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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Assistant to Executive Office

Alexander McQueen - Regular
- 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.

Your Opportunity:

Alexander McQueen is in search of an ambitious, organised and proactive team player to support the Executive Assistant to the CEO and wider Executive Office.  This role will be well suited to a passionate and eager team administrator/ assistant with an aspiration to develop in a career as a PA.

How you will contribute:

  • Act as a first point of contact for the Executive office, prioritising queries and escalating where appropriate
  • Provide assistance with diary management for members of the Senior Management team when required: prioritising and scheduling internal & external meetings/ conference calls across time zones and proactively gathering materials ahead of trips – as instructed
  • Effectively preparing for key business meetings - including materials, room reservation and IT set-up, and assist in welcoming guests as appropriate
  • Organising frequent travel - flights, accommodation, visas, transportation, transfers, currency, restaurants, meetings and calls, together with compiling the required materials for business trips in advance for members of the Executive office
  • Assist in processing expenses for members of the Senior Management team as requested
  • Provide administrative support to the Executive Assistant and Executive team, alongside maintaining an up-to-date filing system
  • Monitoring annual leave and the whereabouts of the CEO’s direct reports
  • Dealing with confidential correspondence and information


 

Your skills & experience:

  • Previous experience in an administrative / support function, responsible for prioritising and multi-tasking various and competing demands
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to interface regularly with internal and external personnel at all levels (face to face, by email and telephone)
  • Proactive, with an ability to effectively manage expectations and manage openly / upwards to ensure alignment with the Executive Assistant
  • Meticulous organisation and ability to prioritise when working to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Strong emotional intelligence, professional, diligent and trustworthy
  • Responsive and flexible to business needs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to be succinct and to the point
  • Experience / knowledge of a luxury corporate/ retail environment
  • Punctual, professional and trustworthy acting with a high level of discretion at all times
  • Team player with a positive and proactive attitude
  • Computer literate, including excellent knowledge of Microsoft packages (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
  • French/Italian languages - advantageous, however not essential

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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