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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Personal/ Executive Assistant to Chief Communication and Marketing Officer

Alexander McQueen - Regular
- 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 an outstanding PA /EA to support the CMO; providing both business and personal assistance. 

How you will contribute:

  • Act as the primary liaison and first point of contact for all queries and telephone calls directed to the CMO, prioritising queries as appropriate

  • Extensive diary management: appropriately prioritising and scheduling internal & external meetings/ conference calls across time zones, proactively gathering any required materials ahead of trips

  • Preparing and providing support during internal and external meetings, welcoming guests, booking and arranging rooms/ meetings.

  • Organising frequent travel - flights, accommodation, visas, transportation, transfers, currency, restaurants, meetings and calls, together with compiling the required materials for business trips in advance

  • Provide support and assistance with all personal matters

  • Support with inbox management and proof reading external facing documents when required

  • Managing monthly expenses for the CMO, in line with the Company’s Expenses Policy

  • Maintaining an up-to-date filing system and support in organising mail-outs/ distribution of materials as required

  • Monitoring annual leave and the whereabouts of the Communication & Marketing Management team

  • Dealing with confidential correspondence and information

  • Support in the preparation of various work related documentation, including business presentations, meeting agendas & travel itineraries

  • Supporting the worldwide Communication and Marketing team as required

  • Work closely with the Executive Assistants to the Creative Director and CEO

The ideal candidate:

  • Strong PA/EA experience working within a similar creative environment (preferably a luxury fashion or with prior knowledge of the industry and rhythms)

  • Highly organised and able to effectively prioritise and multi-task in a pressurised and time sensitive environment

  • Excellent communicator with the ability to interface regularly with internal and external personnel at all levels (face to face, by email and telephone)

  • Proactive and able to work unsupervised in autonomy

  • Punctual, professional and trustworthy acting with a high level of discretion at all times

  • Meticulous organisation and ability to prioritise when working to tight deadlines and under pressure

  • Mature, calm and self-confident

  • Highly responsive and flexible

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to be succinct and to the point

  • Experience supporting with departmental budgets (desirable but not essential)

  • Team player with a positive attitude

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

  • French/Italian languages - advantage, however not essential

  • Some travel is required as part of the role

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
  • Europa
  • United Kingdom
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