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Vacancies

Experienced Consultant at TheRockGroup Netherlands (Amsterdam)

TheRockGroup Netherlands is looking for an experienced sustainability consultant!

You want to be a part of realizing the transition to a sustainable economy by working to transform businesses. You enjoy working with a hands-on approach and a commercial mindset in a small growing organization. And you have the entrepreneurial attitude needed to succeed in such an environment. This role might be for you.


Our company

At TheRockGroup we develop sustainability strategies for organizations and work with them to succeed in the sustainability transition. We work with SME’s, MNC’s, governments, civil society organizations and knowledge institutes.

Next to our sustainability advisory work we develop and execute higher education and professional education. We enjoy engaging students, (young) professionals and board members, teaching them about sustainable business and training them in the skills needed to make a difference in different types of roles and organizations.

In addition we guide (sometimes in the role of co-entrepreneur) young sustainable start-ups to help them grow.

We are not shy in confronting clients or joining the public debate on topics that concern us. In our relation with our clients and partners we rather take the role of critical friend, than opportunistic mercenary.


The role

In our growing company, we are looking for a new colleague who wants to contribute to further developing our organization. You will play a key role in our organization in external work including project management, acquisition, account management. You will contribute to our education practices. Also internally you will play an important role in guiding our junior colleagues, service development and further improving our processes.


What you bring

  • Strong sustainability consultancy skills: >5 years of experience in sustainability consultancy including acquisition and project management experience. Preferably obtained while working in an established sustainability consultancy.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset: and preferably experience. At minimum several years of experience in operating in a small (>5 fte) enterprise.
  • Creative and open thinker: You have ideas, natural curiosity and are capable of filtering through all your thoughts and turning them into something of value. You are able to excel in open and dynamic environments and enjoy taking initiative.
  • Communication skills: You are a team player and know how to communicate and work together with colleagues and clients. You enjoy guiding your colleagues and others in developing their own skills and knowledge.
  • Charm/charisma: A certain wildness/eccentricity is appreciated. In work, you are yourself, not a facade. However, you are competent in distinguishing between emotions and arguments, knowing how to give and how to receive and use feedback
  • International experience: both in project execution and acquisition
  • Language skills: Dutch, English and preferably additional languages.


What does not fit us

  • Bureaucrats
  • Reactive ‘employee’ attitudes
  • Big egos, hierarchy, people who enjoy titles
  • Do before you think-ers
  • Think without ever do-ers
  • People who expect other people to fix the tasks they do not like


What do we offer

  • Opportunity to make a positive difference with your job
  • A leading role in a friendly and ambitious company
  • The opportunity to work with a great team and help them to take the next step in their professional development
  • Space for your own initiative
  • Great flexibility in work times and locations
  • An office in the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam
  • Reimbursement for travel costs to work
  • pension scheme
  • your own work laptop
  • Of course remuneration that matches your experience and competencies


Sounds like this potentially is the role you are looking for? Send us your resume and a motivation letter with a clear subject heading in your email
connect@therockgroup.biz with reference to vacancy 2022-2NL.

For questions you can also contact Bertus Tulleners: bertus.tulleners@therockgroup.biz

Marketing & Communications Professional at TheRockGroup Netherlands (Amsterdam)

TheRockGroup is looking for a Marketing & Communications professional (2/3 days/week, more days possible)
You want to be a part of realizing the transition to a sustainable economy by working to transform businesses. You enjoy working with a hands-on approach and a commercial mindset in a small growing organization. And you have the marketing and communicative attitude needed to succeed in such an environment. This role might be for you!

 

Our company
At TheRockGroup we develop sustainability strategies for organizations and work with them to succeed in the sustainability transition. We work with SME’s, MNC’s, governments, civil society organizations and knowledge institutes. Next to our sustainability advisory work we develop and execute higher education and professional education. We enjoy engaging students, (young) professionals and board members, teaching them about sustainable business and training them in the skills needed to make a difference in different types of roles and organizations.
In addition, we guide (sometimes in the role of co-entrepreneur) young sustainable start-ups to help them grow. We are a global team with diverse backgrounds and are based in Amsterdam, Brussel and Cape Town. We are not shy in confronting clients or joining the public debate on topics that concern us. In our relationship with our clients and partners we rather take the role of critical friend, than opportunistic mercenary.

 

The role
In our growing company, we are looking for a new colleague who will contribute to further developing of our organization. A COMMUNICATION / MARKETING professional is a crucial binding factor within the organisation You will play a key role in our organization in external communications, including promoting our projects globally, continuously developing our website, SEO, being involved in client projects that require marketing support, and many more. Internally you will also play an important role in guiding our Marketing interns, brand development and contributing to a consistent global marketing strategy.

