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Event Coordinator



London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024
KatKins Opportunity

For uncompromising cat parents who want the best, KatKin goes hardcore for cat health. We make the UK’s only fresh cat food: 100% human-quality meat, gently cooked, and frozen for freshness.

Where the competition cuts corners, catfishes customers and puts profits over health, we put cat wellbeing first. No shortcuts. No secret recipes. We’re cutting the fluff, thinking fresh and channelling hardcore love into industry-wide change. So cats live long and cat parents can love hard without compromise.

Why You’ll Love Working With Us

We’re all-in for cats, and it shows: our energy will blow you away from day one. You’ll be surrounded by knowledgeable scientists, big creative thinkers, astute business brains, and a whole team of hardcore cat parents. All on a mission to make hardcore love the new standard in cat care – with a fresh take on every product in the cat industry.

The Role
We are looking for a highly motivated and detail-oriented Event Coordinator to join our Direct Sales team at KatKin. This role is integral for the team performance and is key to success for this channel, with substantial impact on KatKin's next phase of growth. You will be coordinating hundreds of events and exploring new channels with senior leaders of the business, conduct analysis and program manage the Direct Sales channel. This is a fantastic opportunity for self-starters to shape the role and the team.
Key ownership areas
  • Proactively look for event opportunities or market opportunities for KatKin to run direct sales activities, including indoor/outdoor shows and exhibitions, Pop up retail space, street market opportunities etc.

  • Make event bookings for direct sales, manage applications and understand asset requirements, and manage event submissions like H&S reports, name card etc.

  • Create briefs for creative assets needed for events in collaboration with wider team

  • Organise assets to be in order all the time, and the logistics of the assets

  • Organise and manage rota for Brand Ambassadors (BAs), including planning their travel and accomodation in line with budget

  • Organise event set up and breakdown with BAs or drivers

  • Report sales actuals and develop reporting and deep dive metrics to support sales effectiveness and BA performances

  • Manage BA monthly payment

  • Help organise BA training

  • Support long term plan of the channel scaling up

  • Support hiring and hiring requirement

  • In low seasons of the events, support other growth initiatives and develop other direct sales methods beyond events

What We Offer
  • Competitive base salary of £30-35K annually, depending on experience

  • All the tools you need for success, including a MacBook

  • Career defining opportunity to start and scale a brand new acquisition channel

  • Work directly with senior leaders in the business

  • No egos and a small close-knit team

  • Up to 2 days WFH every week

  • Discount for KatKin fresh meals

  • All the refreshments you can drink, fresh fruit, cats + dogs in office, and great banter

To Apply

Send your CV to feiyang@katkin.com

About us
We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. At KatKin we celebrate differences, and everything that makes our colleagues unique, by upholding an inclusive environment in which we can all thrive.

We want to make our recruitment processes accessible to everyone, so if there is any way that we can support you to be the best you can be, please contact terrie@katkin.com