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调动至另一个岗位、另一个国家甚至是另一个专业。在路易威登---LVMH集团旗下70个奢侈品牌之一,一切皆有可能。你只需了解如何创造和把握机会。现在就来看看吧……

新岗位

路易威登Monogram经典的背后是无数行业的结合,共有9大部门可供你体验。就看你敢不敢迎接挑战了。
Fabien

从汽车工程到奢侈品营销

When I was working with cars, if anyone had told me that one day I would be in luxury marketing at Louis Vuitton I would never have believed them.

***

I’m Fabien. I joined Louis Vuitton in 2006, and I’ve been with the Maison for 12 years now. It wasn’t my first job: I had been working in the automotive industry just before that in a role that covered every aspect of organizing production. And then I was hired by Louis Vuitton to work on better ways to organize their workshops so that we could still say “Made in France” for a long time yet. So I started my first career in processing, as a process engineer: engineering, continuous improvement.

I stayed in that role for two and a half years, and then I had an opportunity to head abroad and keep working in our workshops.

After these three years as a process engineer and my short stay abroad, the aim for a young hire like myself was to quickly take on the challenge of management. It’s possible to become a production team leader in a workshop very quickly. It’s something I was interested in because when you’re young, 25 or 26, you don’t really know if you’re made to be a manager. This is a very quick way to take on the challenge of managing a team of 35-40 staff, a team of leather workers that has maybe been there for 30 years, that has loads of experience, seen many managers come and go, and survived lots of restructuring. So you join a team with a rich past, made up of extraordinary people with an amazing track record. And when you’re there, you have to be credible! Being able to take on management responsibilities so soon in a Louis Vuitton workshop is a real test.

When I joined Louis Vuitton, I came to work in a workshop that made its products in France, which invested in French craftsmanship, but I discovered a kind of expertise that was totally new to me, and I kind of fell in love with the product. I decided to specialize in the product itself. And that’s how, after a spell as a team leader, I decided to make the move into product development.

Product development is a bit like being a conductor, making sure that marketing, design, and the industrial side of things – from logistics to production and material development – are all playing the same tune. The interesting thing is that I had worked as a process engineer so that I could understand how to improve workshops. Then I had been a team leader. I wanted to know why these products reached my workshop the way they do. So I stayed in that role for three years, in the Saint-Donat workshop.

The highlight is that the first day I spend with Vuitton, I came to Saint-Donat – the workshop was still open – for my induction day.

When I returned to this historic workshop where I spent my first day, it gave me goosebumps to be able to come back here, overhaul everything, and help this workshop keep doing what it does. And it’s a story that is still being written today, because we are currently expanding. So my second “first day” at Saint-Donat was even more exciting than the first. I got quite emotional.

All throughout my career, I have wanted to understand what happened before things got to me. I always said to myself that if I know what happens next, I’ll do a better job. That attitude worked out for me three times, so why not a fourth? Even though it was a real challenge to move into marketing at Louis Vuitton, given my background as a general mechanic... In any case, the Maison placed its trust in me and enabled me to move into this role as a men’s leather product manager after three years as a development project manager.

***

It’s no empty promise: at Louis Vuitton you really can move into any field from any other, following your own desires. All you need to do is show that you are motivated and that the role is relevant to you.

Fabien, Senior Product Manager

When I was working with cars, if anyone had told me that one day I would be in luxury marketing at Louis Vuitton I would never have believed them.

***

I’m Fabien. I joined Louis Vuitton in 2006, and I’ve been with the Maison for 12 years now. It wasn’t my first job: I had been working in the automotive industry just before that in a role that covered every aspect of organizing production. And then I was hired by Louis Vuitton to work on better ways to organize their workshops so that we could still say “Made in France” for a long time yet. So I started my first career in processing, as a process engineer: engineering, continuous improvement.

I stayed in that role for two and a half years, and then I had an opportunity to head abroad and keep working in our workshops.

After these three years as a process engineer and my short stay abroad, the aim for a young hire like myself was to quickly take on the challenge of management. It’s possible to become a production team leader in a workshop very quickly. It’s something I was interested in because when you’re young, 25 or 26, you don’t really know if you’re made to be a manager. This is a very quick way to take on the challenge of managing a team of 35-40 staff, a team of leather workers that has maybe been there for 30 years, that has loads of experience, seen many managers come and go, and survived lots of restructuring. So you join a team with a rich past, made up of extraordinary people with an amazing track record. And when you’re there, you have to be credible! Being able to take on management responsibilities so soon in a Louis Vuitton workshop is a real test.

When I joined Louis Vuitton, I came to work in a workshop that made its products in France, which invested in French craftsmanship, but I discovered a kind of expertise that was totally new to me, and I kind of fell in love with the product. I decided to specialize in the product itself. And that’s how, after a spell as a team leader, I decided to make the move into product development.

Product development is a bit like being a conductor, making sure that marketing, design, and the industrial side of things – from logistics to production and material development – are all playing the same tune. The interesting thing is that I had worked as a process engineer so that I could understand how to improve workshops. Then I had been a team leader. I wanted to know why these products reached my workshop the way they do. So I stayed in that role for three years, in the Saint-Donat workshop.

The highlight is that the first day I spend with Vuitton, I came to Saint-Donat – the workshop was still open – for my induction day.

When I returned to this historic workshop where I spent my first day, it gave me goosebumps to be able to come back here, overhaul everything, and help this workshop keep doing what it does. And it’s a story that is still being written today, because we are currently expanding. So my second “first day” at Saint-Donat was even more exciting than the first. I got quite emotional.

All throughout my career, I have wanted to understand what happened before things got to me. I always said to myself that if I know what happens next, I’ll do a better job. That attitude worked out for me three times, so why not a fourth? Even though it was a real challenge to move into marketing at Louis Vuitton, given my background as a general mechanic... In any case, the Maison placed its trust in me and enabled me to move into this role as a men’s leather product manager after three years as a development project manager.

***

It’s no empty promise: at Louis Vuitton you really can move into any field from any other, following your own desires. All you need to do is show that you are motivated and that the role is relevant to you.

Fabien, Senior Product Manager

如果当年在汽车行业时,有人对我说,你有一天会去路易威登的营销部门工作,我肯定不会相信。但这一切确实发生了。

***

我叫Fabien,是在2006年加入路易威登的。来这里工作已经12年了。当然这并不是我的第一份工作。我此前是在汽车行业供职。

我此前的整个职业经历都是跟组织生产相关的。因此被路易威登招致麾下也是为了在工坊这一更具效率的组织架构下展开工作,确保“法国制造”的良好声誉。我的第一个职位是工艺工程师:不断改进工艺流程。

我在这个岗位上工作了两年半,然后获得了出国机会,前往国外的品牌工坊。

包含这段短暂出国经历的三年工艺工程师经验之后,我开始考虑向管理岗位过渡。在工坊内,很容易升至生产团队负责人的位置,这也正是我想要的,因为在25、6岁这样的年纪,我们并不清楚自己是否适合做经理职位。很快我便在管理岗位上遇到了一支35至40人的制革工人团队。他们中有的人已有超过30年经验,面对过无数过经理和无数次机构变动。因此我要面对的,就是这样一群相对被动但经验丰富的人。在这个时候,我必须表现出值得信赖的感觉,这是路易威登工坊名副其实的考验,你必须尽快适应管理任务。

我刚来路易威登的时候,被安排去一间本土制造工坊工作,主要工作伙伴是法国工人。但我从中了解到了此前闻所未闻的技艺,并且有点喜欢上了这里的产品。于是我决定进一步钻研。因此,在担任团队主管后不久,我就申请前往产品研发部门了。

产品研发领域有点像是营销、设计和整个生产环节(从物流到生产再到原料开发)之间的总指挥。最有意思的一点是,我之前是通过担任工艺工程师来了解如何改进工坊。然后当上了主管,我又想要了解为什么工坊的产品是这样诞生的。我在Saint-Donat工坊工作了三年。

印象最深的,是第一天来到路易威登Saint-Donat工坊的情景。那时工坊还是开放的,我的报到日就这样到来了。

如今当我再度踏入这间历史悠久的工坊,我感到很激动,眼前的一切都更新换代了,工坊的规模也在不断扩大,以满足未来更多的需求。这一次的感受让我更加触动,仿佛比作为新人的时候还要感慨。

整个职业生涯期间,我都在努力理解眼前发生的一切。我总是对自己说:要是能知道接下来会发生什么,我一定可以做得更好。之前的三次经历都成功了,为什么不能勇敢面对这第四次呢。当然这会是一次巨大的挑战,我从机械工程师出身到在路易威登营销部供职,这本来就是巨大的飞跃。公司始终对我充满信心,在让我担任产品研发主管三年后也给了我男士皮具产品主管的职位。

***

在路易威登,转换专业并不是天方夜谭。只要展现出自己的积极性和主观能动性,你就可以做自己喜欢的行业。

Fabien, 高级产品经理

Aaron

从店铺管理到零售培训

If you have a track record of proven performance, if you’re hungry to learn and to improve, then you should raise your hand.  I took that seriously and I thought “I think he’s talking to me”.  

