Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Openings at Harry Winston

Just wanted to give all Jewelry Camp Blog followers a heads up on the positions at Harry Winston that they are looking to fill with qualified candidates.

Assistant - Estate Jewelry and Client Services

I.                   Job Summary:

To assist in the operational activities of the Estate Jewelry and Client Services department, which is responsible for retail sales support, estate jewelry sourcing, auction reporting, purchasing and sales, and special client services.

II.                Key Duties, Responsibilities, and Accountabilities:

Retail Services Support
·         The primary function of this role is to provide Retail Replacement Valuations for all new purchases as requested by the global retail salon network.
·         Produce Updated Retail Replacement and Estate valuations as priced by the Manger of Estate Jewelry.
·         Assist in the New York salon when needed.

Estate Jewelry
·         Assist with purchasing and sourcing estate jewelry from private clients and the trade. 
·         Track and report on items purchased by the department.  Organize and maintain archive stock cards, job books, vintage catalogues and advertisements. 
·         Utilize archived information for the purposes of authentication and/or manufacturing.
·         Assist in the preparations of Harry Winston and Estate Jewelry lectures and presentations.

Auction Purchasing and Sales
·         Produce reports for diamonds, colored gemstones and Harry Winston jewelry offered at the International Auction Houses.
·         Disseminate auction market data to relevant parties with Harry Winston, Inc.
·         Assist in identifying diamonds, colored gemstones and Harry Winston jewelry for potential purchase.

Special Client Services
·         Assist with providing special services such as authentication or historical information to the trade and private clients. 
·         Respond to web, telephone and walk-in client inquiries.

III.             Key Job Relationships:
·         The candidate will report directly to the Manager of Estate Jewelry and also be accountable to the Vice President of Estate Jewelry.
·         The candidate will be required to work well with the global salon staff, merchandise planning, gem acquisition and merchandise fulfilment.
·         The candidate will be required to work well with private clients and the jewelry trade.

IV.             Job Qualifications:
·         College Degree preferred.
·         Jewelry experience preferred.
·         Strong administrative skills, particularly writing skills.
·         Committed to client service and sales executive support.
·         Proficiency in Excel, Word, Powerpoint and other standard Windows based programs as well as diverse general knowledge in utilizing computer functions.

All candidates should contact Iris Negron in Human Resources at or call 212-245-2000.

Position: Manager, Corporate /Internal Communications
Department: Marketing
Reporting to: Public Relations Director
Location: 1330 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
                   I.            Job Summary:

The position will be responsible for supporting the Public Relations Director in the development of internal and external corporate communications for domestic and international employee, business and media audiences. The position will assist PR and Marketing with communications materials to effectively represent the company’s products and services to customers and prospects.

II. Key Duties Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

                  Corporate Communications:
·         Responsible for drafting all press releases tied to corporate endeavors including store openings, jewelry product launches, corporate partnerships and philanthropy
·         Provide support to new markets with brand materials and information
·         Help to ensure HW corporate voice is consistent throughout all communications
·         Maintain internal PR archives and historic events records
·         Facilitate interviews for key executives by providing relevant briefing materials
·         Serve as a clearing house of all corporate press requests
·         Maintain editorial relationships with non-fashion/lifestyle media
·         Develop new press angles to leverage HW’s corporate initiatives in the media
·         Write and develop crisis communication materials and provide update
·         Support the Director of PR for the annual  WW PR strategic plan

 Internal Communications:
·         Responsible for drafting and servicing out all internal communications for the company worldwide
·                     Gathering relevant information
·                     Fact checking
·         Drafting internal communications newsletters
·         Ensuring all approvals have been met prior to distribution
·         Distributing worldwide internal communications via Employee Communications email
·         Develop Internal Communications calendar

Online Media:
·         Manage online/digital public relations efforts
·         Coordinating social networking opportunities with internal departments

                      III.            Key Job Relationships:
·         Public Relations/Marketing Team
·         Human Resources Department
·         Creative Design Director
·         Retail Development Director
·         Writers/Editors/Bloggers
  IV. Job Qualifications: The

·         Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or journalism
·         5+ years of related experience
·         Great interpersonal skills
·         Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, a must
·         People management skills
·         Quick decision maker
·         Presentation skills
·         Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
·         Fluent in English, written and spoken

If you are interested in applying for the position kindly forward your resume to the Human Resources Manager below.

Iris Negron
(T) 212-315-7912
(F) 212-765-8809

Position: U.S.  Marketing Director
Department: Marketing Department
Reporting to: VP, U. S. Retail
Location: 1330 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY

       I.            Job Summary:

The primary purpose of the US Marketing Director is to strategize, create and implement marketing efforts in an order to attain sales goals and brand objective with the collaboration of the VP of US Retail and Salon Directors.

    II.            Key Duties Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

·         Create and  implement the watch and jewelry marketing strategic yearly plan
·         Contribute and review the merchandise planning and forecasting to meet salon sales goals
·         Manage the sales/product lines and revising the forecasts for the US market
·         Work on a daily basis with the merchandising department to ensure the alignment of the marketing actions with the stock

·         Create and  implement the US media plan
·         Media Planning in coordination with the advertising agency:
o   set up advertising- creative system
o   create ad rotation calendar and assignment
o   negotiate the rates of ad insertion while achieving the best results

·         Create and  implement the yearly event plan  to drive sales
·         Event Planning
o   Work with salon directors to identify and form strategic commercial partnerships
o   Work with salon directors to create in-store and outside events that result in meaningful ROI
o   Maximize each event budget to achieve the “Winston” image standards.
·         Work in conjunction with PR to leverage all ad investments and editorials possibilities
·         Coordinate all Press presentation to US media
·         Monitor ROI on Advertising, events and PR
·         Create and  implement US CRM programs in line with sales goals
·         Responsible for Salon Jewelry and Watch Marketing budgets
·         Effectively manage the Marketing budget ensuring that costs are adhered to as planned, vendors are paid, and expenses are recorded accurately with Finance. 
·         Implement all product launches in the US
·         Create synergy between watch and jewelry marketing and sales activities

III.            Key Job Relationships:
  • US VP of Retail and all salon directors
  • US VP of Marketing for watches and Jewelry
  • International PR team
  • Creative team
  • Advertising agencies KDE and Nashimoto – to coordinate and plan advertising
  • Sale reps for magazine

IV.            Job Qualifications: The

  • 10 years minimum experience in operational and strategic Marketing in luxury
  • Understanding of the US high-end jewelry markets preferred
  • International background preferred
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills
  • People management skills
  • Quick decision maker
  • Synthesis ability
  • Presentation skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft office (EXCEL AND POWERPOINT A MUST)
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Travel required

If you are interested in applying for the position kindly forward your resume to the Human Resources Manager below.

Iris Negron
(T) 212-315-7912
(F) 212-765-8809


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