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Communications Specialist

New York, NY

The Communications department is responsible for strategic deployment of Press & Influencer Relations, Special Events and Advertising across all media channels to support the growth of awareness for Hermès in the US.


Our mission is to share the rich story of Hermès, highlighting the value of creativity, commitment to quality and signature craftmanship model. Our strategy is based on the activation of 360 media campaigns employing Paid, Owned and Earned media.

 

The Communications Specialist will provide direct support to the Communications team with as well as overall administrative support. 

 

About the Role:

  • Direct report to EVP
  • Manage and process invoices through MyEasyOrder
  • Oversee DocuSign
  • Calendar management as well as meeting scheduling and coordination
  • Travel and T&E management for EVP and other team leaders
  • Liaison with media partners / publishers for engagement 
  • PO process management
  • New vendor onboarding 
  • PowerPoint presentation deck creation for Comms strategy, activity recaps and prep for monthly Senior Management Meetings
  • Hospitality Management – Hotel Room Blocks, HI Senior Executive Visits etc. 
  • All other duties assigned by supervisor

 

Supervisory Responsibility: NO

 

Budget Responsibility: 

  • YES – Management of hospitality program budgets and planning.
  • Tracking / coordination of comms department budget actuals - Press / Events / Media

 

Decision Making Responsibility: 

  • YES – assessment of hospitality programming bookings / hotel & restaurant etc. 
  • Qualitative selection of brand appropriate activities 

 

About You:

  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role and working environment
  • Proven ability to prioritize, multi-task and solve problems proactively 
  • Professional communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Possess a collaborative spirit and “can-do” attitude
  • Initiative, anticipation & forward planning ability 
  • Reactive, Proactive & Flexible 
  • High level of attention to detail and strong organization skills
  • Manages time effectively & resourceful 


The salary range for this position is $63,760.00 - $85,000.00. Actual rates are determined based on the job, location, and individual experience.


We are looking for a candidate that has a combination of the above attributes and can perform the key functions of the role with or without reasonable accommodations. 

 

Since 1837, Hermès has remained faithful to its artisan business model and humanist values. We place people at the heart of what we do and aspire to make a positive impact on the world. The freedom to create, the constant search for beautiful materials, the transmission of a savoir-faire of excellence and the aesthetic of functionality define the singularity of Hermès, a house dedicated to making highly-crafted, beautiful objects made to stand the test of time. 


An independent, family-owned company, Hermès is dedicated to keeping production in France through its 42 workshops, The Hermès organization is also a truly global community with a network of 310 stores in 49 countries. Hermès employs more than 15,000 people worldwide with over 6,000 of the workforce being Hermès craftspeople engaged in making artisanal products, nurturing a 180+ year tradition of creativity and innovation. 


At Hermès, our actions for sustainable development and corporate social responsibility are founded in values passed down by generations of humble artisans who have shaped the story of our house and the integrity of our objects.


The roots of Hermès’ success and longevity lie in a sense of responsibility; a quest for authenticity and respect for time and preservation of natural resources. All at Hermès wish to leave a positive footprint on the world, a mission that’s at the heart of our commitment to progress. This narrative can be experienced in a series of shorts films “Footsteps Across the World” available on our website. Link here.

 

Our Commitment:

Hermès of Paris (USA) requires proof of full vaccination status as defined by the CDC and/or applicable state or local health agencies against the virus known as COVID-19, and any variants, as a condition of employment with Hermès of Paris (USA), except where prohibited by state or local law. Hermès of Paris (USA) will consider any reasonable requests for accommodations for disability and sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable laws.


Family is at the heart of Hermès. At Hermès of Paris, we are committed to being a Maison for All, a home where we make efforts to generate, support and advance the values of diversity, inclusion and family both within our own walls and in the wider world. At Hermès of Paris we look to create a diverse workforce of talented and unique individuals with different backgrounds, skillsets and worldviews that will enrich our Hermès of Paris family.


We support our individual team members personal and professional success through a culture that values equality, individuality and fairness and through an environment where individuals can thrive and feel comfortable being their authentic selves. Beyond the walls of our Maison, we advance our DIF values through the work that we do in partnership with our community and non-profit partners.


At Hermès of Paris, we are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. It is the policy of Hermès of Paris, Inc. that applicants for employment are recruited, selected and hired on the basis of individual merit and ability with respect to positions being filled and potential for promotion or transfer which may be expected to develop. Applicants are recruited, selected and hired without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, citizenship, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


In addition, personnel procedures and practices with regard to training, promotion, transfer, compensation, demotion, lay off or termination are to be administered with due regard to job performance, experience and qualifications, but without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, citizenship, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hermès of Paris, Inc. also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with applicable laws.

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