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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Worldwide Store Planning Facilities 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.

Alexander McQueen are currently seeking a Worldwide Store Planning Facilities Manager who will be responsible for both Facility, Procurement & related Cost Control within our worldwide retail environment.


Reporting to the Worldwide Store Planning Director you will be responsible for maintaining the quality of our assets, along with the creation & execution of the strategy that will allow for the optimization and reduction of the worldwide opex for Stores whilst sourcing & managing the highest quality of materials and service for the House.


How you will contribute?

  • Ownership of Worldwide facility management across our retail stores via a team of local partners, including budgeting and the continuous follow up of projects.

  • Responsible for worldwide store visits and creation of external stakeholder network relating to facilities management.

  • Build strong relationships with external suppliers, holding regular business reviews and accurate reporting (balance sheets, performance, quality, level of services)

  • Creating and feeding a culture of quality within all stores.

  • Manage Supplier and Consultant certification, including audits on site and prototype validation.

  • Contracting all ordinary planned maintenance, in partnership with our Legal team.

  • Working alongside store planning project managers on new development projects.

  • Maintain regular contact with retail operations team.

  • Contribute to providing valued engineering solutions on currently running projects.

  • Manage Alexander McQueen’s purchases of services and materials relating to Store Planning.

  • Management of production quality control & bulk orders relating to developments.

  • Periodic Financial alignment with both Alexander McQueen & Kering Finance teams

  • Cost analysis for all AMQ stores, reporting to the Alexander McQueen & Kering Board.

  • Set-up of the AMQ facility & procurement protocols, in cooperation with the Kering procurement team.

  • Management of all Procurement aspects (specification work, sourcing, negotiation, contract, roll-out & communication) in close partnership with Alexander McQueen & Kering Stakeholders, for both maintenance and development projects.

  • Accurate budget forecasting and cost follow up.


Who you are?

  • Extensive experience within either High-End Fashion Retail or Fine Jewellery.

  • Engineer or Architect level (or equivalent experience with prior working history as a Facilities Manager or Procurement Officer/Manager). 

  • Strong leadership skills.

  • Strong understanding of quality as first priority.

  • Skilled in negotiations and networking.

  • Aptitude in decision-making and working with numbers.

  • Previous experience of strong stakeholder management and working within a team environment

  • Prior experience of collating and analyzing data.

  • IT knowledge: Standard Office and Adobe packages, on both Mac and Android.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Fluency in English, with either French/Italian/Mandarin desirable.


Why work with us?

At Alexander McQueen together we push boundaries to create legacy. Everyone can make a difference and anything is possible.

We are passionate about beauty, creativity & quality. This is an opportunity to join our community of hard-working and talented individuals who are playing a part in the success of the House.

We offer a package of competitive benefits including, but not limited to –

  • Pension, private medical insurance & performance related bonus.

  • Clothing allowance, employee discounts & monthly lunch subsidy.

  • 25 days annual leave excluding Bank Holidays plus dedicated time for employee volunteering.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Alexander McQueen, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life. We know that diverse skills, mindsets & experiences foster creativity and collaboration.

Please let our recruitment team know if you need support or reasonable adjustments to be made at any stage of the recruitment process. We will work with you to ensure that you have the best experience.

What’s next?

All applications will be considered and we will do our best to provide an answer as soon as possible.

  • Full time
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom

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