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Store Development Intern

Posted 12 Jul 2024
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English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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ABOUT THE BRAND

At Karl Lagerfeld, we are driven by Karl’s mantra: “Embrace the present and invent the future.”

Always contemporary and forward-looking, the House of KARL LAGERFELD shares the creative vision and design aesthetic of its iconic founder, Karl Lagerfeld.

We are the only fashion house that carries Karl’s name on its door and we strive to live up to this responsibility in everything we do, every day, with the utmost joy and passion.

Our headquarters in Paris and in Amsterdam are home to a highly diverse and driven team of KARL family members that hail from over 50 countries. Together, we aim to create meaningful stories and product concepts that connect to Karl’s world and iconic attributes.

Women’s & Men's ready-to-wear, bags, small leather goods, swimwear and underwear are managed directly from our Amsterdam headquarters, while other categories, including footwear, fragrances, eyewear and more, are developed with best-in-class licensing partners.

We connect with our consumers on multiple levels, ensuring that our online and offline approach goes hand in hand. We thrive to maximize consumer engagement via more than 200 KL stores worldwide, our premium wholesale partners, and our strong digital footprint, spearheaded by our KARL.COM flagship store, which reaches 96 countries. Our digital channels currently represent more than 30% of our overall full-price business.

We are a dynamic, fast-growing and inclusive company built on professionalism and strong values. At KARL LAGERFELD we’re committed to working toward the highest standards of sustainability and integrity across all areas of our business. In 2019, KARL LAGERFELD joined as a founding member of the Fashion Pact, a global sustainability initiative seeking to transform the fashion industry through objectives in three areas: climate, biodiversity and ocean protection.

THE ROLE

The Store Development Intern will support the team in the coordination of the execution, implementation, and maintenance of retail design projects. Assisting in the development of technical details and prototypes with contractors/suppliers. The main objective is ensuring a consistent and highly qualitative execution of the brand image, respecting the guidelines, strategy, and timing.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Main projects

  • Technical drawings: Prepare furniture Booklet and technical Details in AutoCAD/Sketchup
  • Research: Coordinate with the team the research of new suppliers and coordinate sample deliveries. Create and update the supplier database.
  • Pre-Design: Assist w/ Layout plans, Elevations, Sections, and Details (when needed)

Other

  • Assist with all stages of the Store Development process and participate in meetings by keeping reports
  • Assist Team w/ various presentations
  • Update Smartsheet & Participate in weekly status meetings

THE PROFILE:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture/Interior Design.
  • Experience/Interest in Retail Design and Project Management
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and technical background is a must (Revit or Sketchup or any other 3D program is a plus)
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite package
  • An inner motivation, strong ambitions, and a pragmatic approach
  • Analytical/Project Management skills required
  • A Detailed oriented & creative problem solver
  • Very strong Organization & Communication skills
  • An Innovative thinker with an eagerness to learn
  • Flexible mindset, positive attitude, high energy, strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Eligible to work in The Netherlands
  • Professional proficiency in English

Start date: August 2024 / Available for 6 months / Full- time

Please note that we can only consider your application if you are enrolled for the full duration of your internship at your school or university. Also, due to Dutch legislation, you have to have European nationality or study in the Netherlands.

Why #TEAMKARL? (HQ)

  • Learning and development courses/trainings
  • Opportunity to make an impact
  • Working in the heart of Amsterdam
  • And exclusive sample sales only for #TEAMKARL

JOIN #TEAMKARL

The collective vision of KARL LAGERFELD is to be the most connected global designer brand, inspiring consumers through luxury collections and immersing them in the World of KARL. If you are interested in joining #TEAMKARL, we invite you to submit your application today.

Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld is globally renowned for his cutting-edge, aspirational and relevant approach to style. Under his creative direction, the KARL LAGERFELD fashion house is rooted in a DNA that’s accessible-luxe and cool; its signature aesthetic combines timeless classics with a modern, rock-chic edge.
KARL LAGERFELD’s portfolio includes ready-to-wear for men and women, childrenswear, bags and small leather goods. Additional…


Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld is globally renowned for his cutting-edge, aspirational and relevant approach to style. Under his creative direction, the KARL LAGERFELD fashion house is rooted in a DNA that’s accessible-luxe and cool; its signature aesthetic combines timeless classics with a modern, rock-chic edge.

KARL LAGERFELD’s portfolio includes ready-to-wear for men and women, childrenswear, bags and small leather goods. Additional collections include watches, eyewear, footwear, perfumes, candles and fashion jewellery. In 2016 the company launched bridal fine jewellery and KARL LAGERFELD PARIS, which brings Parisian-inspired styles to North America. In 2018, it launched the KARL LAGERFELD X KAIA collection — designed with model-of-the-moment Kaia Gerber — which was the company’s largest collaborative project to date.

KARL LAGERFELD’s expanding network includes over 100 mono-brand points of sale worldwide, plus a premium wholesale presence in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The global flagship store on KARL.COM reaches 96 countries and reflects KARL LAGERFELD’s expertise in engagement through digital innovation.

Retail
Amsterdam
125 employees