 

Your profile

  • Commercial being: You have a commercial DNA, know how to turn your skills into commercial opportunities. You understand the value of reputation in commercial terms.
  • Creative and open thinker: You have ideas, natural curiosity and are capable of filtering through all your thoughts and turning them into something of value. You are able to excel in open and dynamic environments and enjoy taking initiative
  • Copywriter: You can tell compelling stories and a strong passion for producing or developing (social) content; you are sensitive toward the different target groups and approaches each marketing channel / social media platforms requires
  • Communicator: You are a team player and know how to communicate and work together with colleagues and clients. You enjoy guiding your colleagues and others in developing their own skills and knowledge.
  • Charm/charisma: A certain wildness/eccentricity is appreciated. In work, you are yourself, not a facade. However, you are competent in distinguishing between emotions and arguments, knowing how to give and how to receive and use feedback

 

Responsibility and description of job aspects:

  • Create, distribute and communication on various means (internal and external)
  • Development and execution of marketing campaigns and branding – that support the execution of the activities and generate new assignments
  • Co-Develop marketing/communication strategy
  • Co-Develop the marketing/communication action plan
  • Stay tuned and communicate with existing clients, partners (relationship management)
  • Set clear targets for media exposure and proactively push those
  • Create inspiring reports of work done or proposed
  • Track media and exposure with clear analytics
  • Create outstanding social media concepts

 

Skills & Criteria:

  • At least 5 years work experience in Communication/Marketing or if shorter outstanding performance on initiating and driving a campaign e.g.
  • Proven record of impactful communication (result oriented)
  • Portfolio of articles, bogs, tweets etc that are contributing to topical conversations
  • Perfectionist
  • Strong communicator
  • Organised, independent and inspiring worker
  • Understanding the power of network and knowledge
  • Mind-set of growing the organisation
  • Able to see and pro-actively use communication to create, seal opportunities
  • Strategic thinker who can choose means for the right purpose
  • Passion for sustainability and inclusion
  • Experience with MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel; previous experience with WordPress is a must; experience with Indesign, Canva and Hootsuite is a big plus
  • International work experience is a plus
  • Language skills: Dutch, English (both fluent); any additional languages are a plus.

 

What does not fit us

  • Bureaucrats
  • Employee attitude, ‘job consumer’ or ‘civil servant…’ attitude
  • Big egos
  • Do before you think-ers
  • Think without ever do-ers
  • People who expect other people to fix the tasks they do not like

 

What do we offer

  • Opportunity to create a positive impact with your work
  • A leading role in a friendly and ambitious company
  • The opportunity to work with a great team and help them to take the next step in their professional development
  • Own personal development
  • Great flexibility in work times, locations
  • Space for your own initiative
  • An office in the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam
  • Remuneration that matches your experience and competencies (including pension plan)

Does this all sound like a perfect fit? Kindly submit your resume and a motivation letter with a clear subject heading in your email connect@therockgroup.biz with the reference to vacancy 2022-4NL – before: Feb 1st For questions you can also contact: Elfrieke van Galen elfrieke.van.galen@therockgroup.biz

Internship Vacancies

Consultancy / Commercial Intern at TheRockGroup (fluent in Dutch and English)

TheRockGroup is open to hiring two Consultancy / Commercial Interns every year; one with the start date in February, one in September.

Applications for position starting in SEPTEMBER 2022 is now OPEN!

Duration: 6 months, 2-3 days/week @ Amsterdam office

Application period: February internship applications open from beginning October until the end of November; September internship applications open from beginning of June until the 15th of August. Be fast!

The internship

In our growing company, we are looking for a new colleague who wants to contribute to further developing our organization. You want to be a part of realizing the transition to a sustainable economy by getting engaged in business development? You also enjoy working with a hands-on approach and a commercial mindset. Then this internship might be for you!

At TheRockGroup we develop sustainability strategies for businesses, but we also take on an advisory and co-entrepreneur role for young start-ups to help them grow. We also love engaging students, (young) professionals and board members, teaching them about sustainable business and training them in the skills needed to make a difference in different types of organization

Based on our ongoing business and projects, your internship will mainly consist of supporting colleagues with different projects across our different business lines. Additionally, you will be involved in business development of internal projects. In the role of a consultant, you will learn how to create sustainable business strategies.

