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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Visual Merchandising Coordinator

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:

Responsible for providing support and assistance to the Visual Merchandising team, coordinating activities and assist in preparing VM guidelines; reaching out to each region to ensure each store is Merchandised to the highest standard, representing the Creative Direction of the house.

How you will contribute:

Support in creating detailed Visual Merchandising guidelines to be distributed to our global network of retail stores, ensuring that these accurately capture the creative vision and direction, before cascading to our regions and local stores

  • Closely follow up with the regions to ensure consistency of VM implementation and guarantee excellent implementation, gathering feedback and presenting to the corporate VM team

  • Liaise with the corporate retail operations, merchandising and buying teams to ensure that the retail teams have the necessary information and materials

  • Act as first line support for all head office VM queries, regional and retail teams; responding to all queries in a timely manner, escalating where appropriate

  • Responsible raising purchase orders and VM administration

  • Assist the team with showroom and store set ups when necessary, including mannequins

  • Maintain display materials/prop inventory and coordinate orders for a global network of stores including existing and new store openings

  • Support in developing props for new / existing stores (including external vendor management)

  • Coordinate effectively with cross-functional teams in anticipation of new store openings

  • Maintaining a comprehensive spreadsheet throughout the year to track spend

  • Collate, present and file store photo summaries to the VM team
     

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Extensive knowledge of Photoshop/InDesign (essential)

  • Good working knowledge of PowerPoint

  • Excellent knowledge of Excel and experience in maintaining a budget file

  • Exceptional organisational skills with a high level of attention to detail

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Previous experience developing renders / visuals

  • Ability to prioritise effectively to ensure all deadlines and met

  • Flexible and able to manage complexity

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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