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Senior Events Manager

  1. Full Time
  2. Knightsbridge
  3. PR and Corporate Comms
  4. Fixed Term
VAC- 38802

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Events Manager to join our Harrods Events Team as maternity cover for 12 months. This position will support delivery of the Harrods Events Strategy for 2024/25, leading the development and implementation of specific event activity for Harrods across the UK, Middle East and China.

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

The Harrods Events Team are the authority on how to deliver an event at an exceptional standard. Our team works from brief to execution, guiding brands, and internal Harrods stakeholders on their concept through planning to execution.

This role leads a team of 6 individuals, ranging from Event Assistant, Event Executives and Event Managers. The Senior Events Manager will be someone with managerial experience, who understands the importance of being present and fair with their direct reports whilst taking time for weekly 1:1’s as well as multiple team meetings on site.

This position underscores our commitment to creating leading luxury event experiences for our target customers across the UK, Middle East & China. Combining creativity with strategic thinking to continually push the boundaries and remain ahead of the market. This candidate must understand the store is our stage and have great global experience delivering events in a wide variety of venues.

About You

You will be an ambitious, strategic thinker who leverages creativity and commerciality to develop and execute customer-centric plans which allows Harrods Events to stay ahead of the competition, as well as a problem solver who is adept and confident in making decisions under pressure. You need to be an experienced leader within events, with a proven track record of delivering successful events across both UK and International markets.

You will also be:

  • Confident managing large budgets and reporting back to the business on planned spend.
  • A highly functional operations manager, identifying problems before they occur and ensuring relevant logistics are in place to problem solve.
  • A highly effective communicator who builds collaborative relationships with others, and who is unafraid to challenge thinking, decisions and processes when required. 
  • A demonstration of exemplary organisational, project management and delivery skills. Employing effective task management strategies to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget.
  • At ease presenting to senior stakeholders.
  • An inspirational leader who is prepared to lead by example, demonstrating a ‘We Are One’ mentality to deliver events which delight our customers.

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. 

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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