Head of Event Design (creative event floristry company)
Love stunningly designed floral arrangements & event table-centre-pieces? Got a strong events' background (ops & sales)? Looking for a varied and challenging new perm role?….then read on....
Creative Event Floristry company who provide their amazing portfolio of private, HNW, celebs & corporate clients with stunning and "wow factor" floral designs and event styling. London based, preferred supplier to many of the iconic and well-known palaces & unique venues and although already well established they are going from strength to strength, expanding their event design team and continue to win new business and secure fantastic projects!
You won't be organising events …… but you will be working with your clients to enhance "their" events with stunning floristry styling, theming and floral designs.
Events will include high-end parties, corporate events, big budget black-tie charity fundraising events, gala dinners, product launches, awards, weddings, one off celebratory events, celeb & UHNW individual parties and one off celebratory events. You will also be responsible for showcasing the company at all the big trade events shows (Unique Venues of London, RSVP, Supplier Showcase etc..)
In this role you will head up the event styling & design team (2 direct reports to manage and potentially more staff to recruit for and manage in the not too distant future) and act as 2nd in command to the Founder/Creative Director for the overall company operations & management.
This role will be fast paced with a strong focus on driving forward sales & revenue and will be a multi-hat wearing role encompassing Events (taking client briefs, planning & design, costing out, event theming & styling, ops, on-site set-up & installation) sales (re-active & pro-active), venue management, marketing & comms, social media & web site, staff management, budgeting, office management & company ops (including HR, basic accounting, purchasing etc..) and providing support to the owner/Creative Director including diary management, reporting and company promotion.
You will be stretched every way across the business so if you're not a versatile and super organised multi tasked who thrives on the buzz of a small company environment and enjoys wearing different hats and jumping from one thing to another juggling tasks and keeping loads of plates spinning then this probably isn't the role for you. BUT if you love turning your hand to anything, enjoy the challenge of learning new things, can think logically, practically and resourcefully to find quick and effective solutions and are inspired by all things creative and style & design focused and can bring order and focus to a vibrant, high-end wow factor, "yes, we can do this!" and totally "out there" creative environment then this is definitely the role for you!!!
Commercially savvy, versatile and super-organised individual with a creative eye, a strong sales background and minimum of 5+ years' experience (venue-side, supplier-side or for an agency) in special events and/or hospitality. You'll need to be able to turn your hand to anything (wear several different hats within a working day!) and be ambitious, highly motivated, super-organised, creatively driven and passionate about events and stunning design and styling/theming"
- Ambitious, creative and versatile senior level all-rounder
- Must be very commercially focused and keen to drive forward business
- Confident enough to act as 2nd in command in a small company environment
- Background of working on corporate, private and creative live event experiences
- Minimum of 5 years' in event / hospitality related sales & operations
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced events professional with a strong sales background and a varied and multi-hat wearing skill set who would love to be working in a supplier side role for a hugely creative design led floristry company!
If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click "Apply" now.