Events Coordinator - Beauty

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Job Reference: selfridges/TP/47/638
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Temp
Salary: Competitive
Working Hours: 37.5
Closing Date: 25/02/2019
Job Category: Events
Region / Division: Manchester - Trafford
Location: Manchester - Trafford

Job Introduction

Selfridges Trafford are recruiting for an Events Coordinator, with a specific focus on Beauty.

This role will be on a 12 month FTC basis.

Know The Role

The key focus of the role is to support and deliver an events, marketing and PR plan which support the driving force ‘to deliver the unique Selfridges Spirit to customers and team members’ and to ensure that Selfridges Trafford is seen as the ultimate beauty destination outside of London in the UK.

The successful candidate will support the Events Manager on all beauty communications activity, raising awareness of the brands, services and products available to drive footfall increasing retention and acquisition.

A junior project manager with plenty of creative flair, you’ll support on a programme of exclusive, market leading events set to surprise, amaze and amuse our customers throughout the year. You will have an excellent network of creative contacts in your city that you can utilise and have a good understanding of your city.

You will have a strong interest in Beauty and will be up to date with key trends, influencers, brands and industry developments. You will be able to identify key opportunities to push boundaries and achieve the extraordinary.

You will support and deliver end to end on projects from concept, production to delivery.

This is a multifaceted role and you will work with teams across the business to keep everyone up to speed on projects, negotiating with suppliers to get the best deals and keeping a close eye on the budget every step of the way.

You will also work closely with the store leadership team and Beauty retail team to ensure that they are kept up to-date at all times.

Know What We're Looking For


  • Proven experience in events management with evidence of successful programme and project management and delivery in a retail environment
  • Interest or experience in Beauty
  • Innovation and creativity in events management

Technical Skills

  • Planning and project management (essential)
  • Advanced Excel & power point

Personal Attributes/ Behavioural Skills

  • Able to build and maintain an extensive network
  • Able to communicate clearly, articulately and persuasively
  • Confident, determined and resilient
  • Manage several projects simultaneously and deliver on time and budget
  • Able to work quickly and accurately
  • Personable
  • Able to give and receive constructive feedback

About The Company

We are a shop run on imagination: a place where the world’s most covetable brands combine with the most extraordinary spectacles, events and ideas for an experience like no other.

We have challenged the rules of retail from day one, whilst demonstrating our unwavering commitment to sustainability.  In 2016, we were the first to be awarded with recognition for the ‘World’s Best Sustainability Campaign by a Department Store’ at the IGDS Global Department Store Summit, in-line with its focus on buying better and inspiring change. We are also recognised as the Best Department Store in the World (2010, 2012, 2014 & 2018) underlining our place at the forefront of retail. In 2018 we were recognised as a LinkedIn Top Company to work for.

Our vision is to be the destination for the most extraordinary customer experience, and our people are central to us achieving this.  As an employer we are committed to making Selfridges an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work