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Corporate Events & Employee Engagement Specialist (m/f/d)

Date:  Apr 30, 2022

Aachen, NW, Germany

Abiomed is an innovative medical device company with an inspiring mission "Patients first." and a unique guiding company principle "Regenerating hearts. Saving lives." With 1,800 employees, Abiomed is one of the fastest growing medical technology companies in the world with corporate headquarters in Danvers, USA and locations in Aachen and Berlin, Germany, Tokyo, Japan and Singapore.

Abiomed is an employer with attractive working conditions and an appreciative corporate culture that focuses on the needs of its employees. Abiomed inspires and retains exceptional talent through collaboration, passion and continuous development.


Job description:


This is a unique opportunity to be an integral part of an international Corporate Communications team in a fast-growing company with a strong patient-centered mission.

The Corporate Events & Engagement Specialist (m/f/d) EU position, based in Aachen, is an excellent opportunity to help guide the direction of Abiomed’s engagement activities when it comes to organizing, implementing and shaping the company’s cultural initiatives and events in Europe.


At Abiomed we put Patients First! Our patients always come first in everything we do, and they are an essential part of our company culture, which is grounded on our mission to recovering hearts and saving lives. We believe our culture is the most important key to our success. Major aspects of our company culture are engagement initiatives and events across departments and our organization as a whole in the most diverse facets - The ideal candidate (m/f/d) has a wealth of experience in organizing and implementing a broad range of different engagement and events activities and will bring our culture to life by creating impactful engagement formats throughout our Abiomed organization in Europe. The candidate (m/f/d) is also comfortable being front and center with senior executives across the company and will also work closely with Abiomed’s HR department to flawlessly work on the different engagement activities and creating new formats throughout the company in Europe. 


Main Responsibilities:


  • You own all Abiomed EU-wide engagement initiatives and people & culture events, e.g. Family Day, New Years Party, Christmas Party, EU Patient Summit, etc.
  • You develop creative and innovative concepts and initiatives that  engage employees in our unique Abiomed culture and our "Patients First!" mission
  • You take care of the complete event lifecycle: from ideation and planning to execution and follow-up
  • You create our internal engagement initiative plan for the current fiscal year in close collaboration with all relevant internal stakeholders and company departments and calculate your needed budget
  • You manage all projects against the aligned budget and deadlines 
  • You collaborate closely with teams across the company
  • You coordinate external third parties and agencies (e.g. event venue, photographer, caterer, etc.) 
  • You support the organization of recruiting, campus, or in-house events in collaboration with other teams (e.g. Talent Acquisition)

Job Qualifications:


  • You have several years of experience in employee engagement and/or corporate event management
  • You have a great network and good relationships with venues and vendors (especially in the Aachen region) 
  • You take full ownership and are able to work both autonomously and in a team - from concept to operations using to optimize actions based on your analysis
  • You are able to break down complex, company-wide projects into individual milestones based on a project plan; work towards tight deadlines; adapt to ongoing change; and deliver high-quality results without guidance
  • You know how and when to involve stakeholders of all levels (also top management/senior level executives ), understanding their individual needs and finding common ground
  • You are a confident, fluent, and to-the-point communicator in English and German, able to adapt your message to your target group in verbal and written form as well as in presentations and documentation
  • You are proficient in using the MS Office package



We offer:


  • Pleasant, open corporate culture with a strong mission: "Recovering Hearts, Saving Lives"
  • Comprehensive induction program with structured onboarding plan throughout the orientation phase
  • Company pension allowance of up to 1,500 euros per year and capital-forming benefits
  • Abiomed shares at a preferential price
  • Benefit packages for occupational disability insurance and company group accident insurance
  • Full cost coverage for a job ticket in the Aachen or Berlin area
  • Various health programs and a leasing option for a job bike


ABIOMED is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or national origin.