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Press & VIP Assistant
Press & VIP Assistant
Paul Smith
Post Date: 17 Apr 2023

JOB OVERVIEW

Paul Smith is one of Britain’s leading independent design companies. We champion positivity, curiosity and creativity. These qualities underpin every Paul Smith design, whether it’s a shirt, a shop or a special collaboration. Reaffirming the values that Paul set down in 1970, ‘classic with a twist’ remains the guiding principle of the company. Happily positioned between high fashion and formalwear, while taking reference from both, Paul Smith has always been proud to stand apart.

Located at the Paul Smith head office in London, the Press & VIP Assistant UK role will support the UK Press team in all Press, VIP and Influencer activations for all Paul Smith lines, as well as Paul Smith events and seasonal shows for the UK market. Working closely with the Global Press & VIP team to achieve the brand strategy and focus every season.

The Role
• Support with all day-to-day press and VIP related duties to promote the Paul Smith brand across Menswear, Womenswear, Homeware, Junior, Special Projects & any other Paul Smith categories. 
• Support the Press team to continually pinpoint, nurture and develop relations with key target VIPs.
• Manage all sample requests, including send outs and deliveries and ensure the showroom is managed and merchandised and merchandised efficiently and thoroughly in a timely manner.
• Support the Global Press & VIP Assistant in their duties to facilitate requests to international teams and franchise markets wherever possible. 
• Initiate and host showroom appointments with Press, build relationships and generate awareness of Paul Smith.
• Track all coverage of Paul Smith and PS Paul Smith and all other lines and special projects both online and in print.
• Assist with the organisation of the seasonal show, press days and any other local events as necessary.
• Manage efficient and fastidious database collation and send out relevant mailings where needed.
• Keep up to date with all industry changes, news and events and ensure circulation of news in a timely manner to the team.
• Work closely with the Digital Marketing team, Sales team and the Stores to keep up to date with latest product offers, delivery dates and other product information. 

Your Skills and Experience
• High level of computer literacy in Microsoft Office packages.  
• Previous credible experience of working in a Press role within the fashion industry.
• Experience of sample management and collating information and creating reports.
• Previous administration experience in a busy office.
• Previous knowledge of national UK Press.

Who you are
• Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
• Ability to plan, organise and prioritise. Excellent negotiation skills and inter-personal skills.
• High degree of competence in report analysis and interpretation of information and data.
• Interest and knowledge of the press market, current trends and media.
• Creative flair and ability to assess complementary themes.
• The ability to be flexible over working hours, for example early starts and late finishes are essential for this role.

What’s in it for you
• A generous clothing allowance.
• A discretionary discount on PSL goods.
• An annual leave entitlement of 25 days, plus Bank Holidays.
• Cycle to work and travel loan schemes.

If you like the sound of what you’ve read so far, find out more about our company culture and the full list of benefits we can offer you.

At Paul Smith, we celebrate and encourage applications from all walks of life into our growing workforce. We are committed to empowering people from any background, belief system, or ethnicity, offering an inclusive environment where talent is recognised and valued. 

JOB DETAILS

Location
London, UK
Fields

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