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Senior Project & Facility Manager, Greater China

Alexander McQueen
Shanghai, Mainland China
Closing date
12 May 2024

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Senior Manager
Full Time

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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. 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.

This role will report directly to the Business Development & Store Planning Director GC and manage the end to end process for new store openings, relocations and refits projects in Greater China.

How will you contribute: (Duties, role, responsibilities, teams to collaborate with)

  • Inception reports, collecting all the information preliminary to the design.
  • Preliminary budget forecast & schedule to be used as base for the HQ design.
  • Preliminary design feasibility check and report to HQ
  • Preliminary and final design check through local team and report to HQ
  • Construction drawings coordination through external stakeholders, quality control vs. brand concept and construction guidelines

Cost and Procurement
  • Update of production budget and financial reports
  • Tender management / Cost comparison and report to HQ and local executives
  • Value engineering solutions
  • Contracting support through legal department
  • Invoices approval and tracking and coordination through finance department.
  • Financial update with local board

Planning Control and Execution
  • Applications submission and coordination through all the Authorities (landlord, co-ownership, city hall, heritage, etc)
  • Collecting the construction information and upgrades (site pictures, weekly report), debrief and first analysis, and reports to HQ.
  • Control of the Project Milestones status
  • Construction site visits, report s , and consequent actions
  • Prototypes / production check in factory and continuous follow-up
  • Snagging list and following up / closure
  • Site turnover to operations team, technical training coordination through local vendors

General Activities
  • Reporting: P repare timely updates and details report s (quality, timing, costs) on running projects for Managers / Executives
  • Operation &maintenance training to local team at a project turnover to Retail Project Presentations
  • Assisting in new project scouting
  • Research of new local materials (following London Concept Direction), suppliers, consultants
  • CAPEX optimisation solutions
  • Construction Manual implementation
  • Local vendors scouting / certification through London approval.
  • Bulk-orders proposal through local vendors
  • Travel budget coordination among local Executives
  • OPEX technical budget assistance with the local team
  • Maintenance contracts establishment for cleaning, security, and MEP
  • Maintenance tracking and follow-up for China Retail stores and offices

Required Skills: (Required qualifications, skills, languages etc.)
  • Bachelor’s degree holder in Architecture/Surveying or equivalent
  • Minimum 8- 10 years of relevant experience gained from a fashion retailer.
  • Extensive experience in managing multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Proven experience working with third - party contractors, suppliers, and landlords, with a good global network of affiliates
  • Analytical and strong attention to detail
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills are a necessity.
  • Excellent communication and people management skills (direct or indirect)
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Mandarin
  • Proficient in MS Office applications
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Must be willing to travel.

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.  


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