What you bring

  • Entrepreneurial mindset: specifically, for this internship you should bring a commercial, entrepreneurial mindset with a hands-on attitude
  • Creative and open thinker: You have ideas, natural curiosity and are capable of filtering through all your thoughts and turning them into something of value. You are able to excel in open and dynamic environments and enjoy taking initiative
  • Communication skills: You are a team player and know how to communicate and work together with colleagues and clients.
  • Professional skills: You have experience with working in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Knowledge of any additional programs or tools is a plus.
  • Knowledge of sustainability themes and willingness to learn more: clear ambition to contribute to the transition towards a sustainable economy
  • Flexibility and independence: You are flexible regarding the tasks you work on and have planning and time management skills
  • Charm/charisma: A certain wildness/eccentricity is appreciated. In work, you are yourself, not a facade. However, you are competent in distinguishing between emotions and arguments, knowing how to give and how to receive and use feedback

What does not fit us

  •         Bureaucrats
  •         Employee attitude, ‘job consumer’ or ‘ambtenaren’ attitude
  •         Big egos
  •         Do before you think-ers
  •         Think without ever do-ers
  •         People who expect other people to fix the tasks they do not like

Your experience

  • Commercial and entrepreneurial background; either educational or professional
  • Experience with working in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Experience in working together with groups of people
  • Professional language proficiency in Dutch and English (writing and speaking)
  • Interest in sustainability related topics

What do we offer

  • Opportunity to develop both yourself and the company you will be part of
  • Opportunity to take facets of the business further: content, operations, social aspects
  • Space for your own initiative
  • Opportunity to make a positive difference with your job
  • Friendly, informal, non-macho, non-blabla environment
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Internship salary

Sounds like this is the internship you’ve dreamed of? Send us your resume and a motivation letter with a clear subject heading in your email connect@therockgroup.biz

Global Marketing & Communications Intern at TheRockGroup (fluent in Dutch and English)

TheRockGroup is open to hiring two Global Marketing and Communication Interns every year; one with the start date in February, one in September.

Applications for position starting in SEPTEMBER 2022 is now OPEN!

Duration: 6 months, 2-3 days/week @ Amsterdam office

Application period: February internship applications open from beginning October until the end of November; September internship applications open from beginning of June until mid-August. Be fast!

The internship

In our growing company, we are looking for a new colleague who wants to contribute to further developing our organization. You want to be a part of realizing the transition to a sustainable economy by creating valuable content and marketing our work? You enjoy telling stories and copywriting? Then this internship might be for you!

At TheRockGroup we develop sustainability strategies for businesses, but we also take on an advisory and co-entrepreneur role for young start-ups to help them grow. We also love engaging students, (young) professionals and board members, teaching them about sustainable business and training them in the skills needed to make a difference in different types of organization. If this sounds like something you are passionate about and you want to help us share and market our projects and achievements, continue reading.

Based on our ongoing business and projects, you will mostly be working on the creation of engaging content for several social media channels of TheRockGroup. Additionally, you help our colleagues with the optimization of our website (SEO) and the translation of project/website descriptions to Dutch. Your work will also consist of supporting different project teams with marketing related tasks. This allows you to get insights into the consultancy projects we work on and the strategies behind it.

What you bring

  • Program/tools skills: experience with MS word, powerpoint and excel; communication skills (e.g. writing formal emails); previous experience with WordPress, Indesign, Canva and Hootsuite is a big plus
  • Creative and open thinker: You have ideas, natural curiosity and are capable of filtering through all your thoughts and turning them into something of value. You are able to excel in open and dynamic environments and enjoy taking initiative
  • Copywriting skills: You can tell compelling (blog) stories and a strong passion for producing (social) content
  • Social Media skills: You are familiar with different social media platforms and understand the different (target) audiences
  • (Some) knowledge of sustainability themes and willingness to learn more: clear ambition to contribute to the transition towards a sustainable economy
  • Flexibility and independence: You are flexible regarding the tasks you work on and have planning and time management skills
  • Charm/charisma: A certain wildness/eccentricity is appreciated. In work, you are yourself, not a facade. However, you are competent in distinguishing between emotions and arguments, knowing how to give and how to receive and use feedback

What does not fit us

  •         Bureaucrats
  •         Employee attitude, ‘job consumer’ or ‘ambtenaren’ attitude
  •         Big egos
  •         Do before you think-ers
  •         Think without ever do-ers
  •         People who expect other people to fix the tasks they do not like

Your experience

  • You have written online content before and can ideally provide examples
  • Experience in working together with groups of people
  • Educational or professional background with link to marketing (social media, digital marketing)
  • Professional language proficiency in Dutch and English (writing and speaking) – Dutch language proficiency is mandatory, as we create a lot of content in Dutch
  • Interest in sustainability related topics

What do we offer

  • Opportunity to develop both yourself and the company you will be part of
  • Opportunity to take facets of the business further: content, operations, social aspects
  • Space for your own initiative
  • Opportunity to make a positive difference with your job
  • Friendly, informal, non-macho, non-blabla environment
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Internship salary

Sounds like this is the internship you’ve dreamed of? Send us your resume and a motivation letter with a clear subject heading in your email connect@therockgroup.biz

Graphic Design Intern at TheRockGroup (fluent in Dutch and English)

For the first time, TheRockGroup is open to hiring a Graphic Design intern.

