Careers

WORKING AT KENES – A GLOBAL COMPANY, THAT FEELS LIKE HOME 

­Creating a truly remarkable event takes professionals. Creating 3,500 conferences in more than 100 cities around the globe, with over 140,000 participants per year, takes a very special kind of passion. The kind you’ll find every day in the people that work at Kenes. For over fifty years, we’ve been nurturing talent and providing opportunities for career growth. It’s the reason we are one of the world’s leading Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs). If you are serious about events, come join our growing family.

Kenes is keen on building and maintaining a global team of confident, competent, customer-oriented employees. We are more than 350 strong – a true ‘family’ of dedicated professionals who provide the best possible service and support to clients around the globe. Simply put, Kenes employees are initiative-takers, doers, starters, and finishers.

At Kenes, we ask you to bring your personality to work. We aim to reflect the diverse nature of society and value our employees’ contributions irrespective of age, sex, race, or religion. We are a team of multinational, multicultural, multilingual and multitalented individuals. Kenes is looking for creative, ambitious and dedicated individuals to join our team. We offer the opportunity for personal and professional growth, with a competitive salary and benefits package.

If you are interested in joining a uniquely professional and enthusiastic team, view the open positions below or send your CV to careers@kenes.com.

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Registration Specialist – Tel Aviv

We are looking for a Registration Specialist to join our team in Tel Aviv. This position is responsible for the registration of congress participants, invited speakers, committee members and other targeted audiences in the global event’s network of Kenes.

Responsibilities:

  • Registration management in accordance with predefined work plan/timetable and in keeping with the Kenes congress registration policies/guidelines
  • Responsible for the entire registration lifecycle including entering participant data, communication with all parties involved in the registration process, generating registration reports based to finalise accounts with suppliers post-congress
  • Manage hotel room block for all invited speakers in sync with the Accommodation Sales team

Requirements:

  • Detail-oriented, very well organised and reliable
  • Able to work independently and in a team, reporting problems as they arise
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment; multitasking during all congress phases (prior or during the event), with the ability to work well under pressure for long periods, to prioritise and meet tight deadlines
  • High-level of customer service
  • Excellent communication skills – ability to hold correspondence in English
  • Able to work long hours, overtime as needed, including weekends
  • Able to travel abroad (5-6 times per year)

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree – an advantage
  • Fluent in English, verbal and written communication (mother-tongue level)
  • Computer skills – high-level comprehension/ability, including Microsoft Office, ERP systems
  • Experience in hotels, tourism, travel or professional event management industry – an advantage
  • Knowledge of rates, established concepts and role of employees in the hotel industry – an advantage
  • Experience working in an international/global environment – an advantage

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #21-2018

Grants Manager, Education & Health (temporary) – Amsterdam

Kenes Group is looking for a highly motivated medical Education Grants Manager – temporary position for maternity leave cover. In this position, you are responsible for the grant application process and you will raise funds from companies/foundations (pharmaceuticals and devices) for conferences and related activities in the areas of health and education. The Education Grants Manager will be a part of a small, high performing team that has diverse experience in medical education and helping different medical societies, and Kenes departments. In this position, you will work closely with the Industry Liaison and Sales department and other Kenes team members involved in the scientific programme of medical conferences and other educational activities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Research, identify and document available and relevant grant opportunities
  • Generate and coordinate background information on each conference and online medical education activity in cooperation with the Kenes Industry Liaison & Sales department
  • Conduct gap analysis and needs assessment with support of the relevant Kenes departments, faculty and conference committees
  • Develop proposal budgets together with the responsible team members
  • Review proposals for compliance
  • Reconcile approved grant applications
  • Build relationships with granting institutions
  • Draft all correspondence, agreements and reports, including LOAs (Letters of Agreement), and delivery times, in close cooperation with the relevant Kenes departments
  • Offer support in other ad-hoc projects as they arise

Job skills, experience and education:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in the field of life sciences
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Organisational and internet research skills
  • Self-motivated, task-oriented and ability to work independently
  • Strong English, written and verbal
  • Direct, honest communication style
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Experience in raising sponsorship and grant funds from pharmaceutical and medical device industry and foundations – preferred
  • Experience using attention to detail and problem-solving skills in a fast-paced environment – preferred

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #20-2018

Marketing Coordinator (temporary) – Tel Aviv

Kenes Group is looking for a highly motivated Marketing Coordinator temporary position for maternity leave replacement (with an option to become permanent) to join the Marketing team. This is a tremendous opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the international marketing world. The Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for providing daily support to the Marketing Manager to increase congress profits and ensuring long-term growth, implementing marketing strategies, innovative tools and on time delivery.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Marketing Manager by assisting and implementing marketing activities
  • Liaise with designers for marketing collateral production, such as flyers, brochures and exhibition-related projects
  • Assist with website briefings, production and updates
  • Produce written content for website and online newsletters
  • Coordinate and implement promotional activities targeting societies and events
  • Oversee and monitor social media accounts

Requirements:

  • High proficiency in English or mother tongue – a must
  • Great attention to detail
  • Excellent ability to multitask, to prioritise and work well under pressure
  • Result-oriented with strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including all Microsoft Office programmes
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Experience in content marketing

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or advertising
  • Experience in web interfaces, WordPress – an advantage

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #18-2018

Procurement Specialist, Hotels & Venues – Amsterdam

Kenes Group is looking for an experienced Procurement Specialist to manage the company’s core purchasing process for the hotels and venues sector. The Procurement Specialist is reporting directly to the Procurement Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage hotel and venue purchasing activities/processes
  • Research, analysis, and approval of preferred suppliers, mainly hotels, venues and travel services
  • Preliminary supplier negotiations and contracting
  • Managing the purchasing lifecycle, including planning, RFI/RFP/RFQ, purchase orders, goods/services receipts and non-conformity reports
  • Monitor and process payments and invoices
  • Reporting, including spending analysis, pricing trends, market impact, risk analysis and SCM performance reports

Requirements:

  • Highly analytical, performance-driven individual with strategic thinking
  • Ability to work on multiple projects/multitasking in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Service-oriented team player with excellent communication skills

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree – an advantage
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in negotiations/contracting and/or operations in the Hotels/Tourism/Travel/Professional Events sector or corporate in-house travel
  • Experience managing large purchasing volume portfolios
  • Experience working in an international, multicultural environment
  • Native or mother-tongue English; additional European languages – an advantage
  • Computer skills – computer literate, including Microsoft Office and ERP systems
  • Moderate travel – 2-5 times per year

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #18-2017