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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Assistant to WW Communications & Special Projects Director

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.

Alexander McQueen is in search of an Assistant to support the WW Communications & Special Projects Director.

Your Opportunity

The successful candidate will gain all-round experience working within a fast paced in-house international press team, providing first line support for the day-to-day management of press interests, media enquiries, internal and external meetings, team support and a liaison with external consultants and the in-house teams.  With excellent communication, writing and organizational skills, you will be able to think fast, demonstrating a flexible and agile approach to work; acting as a brand ambassador at all times. 

How you will contribute:

  • Provide diary management, travel assistance and administrative support to the WW Communications & Special Projects Director

  • Work closely with the PR Managers and WW Communications & Special Projects Director to provide first line support to the press office in a timely and effective manner

  • Work with internal teams (including E-Commerce and CRM) for copy approval

  • Draft press releases working closely with external consultants as required – tracking changes throughout on Word and securing sign-off / approvals

  • Responsible for assisting in the onboarding of new Press team members

  • Assist with supporting the sample team for ad-hoc activities 

  • Assist the team at events

  • Assist in the accurate maintenance of press office databases, filing systems and internet pages

  • Provide day to day administrative support for the press team, including collating press cuttings and monitoring press coverage

  • Compile weekly coverage reports for CEO, CMO and Creative Director

  • Maintain and nurture press relations on behalf of Alexander McQueen

  • Compiling monthly ranking reports for global regions

Your skills and experience:

  • Previous experience working within a Press environment for a Fashion brand essential

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships – both internal and external

  • Excellent English writing skills with comprehensive knowledge of Word and Powerpoint to prepare communications

  • Ability to work with initiative and independence with set guidelines

  • Motivated with a ‘can-do’ attitude to problems

  • Excellent attention to detail, in a pressurised and time sensitive environment

  • Team player and considerate of colleagues

  • Knowledge of sample movements/ management advantageous

  • Pleasant disposition, professional and discrete

  • Educated to degree level in a related field desirable

  • Spoken and written Italian and/or French helpful but not essential 

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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