Applications for this position starting in SEPTEMBER 2022 is now OPEN!

 

Duration: 6 months

Days: minimum of 3, maximum of 5 days/week

Location: Amsterdam office (KIT Royal Tropical Institute)

 

Application phase: February’s internship applications are open from the beginning of October until the end of November; September’s internship applications are open now until August 15th.

 

The internship

Job description     

In our growing company, we are looking for a new colleague who wants to contribute to further developing our organization. Do you want to be a part of realizing the transition to a sustainable economy by designing inspiring graphic content? Do you enjoy creating diverse content for several channels and finding creative ways to inspire, engage and challenge our global audience? Then this internship might be for you.  

At TheRockGroup we develop sustainability strategies for businesses, but we also take on an advisory and co-entrepreneur role for young start-ups to help them grow. We also love engaging students, (young) professionals, and board members, teaching them about sustainable business, and teaching them the skills needed to make a difference in different types of organizations. If this sounds like something you are passionate about and you want to help us share and market our projects and achievements, continue reading.

Based on our ongoing business and projects, you will mostly be working on creating engaging consultancy materials for several social media channels and placements of TheRockGroup. It is your job to visualize our consultancy data in new and creative ways. Also, you will work on the further development, professionalization, and attractiveness of our existing formats and figures.

You will work closely together with other colleagues, brainstorming about how to turn their consultancy projects into content that is functional and appealing to our audience. You will visually take our company to the next level through the extra capacity and quality. Being part of the marketing team, you will also engage in marketing-related activities. Your work will range from creating infographics to visuals for our website to presentations to advertisements to flyers for our events. This allows you to gain insight into the content we work on, consultancy projects we do, and the strategies behind them

 

What you bring

  • Program/tools skills: experience with MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel; communication skills (e.g. writing formal emails); prior experience with WordPress, Indesign, Canva, and Hootsuite is a big plus
  • Creative and open thinker: You generate ideas, have a natural curiosity, and are capable of filtering through all your thoughts and turning them into something of value. You are able to excel in open and dynamic environments and enjoy taking initiative
  • Copywriting skills: You can tell compelling (blog) stories and have a strong passion for producing (social) content
  • Social Media skills: You are familiar with different social media platforms and understand the different (target) audiences
  • (Some) knowledge of sustainability themes and willingness to learn more: clear ambition to contribute to the transition towards a sustainable economy
  • Flexibility and independence: You are flexible regarding the tasks you work on and have planning and time management skills
  • Charm/charisma: A certain wildness/eccentricity is appreciated. At work, you are yourself, not a facade. However, you are competent in distinguishing between emotions and arguments, knowing how to give, receive and use feedback

 

What does not fit us

  • Bureaucrats
  • Employee attitude, ‘job consumer’ or ‘ambtenaren’ attitude
  • Big egos
  • Do before you think-ers
  • Think without ever do-ers
  • People who expect other people to fix the tasks they do not like

 

Your experience

  • You have created digital and physical content before and can ideally provide examples
  • Experience in working together with groups of people
  • Educational or professional background with link to graphic design 
  • Professional language proficiency in Dutch and English (writing and speaking) – Dutch language proficiency is mandatory, as we create a lot of content in Dutch
  • Interest in sustainability-related topics

 

What we offer

  • Opportunity to develop both yourself and the company you will be part of
  • Opportunity to take facets of the business further: content, operations, social aspects
  • Space for your own initiative
  • Opportunity to make a positive difference with your job
  • Friendly, informal, non-macho, no-nonsense environment
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Internship compensation

 

Sound like the internship of your dreams? Send us your resume and a motivation letter with a clear subject heading in your email connect@therockgroup.biz

Traineeships

Issue Killers (Educational program)

TheRockGroup Netherlands is looking for dedicated changemakers to join the second edition of Issue Killers!

For more information, visit the Dutch version of our website here.

The position you would like to apply for is not here? We will update you on our social media channels and here on our website in case we are hiring again. In the meantime, make sure you follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram or Facebook to not miss out on any future opportunity!

Any questions? Please email: connect@therockgroup.biz