***

My name is Aaron.

I started my career at Louis Vuitton in November of 2010, so a week before Thanksgiving, as the store manager for the shops at the Bravern in Seattle, Washington.

It was a smaller intimate team, I was one of seven and really, really enjoyed delving into Louis Vuitton.  It’s something the magic that you feel when you first start working there but I got to experience a lot in those first three years.

I remember we had a sales meeting in San Francisco in 2013, and we had a general session, and one of the store managers stood up and ask about mobility. Mr. Burke said, “I hear what you’re saying sometimes you will have to move away from your friends and your family to grow yourself and stretch yourself. (…) If you have a track record of proven performance, if you’re hungry to learn and to improve, then you should raise your hand.”  I took that seriously and I thought “I think he’s talking to me”.  I went home, and I raise my hand and through conversations and some interviewing I took a position in San Francisco as the team manager for leather goods and accessories. 

I was in San Francisco for about two years, and then I had an opportunity to come to the corporate side.  I always felt that as a store manager we train and we coach on the daily basis, but I thought it would be interesting to focus that energy full time as a retail learning manager, so I audition for the position and I got the job and I moved again to Los Angeles.  I keep making jokes at this rate I’m going to – if I keep moving south I’m going to be in Mexico, I’m going to keep moving further down.  I’m very happy in LA and so I’ve been the retail learning manager in base out of LA for the west coast since 2015.

The stores are such a vibrant fast fanatic places and to understand the business right there in the frontlines with our clients, with our store teams gave me tremendous insight when it comes to being a retail learning manager.  Is the training relevant? Will this work?  How will this scale?  

Things happen, and sometimes I have to correct or pivot it different way to make sure that the learning is really happening. 

There’s a lot of magic when it comes to training, there’s that sugar high that you get, and it will wear off. 

I love unlocking potential through facilitation, I love it when the light bulbs go on and people see how they can go further with something.

Aaron, Senior Retail Learning Manager

If you have a track record of proven performance, if you’re hungry to learn and to improve, then you should raise your hand.  I took that seriously and I thought “I think he’s talking to me”.  

***

My name is Aaron.

I started my career at Louis Vuitton in November of 2010, so a week before Thanksgiving, as the store manager for the shops at the Bravern in Seattle, Washington.

It was a smaller intimate team, I was one of seven and really, really enjoyed delving into Louis Vuitton.  It’s something the magic that you feel when you first start working there but I got to experience a lot in those first three years.

I remember we had a sales meeting in San Francisco in 2013, and we had a general session, and one of the store managers stood up and ask about mobility. Mr. Burke said, “I hear what you’re saying sometimes you will have to move away from your friends and your family to grow yourself and stretch yourself. (…) If you have a track record of proven performance, if you’re hungry to learn and to improve, then you should raise your hand.”  I took that seriously and I thought “I think he’s talking to me”.  I went home, and I raise my hand and through conversations and some interviewing I took a position in San Francisco as the team manager for leather goods and accessories. 

I was in San Francisco for about two years, and then I had an opportunity to come to the corporate side.  I always felt that as a store manager we train and we coach on the daily basis, but I thought it would be interesting to focus that energy full time as a retail learning manager, so I audition for the position and I got the job and I moved again to Los Angeles.  I keep making jokes at this rate I’m going to – if I keep moving south I’m going to be in Mexico, I’m going to keep moving further down.  I’m very happy in LA and so I’ve been the retail learning manager in base out of LA for the west coast since 2015.

The stores are such a vibrant fast fanatic places and to understand the business right there in the frontlines with our clients, with our store teams gave me tremendous insight when it comes to being a retail learning manager.  Is the training relevant? Will this work?  How will this scale?  

Things happen, and sometimes I have to correct or pivot it different way to make sure that the learning is really happening. 

There’s a lot of magic when it comes to training, there’s that sugar high that you get, and it will wear off. 

I love unlocking potential through facilitation, I love it when the light bulbs go on and people see how they can go further with something.

Aaron, Senior Retail Learning Manager

如果你习惯记录自己的业绩,如果你渴望学习和提升,那么就应该积极举手。我很认真地思考了这句话,常常认为“他应该就是在对我的”。

***

我的名字叫Aaron。

我于2010年11月加入路易威登,也就是感恩节的前一周。当时我担任的职位是美国华盛顿州西雅图市Bravern地区的店铺经理。

这是一支小巧精简、亲密无间的团队,共有七名非常非常热爱路易威登品牌的成员。这种高涨的情绪一般只有在刚刚开始工作的时候才会出现,但我却在路易威登的头三年始终都有相同的激情。

我记得2013年我们在旧金山召开了一次销售大会。在其中一个环节,一位店铺经理站起来问到了流动性问题。Burke先生答道:“我明白你的意思。有时候你确实需要离开亲朋好友去另一个地方锻炼和提升自己。(…)如果你习惯记录自己的业绩,如果你渴望学习和提升,那么就应该积极举手。” 我很认真地思考了这句话,常常认为“他应该就是在对我的”。我回到常驻的地方,选择了举手。经过几轮谈话和面试后,我获得了旧金山的皮具及配饰团队经理职位。

我在旧金山呆了近两年,然后获得了一个前往公司内部工作的机会。我始终觉得,作为店铺经理,我们是通过日常工作进行培训和操练,而如果作为零售培训经理,我就可以将全部经理集中起来做好这件事。于是我申请了这一职位,办公地点也转移至洛杉矶。我常常开玩笑说,按照目前这样的工作地变换轨迹,下一站应该是墨西哥了,我应该会一路向南吧。我在洛杉矶过得十分愉快,并且从2015年开始,我成为了洛杉矶以外的整个西海岸地区零售培训经理。

零售店铺是瞬息万变的所在,通过深入前线了解客户和店铺团队,令作为零售培训经理的我收获良多。培训内容是否与时俱进?是否有效?应当如何安排?我们要让自己的工作切实有效,有时我也需要及时矫正方向,以保证培训真正有的放矢。

培训过程中常常会出现一些神奇的高光时刻,让你感觉付出都是值得的。

我喜欢通过各种方式释放人们的潜力,我喜欢看到人们在培训结束时踌躇满志的样子。

Aaron,高级零售培训经理

Ian

从客户顾问到客户拓展经理

The thing that I love about going to work at Louis Vuitton is that you can put your own personality into your role.  

***

My first name is Ian. I started my career with Louis Vuitton in 2014 in the Charleston, South Carolina store.

After working as a client advisor for a little over two years, I was offered an amazing opportunity to join the regional corporate team based in Miami as the acting events coordinator for the southeast region.  

I move to Miami not knowing anyone, having no family there, having no friends there, and it was a really scary moment in my life to move for a position, but I’m so, so happy that I did.  I had such strong support system from my store, from my regional team that they really made me feel like I was at home.

I was in Miami for about one week before deciding I wanted to live there permanently.  I worked with my HR team to discuss mobility to the Miami market, and I was really excited to discover that one of my dream jobs in client relations was opening our Aventura store.  After meetings with other Louis Vuitton professionals in client relations I was offered the role of client relations leader in Miami.  I worked in this role for six months before accepting a promotion to a manager role, managing client relations watches and fine jewelry.  I’ve been in this role since January of 2018.

I think that you have a lot to gain from actually working in a retail environment and moving to a corporate environment back and forth.  You get to learn so much about the other side of the Louis Vuitton world.  

One of the most exciting things that happen to me at Louis Vuitton was taking a trip to Paris and Geneva this year to see our high jewelry and high watch making workshop.  The experience is one that I will really treasure forever, and I’ll never forget getting a behind the scenes look at the workshops and meeting those who actually craft those pieces was really, really special.  The company and those crafting those pieces are so proud of the work that they do and meeting them inspired me to take their passion home and share my experience with my team and my clients.

The thing that I love about going to work at Louis Vuitton is that you can put your own personality into your role.  There are so much opportunity for you to be creative in your role, there’s not one way to get to success, you really have a lot of autonomy in Louis Vuitton to try out new things and break the status quo.  

Ian, Client Development Manager

The thing that I love about going to work at Louis Vuitton is that you can put your own personality into your role.  

***

My first name is Ian. I started my career with Louis Vuitton in 2014 in the Charleston, South Carolina store.

