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Events and Brand Experiences Manager (Maternity Cover 12 Month FTC)

Job Function:
Marketing
Location:
Manchester
Job Type:
Temporary
The Job

About us

Here at Pretty Little Thing, we strive to fly the flag for love, equality, and acceptance, working to use our platform to spread nothing but good vibes. Regardless of race, gender, sexuality, style or budget – there’s something for everyone! We want our customers to feel confident in the way they dress and to embrace the way they look. #EveryBODYinPLT is our community that is all about body positivity, equality and supporting each other.

About the role

We need an experience Events and Brand Experiences Manager to join the marketing team on a 12-month fixed term contract. We need you to manage small to large scale events which will include manage planning, preparation and execution of events globally. You will liaise with third party production agencies, negotiate costs, write critical paths, manage bump in/outs for each event, organise talent requests with management including specific riders (technical and hospitality).

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing top line budgets for all events.
  • Researching suppliers, compiling price comparisons, booking flowers/hospitality, preparing merchandise, working with creative and support hosting at the event.
  • Overseeing and managing all external suppliers.
  • Working with Creative team on branding guidelines and ensure these are displayed throughout each event.
  • Managing the Brand Ambassador / talent gifting programmes globally.
  • Planning the brand Christmas party each year and assisting HR on the planning of staff parties.
  • Managing the PR and Influencer event calendar.
  • Global VIP and influencer gifting creative concepts for product and campaign launches as well as VIP birthday gift creative concepts and planning.
  • Working with USA production agency on creative elements for any shoots taking place within the US (i.e., branded merchandise, sweet treats, set props etc).
  • Sourcing new 3rd party production teams when necessary in specific / new territories who are on brand for PLT. Requesting sample work / previous visual renders of party production.
  • Displaying technical knowledge when dealing with AV / staging suppliers.

About you

The ideal candidate will have a flexible approach, excellent attention to detail and can-do attitude. You will have technical knowledge when dealing with AV / staging suppliers. It’s also critical that you have previous events experience so you can hit the ground running.

As an Events and Brand Experiences Manager you will be:

  • An excellent communicator – written, verbal internally and externally.
  • Able to effectively build relationships at all levels and have established strong supplier contacts.
  • Extremely well organised with the ability to juggle multiple streams of work.
  • Able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • An effective team player – supporting other where required.
  • Confident, highly organised and able to prioritise own workload to meet deadlines.
  • Experienced in managing top line budgets.

Due to the evolving nature of our organisation, this job description is not exhaustive. While this job description will be reviewed and updated periodically, the job holder may from time to time be required to carry out tasks which are not detailed in this document.


PLT Perks

We know that as a company we are only as good as the people that we employ. We know our employees work tirelessly to make PLT the success it is today and in turn, we offer them some amazing benefits:

  • Free parking
  • 25 days holiday
  • Free on-site gym with daily classes (due to current restrictions, live PT sessions)
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Company shares schemes - including a ' Save As You Earn' scheme
  • 40% staff discount (including PLT, Boohoo, Boohoo MAN, Nasty Gal, Coast, Warehouse, Misspap)
  • Monthly social events (including pay day drinks, Employee Appreciation Day etc.)
  • Salary sacrifice pension scheme with 5% employer contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare support through the Government
  • Health cash plan
  • Personal development opportunities to learn and grow at work

Equal opportunities

Here at PLT we not only embrace diversity we celebrate it! We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we’re continuing to build an inclusive environment for our employees. We know we are better together, and we will continue to build a team that represents a variety of skills, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Reasonable Adjustments

PLT want to give everybody the chance to perform their best whether that is during an interview or whilst at work. Should you require any reasonable adjustments please let the talent team know.