Brand Partnerships Account Assistant

British Fashion Council

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Job title

Brand Partnerships Account Assistant, British Fashion Council

Location

London, United Kingdom

Level

Assistant / Entry Level

Function

PR, Marketing & Communications

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

About

  • The British Fashion Council Brand Partnerships department is looking for a driven, hardworking and efficient Brand Partnerships Account Assistant.
  • The Brand Partnerships Assistant will work within the Account Management team supporting on the delivery of all partnerships, events and initiatives.
  • This role is an exciting opportunity for someone to gain experience across multiple areas of the business and to practice skills in account management and event planning.
  • This role reports into the Brand Partnerships Account Manager.

Company

  • Support the Brand Partnerships team to deliver commercial partnerships.
  • Work with Executives across internal departments to deliver partnerships, events and initiatives in an efficient way in line with BFC 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.

Events

  • Working on all ticketed events supporting on deliverables.
  • Day to day management of all communications relating to ticketing for BFC events.
  • Coordination of the guest programmes relating to commercial activity.
  • Coordinate each partner’s activity ahead of the event, communicating deliverables to all internal teams seeking approval where necessary.
  • Provide hands-on onsite support for partners during build, live and breakdown periods.
  • Team diary management during events.

Relationship Management

  • Established Account Management skills across day to day activity as well as strategic forward planning.
  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to forge and maintain relationships with clients.
  • Effective and diplomatic communication across all internal departments to activate partnerships that are on brand for both BFC events and the sponsor.
  • Resolve complaints and able to trouble-shoot with partners, designers, general public, etc. with empathy and in a conciliatory manner, scaling up where necessary.
  • Willingness to attend client and partner entertainment events and meetings as required – role may require a flexible approach to working hours.

Other

  • Preparation of agendas for team and client meetings and circulation of minutes / actions.
  • Research of current affairs in fashion / partnerships industry and relay of information back to the team.
  • Assisting account managers with partnership administration – including tickets and passes, post-event reports and invoicing.

Key relationships

  • External - commercial partners, patrons, agencies, designers, production companies, ticket holders.
  • Internal – events, communications and designer relations teams + wider organisation.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Graduate
  • Solutions focused
  • Comfortable dealing with internal and external senior representatives
  • A genuine interest in brand partnerships and sponsorship
  • Extensive industry knowledge, including international, British brands and positioning in the market
  • Strong communication and exceptional organisational skills
  • Strong cross-functional and department partnership skills
  • Strong IT skills

About Us

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 Fashion Week Men's, 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 Fashion Awards, the UK’s annual celebration of excellence within the industry and London Fashion Week Festival, 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; and its talent identification scheme NEWGEN. 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)