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Talent Executive

  1. Full Time
  2. Knightsbridge
  3. PR and Corporate Comms
  4. Permanent
VAC- 37303

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Our Communications team is looking for a Talent Executive to support the PR team in the delivery of cross-divisional talent strategies.  This position will focus on Harrods brand campaigns, key brand partnerships and industry focal moments.

About the Role

As the Talent Executive, you will report into the PR Manager and be part of the broader Communications and Brand Experience department.  A large part of your role will involve using and nurturing your strong connections in the industry across all types of talent to the benefit of the business. 

Managing all talent requirements for cross-divisional photoshoot and events, both for Harrods owned campaigns, and brand partnerships, you will develop, plan and create influencer activations both in the UK and internationally.  With this, you will be ensuring Harrods’ influencer strategy is up to date with the latest trends, innovations and channels, as well as supporting on ROI and measurement of individual influencer campaigns and yearly reviews.  You will maintain a broad network contacts across influencers, socialites, celebrities and agencies as well as brand partners and manage talent gifting projects from start to finish, including recipient lists, address management, gift sourcing and reporting.

As the Talent Executive, you will be the hub of knowledge in regard to talent selection and industry benchmarking, by proactively providing the senior team with talent recommendations and initiatives to drive Harrods’ engagement, earned media and cultural relevance.

In addition, you will -

  • Work closely and collaboratively with wider Brand Experience Division on multi-pronged campaign strategies and responses, work with the PR Manager & PR Executives to ensure all project documentation, reports and trackers are current and representative of aligned metrics.
  • Analyse the industry and trends through social media, traditional media and monitoring platforms and maintaining a PR and talent calendar. 
  • Work with the PR Manager to ensure negotiations confirm required deliverables for a market-balanced rate and contracts are managed closely.
  • Creating meeting agendas, as well as taking and distributing meeting notes within a timely matter.

About You

With an in-depth knowledge of the communications industry, including the developing social media landscape, you will be instrumental in supporting the delivery of Harrods’ Talent Strategy across online and offline channels, both earned and owned. You will also be across the most up-to-date innovations in the digital influencer landscape, supporting the team in the use of influencer and content creation for PR & Marketing campaigns.

You will also –

  • Be available for weekend, early morning & evening photoshoots and some evenings as deemed appropriate by the business.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and readiness to adapt to changing priorities. 
  • Bring experience and skills in liaising with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure consistent communication is maintained across the board.
  • Have excellent analytical, communication, coordination, and planning skills as well as strong knowledge and understanding of PR channels, influencer relations and social media.

About Us

Harrods is one of the world’s leading luxury department stores and we’re becoming a destination for top designers, and the most sought-after brands from around the globe. Our combined mission is to make visiting our iconic Knightsbridge store one of the world’s most inspiring shopping experiences.

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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