MCQ Assistant Footwear Designer

  • London  
  • Company
    Alexander McQueen  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    11 March 2020  
    Posted on
    11 February 2020  


MCQ - DOB 01 01 2020.
MCQ is the first of its kind: a collective that is also an ever-shifting culture, built for creators and audience.
Incorporating the voices of its collaborators and radically crediting them, MCQ gives its audience expression and ownership of its items through a unique blockchain – the my MCQ platform, which combines social media with Consumer archive. MCQ is where brand meets community.


Job Description:

We are currently seeking an Assistant Footwear Designer who will report to the Senior Designer as part of our dynamic London team.


Your Opportunity:

The Assistant Footwear Designer for MCQ plays a key role in working with the Senior Designer for unisex sneaker collection. The role requires effective collaboration with all team members, a high level of attention to detail and confidence working in a fast-paced and pressurized environment. The successful candidate will be passionate about sneakers, have excellent people and project management skills, extensive CAD/ technical drawing skills and strong commercial awareness.


How you will contribute:

  • Assist in developing footwear designs for the collection.
  • Expertise in producing technical packs for sampling, production and preparing CAD technical packs.
  • Undertake image research, create sketches and technical drawings, aligned to the Creative brief and maintaining a consistent, quality and consolidated look for both new and carryovers, demonstrating the highest level of aesthetic and quality.
  • Undertake material research and collate sourcing packs for suppliers.
  • Maintain a strong process strategy for Footwear design development in close collaboration with Product Development teams.
  • Effective design management, according to deadlines.
  • Coach and support the work placement students within the accessories team.
  • Working with the Merchandising team to understand customer buying trends, incorporating needs into the collection.
  • Assist in checking samples, adding technical comments where necessary.
  • Actively contribute to design meetings.
  • Strong understanding of technical fit, specifically for sneakers.
  • Support the Senior Designer in ad hoc collections, where required.
  • Prepare specs, FTS sheets and proactively manage the Design administration.
  • Photographing and organizing prototypes and samples.
  • Maintaining and updating archives and storage.


Your Skills and Experience:

  • Strong experience in Sneaker Design.
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, as well as Microsoft Office.
  • Strong hand-drawing skills.
  • Clear understanding of the MCQ contemporary line.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • The highest level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and requests, while working under pressure.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Able to travel when 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.

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