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Description : Assistant Events Manager – Trafford
Job Introduction
Are you looking for a new challenge that gives you the chance to use your experience in Events Management to take Selfridges to the next level? Looking for a company that wants to help further your career as well as provide you with an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work?
If the answer to all of these questions is ‘yes’ then you’re just the kind of person we’re looking for!
Role Responsibility
As an Assistant Events Manager, you’ll develop and produce a programme of exclusive market leading events & experiences, projects and customer engagement strategies which utilise all elements of the communications mix to surprise, amaze and amuse our customers throughout the year. You’ll deliver on multiple, simultaneous, complex projects, whilst managing various stakeholders and working with teams across the business. You will ensure that Selfridges remains a leader in experiences for all our customers. You will be an excellent communicator who will keep everyone up to speed and will bring teams and stakeholders on the journey with you along the way.
You will support the Senior Event Manager in delivering innovative, highly effective, market leading events which deliver against key business objectives. You will research, create and produce market leading events that drive engagement within our customers. You will act as a strong and influential ‘voice’ across both the Events Team, the Customer Engagement Team & Retail operations teams in ensuring that project needs are articulated and understood.
As an Assistant Events Manager, you will:
Support Senior Event Manager to curate, develop & deliver strategic communications, events and experiences across all categories
Work directly with key leads within the marketing and retail teams to produce a comprehensive, strategy led programme of events and experiences
Be the main contact for the Trafford Store and drive awareness and footfall as well as deliver key events in the space
Produce, Project Manage and Deliver events and activities to an exceptionally high standard
Collaborate with Customer Marketing, Performance Marketing, CRM, Social and Digital to communicate projects effectively and to drive footfall and ticket sales
Attend large steering meetings for large scale projects and communicate effectively across the business with all project stakeholders in Customer, Communications, Creative, Buying, Finance, Legal and Retail Teams
Attend and be a considered voice within workshops and project meetings, collaborating with team members to push objectives
Manage Project budgets and affectively monitor and report finance, raise POs and manage suppliers
Manage internal business stakeholders such as Graphics, Multimedia Creative, 3D Creative, Visual Merchandising and Retail Operations to ensure projects are briefed and delivered seamlessly
Utilise strong leadership skills to develop event and project proposals to ensure they reflect the Selfridges vision and are market leading
Ensure that Senior Leadership teams receive regular updates regarding all planned activity and act upon feedback where appropriate
Generate and present detailed project reports analysing status and KPIs for senior audiences
The Ideal Candidate
High level Event Production experience 2-3 years minimum
Proven track record in producing multiple projects
Excellent Project Management Skills
Experience in partnerships
Exceptionally good networker and people manager who possesses effective leadership and mentoring skills –
Possess strong financial acumen with P & L management (costs & revenue)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent presentation, pitching skills
Exceptional research skills
Creative flair and a commitment to quality programming
Highly effective negotiating skills
Strong organisational skills
Has the ability to work under pressure calmly and effectively, and to tight deadlines
Excellent Event Production and Event Project Management experience (ideally in a luxury goods, fashion or beauty environment)
Proven external network with the latest event & creative companies
Experience managing partners across multiple disciplines
Technical Skills
Event Management skills 2- 3 years (essential)
Planning and project management (essential)
Excel, power point (essential)
Personal Attributes/ Behavioural Skills
Strategic thinker, with the ability to prioritise
Extremely comfortable in a fast pace environment
Used to taking initiative – a proactive self-starter
Excellent ability to build strong working relationships across a diverse range of functions
Personable, with the ability to influence and gain the trust and respect of people at all levels quickly
Able to communicate clearly, articulately and persuasively
Able to problem solve/be reactive when required, providing innovative and creative solutions
An interest in fashion, art and culture
About the Company
Our Creative Spirit
We are more than a shop. We are a social space where culture and commerce collide to release an energy that we call the Selfridges spirit. We are here to make our world brighter, and everyone is welcome.
Our Awards Cabinet
We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked…Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign.
Our Future
Since 1909 we have been at the forefront of retail and today our stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham – alongside selfridges.com and the Selfridges App – continue to redefine the way we shop and socialise. As a Selfridges team member, you will learn what it takes to consistently drive innovation, success and amazing customer experiences.
Everyone is welcome
We are committed to a diverse and inclusive working culture, and we see this as key to our success and our working culture. Here at Selfridges, everyone is welcome – irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age or disability, we stand by equal opportunities for all. We are diverse, we are inclusive, we are Selfridges.
The Fun Stuff
There are lots of reasons to be excited about joining Team Selfridges – from our fantastic team member communities to volunteer days and behind-the-scenes Selfridges experiences throughout the year.
Other benefits and rewards include:
Generous bonus and/or commission scheme
Discounted gym memberships
Pension contributions
Annual travel pass and cycle to work schemes
A volunteer day for all team members
Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development
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