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PR & Talent Manager

  1. Full Time
  2. Hammersmith
  3. PR and Corporate Comms
  4. Permanent
VAC- 37467

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Our Corporate Affairs team is looking for an experienced PR & Talent Manager to lead on all communications strategy and delivery of PR & Talent for the Fashion and Fine Watches & Jewellery (FW&J) divisions within Harrods.

As we celebrate this momentous anniversary year, now more than ever, it’s an exciting time to join the Harrods Team. Whether you’re a recent school, college or university leaver, or you’re looking to restart your career in an exciting new field, at Harrods we firmly believe in offering exciting career opportunities.

About the Role

As the PR & Talent Manager, you will report into the Head of Corporate Affairs and lead a small team. With in-depth and intricate knowledge of the fashion and luxury industry, you will lead your team and devise all media, digital and talent/influencer strategies for these crucial commercial areas of the business, delivering KPI-driven results.

This position drives the PR and influencer strategy for two of the most commercially, but also crucially-positioned divisions of the business. Harrods is globally renowned as a fashion and fine watches & jewellery leader and shopping destination - this requires a strong strategy to position Harrods as a trusted authority with relevant media, influencers, digital audiences and talent.

No two days will the same as the incorporates two critical functions: Owning and driving the PR strategy and leading the overall Talent strategy for the PR team.

You will:

  • Lead the PR strategy, including working closely with marketing divisional plans, ensuring all activity aligns with strategic commercial priorities.
  • Lead on all media profiling for Harrods spokespeople across Fashion & FW&J, finding opportunities to promote and position Harrods as an authoritative voice In luxury.
  • Set and lead Harrods Talent and Influencer strategy across all divisions.
  • Lead all PR activations for brand partnerships and takeovers across Fashion and FW&J.
  • Centrally set, manage and control relevant budgets within your divisional area.
  • Establish and maintain all external relationships with brand partners, as well as extensive media/content creator networks.

About You

You will have previous demonstrable experience in leading PR strategy within the fashion, fine watches & jewellery and luxury markets (bringing your black book) and have managed a small team. You will have also lead influencer strategy, and be able to manage the 50/50 split between priorities effectively.  You will be keen to work across any hours required for certain relevant activities and be an excellent stakeholder communicator – relationships are everything.

About Us

Our 175th anniversary will see the Knightsbridge store become a stage for our legacy of firsts, our house of world-leading brands and our reputation for exceptional. We want you to come and be a part of all this - and help us deliver exceptional service that represents our authority as a long-standing icon, industry-leader and innovator. Inspired by our past, celebrating our present and focusing on our future, you’ll be joining a team with the belief that anything is possible. What makes you different makes us exceptional.

Our Promise to You

Help us make the impossible possible for our customers and we’ll do something remarkable for you. As well as offering a friendly environment to inspire your best work, we provide abundant opportunities and support to build an exceptional career across the varied specialisms of our business.

In return you’ll receive an excellent benefits package, including a company pension, flexible working, 25 days’ holiday, and your birthday off, up to 33% in-store discount (including across our food hall and restaurants) and a season ticket loan.

Uniquely You

At Harrods we believe the personality and authenticity of our people sets us apart. We celebrate and invite applications from all cultures, backgrounds, tastes, and experiences and are proud of our culture where people from all walks of life can grow and thrive. What makes you unique makes us exceptional.

While our job adverts outline the ideal qualities, skills, and prior experience for the role, we believe in the potential for growth and value individual strengths. If you do not meet every desired criteria but feel you have the skills and experience to thrive in this role as well as a genuine interest in working for Harrods and you can demonstrate an alignment with our values, we would encourage you to apply.

If you want to know more about our people and our culture, search #TogetherHarrods on LinkedIn, Facebook or follow us on Instagram @togetherharrods

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