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 Sales & Demand Planner who will report to the Supply Chain & Demand Planning Manager based in our central London offices .
Alexander McQueen is in search of a Sales & Demand Planner to further support Supply Chain department. Position will provide a strong foundation for a passionate individual looking to pursue a career in Supply Chain Management, gaining exposure to product outflows, alongside gaining exposure to global data analytics.
How you will contribute :
Build a good knowledge of market specificities and a collaborative relationship with local teams to find the right balance between sales & stock optimization.
Drive daily stock allocations from central and local warehouses to stores, considering sales, stock levels, and specific market requests.
Action changes to assortment model (seasonal phase in/out, AIS scope review, sku code substitutions, etc.).
Propose adjustments to store and market replenishment parameters to further improve outflow efficiency and improve service level.
Adapt replenishment mappings to open orders redirections and stock rebalancing activities.
Publish and distribute analysis on stock availability and gap between sales forecast and actual sales. Suggest corrective actions needed.
Retro plan new stores openings to allocate initial stock on time and activate auto-replenishment.
Protect replenishment calculation accuracy by performing regular checks and liaising with Share team. Test Share tool enhancements and support new projects.
Responsible for uniforms, packaging and outlet stock allocation.
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 organization 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 organizational 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).
Italian is a plus, 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 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.