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 is looking for a Merchandising Assistant to join the EMEA Retail Merchandising team. In this new role you will be responsible for the daily operation and administrative functions across the womenswear and menswear retail merchandising departments for Europe.
Support the retail merchandising team to run daily and weekly reports based on business needs and specific projects
Support stores with daily queries and requests
Analyse product performance, store feedback, customer trends and competitive landscape to share with regional retail merchandising team to drive opportunities
Support the retail merchandising team with stock consolidations and store stock requests
Prepare training materials, competitor analysis, markets trends
Support and participate in facilitating product training and briefings
Supporting the retail merchandising team with pre-market analysis and ad-hoc special projects
Highly analytical, well organised and with great attention to detail
You have previous experience in retail, ideally in a similar role, and you have a good understanding of key merchandising principles and product
You enjoy challenges and working in a fast-paced environment
You have advanced MS Office skills, especially excel, and keen on learning systems
A team player who is comfortable with cross functional communication and collaboration
You have a keen interest in the fashion and luxury industry, and you have strong product awareness
Relevant studies or professional qualifications will be considered a plus
Please note that due to business requirements you may be required to travel for periods of time.
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.