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Assistant to Creative Talent and Network Director

Assistant to Creative Talent and Network Director

Job ID 
2017-2931
Position Type 
Permanent Full-Time
Location 
UK-London, Finchley (Global Headquarters)
Category/Function 
Administrative
Brand 
Pentland Brands

More information about this job

 

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Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation

 

Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.

 

We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.

 

We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. This year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.

 

We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.

 

For further information, please visit www.pentland.com.

 

As the Assistant to the Creative Talent & Network Director your responsibilites will include:

To provide pro-active personal assistance to the Creative Director and the Red or Dead, Design Pool and Head of Communications, to enable them to operate in an organised and well structured environment.

 

  • Extensive diary management – organising all aspects of diary. Includes organising meetings both internally and externally, travel logistics (UK and International)
  • Managing Inbox
  • Researching, sourcing and general preparation for any events or meeting
  • Building and maintaining excellent relationships and communications with multitude of contacts for Creative Director – again internal and external
  • Assisting on a variety of charity, education and talent projects – for example The Churchill Competition and Cordwainers Footwear Competition. Includes logistics, communications, university reach out and relations, creative input into briefs, talent and events
  • Assisting in management of Design Pool team
  • Design Pool area and library owner – ensuring area is always presentable.
  • Assisting in any satellite projects going across Pentland Brands – Office refurb projects, branding and marketing projects, Innovation Design Forum
  • Managing expenses and booking hotels and travel.

 

Red or Dead Assistant:

  • Sample Co-ordinator – Managing sample flow for Red or Dead between partners and contacts as and when needed
  • Showroom Owner - Updating samples in the showroom, ensuring room is presentable for any meetings etc.
  • Design Assistance – Researching any relevant trends for Design team, assisting on photo shoots; researching locations, sourcing props and all associated logistics

 

 

Communications:

  • Support Head of Communications with diary management, expenses and travel and accommodation bookings.
  • Be ready and willing to help on ad hoc communications projects or events, offering organisational and written support when required.

 

 

 

                        What you need to have

  • Computer literate - advanced use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook – Photoshop and InDesign desirable.
  • Understand our industry, our brands and the mission of our business
  • Passion for brands
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Confident, professional and articulate

  • Adaptable and works with change

  • Calm under pressure

  • Strong interpersonal /communications skills

  • Good eye for detail, thorough

 What we need to see in you

 

  • An ambassador for the business
  • Pro-active, exceptionally well organised and able to prioritise
  • Team player and able to liaise with people at all levels
  • Enthusiastic and friendly
  • People orientated

 

 

 This overview gives you a feel for what you’ll be doing day to day but it’s not an A to Z.

 

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