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Marcher Markholt
Press & Communications Specialist

Fritz Hansen

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Jesper Christiansen
+45 2020 3736
jesper@marchermarkholt.com

Press & Communications Specialist for Fritz Hansen

On behalf of Fritz Hansen, we are currently looking for a Press & Communications Specialist, to support the further development of media awareness, communications, and collaborations in both Denmark and globally. The role as Press & Communications Specialist is newly established, and you will be supporting the residential and professional segments and part of the Marketing team, consisting of approximately 15 people.

 

About Fritz Hansen

Founded in Denmark in 1872, Fritz Hansen is a global leader in furniture, lighting and accessory design and production. Driven by a passion for design, beauty and craftsmanship, the company embodies a modern, Nordic lifestyle and collaborates with visionary artists, designers, and architects from around the world. Collaborators have included Arne Jacobsen, Cecilie Manz, Hans J. Wegner, Piero Lissoni, and Poul Kjærholm, among others.

Today Fritz Hansen designs are sold in more than 85 countries through 2,000 points of sale, including flagship showrooms in Copenhagen, Seoul, New York, San Francisco, and Tokyo. The company employs 260 people worldwide and maintains its headquarters north of Copenhagen, serving design-passionate customers in professional and residential projects.

 

The position

As PR & Communications Specialist, your main objective will be to further strengthen Fritz Hansen’s position across international markets with the full responsibility of media in Denmark.

In close collaboration with your manager, you will support international markets with public relations, collaborations, ambassadorships, content creation and communication internally and externally.

More specifically, the role bears the responsibility of PR in Denmark, including events, ambassadors, collaborations, pitching stories, updating press material and tracking results in the market.

It is important the candidate has a natural talent for driving own projects and working independently. You have a welcoming and outgoing nature and understand the importance of establishing strong media relationships as well as assisting colleagues around the world with high quality deliverables and a positive attitude. You are detail oriented and understand how to think a project through from idea to execution.

This is an opportunity to work with a vast variety of communication-related tasks and projects in a passionate and international work environment. You will work closely with everyone in Marketing, as well as the rest of the company. You will become part of a world-renowned design brand and a creative, international marketing department where you will be at the center of creative marketing. Moreover, you will join a positive and passionate work environment with a people-centric culture.

 

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Function as PR representative for the Danish market

 

  • Plan and create PR material incl. press releases and newsletters

 

  • Create a yearly PR plan for Denmark and assist in the global planning

 

  • Function as Project Manager for global PR & press collaborations

 

  • Be a representative at fairs and events

 

  • Support relevant markets with local media/communication related projects

 

  • Maintain asset system (DAM)

 

  • Create monthly PR reports

 

You will report to the Global Content & Communication Manager and is based at Fritz Hansen’s Headquarters in Alleroed, north of Copenhagen.

 

Your profile

The ideal candidate has an educational background from an architect school, business school or similar as well as a minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience from a similar position – preferably within public relations. You have experience working in the design, architecture, luxury goods, furniture, or interior industry. You thrive working in a dynamic environment, are skilled in project management, stakeholder management and driving tasks and projects forward, moreover, have a strong personal interest in design, interior decoration, and architecture. Additionally, it is an advantage if you have experience in copy writing press releases and smaller campaigns. With excellent English communications skills (oral as well as written), you are a strong communicator, and you can clearly state your vision, ideas, and findings, striving to include and engage your colleagues. You have solid proficiency with Microsoft Office and PC systems.

As a person, you are energetic, outgoing and have a positive spirit. With an enthusiastic and proactive mindset, you enjoy working through strong planning as well as being very operational. Execution is key and you find it easy to manage relations with different stakeholders, knowing how to combine it with a sense of aesthetics and an urge to deliver well-thought results. You are creative, solutions-driven and think outside the box. Most importantly, you get things done in a structured and detail-oriented manner, and always keep the end goal in mind. Furthermore, you are a pleasant team player with strong social and relational skills and are easy to work and collaborate with. You have a personal interest in design, furniture and architecture and you are eager to work with one of the leading brands within the industry.