Backbone International: Office Manager / Operations Assistant

Backbone International in Zaandam is looking for an Office Manager / Operations Assistant for 40 hours per week | Vacancy for a Paid Position, Fulltime | Deadline: none

Backbone is the supporting partner for clients that are in the business of creating, organizing or financing events. Lead by the ambition to produce unimaginable experiences, service is our point of convergence. We have a focus on consultancy, technical production, production management and turn-key overlay solutions. We are the specialists in translating creative plans into feasible productions. Always maintaining our high standards in efficiency, safety and quality. All projects are different in terms of scope of work, location, environment and culture, Backbone has the ability to deliver optimal service and the most suitable product, no matter how big or small. With offices in New York, Amsterdam and Hong Kong we offer our services 24/7 worldwide.

Office Manager/Operations Assistant

40 hours per week

You’re joining our Backbone team in a combined position, merging the roles of Office Manager and Operations Assistant, hereafter OA. As OA, you will fulfil a cross-discipline supporting role for the Backbone team. The work is based mainly in the Backbone office in Zaandam. We’re looking for someone who is experienced, accurate and has a proactive approach. This is a full-time position.

At the Backbone office, you will be key in ensuring smooth daily operations of our home base. This means that duties such as checking supplies, arranging lunches, organising crew trainings and welcoming office guests are part of your responsibilities. A proactive approach in these is a big plus! Last but not least, the OA is responsible for the financial settlements of the duties mentioned above.

Planning crew schedules, making hotel reservations, booking flights and arranging transportation will be a big chunk of your daily activities. The Backbone team often works on site and abroad for several days to build up/break down a project. For this part, it’s the OA’s job to make sure all visas and travel documents are in place, as well as crew catering and location access. Sometimes this requires some negotiation skills, so make sure this is an enjoyable challenge for you.

What you can expect from Backbone:

  • An appealing and challenging work environment. Partners we’ve worked with include ID&T, Q-dance, Kingcanary, UEFA, Tribe Company and SAIL Amsterdam;
  • Professionalism: Backbone is a leading production company in the global event industry. Our goal is to achieve the highest level at all times, together with our partners and employees;
  • Team: Besides being professionals by nature, we’d like to maintain that professionalism as a company in the long term. So, feedback, clear and open communication and transparency are of utmost importance for us. Everyone can learn something new every day which makes him/her even better in what they do. As a team, you’re strongest and that’s why we work together closely;
  • Global: Our work field covers all corners of the globe. Working with different cultures brings valuable new insights;
  • Fun: We work in an informal setting and we share lots of laughs. We always meet up on Friday afternoons to get the weekend off to a good start.

Working in this sector is certainly challenging and at the same time, it’s simply the best field to be working in. Is your motivation sparked at the prospect of joining Backbone as a pro-active all-rounder to strengthen our team in their daily operations? Send your motivation letter to

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