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Events Manager

Events Manager

Paul Thomas

Events Manager

 

About Us

Founded in 1989, PAUL THOMAS has decorated some of the most glittering parties and weddings of the last three decades as well as supplying leading London hotels, businesses and private homes with exquisite weekly flowers.

Our signature bold and beautiful creations, inspired by the quintessential English garden have earned us a loyal client list including the Royal Family and some of London’s most eminent businesses such as The Ritz, Sotheby’s, Fortnum & Mason, Van Cleef & Arpels and Derwent London.

What began life as a small Mayfair shop serving local residents and businesses 30 years ago, has grown into a well-known name in the floral industry, delivering bouquets nationwide and creating spectacular events across the world. PAUL THOMAS is growing at a fast rate and is looking to recruit new candidates for several new and exciting opportunities.

PAUL THOMAS is committed to sustainability efforts to protect our environment. We aim to make the kind of ambitious difference that will shape a strong future for both our company and the environment. Our social responsibilities and the principles that guide us, are instilled within our business.

In the Spring of 2023, we will be opening a new market-leading concept store in the heart of London. The store will be the beating heart of PAUL THOMAS, representing our core brand and design values.

PAUL THOMAS remains true to its original vision of supplying the highest quality flowers and dedicated service

 

JOB VACANCY: Events Manager, Full Time.

LOCATION: Battersea, London

START DATE: As soon as possible, 2022

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

We’re looking for an experienced floral designer to join the Events team at PAUL THOMAS. This role will report into the Head of Events and is of central importance to the company.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of London’s leading florists, managing events within the UK and internationally.

As part of the management team, the successful candidate will work closely alongside Founder & Creative Director Paul Thomas-Jeffreys in creating and delivering exceptional floral designs for a multitude of HNW clients, top venues and leading events companies

THE ROLE

The Events Manager at PAUL THOMAS will be the first point of contact for all clients looking to hold an event. They will be responsible for the planning and logistics of bringing each event together, from initial meeting through to event completion.

Responsibilities will include:

·         Dealing with all enquiries from telephone and email to client meetings and site visits

·         End-to-end client liaison from start through to project completion

·         Identifying new business opportunities and targeting potential clients including event and wedding planners, caterers, venues, hotels and corporates. Prior experience of this and having existing relationships with notable clients within the event industry is preferable

·         Project managing tenders for the supply of flowers to top London venues

·         Designing concepts for each wedding or event according to the brief, and creating detailed and inspirational proposals to a high standard

·         Calculating the volumes of flowers and foliage required, ordering and buying from the flower market and from Dutch suppliers

·         Complete event organisation and administration, from creating schedules and job sheets through to managing events onsite and ensuring they run smoothly and to schedule

·         Coordinating staffing and logistics for all events, including booking freelance florists and logistical support, additional vehicles, and submitting security details when required

·         Liaising with venues and event companies to ensure the team has all necessary information including PLI certification, risk assessments and method statements.

·         Creating the floral designs, which will range from simple bud vases and buttonholes through to dramatic urns and centrepieces

·         Managing the P&L for Events

·         Ensuring the impeccable standards and iconic PAUL THOMAS style are reflected in every event

 

THE CANDIDATE

 

The ideal candidate will:

·         Have at least 3 years’ experience within the floral and events industry

·         Must possess an excellent command of the English language, both written and verbal

·         Will be comfortable with taking responsibility for managing teams and projects

·         Will need to possess excellent IT skills and understanding of Microsoft Office programmes, as a large part of this role will be creating proposals and visuals for our clients

·         Will possess a genuine passion for floristry and the energy to tackle every event, large or small, with enthusiasm

·         Will have a strong grasp of the commercial side of the floristry industry

·         Will preferably but not necessarily hold a full UK driving licence and be happy to drive vans on occasion

·         The successful candidate should be happy with early starts and willing to work at the weekend and on projects abroad

 

APPLY

The role is a standard 42.5 hour working week, with additional week and weekend hours when required.

The right candidate will benefit from a competitive salary and companywide bonus scheme.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to careers@paulthomasflowers.co.

 

 

Posted on
13 Oct. 2022
Type
Full Time
Location
London
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