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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 in search of a MRTW Design Studio Coordinator to join our busy Menswear Team based in our Central London HQ.

Your Opportunity?

Working as part of the Studio Management team requires resilience, excellent time management and communication skills. 

Success will be achieved through effective communication, thinking on your feet & demonstrating resourcefulness in a creative and fast paced environment.  This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organised individual with a passion for creativity and a can do’ attitude.

How you will contribute?

  • Manage the day to day running of the menswear studio – ensuring the space is always in a condition that allows the designers to work efficiently – includes managing rail storage, managing the fabric storage, allocating space to those who need more and keeping the entire space free from non-essential items which can build up quickly – working closely with the office management team to find solutions.

  • General Studio Management support, to ensure a smooth, efficient, and effective running of the studio to facilitate collection launches (including IT set-up, design equipment, management of stationery and haberdashery supplies, courier coordination and compliance with H&S procedures always).

  • Managing and coordinating travel, accommodation, and itineraries for employees across the design studio.

  • Support in reviewing and managing the studio schedule on a weekly basis, managing amendments as required and communicating dates to the various teams.

  • Organise and produce the look book prep days. Coordinating with the casting director models for prep days, booking in the photographer team, styling team, catering for 40+ people and ensuring the space is setup as per Sarah preference, keeping the standards high through the shoot.

  • Locate and negotiate best prices for all research material needed by the design team throughout the season - whilst also finding original research pieces from specialist suppliers.

  • Manage the technician calendar, working with the designers to preempt workload and upcoming projects. Booking all freelancers within the studio ensuring only highly skilled and suitable candidates are booked - this involves creating relationships with multiple agencies and negotiating best rates

  • Provide financial administrative support to the Design studio, through managing the quarterly budget, processing employees monthly expenses (in accordance with Company policy), and managing petty cash and advances

  • Assist the Product Development Coordinator with ad hoc projects as appropriate, including fittings

  • Support in organizing catering and refreshments throughout the week for approximately the studio team; building strong relationships with suppliers to improve the offering and ensure best value for money.

  • Act as the point of contact for all studio shipping requests – completing the relevant post BREXIT paperwork/ invoices and ensuring all custom procedures are adhered to. When issues arise work alongside the dedicated Postroom and McQueen logistics team to ensure problems are swiftly resolved to avoid delays to time sensitive deadlines.

  • Work closely with the offsite archive team to ensure our dedicated studio area is kept in efficient, organized working order. Completing periodic clear-outs of the space and coordinating the designers to clear-out the vintage samples space. Liaise with the archive team and ensure correct procedures adhered to when returning archive McQueen samples and work in progress pieces.

  • Organize all studio team social events – ensuring budgets are adhered to.

Who you are?

  • Previous experience in a similar role where you have been required to prioritize and multi-task various and competing demands

  • Computer literate, including excellent knowledge of Microsoft packages (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)

  • Educated to degree level in a related discipline with evident interest in fashion

  • Knowledge of fabrics and the design process

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interface regularly with internal and external personnel at all levels

  • Proven ability of building and maintaining relationships

  • Hard-working, resilient and flexible

  • Problem solving and solution orientated 

  • A strong team player who is considerate of colleagues

  • Ability to be discrete, confidential & reliable at all times

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 and 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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