Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, the 1940s show tune tells us.
According to a McKinsey report, that friendship won’t change anytime soon, with more than $158 billion in global sales in 2014. The report states the jewelry industry is growing by about 5 percent each year, and projects shoppers will spend more than $268 billion on diamonds and other jewels by 2020.
You can be part of the glitz and glamour with this week’s featured job listing: Tiffany & Co. is looking for a director of global PR and strategic development in New York.
Working off a $1,000 advance, Tiffany & Co. grew from being a “stationery and goods” store in 1837 to the world’s second-largest luxury jewelry retailer. The company made more than $1 billion in the first quarter of 2014, according to Bloomberg.
The position works with product development, global marketing and design departments to create large brand events and develop guidelines and generate PR for product launches and promotions.
Candidates should have at least eight years of leadership experience at either an agency or with fashion and fine jewelry, along with the ability to manage large budgets, execute special events and build relationships with both company executives and partners.
It’s not just enough to channel Holly Golightly, either: The position calls for a candidate with a “high degree of refinement and taste,” phenomenal presentation skills, “fashion and luxury sensibility” and contacts in the art or fashion world.
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