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Director of Events and Business Development, KCD Paris

Paris, Ile-de-France (FR)
Closing date
5 Jan 2023
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Director of Events & Business Development acts as an integral member of the KCD Paris Agency and Global Creative Group. The candidate must have strong global relationships with fashion & luxury industry leaders and should cultivate new business opportunities, high level vendor contacts, and new relationships within the events industry. The candidate should have adept experience working across a broad range of events, creating and managing budgets, developing work-back schedules and production timelines, vendor sourcing and management, venue research, ROS development and post-event wrap reports, including assessment of profitability. This candidate will be responsible for evaluating staffing needs for projects and implementing the appropriate team. They will assess new business inquiries and respond to RFPs on behalf of the Creative Group, working closely with the agency’s Media Relations and Digital groups. The candidate should consistently keep relevant resources, trends, ideas, and cultural influences top of mind. They must have the appropriate comportment and experience to serve as an exceptional brand ambassador for both KCD and its clients.


General Responsibilities:

•             Collaborate and provide leadership amongst the Creative Group.

•             Work closely with Partners, VPs and CFO to maximize growth opportunities.

•             Ensure the Creative Group reaches both short-term and long-term goals. (This includes but is not limited to meeting budgetary goals, identifying business development opportunities, and creatively collaborating with the team on projects).

•             Develop and cultivate relationships within the industry to grow client base and expand agency reach.

•             Work with client to provide solutions, realize creative vision, and implement flawless execution.

Specific Responsibilities:

•             Provide a professional client experience with timely communication while managing client expectations.

•             Support department and oversee management of various production directors and managers as applicable.

•             Manage day-to-day and onsite project infrastructures and operations.

•             Cultivate creative vendor relationships while facilitating top-level project development and implementation.

•             Site research and design development and management.

•             Budget development, negotiation, and management.

•             Calendar and schedule development and management.

•             Source, recommend, and manage creative talent.

•             Oversee content development and management where applicable.

•             Oversee management of agency records and keep all areas current, locations, vendors, talent, etc.

•             Provide post-project reports and KPIs.


•             Strong knowledge of the fashion & luxury industry is a MUST. 

•             Strong management & communication skills.

•             Ability to work in collaborative team environment.

•               Strategic and logistical thinker with the ability to approach situations from a solution-based frame of mind.

•             Keen eye for detail.


•             12-15+ years of relevant experience. 

•             5+ years of international experience, knowledge of key regional vendors in Europe, with a focus on France, UK & Italy.

ABOUT KCD:       KCD is a global leader in brand experience. For 35 years, our insight into the interconnected fashion and lifestyle industries has proven invaluable. As culture evolves, KCD’s knowledge expands. Our clients identify across popular, luxury and community pillars. Consistently, we are transforming their potential, extending their reach and amplifying their dynamism.

Our teams in New York, Paris, London and Los Angeles work with brands that span emerging to established. Through our strategic approach and breadth of services, we develop and deliver impactful outcomes. With each project, we leverage our credibility to forge and fortify relationships across the fashion and cultural ecosystem.

Today, we recognize that the cultural space is multi-dimensional. Always at the frontier of innovation, KCD is dedicated to a continuum of experience: catalyzing it, creating it, and ensuring that it lasts.


KCD is a global leader in brand experience with offices in New York, Paris, Los Angeles and London. For more than 40 years, the agency has developed and applied its unparalleled fashion expertise while also servicing culture-driven industries across popular, luxury and community pillars.

KCD’s teams work with brands that span emerging to established, amplifying new buzz and maintaining legacy power alike. With customized creative strategies, comprehensive public relations campaigns and world-class event solutions, KCD’s precision-focused execution makes an impact across today’s most relevant channels. 

Always at the frontier of innovation, KCD is dedicated to a continuum of experience: Catalyzing it, creating it, and ensuring that it lasts.

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475 10th Avenue
8th Floor
New York
New York
United States
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