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Store Planning Manager

- Consultant
- 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 looking for a Store Planning Manager to join their close-knit team based in the London Head Office. We are looking for some one from a luxury or retail background with experience of in-house store planning. This person would ideally have an Architect qualification or equivalent and be technically. This role will be working with the Store planning director, alongside a small team of store planning managers, the role will have exposure to the artistic Director the Executive board and other key stakeholders within the business.

Key Responsibilities

Design & project management for directly operated, wholesale, pop-ups and showroom.

Design tasks:

  • Inception reports, collecting all the information preliminary to the design (survey, photos, local constraints, technical & commercial briefs) through local visit and/or local partners coordination
  • Preliminary Design proposals with commercial, budget and timing constraints and briefs
  • Design presentation through Artistic Director / Board in order to get the approvals priory to production
  • Final design production / coordination accordingly to the feasibility check and budget constraints
  • Responsible for managing all stakeholders, communicating designs with cross-functional teams
  • Responsible for the coordination of light design
  • Design submission and follow-up through local partners
  • Responsible for the coordination, production and approval of prototypes
  • Responsible for design value engineering
  • Oversee and sign off as appropriate on construction drawings
  • Manage and support with quality assurance throughout the store projects until opening
  • Final production list and follow-ups

Cost control tasks:

  • Cost forecast during feasibility phase, in order to propose a feasible capital expenditure budget to the Board and to the Group
  • Budget analysis and constant management throughout the design and build phase
  • Collaborate with the Retail Financial Controller to ensure close follow up of budgets
  • Produce tender documentation, coordinate bids and analyse local partners
  • Budget analysis and comparison with comparable projects
  • Assistance in the production of the Maintenance / operational budget

Planning control/coordination of execution:

  • Applications: check of all the applications prior to the submission to Local Authorities (including but not limited to Landlords and Councils)
  • Collecting the construction information and upgrades (site pictures, weekly report), presenting status to team and senior management as appropriate
  • Control of the Project Milestones status
  • Undertake regular construction site visits, producing reports and communicating actions as appropriate; in coordination of the local PMs
  • Snagging list and following-up / closure overview

General:

  • Prepare weekly updates and report (quality, timing, costs) on running projects for Managers / Executives
  • Maintain the store planning project tracker
  • Research of new local materials, suppliers and consultants
  • Capex optimisation solutions
  • Assist in the development of the construction manual
  • Local vendor scouting
  • Opex technical budget assistance with local team

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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