Code de référence:  95925

Product Manager Luxury Leather Goods & Accessories

Delvaux

Brussels, BRU, BE

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The Oldest Fine Leather Goods House in the World

Founded in 1829, Delvaux is a truly Belgian brand. In fact, it was even born before the Kingdom of Belgium, which was only established one year later, in 1830.

Created in Brussels by the innovative Charles Delvaux, la Maison has remained at the forefront of luxury leather goods for nearly two centuries because of its savoir-faire, uncompromising craftsmanship and the outstanding quality of its creations.

About the company

Founded in Brussels in 1829, Delvaux is the oldest luxury fine leather goods house in the world and has been active without interruption ever since.

 

Delvaux is the inventor of the modern handbag, having filed the first-ever leather handbag patent in 1908.

 

Official purveyor to the Royal Court of Belgium since 1883, Delvaux has always shared and celebrated Belgian cultural references and values.

 

Combining creativity and savoir-faire, Delvaux crafts leather designs of timeless style. Emblematic creations include The Brillant (1958), The Tempête (1967) and The Pin (1972), The Lingot (2022) all of which are hand-crafted in la Maison’s very own ateliers in Belgium and France.

 

After almost 200 years since its inception, at present Delvaux spans the globe with more than 50 boutiques in strategic and unique city locations to attract an international and sophisticated clientele.

 

Your Mission

As a Product Manager specializing in luxury leather goods and accessories within the Collection team at Delvaux, you'll play a vital role in shaping and executing our product strategy. Your responsibilities will encompass overseeing the entire product lifecycle, from initial marketing briefing to seamless operational launch.

 

Main Responsibilities*

Your main responsibilities as Product Manager Luxury Leather Goods & Accessories will include :

 

Collection

  • Participation in the elaboration of the marketing briefing for the Studio and R&D teams according to market trends and needs, sales results and product strategy
  • Participation in the construction of the product offer by being a driving force in the development of its product categories: functionality/ model/ animation/price
  • Follow-up and update of collection plans (seasonal and permanent)
  • Management and monitoring of the database for its product categories (PLM)
  • Preparation and organisation of collection points and product committees
  • Monitoring developments and improvements/modifications of its product categories for seasonal & permanent collections (Studio/R&D/Industrialisation/Production)
  • Encoding and follow-up of sample and prototype requests for its product categories
  • Drafting of communications on collection updates
  • Participation in pricing strategy and margin monitoring to ensure financial targets for its product categories
  • Operational management of assigned special projects (Studio/R&D/Indus/Production)
  • Encoding and monitoring of showroom order and reference products
  • Management and follow-up of delivery groups, capsules & animations
  • Management and monitoring of prices and margins for its product categories
  • Product lifecycle management (PLM and SAP upload)
  • Creation and update of the Collection Training for internal departments for seasonal and permanent collections
  • Preparation of the showroom: selection of prototypes, development of order sheets, product presentation and training materials
  • Interaction and coordination with the different internal departments (Studio, R&D, Industrialisation, Production, Merchandising, Communication, Commercial, VM, etc.) from the development to the operational launch of its product categories

 

Analysis

  • Analysis, monitoring and presentation of the performance of its product categories
  • Follow-up and integration of commercial sales analysis (region, country, clients, etc.) into the marketing briefing
  • Competitor analysis: competitive intelligence, price surveys, trend monitoring and market analysis

 

Presentations & trainings

  • Creation and update of collection presentation documents for internal departments (Merchandising, Commercial, Communication, VM, Supply Chain & Production)
  • Responsible for product training for internal departments
  • Showroom: presentation of the collection to internal departments, regions and press offices

 

Other

  • Coordination and follow-up of the different actors involved to monitor the collection calendar
  • Management of model registration with the legal department
  • Management of the stock of reference products
  • Management and supervision of the intern

 

This list is not exhaustive*

 

Your Profile

  • A Master's degree from a University/Business School or equivalent with a specialisation in Marketing and Merchandising
  • You are willing to relocate to Brussels, Belgium
  • At least 3 years of successful experience in a similar position specializing in leather goods and accessories is a must (ideally in the luxury sector)
  • Strong product affinity and interest in the world of luxury goods and leather goods
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit, ability to circulate information and work in different environments (Studio/R&D/Production/Commercial/Communication, etc.)
  • Dynamism, organisation, rigour and management of priorities
  • Analytical and problem- solving skills
  • Flexibility, curiosity and open-mindedness
  • Perfect command of Microsoft Office
  • Mastery of PLM and BI software is a plus
  • Fluent in French and English