Koelnmesse is one of the world's leading trade fair companies. Each year, we organise and manage close to 80 trade fairs and exhibitions in Cologne and in the most important foreign markets, as well as guest events, corporate events and around 2,000 congresses and cultural events. Around 3 million visitors and 55,000 exhibiting companies from all over the world regularly take part in these events. Around 800 employees currently work in a wide range of functions throughout one of the world's largest trade fair grounds in Cologne.

At Koelnmesse, we are convinced that it remains essential to bring people together and to shape and develop our future together, interactively and personally.

One of our primary focal points is the transition currently underway in the global food sector. We are particularly well positioned in this area with our global Food and FoodTec event portfolio including trade fairs such as Anuga, ISM, Anuga FoodTec, ProSweetsCologne and many more. With our latest event format, Anuga HORIZON, we intend to raise the standard of a modern event to a whole new level. Our common goal consists of bringing together the Food and FoodTec community across generations and not only offer them a platform where they can network, discuss and discover, but also create a hub in which the community can together shape the future, i.e. the HORIZON, of tomorrow. We need you to help us achieve this!

Do you have a pioneering spirit? Would you like to make a difference and inspire people? And are you already a member of the Food and FoodTec community or would you like to become part of it? If so, become the leading member of our international team and join us in launching a new, innovative event format with top-notch experienced partners.

Your job profile

  • Strong affinity for sales and a community approach
  • Key account and partner management
  • Responsibility for sales and results for the new event, project management and medium-term planning
  • Conceptual design, launch and ongoing further development of the new project
  • Creating an innovative marketing concept and individual sponsoring offers
  • Positioning the event in the media and public relations
  • Briefing the sales department regarding event topics
  • Managing event execution at the operational level
  • Negotiating with partners 

Your profile - what you bring to the table and what defines who you are

  • You have a university degree, preferably in business
  • You have several years of experience exercising excellent conceptual, analytical and project management skills
  • You combine enthusiasm with excellent communication skills. You inspire others for your ideas
  • You have already gained experience managing co-workers. After all, your new job will include becoming the head of the community
  • You are community-minded through and through, which means you love making contacts, building networks and making a difference together with colleagues and partners
  • You have a high affinity for digital and forward-looking topics and products and/or have already gained experience in the new-food sector
  • You have strong organisational and negotiation skills
  • You do not shy away from responsibility and have been accountable for sales and results in the past
  • You are creative and like to think in terms of new possibilities and opportunities. You love to develop innovative and disruptive (marketing) concepts
  • You have an excellent command of written and spoken German and English. Excellent MS Office skills complete your profile
  • You are very willing to travel and possess outstanding intercultural skills
  • You are self-motivated and enjoy constantly working to improve yourself and your projects

What we have to offer

  • a lot of creative freedom
  • an international environment
  • an attractive flexitime model and mobile work options 
  • numerous exciting trips, a motivated team, many interesting contacts, topics and partnerships


Koelnmesse GmbH 
Julia Caspari
HR Manager
Telefon +49 221 821-2144