Special Events Manager

  • Hudson's Bay
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Aug 14, 2019
Full time Adminstration Budgeting Event Management Event Planning Marketing Special Events

Job Description


Location VANCOUVER , British Columbia , Canada

Category Stores

Job Opened August 13th, 2019

Education Non-Degree Program

Job Number 190005M8

Job Type




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, Gilt, 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 Is This Position Is All About:

Under direction from the General Manager the Special Events Manager is responsible for supporting the creation and execution of a strategic local marketing program, maximizing exposure for Hudson�s in the local marketplace, and effectively being a liaison between their individual Hudson�s Bay store and the Corporate Marketing Team. The Special Events Manager will operate with clearly defined return on investment goals for sales and client acquisition and development.

Who You Are:
A natural problem-solver, who is also intuitively analytical and creative
You are unafraid to voice your concerns and ideas, to raise your hand when you see the opportunity for improvement
You are a self-starter, able to cope in an shifting environment
You have been described by past peers and managers as having �strong leadership skills� and �excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills�

You Also Have:

  • 4-year degree (Marketing, Business or Communications preferred)
  • 3-5 years of experience in special events, retail preferred
  • Budget management skills to ensure budget tracking in line with plans/projections & ROI
  • Proficiency in utilizing available technology, especially Microsoft Office Suite

As The Special Events Manager You Will:

  • Execute local marketing strategies; work with the General Manager to execute all events, conduct analysis, and review results for recommendations for future programs.
  • Support the General Manager in communicating corporate events to the store team and coordinate support and execution for all events to Hudson�s Bay standards.
  • Maximize exposure for Hudson�s Bay in the local market; work with the General Manager to identify local market opportunities with key customer target groups and all media outlets; develop and execute programs that support the LBDP (Local Business Development Plan) and leverage these audiences, increasing exposure for Hudson�s Bay.
  • Complete all administrative needs for marketing including maintaining the store marketing/event calendars, online postings, email blasts, developing invitations and submitting calendars, event recaps, best practices and budget documentation to corporate partners.

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.