Brand Partnerships Account Assistant

Closing date: 18/11/19

About

The British Fashion Council Brand Partnerships department is looking for a driven, hardworking and efficient Brand Partnerships Account Assistant.

The Brand Partnerships Assistant will work within the Account Management team supporting on the delivery of all partnerships, events and initiatives.  

This role is an exciting opportunity for someone to gain experience across multiple areas of the business and to practice skills in account management and event planning. 

This role reports into the Brand Partnerships Account Manager.

Responsibilities 

Company
  • Support the Brand Partnerships team to deliver commercial partnerships
  • Work with Executives across internal departments to deliver partnerships, events and initiatives in an efficient way in line with BFC objectives
  • Act as an ambassador for Brand Partnerships team to the rest of the business – developing relationships with teams to ensure smooth delivery of partnerships – key departments include events, designer relations and communications  
Events
  • Working on all ticketed events supporting on deliverables
  • Day to day management of all communications relating to ticketing for BFC events
  • Coordination of the guest programmes relating to commercial activity 
  • Coordinate each partner’s activity ahead of the event, communicating deliverables to all internal teams seeking approval where necessary 
  • Provide hands-on onsite support for partners during build, live and breakdown periods
  • Team diary management during events 

Relationship Management 
  • Established Account Management skills across day to day activity as well as strategic forward planning  
  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to forge and maintain relationships with clients
  • Effective and diplomatic communication across all internal departments to activate partnerships that are on brand for both BFC events and the sponsor
  • Resolve complaints and able to trouble-shoot with partners, designers, general public, etc. with empathy and in a conciliatory manner, scaling up where necessary
  • Willingness to attend client and partner entertainment events and meetings as required – role may require a flexible approach to working hours
Other
  • Preparation of agendas for team and client meetings and circulation of minutes / actions 
  • Research of current affairs in fashion / partnerships industry and relay of information back to the team 
  • Assisting account managers with partnership administration – including tickets and passes, post-event reports and invoicing  

Key Relationships
  • External - commercial partners, patrons, agencies, designers, production companies, ticket holders 
  • Internal – events, communications and designer relations teams + wider organisation 

Requirements & Key Attributes – Skills & Requirements

  • Graduate 
  • Solutions focused 
  • Comfortable dealing with internal and external senior representatives 
  • A genuine interest in brand partnerships and sponsorship
  • Extensive industry knowledge, including international, British brands and positioning in the market
  • Strong communication and exceptional organisational skills
  • Strong cross-functional and department partnership skills 
  • Strong IT skills

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive -  depending on experience 
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays + Christmas eve +half day for birthday
  • Summer Hours (July & August)
  • Company Pension Contribution  

How to Apply

  • Candidates should apply in writing with a covering letter highlighting your relevant experience for this role, attaching your CV to:
    emily.watkinson@britishfashioncouncil.com
  • Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK