Who We Are:
HBC is a diversified global retailer, focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings.
Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. Our portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 480 stores and over 66,000 employees around the world. Our leading banners across North America and Europe include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, Galeria Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, and Belgium’s only department store group Galeria INNO.
We have significant investments in real estate joint ventures. HBC has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBC Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, HBC has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.
A truly global corporate citizen, HBC is committed to responsible business practices to bring about positive change, and we work hard to shape a sustainable future for people and the planet. Our philanthropic initiatives help create healthy families, strong communities, and sport excellence in the cities and countries in which we operate around the world, while striving to create innovative programs and resources that provide flexibility for work-life balance in order to maintain a positive working environment.
What This Position Is All About:
The Manager, Public Relations is responsible for supporting the Saks Fifth Avenue PR strategy including maximizing exposure for the Saks brand, which includes press for events, charitable initiatives, merchandise mix, and the overall brand.
Who You Are:
-Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university (preferably in Communications)
-Minimum of 5 years experience in Public Relations, preferably with agency experience
-The ideal candidate must be able to work in a professional, fast-aced environment and be willing to deal with shifting priorities.
-Strong written and verbal communications skills – must be a solid writer
-Experience with crafting pitches to drive press results
-Ability to develop strong partners internally and externally across many levels of the organization
-Must be well-poised with a sense of command
-Experience in managing and motivating direct reports as well as cross-functional peers
-Possess a strong drive to take initiative and be resourceful
-Strong organizational skills
-Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
-Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
-Working knowledge of Cision and other PR tools
-Retail experience a plus
As The Manager, Public Relations, You Will:
-Drive execution of PR strategy to key media in all Saks markets, with emphasis on NY press.
-Key holder of many important media relationships for the brand, including with event coverage press.
-Support the Director, PR with development of key messages and all written press materials.
-Proactively secure editorial credits for the Saks brand, as well as event and charitable intiatives and support on securing editorial features on Saks.
-Regular contact and meetings with short-lead editors and reporters to secure regular placements for Saks.
-Coordinate the creation of regular product pitches and lookbooks for press outreach.
-Own media monitoring, distribution fo placements and analysis to determine key opportunities.
-Manage photography to document and recap store events
-Oversee the tracking of clips and media monitoring
How Often You May Travel:
-10% within North America
Your Life and Career at HBC:
-Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner- operator!
-Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate.
-A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance
-Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental).
-An amazing employee discount
Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.
HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
HBC welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.