After working as a client advisor for a little over two years, I was offered an amazing opportunity to join the regional corporate team based in Miami as the acting events coordinator for the southeast region.  

I move to Miami not knowing anyone, having no family there, having no friends there, and it was a really scary moment in my life to move for a position, but I’m so, so happy that I did.  I had such strong support system from my store, from my regional team that they really made me feel like I was at home.

I was in Miami for about one week before deciding I wanted to live there permanently.  I worked with my HR team to discuss mobility to the Miami market, and I was really excited to discover that one of my dream jobs in client relations was opening our Aventura store.  After meetings with other Louis Vuitton professionals in client relations I was offered the role of client relations leader in Miami.  I worked in this role for six months before accepting a promotion to a manager role, managing client relations watches and fine jewelry.  I’ve been in this role since January of 2018.

I think that you have a lot to gain from actually working in a retail environment and moving to a corporate environment back and forth.  You get to learn so much about the other side of the Louis Vuitton world.  

One of the most exciting things that happen to me at Louis Vuitton was taking a trip to Paris and Geneva this year to see our high jewelry and high watch making workshop.  The experience is one that I will really treasure forever, and I’ll never forget getting a behind the scenes look at the workshops and meeting those who actually craft those pieces was really, really special.  The company and those crafting those pieces are so proud of the work that they do and meeting them inspired me to take their passion home and share my experience with my team and my clients.

The thing that I love about going to work at Louis Vuitton is that you can put your own personality into your role.  There are so much opportunity for you to be creative in your role, there’s not one way to get to success, you really have a lot of autonomy in Louis Vuitton to try out new things and break the status quo.  

Ian, Client Development Manager

我热爱在路易威登工作,其中最重要的原因就是你可以将自己的个性融入职位角色中。

***

我的名字叫Ian。我是2014年加入路易威登的,当时是在美国南卡罗来纳州查尔斯顿市的一家店铺工作。

在担任两年多的客户顾问之后,我获得了一个非常重要的机会,得以加入位于迈阿密的大区团队,负责东南地区活动协调的工作。

就这样,我搬到了迈阿密。在此之前我对这里一无所知,没有亲人、没有朋友,起初确实感觉有些可怕。但我非常非常高兴自己走出了这一步。我的店铺、大区团队给了我无限的支持,让我在这里有了家的感觉。

只在迈阿密呆了一个星期,我就决定永远呆下去了。我跟人力资源团队讨论了自己常驻迈阿密市场的可能性,并且惊喜地发现,Aventura分店拥有我在客户关系领域梦寐以求的职位。在同路易威登客户关系部门的其他工作人员面谈之后,我获得了迈阿密这间店铺的客户关系负责人职位。半年后,我升任经理,主要管理腕表与高级珠宝版块的客户关系。2018年1月,我正式获得经理一职。

我认为拥有零售部门的亲身体验,会让你收获良多,并帮助你进入企业层面工作。你必须了解路易威登品牌前线的很多东西。

我在路易威登经历了一件特别兴奋的事,那就是今年有幸前往巴黎和日内瓦参观高级珠宝及高档腕表的制作工坊。这是一次我认为弥足珍贵的经验,来到产品背后了解工坊运作、认识亲手打造这些珍贵作品的人们,这样的经历让人永生难忘。企业和工匠大师们对自己的工作充满自豪,与他们的接触也令我备受启发,并将这份激情和体会分享给了我的团队和客户。

我热爱在路易威登工作,其中最重要的原因就是你可以将自己的个性融入职位角色中。你拥有无数机会在自己的职位上发挥创造力。成功的途径不止一条,你在路易威登拥有相当大的自主权,可以勇敢尝试新事物、突破陈规。

Ian,客户拓展经理

Rebecca

从兼职工作到全职生涯

I feel as though all these experiences have really made me who I am.  They've built on each other.

***

My name is Rebecca.

I started my career 15 years ago in Columbus, Ohio. I started out as a client advisor for the store there part-time.

I was kind of the weekend closer person because I was in school for full-time during the week.  It was a great experience because when I was there, I had all those moments of high traffic clienteling coming in.  I was able to build a lot of strong relationships.  I think that's when I first realized what luxury was.

From Colombus, I've held a few different roles.  I think my next major city I went to was Chicago.  Then a few years after Chicago, I made my way up to New York.

When I moved to New York for Vuitton, I actually came in as a Team Universe Manager for a men's store.  I opened the first men's store we had here in North America. That was amazing.  

I think always when I do mobility and I changed roles that the first three months are a little challenging. It's very exciting as much as it can be a bit uncomfortable to start over or to move to a city.  For example, when I moved to Chicago, I knew no one.  I just picked up and moved from Ohio to Chicago for this new experience.  Not only was I learning the ins and outs of a new store, a new team, but then I was also really learning my new life. I feel now as change comes, whether it's within my personal or my professional life, I'm usually pretty receptive.  

I managed a project that we worked on the collaboration with Supreme.  From a merchandising standpoint, I was the lead of the project. 

We were quite transparent on things.  Because we did this collaboration with an outside streetwear brand, we had to be more agile.  Everything was a bit top secret until the last moment.  It made it very, very fun.  It was definitely something that I will never forget.

I've really tried to work hard on taking advantage of every moment, not only whether it's having fun in a team building situation, or staying very late nights in a buying session while we're in Paris, or working with a VIC client. I feel as though all these experiences have really made me who I am.  They've built on each other.

I think sometimes when we think about mobility, and when we hear about mobility with outside companies, it's very fast moving.  Mobility happens in these companies within a year, within eight months, within two years maximum.  That's not always the case in Vuitton.  I actually appreciate that because I think we get to learn our roles much better. I feel very lucky because I have retail experience for 11 years I was in store.  Now, I've also had corporate experience through merchandising, where I get to work with many different teams. 

It's a very unique and diverse role that I'm now in that I feel as though it could take me anywhere.  I can't say what my next step will be, but I'm sure it will be equally as exciting to what I've experienced so far.

Rebecca, Merchandising Manager

I feel as though all these experiences have really made me who I am.  They've built on each other.

***

My name is Rebecca.

I started my career 15 years ago in Columbus, Ohio. I started out as a client advisor for the store there part-time.

I was kind of the weekend closer person because I was in school for full-time during the week.  It was a great experience because when I was there, I had all those moments of high traffic clienteling coming in.  I was able to build a lot of strong relationships.  I think that's when I first realized what luxury was.

From Colombus, I've held a few different roles.  I think my next major city I went to was Chicago.  Then a few years after Chicago, I made my way up to New York.

When I moved to New York for Vuitton, I actually came in as a Team Universe Manager for a men's store.  I opened the first men's store we had here in North America. That was amazing.  

I think always when I do mobility and I changed roles that the first three months are a little challenging. It's very exciting as much as it can be a bit uncomfortable to start over or to move to a city.  For example, when I moved to Chicago, I knew no one.  I just picked up and moved from Ohio to Chicago for this new experience.  Not only was I learning the ins and outs of a new store, a new team, but then I was also really learning my new life. I feel now as change comes, whether it's within my personal or my professional life, I'm usually pretty receptive.  

I managed a project that we worked on the collaboration with Supreme.  From a merchandising standpoint, I was the lead of the project. 

We were quite transparent on things.  Because we did this collaboration with an outside streetwear brand, we had to be more agile.  Everything was a bit top secret until the last moment.  It made it very, very fun.  It was definitely something that I will never forget.

I've really tried to work hard on taking advantage of every moment, not only whether it's having fun in a team building situation, or staying very late nights in a buying session while we're in Paris, or working with a VIC client. I feel as though all these experiences have really made me who I am.  They've built on each other.

I think sometimes when we think about mobility, and when we hear about mobility with outside companies, it's very fast moving.  Mobility happens in these companies within a year, within eight months, within two years maximum.  That's not always the case in Vuitton.  I actually appreciate that because I think we get to learn our roles much better. I feel very lucky because I have retail experience for 11 years I was in store.  Now, I've also had corporate experience through merchandising, where I get to work with many different teams. 

It's a very unique and diverse role that I'm now in that I feel as though it could take me anywhere.  I can't say what my next step will be, but I'm sure it will be equally as exciting to what I've experienced so far.

