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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Supply Chain & Demand Planning Manager (Maternity cover)

Alexander McQueen - Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
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. 

We are currently seeking a Supply Chain & Demand Planning Manager who will report to the Operations Director based in our central London offices, on a 12 month maternity cover contract. 


How you will contribute: 

  • Build a strong collaborative relationship with local teams and a good knowledge of market specificities to define an optimum stock distribution strategy. 

  • Develop and manage a demand forecast for specific markets stock needs by region / store / product category to ensure product availability on time and optimize stock turn and sales. Specific needs include events, marketing push and hexogen fluctuations that the standard forecasting model cannot capture and manage.   

  • Enhance existing forecasting tool to calculate products supplier reorder needs. 

  • Drive the daily WWD stock replenishment (central warehouse to markets and local warehouses to stores) for all product categories. 

  • Build and lead a WWD organisation with decentralised allocation teams to optimise local replenishment. 

  • Manage the stock replenishment assortment matrix: define coverage parameters settings, identify missed opportunities. Adapt parameters to local demand trend when needed. 

  • Design a new stock distribution and replenishment strategy in line with company’s omni-channel approach. 

  • Define the seasonal collections launches allocation strategy per store/market (Push/Pull approach) and instruct LGI on shipments start. 

  • Lead internal processes to deliver stock on time for new stores/markets openings and implement auto-replenishment (Local Buying & Retail Operations teams, Customer Service, Inventory Control, Share, etc.) 

  • Responsible for monitoring WWD stock levels and designing corrective actions. 

  • Lead WWD stock rebalancing and pending orders redirections across regions to quickly react to sudden changes in the demand. 

  • In charge for warehouses logistics budgeting and defining LGI weekly capacity needs. 

  • Manage packaging and uniforms reorders. 

  • Additional ad-hoc projects.  


Your Skills and Experience: 

Working in the Sales and Demand Planning team requires a high level of product sensitivity, proactivity and an analytical mind. Excellent organisation and communication skills are fundamental to success in the role and an ability to think fast in an entrepreneurial manner is necessary.  

  • Previous experience working in the luxury industry (desirable). 

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.  

  • Strong organisational skills, to effectively manage a fast paced and varied workload. 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, confident in speaking with a number of stakeholders.  

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel advanced level).  

  • Degree in a related discipline (e.g. Business Management or Supply Chain Management).  

  • Additional languages highly desirable. 

  • Willing to travel as required. 

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 atKeringand 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. Itopens upopportunities 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 OpportunityEmployerwe welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background.    

  • Full time
  • Europa
  • United Kingdom

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