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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Department 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.

About us

Alexander McQueen is looking for an exceptional Men’s Department Manager to join the team at the flagship store on Bond Street.

Your opportunity

As a leader of a client facing team, you must be an ambassador for our brand whilst having strong commercial awareness and entrepreneurial skills to drive the Company forward. You will be supporting with the management of the store, the staff within it and the stock. This will include; personnel management, exceeding defined business targets whilst working within given budgets and building the brand’s image through sales.

Job Description

  • Aim to exceed all sales targets set by the Company by constantly building and maintaining a strong client base.
  • Analyse sales figures and CRM activity to devise and execute strategies for sales generation in order to meet monthly goals.
  • Maintain awareness of local and luxury market trends and monitor local competition activity.
  • As a member of the management team, support Store Manager and motivate staff by being a role model and setting an exceptional example to all staff.
  • Conduct in-store training, including induction of new staff into the store, on product knowledge, customer care and back-office activities.
  • Support with management of rotas and overtime.
  • Adhere and reinforce the brand’s visual merchandising guidelines.
  • Collaborate with Store Manager in order to ensure best possible management of store’s upkeep and maintenance.
  • Support with store operations activities in the most effective way, whilst minimizing costs.

Experience and Knowledge

  • Proven experience in a similar role within luxury fashion.
  • Proven ability to drive and deliver outstanding commercial results.
  • Sound analytical and organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Creative, with a strong touch for product.
  • Fluent in English; other languages a plus.

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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