Rebecca, Merchandising Manager

我叫Rebecca。

我的职业生涯始于15年前。当时我是在美国俄亥俄州哥伦布市的一家路易威登店铺担任兼职客户顾问。

我基本是在周末工作,因为周中的时间都被学业填满了。

当时我积累了宝贵的经验,周末正好也是客流高峰期。于是我建立了很强的人脉关系。也是在那时,我认识到了什么是奢侈品行业。

在哥伦布市的兼职工作之后,我担任了几种不同的职位。我前往工作的第二个大城市是芝加哥。在芝加哥工作了几年后,我又选择转战纽约。

来到路易威登位于纽约的一间男装店铺时,我的职位是团队经理。我们开设了品牌在北美的第一间男装店铺。这真是令人兴奋的经历。

通常而言,我在转换工作地点时也同时改变了自己的职位,而这在前三个月确实是有些挑战的。搬到一座陌生城市重新开始,这种感觉既兴奋又多少有些不适。比如说,刚到芝加哥时,我可谓举目无亲。我只是率性地离开俄亥俄,来到了芝加哥。因此,我不仅需要了解一间新店铺的方方面面,更必须学习如何展开自己的新生活。而到了今天,每当改变来临,无论是生活还是工作上,我都可以坦然接受。

我负责了一个与Supreme合作的项目。从营销角度说,我算是项目领头人。

我们在各方面都尽量保持透明。选择与著名的街头服饰品牌合作,我们就必须变得更加灵活。这是一段我永远无法忘记的经历。

我试图时刻保持兢兢业业的态度,因为团队协作真的充满乐趣,即使是在巴黎的采购季每天挑灯夜战或是与VIC客户接触时,我也甘之如饴。我感觉所有这些经历共同造就了现在的我。它们之间彼此关联、相互促进。

当我们谈到流动性,当我们听到与其他企业之间的流动性时,通常会有种快速变化的感觉。在某些企业,一年、八个月、至多两年就要求人员必须流动交替。而在路易威登并非总是如此。我认为不需要那么急,因为呆的时间足够长才能对自己的职位了解更深。我觉得自己非常幸运,因为我拥有11年的零售经验。我在店铺工作过,现在又有了企业层面的营销经验,有了与各种团队打交道的经验。

我目前的职位集独特性与丰富性于一身,可以帮助我学习各种经验、带我去任何地方。

我不确定自己的下一站是哪里,但可以肯定的是,一定会像我曾经经历过的一样精彩。

Rebecca, 营销经理

Guillaume

从产品开发到零售

You could say that I’m living proof of the opportunities offered by geographic and job mobility.

***

My name is Guillaume, I’m 37 years old, and I’ve been working at Louis Vuitton for the last 10 years. I’m currently working in the Retail Support team. In terms of experience, I learned a great deal as a student in the USA for eight years when I was younger, and that will continue to be something of a common strand running through my career. 

I was trained as an engineer; an industrial engineer. I began my career in the automotive industry. I spent four years in a vehicle production plant. Then I returned to Paris as a strategy consultant. And in 2008, I joined the Louis Vuitton Product Development team. Since then, I’ve had a string of different jobs within Product Development. My wife and I had a plan to return to the USA as a family, and she had an opportunity to do that. When I talked it through with Louis Vuitton, we agreed that it offered a fantastic opportunity for me to explore the world of Retail and contribute an engineering perspective to the analytical processes involved in Retail. So I began that process as Operations Manager in the Chicago store. I spent three years in that job. 

At the time I arrived there, the products I’d help to develop were just arriving in store. And I recall that I once had a customer who asked me to sign a business card so that he could put it in his bag, because it was one of those that I’d helped to develop. From his point of view, I was the Marc Jacobs of that bag. I told him that I couldn’t, because I was just part of the product development team involved in making the dream a reality. But for him, it was important. He wanted me to sign his card.

And then, still in Chicago, I had the opportunity to take over as Store Manager, where I had a 360° overview of Retail for another three years. I’ve also worked on an assignment in Brazil. So I’ve worked for Louis Vuitton in three different countries. And more recently, I’ve come back to Paris to take up a role in Head Office.

There’s no doubt that the thing I’m most proud of is the time I spent as a Store Manager, which gave me the opportunity to develop my teams at the same time as developing the business. We grew very quickly and hired a lot of people. And that really gives you a strong feeling of building something worthwhile and substantial. It also gave me the opportunity to develop my own skills, and I found the experience absolutely unique and extremely fulfilling. 

Louis Vuitton is a Maison in which we are given the resources we need to succeed the moment we want the opportunity to do so, and that makes you feel like anything is possible.

Guillaume, Retail Support Manager

You could say that I’m living proof of the opportunities offered by geographic and job mobility.

***

My name is Guillaume, I’m 37 years old, and I’ve been working at Louis Vuitton for the last 10 years. I’m currently working in the Retail Support team. In terms of experience, I learned a great deal as a student in the USA for eight years when I was younger, and that will continue to be something of a common strand running through my career. 

I was trained as an engineer; an industrial engineer. I began my career in the automotive industry. I spent four years in a vehicle production plant. Then I returned to Paris as a strategy consultant. And in 2008, I joined the Louis Vuitton Product Development team. Since then, I’ve had a string of different jobs within Product Development. My wife and I had a plan to return to the USA as a family, and she had an opportunity to do that. When I talked it through with Louis Vuitton, we agreed that it offered a fantastic opportunity for me to explore the world of Retail and contribute an engineering perspective to the analytical processes involved in Retail. So I began that process as Operations Manager in the Chicago store. I spent three years in that job. 

At the time I arrived there, the products I’d help to develop were just arriving in store. And I recall that I once had a customer who asked me to sign a business card so that he could put it in his bag, because it was one of those that I’d helped to develop. From his point of view, I was the Marc Jacobs of that bag. I told him that I couldn’t, because I was just part of the product development team involved in making the dream a reality. But for him, it was important. He wanted me to sign his card.

And then, still in Chicago, I had the opportunity to take over as Store Manager, where I had a 360° overview of Retail for another three years. I’ve also worked on an assignment in Brazil. So I’ve worked for Louis Vuitton in three different countries. And more recently, I’ve come back to Paris to take up a role in Head Office.

There’s no doubt that the thing I’m most proud of is the time I spent as a Store Manager, which gave me the opportunity to develop my teams at the same time as developing the business. We grew very quickly and hired a lot of people. And that really gives you a strong feeling of building something worthwhile and substantial. It also gave me the opportunity to develop my own skills, and I found the experience absolutely unique and extremely fulfilling. 

Louis Vuitton is a Maison in which we are given the resources we need to succeed the moment we want the opportunity to do so, and that makes you feel like anything is possible.

Guillaume, Retail Support Manager

我的经历充分证明,只要有动力,地理位置和职位差异都不是问题。

***

我叫Guillaume,今年37岁,在路易威登工作十年了。目前我所在的团队是“零售支持”。我学生时代在美国呆过8年,这段经历对我的职业生涯一直产生着积极影响。

我是一名专业的工艺工程师,职业生涯始于汽车制造业。我在外包生产地工作了4年,后来回到巴黎担任战略顾问。2008年,我加入了路易威登产品研发部门,在其中担任过不同职位。之前我打算跟妻子一起搬去美国,因为她在那边获得了很好的工作机会。当我跟上司谈起这个计划时,他们表示这对我来说是一次进入零售领域的绝佳机会,我的工程师背景正好可以为零售部门带去客观的分析优势。因此,我接受了品牌芝加哥专卖店运营经理的职位,在这一岗位上工作了三年。

我刚到芝加哥时,发现自己研发的产品正在专卖店准备出售。我记得有一位顾客请我在名片上签字,并妥善保存到手袋里,因为这只手袋正是我参与研发的。对他来说,我就是这只手袋的马克•雅各布。我对他说,我只是参加了一部分的产品研发,只负责将梦想变成现实。但对他来说,这个签名很重要。后来,我成为了芝加哥专卖店的主管,在又一个三年时间里,我对零售业有了360度的全面了解。我还曾前往巴西工作过一段时间。因此对于路易威登来说,我已经拥有三个不同国家的工作经验了。就在最近,我回到了巴黎总部任职。

我感到最自豪的职位应该是专卖店主管,因为我有机会亲自拓展自己的团队、发展业务。在那段时间我们的业绩有了显著提高,人员需求也越来越大。这让我有了实实在在的成就感,自身也有了很大提升。这样的经历无疑是独特而又丰富的。

路易威登就是这样的企业,只要你拥有自己的想法,它总是能竭尽全力帮助你实现自我价值。

Guillaume, 零售支持经理

新地点

一家企业。处于众多奢侈品牌林立的中心。逾60个国家的巨大市场。工坊、专卖店、仓库……每个领域都有你发挥才能的机会。
Mary

从香港到巴黎

If you have a dream, you know what you are looking for, you have determination, you work hard, I think you can do it also.

***

My name is Mary, I’m from Hong Kong. I joined Louis Vuitton one year ago, and I have worked for LVMH Group for almost eleven years.

I started my career as an HR intern in the LVMH holding corporate office in Hong Kong and I was taking care of the training function in the holding office.

