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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Studio Administration Graduate

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:

An exciting opportunity has opened for a Studio Graduate Trainee, offering a variety of support to the Alexander McQueen Womenswear Design Studio.  Highly service focused, the successful candidate will be adept to working in a fast paced, creative and pressurised environment; with excellent organisation and time management skills.

The role will be well suited to a resourceful and agile individual, working to build a solid foundation across a range of activities in design studio management.

How you will contribute:

As part of a small Studio Management team, you will:

  • Provide design studio assistance to the WRTW design team to ensure a smooth, efficient and effective running of the studio, facilitating pre and main collection launches and gaining exposure to the design development process
  • Ensure that the stationery cupboard is organised and stocked at all times; reordering as appropriate
  • Booking couriers with reception and delivering mail/parcels to the Design team
  • Assist in securing travel arrangements for the Design team, including accommodation, transport and itineraries (alongside necessary paperwork)
  • Assist in organising catering and refreshments throughout the week for approximately 30-50 people
  • Providing financial administrative support to the Design studio, including but not limited to the collection and recording of petty cash and raising POs for suppliers
  • Maintaining a clean and safe environment in the Dye room and ensure the Design / fitting space is tidy at all times
  • Assist in running errands/ sourcing design materials as required
  • Other design administrative activities and project support as required
  • Support in onboarding other Graduate Trainees into the Design studio

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Previous experience working in a design studio environment for a fashion house
  • Computer literate, including good knowledge of Microsoft packages (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Educated to degree level in a related discipline with evident interest in fashion
  • Knowledge of fabrics and the design process advantageous
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Hard-working, resilient and flexible
  • Problem solving, and solution orientated with a ‘Can-do’ attitude
  • A strong team player who is considerate of colleagues and maintains the highest standards and level of service
  • Ability to be discrete, confidential and reliable at all times

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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