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Communications Assistant - UK & Europe

Listing ID: 1004468

Communications Assistant - UK & Europe

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Matches Fashion
Location: South East London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: 31st May 2019
Ad Expires In: 1 week 1 day
About: MATCHESFASHION.COM is the global luxury shopping destination that brings together over 400 designers with seamless integration of physical and digital customer touchpoints. We are defining the future of luxury commerce with a global website, mobile apps, retail stores, private shopping, VIP events and 24/7 customer care and MyStylist teams. We ship to 176 countries, have over 70 million site visits and 90% of our sales are now online. Now 30 years old, we retain a forward-looking focus on innovation and emerging talent. We are looking for someone entrepreneurial, ambitious and humble to come and be a part of the fastest growing luxury eCommerce brand in the world.

The UK and Europe Communications Assistant will be responsible for managing all press requests across the UK and Europe markets, with support from the Senior Press Officers. Ensuring that they are dealt with in the most cost and time-efficient manner while maintaining minimal stock losses. They will also support the communications team on all office administration.  As well as supporting the French and German agencies.

What you’ll be doing:

Stock management

  • Working with the Communications Assistants and Stock Controller to manage the flow of stock between MATCHESFASHION.COM and the press.
  • Ensuring that all stock is returned in a timely manner and in perfect condition. Alerting the team immediately should any issues arise and taking appropriate steps to resolve them.
  • Working with our international PR agencies to ensure they have a constantly updated selection of key product from our portfolio of luxury brands, which fits each agency’s specific requirements while corresponding to the key directives of the season. Making sure showroom edits are refreshed appropriately. 
  • Supporting the communications team during the stock take process, to ensure minimal stock losses and write-offs.
  • Ensuring that all stock is returned to the business in time for the end of season sale and any other key times of year.

PR support

  • Supporting the communications team in an administrative capacity, and managing the day-to-day running of the office alongside other communications assistants.
  • Assisting with the compiling of UK and international press coverage reports, ensuring these are delivered to the senior communications team within given deadlines.
  • Ensuring that publications are tabbed and scanned. Compiling weekly coverage updates to send to the company on press coverage achieved.
  • Keep the team up to date with all upcoming magazine specials and any issues with credits.
  • Providing support and giving direction to communications interns, ensuring they are completing all given tasks. 
  • Ensuring the teams fashion week tickets, schedules, travel and appropriate accommodation is organised and managed in good time for relevant team members.
  • To work with the communications team on events, frequently outside of standard office hours, and support events as necessary.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with appropriate contacts within the media as well as building cross-departmental relationships internally.
  • Pitch and secure news stories in UK titles on exclusive and new content. 
  • To support the communications team on any gifting initiatives.
  • Actively working with the in-house brand Raey on sample orders for UK and global agencies as well 
  • Actively working with exclusive line Raey on sample orders for UK and global agencies as well as pitching the brand to media each season. 

About you:

  • The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, efficient and highly organised individual, with excellent communications skills and the ability to prioritise and work well under pressure.
  • Relevant experience within the fashion industry
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate with all levels of employees and outside contacts
  • Articulate, polite and presentable
  • Proficient with the following software programs – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. 
  • Ability to work autonomously, as well as within a team.
  • Mature but energetic with a can-do attitude essential

If you are passionate, hardworking and thrive in a collaborative and fast paced environment then please apply with the below:

  • CV with dates of employment
  • Cover letter
  • Salary details
  • Notice period

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