Then after working there for six years, I had the mobility to move to the LVMH Watches and Jewelry Division, taking care of the watches and jewelry brand. And during that moment, my main function was HR recruitment and Training.

Actually, after working for the LVMH Watches and Jewelry Division, I left my job for a while to join my husband – my husband is French –, to join him here and also to really learn French intensively. I spent four months in the Alliance Française in Paris to learn French. It was very intensive, it was like five or six hours per day. And after this learning experience, I actually had a very valuable chance to work for FRED in place Vendôme as a client advisor. And I had the experience to work in rue de la Paix and in Printemps, these three stores to really talk to our clients, to understand the culture, to understand the language. It was a very valuable opportunity.

And then, I take a temporary mission in Hong Kong as a temporary training manager.

I sell with the team, I inspire them with my experience. And I was so happy that I can give my knowledge back to the team and share what I have done.

Then I realized that training is my passion. Learning is my passion, helping others. Instead of doing something individual. And then I came back to Paris and I took this position for one year as international retail learning manager for watches and jewelry.

It’s fantastic. I had the chance to meet people from different countries. In one training session, I can have Japanese, Chinese, Hong Kong people, English people, French people, Italian, Americans, mix of people. And they are from different cultural backgrounds, very different personalities.

They just come to me and say: “I cannot imagine how you overcome the difficulties and how determined you are. I cannot imagine that you can work as a client advisor and suddenly you go to Paris headquarter and you are Asian.” I just say to them that if you have a dream, you know what you are looking for, you have determination, you work hard, I think you can do it also.

***

In the future, for my career development, I think I will keep looking for new challenges in LVMH Group or in Louis Vuitton because it’s such an exciting luxury group. We constantly improve to be the number one and we stay as the number one because we strive for the best. And I’m so proud being part of LVMH and Louis Vuitton.

Mary, International Retail Training Manager Watches & Jewelry, Connected Objects at Louis Vuitton

If you have a dream, you know what you are looking for, you have determination, you work hard, I think you can do it also.

***

My name is Mary, I’m from Hong Kong. I joined Louis Vuitton one year ago, and I have worked for LVMH Group for almost eleven years.

I started my career as an HR intern in the LVMH holding corporate office in Hong Kong and I was taking care of the training function in the holding office.

Then after working there for six years, I had the mobility to move to the LVMH Watches and Jewelry Division, taking care of the watches and jewelry brand. And during that moment, my main function was HR recruitment and Training.

Actually, after working for the LVMH Watches and Jewelry Division, I left my job for a while to join my husband – my husband is French –, to join him here and also to really learn French intensively. I spent four months in the Alliance Française in Paris to learn French. It was very intensive, it was like five or six hours per day. And after this learning experience, I actually had a very valuable chance to work for FRED in place Vendôme as a client advisor. And I had the experience to work in rue de la Paix and in Printemps, these three stores to really talk to our clients, to understand the culture, to understand the language. It was a very valuable opportunity.

And then, I take a temporary mission in Hong Kong as a temporary training manager.

I sell with the team, I inspire them with my experience. And I was so happy that I can give my knowledge back to the team and share what I have done.

Then I realized that training is my passion. Learning is my passion, helping others. Instead of doing something individual. And then I came back to Paris and I took this position for one year as international retail learning manager for watches and jewelry.

It’s fantastic. I had the chance to meet people from different countries. In one training session, I can have Japanese, Chinese, Hong Kong people, English people, French people, Italian, Americans, mix of people. And they are from different cultural backgrounds, very different personalities.

They just come to me and say: “I cannot imagine how you overcome the difficulties and how determined you are. I cannot imagine that you can work as a client advisor and suddenly you go to Paris headquarter and you are Asian.” I just say to them that if you have a dream, you know what you are looking for, you have determination, you work hard, I think you can do it also.

***

In the future, for my career development, I think I will keep looking for new challenges in LVMH Group or in Louis Vuitton because it’s such an exciting luxury group. We constantly improve to be the number one and we stay as the number one because we strive for the best. And I’m so proud being part of LVMH and Louis Vuitton.

Mary, International Retail Training Manager Watches & Jewelry, Connected Objects at Louis Vuitton

 “如果你有梦想,如果你明确自己要的是什么,如果你已下定决心,如果你工作勤奋,那么我认为你也可以成功。”

***

我叫Mary,来自香港,去年加入路易威登公司,此前在LVMH集团工作了近11年。

我职业生涯的开端是在LVMH集团香港分公司当人力资源部实习生,此后我便获得了培训专员的职位。

工作6年后,我调入LVMH珠宝腕表部门,负责各种珠宝腕表奢侈品牌。在这段期间,我的主要工作是管理人力资源及培训团队。

此后我辞去了LVMH腕表珠宝部门的工作,前去与法国丈夫团聚,同时开始积极学习法语。我在巴黎的法语联盟集中学习了4个月的法语课程,每天时长都在5、6个小时。在这之后,我抓住机会,成为了路易威登旺多姆广场专卖店的一名客户顾问。我同时还有在和平街和先贤祠专卖店的销售经验。通过在三间店铺的实际工作,我充分了解了顾客、文化和语言,这段经历非常宝贵。

再之后,我临时受命前往香港担任培训负责人。我非常高兴可以将自己的亲身经验传递和分享给香港团队。

我发现培训依然是自己的兴趣所在。引导和帮助他人会让我快乐,这比做任何独立工作都有成就感。于是在一年前回到巴黎后,我开始出任腕表珠宝国际零售部门的培训主管。

这份工作真是令人兴奋。我可以在同一场培训中遇到来自不同国家的人。日本、中国内地、中国香港、英国、法国、意大利、美国,这简直是国际大融合。他们拥有各自不同的文化和截然相反的个性。

他们常常走到我面前对我说:“我无法想象你是怎样克服所有这些困难的,你的毅力无疑是惊人的。你竟然可以从客户顾问直接就来到了总部办公室,更何况你还是亚洲人。”我的回答很简单:“如果你有梦想,如果你明确自己要的是什么,如果你已下定决心,如果你工作勤奋,那么我认为你也可以成功。”

***

关于未来的职业规划,我想我会继续在LVMH集团或是路易威登公司寻找新挑战,因为这是一家让人永远充满活力的企业。我们一直在进步,尽管处于领头羊位置也绝不懈怠,因为我们始终追求卓越。我为自己是LVMH集团和路易威登的一员感到骄傲。

Mary, 腕表珠宝国际零售部门、路易威登关联产品培训经理

Florent

从成都到巴黎

My career path really reflects the core personality of Louis Vuitton as a company. It's a magical journey that I never imagined possible at the beginning.

***

Florent. I’m Chinese by nationality. 

I’ve been working at Louis Vuitton for nearly 9 years, and my current job is my sixth with the company. I’ve developed a great deal in that time, and that process is ongoing; I’ve never been bored here.

My career with Louis Vuitton began in a city of central China called Chengdu. I was Assistant Store Manager there. After Chengdu, I moved to northern China and a city called Dalian. There, I was involved in every aspect of Leather Goods in a much bigger store. After two years in Dalian, I went to Shanghai as a store manager. It was what we call a ‘global store’. These are stores that stock all Louis Vuitton offerings, from leather goods through to ready to wear. 

After five years of in-store life, I joined the China Head Office, where I ran a special orders and hard sided products project for all of China for a year and a half.

It was at that point that I applied for mobility. I could see more opportunities to develop this business at Head Office level. At that time, there was a vacancy in central clienteling, which is all to do with private client relationships with all the Maison’s most important clients, and all about Fashion Shows, Cruises, high jewelry, high watch events, and more… I said to myself: “Here’s another challenge for me”. So when it was offered, I accepted it. I’ve been in Paris ever since... I think two and a half years already. 

When I arrived here, I had to work with people of all nationalities, clients from all over the world and all the regional teams.

So for around a year, I worked as a member of the Client & Development team here at Pont Neuf. I was then offered the position of Writer Marketing focusing on exotics and hard sided travel products. It was my dream to work in this area, so I said ‘yes’ immediately. 

My career path really reflects the core personality of Louis Vuitton as a company. It's a magical voyage that I never imagined possible at the beginning. I’m a traveler at heart, and I move around a lot. Even in my current job, I travel a great deal to meet the teams and  encounter different cultures, clients, etc. This is really an amazing journey.

Florent, Head of Retail Marketing - Exotics and Hard Sided

My career path really reflects the core personality of Louis Vuitton as a company. It's a magical journey that I never imagined possible at the beginning.

***

Florent. I’m Chinese by nationality. 

I’ve been working at Louis Vuitton for nearly 9 years, and my current job is my sixth with the company. I’ve developed a great deal in that time, and that process is ongoing; I’ve never been bored here.

