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Brand Partnerships Account Executive

British Fashion Council
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Coordinator / Executive
Contract Type
Full Time

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Job Title: Brand Partnerships Account Executive

Department: Brand Partnerships

Reports to: Head of Brand Partnerships

Direct Line Reports: N/A

Type: Fora, Soho W1F 0DQ – minimum 2 days a week in the office, the rest from home. Full time

The British Fashion Council (BFC) is a not-for-profit organisation existing to further the interests of the British fashion industry and its designer businesses by harnessing and sharing collective knowledge, experience and resources of the sector. Formed in 1983, the BFC is funded by industry patrons, commercial sponsors, and the government including the Mayor of London and the ERDF. It leads the industry through creative influence and is strategically repositioning British fashion in the global fashion economy.

The BFC encourages a culture which empowers, values, nurtures, supports and rewards its employees and promotes a positive environment with a focus on team collaboration and open communication.

The BFC is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer.


The British Fashion Council Brand Partnerships department is looking for a driven, hardworking and efficient Brand Partnerships Account Executive.

The Brand Partnerships Executive will work within the Account Management team supporting on the delivery of an allocation of partnership accounts across all BFC, events and initiatives.  

This role is an exciting opportunity for someone to gain experience across multiple areas of the business and to develop skills in account management, client relations, campaign planning and event coordination.

Previous and relevant experience in relationship building across a variety of sectors would be beneficial for this role as well as experience managing multiple campaigns, clients or tasks at one time. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail and demonstrate strong and transferrable organisational skills.

This role works alongside the existing Brand Partnerships Senior Account Executive and reports into the Head of Brand Partnerships.



  • Support the Brand Partnerships team to deliver commercial partnerships – taking on ownership of key allocated accounts
  • Work closely with the sales side of the brand partnerships team to translate ideas and rights in to campaigns and deliver them for the partner
  • Collaborate with Executives across Brand Partnerships team and wider BFC teams to deliver partnerships, events and initiatives in an efficient way in line with BFC and partner objectives
  • Act as an ambassador for Brand Partnerships team to the rest of the business – developing relationships with teams to ensure smooth delivery of partnerships – key departments include events, designer relations and communications

Campaign management

  • Manage key partner campaigns posts sale – management of core project documents, both internal and external (critical paths, status reports, meeting agendas)
  • Own KPI delivery throughout a campaign monitoring performance, highlighting challenges and identifying opportunities to optimise and increase ROI for clients
  • Manage partner activation budgets, tracking spend throughout a campaign
  • Deliver wrap reports for partners, reporting on results clearly and concisely
  • Identify risk and challenges
  • Identify opportunities for up-sell and  contract renewal on current partner contracts
  • Excellent organisational skills – ability to manage complex critical paths across multiple clients


Relationship management

  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to forge and maintain relationships
  • Effective and diplomatic communication across all internal departments to activate partnerships that deliver against BFC and partner objectives
  • Resolve complaints and able to trouble-shoot with partners, designers, talent etc. with empathy and in a conciliatory manner, scaling up where necessary
  • Solutions focused attitude to resolve any internal and external challenges
  • Willingness to attend client and partner entertainment events and meetings as required – role may require a flexible approach to working hours
  • Excellent organisational skills – ability to provide client with clear and accurate agendas, status reports and updates on request

Key relationships

  • External - commercial partners, agencies, designers, production companies
  • Internal – events, communications and designer relations teams & wider organisation

Requirements & Key Attributes – Skills & Requirements

  • Experience in a similar, account management/client relationship based role
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Comfortable dealing with internal and external senior representatives
  • A genuine interest in commercial brand partnerships and sponsorship
  • A genuine interest in the fashion industry
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong cross-functional and department partnership skills

Salary & Benefits

  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays + Christmas eve +half day for birthday
  • Summer Hours (July & August)
  • Company Pension Contribution

How To Apply

  • Candidates should apply in writing with a covering letter highlighting your relevant experience for this role, attaching your CV to with ‘Brand Partnerships Account Management Executive’ in the subject
  • Application closing date: 16 February 2024 at 5pm
  • Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK
  • Successful candidates will be notified by email and invited to a fist stage interview
  • Upon application, please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments for the interview
  • Due to the volume of the applicants we are unable to provide specific feedback should your application be unsuccessful


The British Fashion Council is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to further the interests of the British fashion industry and its designer businesses by harnessing and sharing collective knowledge, experience and resources of the sector. The BFC is funded by industry patrons, commercial sponsors and the government including the Mayor of London and the ERDF.

The BFC has five strategic pillars; business, reputation, education, digital & innovation and investment. 

The BFC showcases the best of British fashion design to an international audience with London Fashion Week, its showcase of womenswear and London Collections: Men, its menswear showcase was established in 2012. Each season LONDON show ROOMs takes emerging designers to Paris giving them the opportunity to promote themselves overseas. The BFC also organises the British Fashion Awards, the UK’s annual celebration of excellence within the industry and Vodafone London Fashion Weekend, a biannual shopping event open to the public. 

The BFC helps designers at various stages of their businesses through its support initiatives. These include the Colleges Council, BFC Fashion Film, Rock Vault, Headonism, Estethica; and its menswear and womenswear talent identification schemes NEWGEN, NEWGEN MEN and the BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund. The BFC also runs and owns charities including the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, the BFC Fashion Trust, the Fashion Arts Foundation and the BFC Princess of Wales Charitable Trust. The BFC has published the Designer Fact-File, an online handbook for designers, and the first ever in-depth statistic-based reports on the fashion industry, The Value of Fashion & The Future of Fashion (2012)

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