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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Assistant Footwear Merchandiser

Alexander McQueen - Regular
London - United Kingdom

Innovative, uncompromising, romantic, provocative, upholding the power of emotion and the touch of the human hand: these are all elements that describe the fashion of the house of Alexander McQueen. The brand is synonymous with modern British couture, renowned for its strong identity and celebration of unbridled creativity. Integral to the McQueen culture is the juxtaposition between contrasting elements: femininity and masculinity, fragility and strength, tradition and modernity. Under the creative direction of Sarah Burton, the house produces critically acclaimed collections, driven by unparalleled vision and respect for craftsmanship. Burton was made Head of Design for womenswear in 2000 and was appointed Creative Director in 2010. The luxury brand was founded by Lee Alexander McQueen in 1992. Among the greatest fashion designers of his time, the legacy of his work lives on.

We are currently seeking an Assistant Merchandiser who will report to the Footwear Merchandising Manager as part of our dynamic London team.

Your Opportunity

The Assistant Footwear Merchandiser will play a key role in supporting with our women’s and men’s footwear merchandising strategy.

How you will contribute

  • Actively perform analysis reports of weekly performance to help identify opportunities and suggest actions to maximise profits

  • End of month analysis, pricing initiatives, and ad-hoc analysis as needed

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with retail buying team by working closely with Merchandising's role as a strategic support

  • Partner with cross-functional teams, including Marketing & Communications, PR, Ecommerce, Wholesale, and Visual Merchandising

  • Managing competitor analysis for the category to demonstrate analytical skills, by interpreting market needs, trends and identify opportunities to enhance the collection

  • Support on merchandising collection plan, update and follow up with design and development

  • Support in producing presentations for the Merchandise Manager, to be shared with Senior Management, conveying extensive product awareness throughout

  • Participate in technical reviews to ensure quality is met to luxury standard and drives the development planning cycle through establishing schedules and chasing key stakeholders to ensure key merchandise planning dates are respected.

  • Support Merchandise Manager during selling campaigns.

  • Take ownership of ensuring shots and videos accurately depict new product ranges, coding all items in a highly time sensitive environment and assisting with other activities required.

  • Management and organisation of sample set before and after campaign launch

  • Manage training materials that are fit for purpose and suitable for use by our Wholesale, Buying and Retail teams - transmitting depth of product knowledge acquired throughout the development process

Your skills and experience

  • Previous experience in footwear merchandising

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

  • Extensive analytical and numeracy skills

  • Flexibility to travel with short notice and to work a demanding schedule which can include on an ad-hoc basis

  • Has a passion for luxury industry

Why work with us?

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a dynamic team with a visionary brand that offers possibilities to learn and grow. Talent development is a managerial principle at Kering and we are committed to fostering internal mobility. Our common vision promotes leadership skills and helps every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment.

Kering is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms – gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs and sexual orientation – enriches the workplace. It opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background.  

  • Full time
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom

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