My career with Louis Vuitton began in a city of central China called Chengdu. I was Assistant Store Manager there. After Chengdu, I moved to northern China and a city called Dalian. There, I was involved in every aspect of Leather Goods in a much bigger store. After two years in Dalian, I went to Shanghai as a store manager. It was what we call a ‘global store’. These are stores that stock all Louis Vuitton offerings, from leather goods through to ready to wear. 

After five years of in-store life, I joined the China Head Office, where I ran a special orders and hard sided products project for all of China for a year and a half.

It was at that point that I applied for mobility. I could see more opportunities to develop this business at Head Office level. At that time, there was a vacancy in central clienteling, which is all to do with private client relationships with all the Maison’s most important clients, and all about Fashion Shows, Cruises, high jewelry, high watch events, and more… I said to myself: “Here’s another challenge for me”. So when it was offered, I accepted it. I’ve been in Paris ever since... I think two and a half years already. 

When I arrived here, I had to work with people of all nationalities, clients from all over the world and all the regional teams.

So for around a year, I worked as a member of the Client & Development team here at Pont Neuf. I was then offered the position of Writer Marketing focusing on exotics and hard sided travel products. It was my dream to work in this area, so I said ‘yes’ immediately. 

My career path really reflects the core personality of Louis Vuitton as a company. It's a magical voyage that I never imagined possible at the beginning. I’m a traveler at heart, and I move around a lot. Even in my current job, I travel a great deal to meet the teams and  encounter different cultures, clients, etc. This is really an amazing journey.

Florent, Head of Retail Marketing - Exotics and Hard Sided

我的职业生涯与路易威登的企业理念十分契合。这是一段我始料未及的神奇旅程。

***

我叫Florent,中国人。

在路易威登工作了近9年,目前的职位是我进公司以来的第6个职位。我一直在随着公司不断进步,从来没有倦怠的感觉。

我是在中国成都与路易威登结缘的。当时的职位是专卖店助理经理。后来我调去大连工作,在一间更大型的专卖店里负责皮具销售。两年后,我从大连前往上海专卖店工作。这间店铺出售路易威登的各品类商品,从皮具到高级成衣,应有尽有。经过5年的专卖店工作后,我来到公司中国总部负责全国范围内的特殊定制业务。

一年半后,我再次申请调迁。我发现在全球总部的发展机会更大,同时也有相关职位开放,主要负责以客户为中心的私人客户关系、品牌大客户维护、时装秀、游艇秀、高级珠宝腕表活动……我对自己说:“这是一次全新的挑战。”我接受了这个职务,动身前往巴黎,到现在已经两年半了。

来到巴黎总部,我需要和来自不同国家的同事及顾客打交道,并且必须接触各个领域的团队。

我在“客户与发展”团队工作了近一年,就在巴黎新桥附近。接着我开始出任营销文案工作,聚焦珍异皮革产品及旅行用品。这是我梦寐以求的职位。

我的职业生涯与路易威登的企业理念十分契合。这是一段我始料未及的神奇旅程。我也有一颗始终在旅途的心,我的旅行非常频繁。当前的职位也让我必须不断出发,前去了解不同的团队、文化及顾客。这真是精彩绝伦的经历。

Florent, 零售营销经理 – 珍异皮革及旅行箱

Jeremy

从巴黎到米兰再到纽约

I was quietly getting on with opening boxes, when I got a phone call and someone said to me: “Don’t empty all your boxes just yet: you might need to repack them quickly because an opportunity’s come up in New York. Are you interested?” 

***

I’m Jeremy. I’m 34 years old. I’m an engineer by training, and I currently work in the supply chain. I’ve been with Louis Vuitton since 2008. Actually, I started even earlier than that with an internship in 2005, so I have a very long history with the Maison. I joined as a member of the Flow Management team that acts as an interface with the workshops.

Even then, I had the opportunity to work with our subcontractors in Italy. So there was a little traveling to do, which was rather unusual for an internship, as was the fairly high level of responsibility. It really made me want to find out more about Louis Vuitton. That’s how I came to join the company under a permanent contract of employment at the beginning of 2008 as a Distribution Planner with responsibility for store stock levels and supplies. 

At that time, most of my work was focused on Italy and the Middle East. So I had the opportunity to get involved with the Southern European adventure as a member of the team that began the adventure in Milan. We didn’t even have an office to begin with. We were a small team working in temporary offices. And then after that, we grew to five to six to ten to fifteen… until we ended up with around fifty people… The result was a mix with incredible energy. It really was an amazing two-year experience. 

At the end of this Southern European experience, I was seconded to a special project that involved setting up a warehouse in Dubai to supply all our Middle Eastern markets. That again was a new discovery. And a very different environment than in Milan. As a result, I spent six months in Dubai. 

Once the warehouse was up and running, I opted to come back to Paris. I wanted to try something other than the supply chain. Having  gained some experience of life in the workshops, and a lot more about supplying our stores, I wanted to see the final link in the chain. I wanted to see how it all came together in the store. So I began that process as a Sales Manager in the Champs Élysée store. But that didn’t last very long, because soon after I started, I was offered a new supply chain opportunity based in New York. 

I remember that day very well: it was a Wednesday, a Wednesday off because I was working in the store at the time. I was quietly getting on with opening boxes, when I got a phone call and someone said to me: “Don’t empty all your boxes just yet: you might need to repack them quickly because an opportunity’s come up in New York. Are you interested?” I was interested, obviously. I was really enjoying what I was doing in the Champs-Élysées store, but New York spoke to me even more strongly. So I repacked my boxes and we set off a few months later for New York.

I then had responsibility for the entire leather goods and accessories supply chain, partly forecasting sales, and partly looking after distribution. There was also a new part to the job: management, because I had to build my own team. Once again, I was dealing with very different cultures, which is not something I really expected. I had expected it in Dubai. But I had no idea about New York. It’s easy to think that you know somewhere just because you see it every day on TV and in all the movies. But the reality is that American culture is very different from our Latin culture in France. So I had plenty to learn there as well. I absolutely loved the experience, which lasted for five years altogether. I didn’t even notice the time passing. And  for the last year and a half, I’ve been back in Paris working in the central supply chain. I now head up distribution. 

I see mobility as a mix of many different ingredients: the first is a personal predisposition to take up these opportunities - you have to have that to cope with the logistics alone; you have to be ready for the realization that in two or three months’ time you’ll be on the other side of the world.  Most importantly, you have to want it, have an inquisitive nature and the right mindset. And  underlying all of that, you also need the opportunities to be there in front of you. It’s the HR and management teams that make sure that potential candidates know about these opportunities, at least that’s the way it’s always been for me. It’s not something that you set out to do from the start. It's more about the opportunities presented to you, and I’ve always seized on them the moment they’ve been offered.

Jeremy, Demand Sizing & Distribution Manager

I was quietly getting on with opening boxes, when I got a phone call and someone said to me: “Don’t empty all your boxes just yet: you might need to repack them quickly because an opportunity’s come up in New York. Are you interested?” 

***

I’m Jeremy. I’m 34 years old. I’m an engineer by training, and I currently work in the supply chain. I’ve been with Louis Vuitton since 2008. Actually, I started even earlier than that with an internship in 2005, so I have a very long history with the Maison. I joined as a member of the Flow Management team that acts as an interface with the workshops.

Even then, I had the opportunity to work with our subcontractors in Italy. So there was a little traveling to do, which was rather unusual for an internship, as was the fairly high level of responsibility. It really made me want to find out more about Louis Vuitton. That’s how I came to join the company under a permanent contract of employment at the beginning of 2008 as a Distribution Planner with responsibility for store stock levels and supplies. 

At that time, most of my work was focused on Italy and the Middle East. So I had the opportunity to get involved with the Southern European adventure as a member of the team that began the adventure in Milan. We didn’t even have an office to begin with. We were a small team working in temporary offices. And then after that, we grew to five to six to ten to fifteen… until we ended up with around fifty people… The result was a mix with incredible energy. It really was an amazing two-year experience. 

At the end of this Southern European experience, I was seconded to a special project that involved setting up a warehouse in Dubai to supply all our Middle Eastern markets. That again was a new discovery. And a very different environment than in Milan. As a result, I spent six months in Dubai. 

Once the warehouse was up and running, I opted to come back to Paris. I wanted to try something other than the supply chain. Having  gained some experience of life in the workshops, and a lot more about supplying our stores, I wanted to see the final link in the chain. I wanted to see how it all came together in the store. So I began that process as a Sales Manager in the Champs Élysée store. But that didn’t last very long, because soon after I started, I was offered a new supply chain opportunity based in New York. 

