We currently have a unique and truly exciting opportunity for a Store Opening Events Coordinator to join our Marketing team here at Homebase Bunnings on a 12 month fixed term contract.
As Store Opening Events Coordinator, you will be coordinating and implementing Store Opening Events for our new Bunnings Warehouse stores. This includes Official Openings for internal team members and Grand Openings for our customers.
Administration for events including:
Managing invitations and RSVP’s
Liaison with key internal stakeholders i.e. senior management, store teams, category teams
Liaison with key external stakeholders i.e. suppliers and agencies
Create and manage Runsheet’s/floorplan’s/briefing packs
Manage contracts/outsourced services contracts
Keeping accurate budget spreadsheets
Running events onsite – may include overnight stays and minimal weekend work
In-store Brand Engagement
Coordinate and execute in-store brand engagement programs and related initiatives including face painting, celebrity appearances and supplier demonstrations
Provide key internal and external stakeholders with guidance on in-store event standards and requirements
Coordinate with Regional Activity Organisers and store operations teams to ensure alignment of brand engagement tactics to brand values and marketing initiatives through; development of tactical documents, continual two-way communication, facilitation and documentation of best practice
Monitor, analyse and report on existing in-store brand engagement programs and new initiatives to ensure effectiveness of all programs
We are looking for an enthusiastic, organised and flexible individual which can hit the ground running and execute and implement relevant initiatives. Previous events experience is desirable as well as retail marketing experience. You will have excellent planning and analytical skills as well as project and presentation skills.
Travel and out of hours working:
This role will require flexible working as there will be substantial travel required to attend Official Openings, including overnights
Some weekend work may be required to support Grand Opening events
Time off in lieu given to compensate additional hours worked
Company pool car provided when travelling on business