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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Senior HR Manager

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 looking for a driven Senior HR Manager who will report to the Chief People Officer as part of our dynamic London team.

Your Opportunity

Alexander McQueen is in search of a Senior HR Manager, who will manage the end-to-end employee lifecycle for the Houses’ Head Office population for both Corporate and Design teams. You will play an instrumental role in delivering the People Strategy at this exciting time of growth for the brand, through closely collaborating with the Head Office teams, as well as taking the lead on various HR projects.

How you will contribute

  • Develop effective working relationships with Senior Management in order to Business Partner on OD, performance and talent management, on an ongoing basis, thereby embedding the new Dynamic Performance Model

  • Working with regional HR BP’s and the CPO to shape and help define and deliver the people strategy

  • Support with ensuring HR efficiencies for your population

  • Lead the implementation of Kering and WW Alexander McQueen Human Resources initiatives for your client groups, ensuring alignment with business objectives and priorities; acting as a sounding board for your peers

  • Coach and empower line management to take ownership of people issues; acting as HR lead and escalation point for all employee relations matters – protecting employees and the business alike

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of employment legislation to be able to advise Managers of requirements

  • Engage with Senior Management to define their people requirements during the Budgeting/forecasting process, as well as developing proposals for the Annual Salary and Bonus Review process

  • Develop and manage the HR Advisor, overseeing all first line support/ advice undertaken, to ensure transactional HR effectiveness

  • Responsible for overseeing the Graduate, Work Placement, Consultant and Casual Worker populations, ensuring compliance, budget monitoring and administration of documentation is in hand

  • Work closely with the Talent and Development Manager to drive the recruitment agenda for your population

  • Work closely with the Senior Reward & HR Operations Manager and Kering HR Shared Services to ensure correct data administration of your population

Your Skills and Experience

  • Previous generalist Human Resources experience as HR BP/Manager/Senior Manager level within a fast paced, creative Head Office environment

  • Demonstrable experience of forging strong relationships with management, built on trust and credibility

  • Ability to build and continuously innovate a HR approach adapted to the Brand Culture and business strategic needs

  • Strong knowledge of UK employment legislation and previous experience managing complex ER cases

  • High level of emotional intelligence and resilience

  • Excellent communication (written/verbal) and influencing skills

  • Solutions focused, with a hands-on approach

  • Effective time management and prioritisation skills

  • Computer literate (Microsoft Word and Excel), experience on Workday would be beneficial

  • Degree in a related discipline / CIPD qualified advantageous

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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