I remember that day very well: it was a Wednesday, a Wednesday off because I was working in the store at the time. I was quietly getting on with opening boxes, when I got a phone call and someone said to me: “Don’t empty all your boxes just yet: you might need to repack them quickly because an opportunity’s come up in New York. Are you interested?” I was interested, obviously. I was really enjoying what I was doing in the Champs-Élysées store, but New York spoke to me even more strongly. So I repacked my boxes and we set off a few months later for New York.

I then had responsibility for the entire leather goods and accessories supply chain, partly forecasting sales, and partly looking after distribution. There was also a new part to the job: management, because I had to build my own team. Once again, I was dealing with very different cultures, which is not something I really expected. I had expected it in Dubai. But I had no idea about New York. It’s easy to think that you know somewhere just because you see it every day on TV and in all the movies. But the reality is that American culture is very different from our Latin culture in France. So I had plenty to learn there as well. I absolutely loved the experience, which lasted for five years altogether. I didn’t even notice the time passing. And  for the last year and a half, I’ve been back in Paris working in the central supply chain. I now head up distribution. 

I see mobility as a mix of many different ingredients: the first is a personal predisposition to take up these opportunities - you have to have that to cope with the logistics alone; you have to be ready for the realization that in two or three months’ time you’ll be on the other side of the world.  Most importantly, you have to want it, have an inquisitive nature and the right mindset. And  underlying all of that, you also need the opportunities to be there in front of you. It’s the HR and management teams that make sure that potential candidates know about these opportunities, at least that’s the way it’s always been for me. It’s not something that you set out to do from the start. It's more about the opportunities presented to you, and I’ve always seized on them the moment they’ve been offered.

Jeremy, Demand Sizing & Distribution Manager

我正在默默地拆开装行李的纸箱,突然接到一通电话:“别急着收拾行李,你可能很快就要重新装箱了。有个去纽约的机会,你有兴趣吗?”

***

我叫Jeremy,34岁,是一名专业工程师,目前供职于供应链部门。我是2008年正式加入路易威登的,在2005年的时候还来这里做过实习,因此与公司的缘分可以说很长了。我进入的是“流程管理”团队,相当于各工坊间的接口中介。

我在当实习生时就有机会跟意大利的一些分销商合作,出差也较为频繁。让一个处于实习期的人做这么重要的工作,这是我始料未及的。这也让我非常渴望进一步了解路易威登。于是我于2008年来到了这里,出任分销规划员,负责专卖店的库存及供货管理。

我当时主管意大利和中东地区业务,因此经常前往南欧,也是米兰新店铺的创始团队成员之一。一开始我们在米兰甚至没有办公室,小团队只能在临时办公地点工作。此后,我们由5人、6人,一直发展到10人、15人……再到最终的50余人。我们聚集了难以想象的能量,这两年的经历无疑是令人难忘的。

结束南欧的工作之后,我转而参与到迪拜新仓库的安置工作当中,这里主要供应整个中东市场。又是一次崭新的探索之旅,与米兰相比这里更为陌生。我在迪拜呆了6个月,仓库建成后我便回到了巴黎,准备尝试供应链部门的其他工作。在了解完工坊、仓库之后,我想要看看下游环节的运作,知晓专卖店是如何工作的。因此我开始出任香榭丽舍大道专卖店销售经理。但没过多久,纽约的机会便摆到了面前,我需要重新回到供应链。

我记得非常清楚,那是一个周三,是我的轮休日。我正在默默地拆开装行李的纸箱,突然接到一通电话:“别急着收拾行李,你可能很快就要重新装箱了。有个去纽约的机会,你有兴趣吗?”很显然,我是有兴趣的。在香榭丽舍大道专卖店的工作是愉快的,但去纽约的愿望更加强烈。我赶紧整理好纸箱,几个月后便动身前往纽约了。

我在纽约负责整个皮具及配饰供应链,包括销售预测及零售分销。还有一块对我来说崭新的业务,就是管理,我需要组建一支新团队。不同的文化冲击也让我略有些惊讶。在迪拜,我认为这是理所当然的。但是在纽约,我并没有心理准备。我以为自己了解这座城市,因为无数电视和电影画面上都是纽约。但事实上,美国文化与拉丁和法国文化是截然不同的。我还有很多东西需要学习。我非常热爱这段经历,整整5年时间,仿佛一晃就过去了。一年半之前,我回到了巴黎总部供应链部门,负责零售工作。

我认为动力源自好几个因素的结合:首先需要有主观积极性,热爱出发;需要随时做好前往世界另一头工作的准备。尤其不可缺少的是好奇心和良好的精神状态。除此之外,机遇当然也很重要。人力资源部门和管理团队应该为员工提供机会,至少我就是这样去抓住机会的。一切并非一开始就安排好的,而是你在自身充分做好准备后,一旦机会来临,就不要错过。

Jeremy, 需求评估&零售经理

Simon

从法国到葡萄牙

On pousse à chaque fois des nouvelles portes mais on arrive à pousser ces nouvelles portes parce qu’on a su ouvrir les portes précédentes.

***

Je m’appelle Simon, j’ai 41 ans, je suis ingénieur de formation, j’ai fait mes études en France, à Lille. J’ai un parcours presque d’une vingtaine d’années maintenant, et ça fait onze années que je suis dans la Maison Louis Vuitton.

J’ai commencé comme Responsable Logistique sur les Ateliers du Sud-Est, dans la Drôme et l’Ardèche avant d’évoluer vers des responsabilités de Chef de Fabrication, de Responsable de Production sur l’Atelier de l’Ardèche.

L’évolution vers le poste de fabrication était assez naturelle en fonction de ma formation, et puis de mon goût pour le management, et c’est vrai que d’avoir vu ces enjeux business au travers du poste de Responsable Logistique, c’était une vraie force pour pouvoir accompagner les changements sur les savoir-faire et sur l’organisation au sein de l’atelier. Et le fait de comprendre tous ces enjeux quand on a des collaborations très exceptionnelles avec des artistes comme Stephen Sprouse, comme Richard Prince, on prend conscience qu’on doit aller vite, que les clients ont envie d’avoir le produit rapidement, et on a une légitimité assez forte vis-à-vis des maroquiniers, des artisans.

Ensuite, j’ai eu la possibilité d’évoluer et d’aller au Portugal sur un métier relativement similaire à celui que je connaissais, mais dans un environnement très différent puisque dans le cadre d’une création de site et d’un développement de la croissance de ce site.

C’est une opportunité qui s’est présentée, ce"You always push open new doors, but the reason you do that is because you’ve been successful in opening previous doors.

***

My name’s Simon, I’m 41 and I’m an engineer by training, having studied as a student in the city of Lille in France. I’ve been working now for nearly 20 years, and I’ve spent 11 of those years with Maison Louis Vuitton.

I began as a Logistics Manager for the workshops in the Drôme and Ardèche regions of south-eastern France, before moving on to take up new roles as Head of Manufacturing and Production Manager in the Ardèche workshop.

The transition to manufacturing was quite natural given my training and my appetite for management, and it’s true that seeing these business challenges through the eyes of a Logistics Manager was a definite strength when it came to facilitating change in terms of workshop skills and organizational structure. And the ability to understand all these challenges when you have the most exceptional collaborative projects in place with artists such as Stephen Sprouse and Richard Prince brings with it the understanding that you have to drive progress fast and that clients want products quickly; it also makes you more credible to the artisan leather workers in the workshop.

After that, I had the opportunity to develop my career further in Portugal with a job that was relatively similar to the one that I knew, but in a very different environment, which involved setting up an entirely new facility and developing its growth.

It was an opportunity that came up, and wasn’t necessarily something that was predestined for me. From that point onwards, it’s all about the appetite for a challenge; the challenge of pushing open new doors, writing your own future career and embarking on that journey. That’s the way it happened for me.

In Portugal, I arrived in what was a completely new environment, but with a very clear perception in my own mind about the DNA of the Maison, what I needed to contribute to it, what I needed to pass on in terms of appetite for the product and attention to detail, all of which made the job so amazing. It was also that the new teams in Portugal were very receptive to Louis Vuitton... That’s the what, who and how of the way we work.

I knew nothing of Portugal, and hadn’t even visited Portugal before I got the opportunity to work there: I learned the language in the country, and it’s always very rewarding to learn a new language and understand how to express yourself. 

The bottom line is that you learn a great deal by immersing yourself in a culture very different from your own, even when there are some things you have in common, because you are still in a European country. And that helps me a great deal in the way I manage today, because I work with suppliers; some of them are in Italy and others are in other European countries, and I understand that their points of reference are different from ours.

