoke-standoffs, organizing the best internal networking 'borrels' and with our own football team playing against other companies. There are many opportunities for further growth of our company and activities. The team atmosphere is open, informal, creative, driven and energetic.

Application for the job

If this job description sparks your interest, we would love to receive your CV and a to-the-point cover letter highlighting relevant experience and your motivation (in English). We've also included some additional questions with the idea of getting a more personal impression. They're not mandatory, but can be a nice opportunity to shine. 

 We aim to do (virtual) interviews in May/June and would ideally have someone join us from the start of, during or right after the summer of 2020. We'll consider and invite candidates as they come in, so don't delay your application!

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Solarplaza is a Rotterdam-based company, with a global vision. Our team consists of young, ambitious and highly educated people from 20+ different nationalities. Solarplaza accelerates the global energy transition by organizing high-level events and trade missions across the world and publishing articles, reports and analyses about the most relevant solar topics and trends. We bring together industry leaders to enable them to build a bright future. And you can build along, join us!

Active in 1 country
45 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 29 years

What employees are saying


Project Manager


Working as a Project Manager at Solarplaza means responsibility from day 1! To succeed you will need your creativity, determination and social antenna. We are all driven to make a positive impact in this world which translates into good conversations both on & off the job.

Edwin Koot


Edwin Koot

Edwin is the solar veteran that started the company back in 2004, after already gaining 10 years of experience as solar consultant, engineer and installer. He's the strategic brain behind the operations and maintains a close network of solar industry captains.