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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Graduate Trainee, Store Planning

Alexander McQueen - Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
- 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:

Alexander McQueen is in search of a Store Planning Graduate Trainee to join the in-house worldwide Store Planning team, joining in July 2019.  Reporting to the Store Planning Manager, your role will be to assist in their missions in Architecture design, cost and financial control and the management of schedules.

How you will contribute:

Design:

  • Compile and prepare initial analysis presentations (site plans, photos of the context and competitors, cultural or physical constraints)

  • Prepare CAD files and digital models for design development

  • Assist with project coordination with external service providers

  • Assist in the ongoing coordination and implementation of the projects

Suppliers certifications / procurement / budget control:

  • Undertake research of new suppliers on a worldwide scale, coordinating their certification process as appropriate

  • Collecting and verify the quality of samples/prototypes

  • Assist in preparing/ organising bid documents (result and analysis)

  • Support in the Project Cost controlling, monitoring against the budget approved by the Group

  • Support the analysis / approval of the invoices, tracking through financial cost reports and invoices issued to Finance for payment

Planning control / 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

General Store Planning Activities:

  • Store planning direction general assistance

  • Make and issue periodic reports on ongoing projects

  • Produce reports of the meeting with Boards

  • Prepare PowerPoint or InDesign presentations

  • Print drawings and pictures

<>•Source materials, suppliers and consultants

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

  • Assist on minor works and maintenance projects for existing stores

  • Undertake research into inspirational luxury brands, arts, architectural and lifestyle

    

The Ideal Candidate

  • Degree in Architecture or Interior Design (required)

  • Excellent IT skills including software such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, 3D (essential) and good experience in Excel (required)

  • Previous experience gained in the luxury architecture field (Retail, Hotel) and knowledge of procurement (beneficial)

  • Highly organised with an ability to flex between multiple projects

  • Able to work methodically in an agile environment – demonstrating a hands on approach to your work

  • Second language beneficial but not required

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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