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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Store Planning Assistant

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 a Store Planning Assistant  who will report to the Senior Project Manager and then to the Store Planning Director as part of our dynamic London team. 


Your Opportunity 


The Store Planning Assistant’s role will be to assist project managers and designers in their missions in Architecture design, cost and financial control and management of schedules mainly for stores projects. 


Key Responsibilities: 



  • Prepare initial analysis presentation (site plans, photos of the context and competitors, cultural or physical constraints) 

  • Prepare cad files and digital models for design development 

  • Develop zoning and layout options to meet requirements and evolve the brand identity in both 2d and 3d 

  • Share the design with the different stakeholders (coordination and support under shadowing of the senior PM) 

  • Explore new furniture and material idea’s based on requirements and context 

  • Make plans and sketches in 2D / 3D with AutoCAD, Photoshop, 3D software 

  • Manage project coordination with external service providers  

  • Manage the coordination and proper implementation of the project 

  • Implement the store concept architectural and lighting Manuals (drawing, sketches, renders) 


Suppliers certifications / procurement / budget control: 

  • Collecting samples, organising the Studio material library, visit Mills and verify quality of the prototypes 

  • Bid documents coordination, analysis and reconciliation 

  • Support in the Project Cost controlling vs. the budget approved by the Group. 

  • Monthly financial WW capex reporting to Finance and store planning team 

  • Support the analysis / approval of the invoices, tracking through financial cost report and invoice issuing to Finance for payment  

  • Various projects cost analysis and reporting 


Project Management / general coordination 

  • Collect the information necessary for the implementation of projects (photos of construction sites, weekly reporting), debrief and coordination through various department and peers 

  • Monitor the progress of project milestones and support in keeping the targets  

  • Conduct site visits 


General activities: 

  • Store planning direction general assistance and house keeping 

  • Concept Books for both AMQ and McQ brands, showing all recent projects  

  • Make and issue periodic reports on ongoing projects 

  • Produce agenda and reports of the Design Review meeting with the Board 

  • Projects presentation through PowerPoint or InDesign and pin-up of hard copies 

  • Printing drawings and pictures 

  • Updating the projects on the team and company databases  

  • Look for materials, suppliers and consultants 

  • Update the material library and prepare sample-boards to be sent Worldwide  

  • Update the Product posters 


Your skills and experience:  

  • Educated to Degree Level in Architecture or Interior design 

  • Architecture experience in Luxury field (Retail, Hotel, etc)  

  • Second language highly desirable but not essential  

  • Good computer skills including software such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, SketchUp, Rhinoceros and good experience in Excel. 

  • Artlantis studio, Maxwell or Vray 

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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