Last year, I joined the Head Office teams here at Pont Neuf where I’m involved in materials and lead a small team of around 20 people spanning several different specialist areas. The vision of team management here is very different from my past experience.

But one thing’s for sure: having had this opportunity to work in Portugal has accelerated my understanding of the need to adapt - and how to adapt - the way you work, because in the end that’s what makes the difference... the ability to draw on the strengths of others rather than relying solely on your own initiative.

Simon, Metal Components Activity Manager" n’était pas forcément quelque chose d’écrit d’avance. Après, c’est le goût du challenge, c’est le goût d’aller pousser aussi des nouvelles portes et puis d’écrire un parcours, un voyage, et ça s’est fait comme ça pour moi.

Je suis arrivé au Portugal dans un environnement complètement nouveau, mais en étant vraiment très au clair sur l’ADN de la Maison, qu’est-ce qu’il fallait y apporter, qu’est-ce qu’il fallait transmettre, le goût du produit, le sens du détail, et c’est ça qui était formidable, c’est que les nouvelles équipes au Portugal étaient très réceptives sur Louis Vuitton, c’est quoi, c’est qui, comment on travaille.

Moi, je ne savais rien du Portugal, j’ai mis la première fois les pieds au Portugal quand on m’a proposé d’y travailler, j’ai appris la langue sur place, ça a été aussi une richesse d’apprendre une nouvelle langue, de comprendre comment on exprime les choses. 

Finalement, on comprend beaucoup de choses en étant immergé dans une culture qui est différente, même s’il y a peut-être des points communs parce qu’on reste dans un pays européen. Et dans mon management aujourd’hui, ça m’aide beaucoup, je travaille avec des fournisseurs qui sont pour certains en Italie, pour d’autres dans d’autres pays d’Europe, et je sais que leur référentiel est différent du nôtre.

J’ai rejoint les équipes du Siège ici au Pont Neuf depuis l’année dernière où je m’occupe d’un pôle matière et j’encadre une petite vingtaine de personnes sur, cette fois-ci, plusieurs métiers. Il y a une vision du management de l’équipe qui est différente que celle que j’avais pu expérimenter par le passé.

Ce qui est sûr, c’est que de pouvoir avoir cette opportunité d’avoir travaillé au Portugal, c’est un accélérateur pour comprendre et savoir s’adapter, adapter son mode de fonctionnement, parce que c’est ce qui fait la différence à la fin, c’est de pouvoir s’appuyer sur les forces des uns et des autres plutôt que sur uniquement sa propre volonté.

Simon, Metal Components Activity Manager

On pousse à chaque fois des nouvelles portes mais on arrive à pousser ces nouvelles portes parce qu’on a su ouvrir les portes précédentes.

***

Je m’appelle Simon, j’ai 41 ans, je suis ingénieur de formation, j’ai fait mes études en France, à Lille. J’ai un parcours presque d’une vingtaine d’années maintenant, et ça fait onze années que je suis dans la Maison Louis Vuitton.

J’ai commencé comme Responsable Logistique sur les Ateliers du Sud-Est, dans la Drôme et l’Ardèche avant d’évoluer vers des responsabilités de Chef de Fabrication, de Responsable de Production sur l’Atelier de l’Ardèche.

L’évolution vers le poste de fabrication était assez naturelle en fonction de ma formation, et puis de mon goût pour le management, et c’est vrai que d’avoir vu ces enjeux business au travers du poste de Responsable Logistique, c’était une vraie force pour pouvoir accompagner les changements sur les savoir-faire et sur l’organisation au sein de l’atelier. Et le fait de comprendre tous ces enjeux quand on a des collaborations très exceptionnelles avec des artistes comme Stephen Sprouse, comme Richard Prince, on prend conscience qu’on doit aller vite, que les clients ont envie d’avoir le produit rapidement, et on a une légitimité assez forte vis-à-vis des maroquiniers, des artisans.

Ensuite, j’ai eu la possibilité d’évoluer et d’aller au Portugal sur un métier relativement similaire à celui que je connaissais, mais dans un environnement très différent puisque dans le cadre d’une création de site et d’un développement de la croissance de ce site.

C’est une opportunité qui s’est présentée, ce"You always push open new doors, but the reason you do that is because you’ve been successful in opening previous doors.

***

My name’s Simon, I’m 41 and I’m an engineer by training, having studied as a student in the city of Lille in France. I’ve been working now for nearly 20 years, and I’ve spent 11 of those years with Maison Louis Vuitton.

I began as a Logistics Manager for the workshops in the Drôme and Ardèche regions of south-eastern France, before moving on to take up new roles as Head of Manufacturing and Production Manager in the Ardèche workshop.

The transition to manufacturing was quite natural given my training and my appetite for management, and it’s true that seeing these business challenges through the eyes of a Logistics Manager was a definite strength when it came to facilitating change in terms of workshop skills and organizational structure. And the ability to understand all these challenges when you have the most exceptional collaborative projects in place with artists such as Stephen Sprouse and Richard Prince brings with it the understanding that you have to drive progress fast and that clients want products quickly; it also makes you more credible to the artisan leather workers in the workshop.

After that, I had the opportunity to develop my career further in Portugal with a job that was relatively similar to the one that I knew, but in a very different environment, which involved setting up an entirely new facility and developing its growth.

It was an opportunity that came up, and wasn’t necessarily something that was predestined for me. From that point onwards, it’s all about the appetite for a challenge; the challenge of pushing open new doors, writing your own future career and embarking on that journey. That’s the way it happened for me.

In Portugal, I arrived in what was a completely new environment, but with a very clear perception in my own mind about the DNA of the Maison, what I needed to contribute to it, what I needed to pass on in terms of appetite for the product and attention to detail, all of which made the job so amazing. It was also that the new teams in Portugal were very receptive to Louis Vuitton... That’s the what, who and how of the way we work.

I knew nothing of Portugal, and hadn’t even visited Portugal before I got the opportunity to work there: I learned the language in the country, and it’s always very rewarding to learn a new language and understand how to express yourself. 

The bottom line is that you learn a great deal by immersing yourself in a culture very different from your own, even when there are some things you have in common, because you are still in a European country. And that helps me a great deal in the way I manage today, because I work with suppliers; some of them are in Italy and others are in other European countries, and I understand that their points of reference are different from ours.

Last year, I joined the Head Office teams here at Pont Neuf where I’m involved in materials and lead a small team of around 20 people spanning several different specialist areas. The vision of team management here is very different from my past experience.

But one thing’s for sure: having had this opportunity to work in Portugal has accelerated my understanding of the need to adapt - and how to adapt - the way you work, because in the end that’s what makes the difference... the ability to draw on the strengths of others rather than relying solely on your own initiative.

Simon, Metal Components Activity Manager" n’était pas forcément quelque chose d’écrit d’avance. Après, c’est le goût du challenge, c’est le goût d’aller pousser aussi des nouvelles portes et puis d’écrire un parcours, un voyage, et ça s’est fait comme ça pour moi.

Je suis arrivé au Portugal dans un environnement complètement nouveau, mais en étant vraiment très au clair sur l’ADN de la Maison, qu’est-ce qu’il fallait y apporter, qu’est-ce qu’il fallait transmettre, le goût du produit, le sens du détail, et c’est ça qui était formidable, c’est que les nouvelles équipes au Portugal étaient très réceptives sur Louis Vuitton, c’est quoi, c’est qui, comment on travaille.

Moi, je ne savais rien du Portugal, j’ai mis la première fois les pieds au Portugal quand on m’a proposé d’y travailler, j’ai appris la langue sur place, ça a été aussi une richesse d’apprendre une nouvelle langue, de comprendre comment on exprime les choses. 

Finalement, on comprend beaucoup de choses en étant immergé dans une culture qui est différente, même s’il y a peut-être des points communs parce qu’on reste dans un pays européen. Et dans mon management aujourd’hui, ça m’aide beaucoup, je travaille avec des fournisseurs qui sont pour certains en Italie, pour d’autres dans d’autres pays d’Europe, et je sais que leur référentiel est différent du nôtre.

J’ai rejoint les équipes du Siège ici au Pont Neuf depuis l’année dernière où je m’occupe d’un pôle matière et j’encadre une petite vingtaine de personnes sur, cette fois-ci, plusieurs métiers. Il y a une vision du management de l’équipe qui est différente que celle que j’avais pu expérimenter par le passé.

Ce qui est sûr, c’est que de pouvoir avoir cette opportunité d’avoir travaillé au Portugal, c’est un accélérateur pour comprendre et savoir s’adapter, adapter son mode de fonctionnement, parce que c’est ce qui fait la différence à la fin, c’est de pouvoir s’appuyer sur les forces des uns et des autres plutôt que sur uniquement sa propre volonté.

Simon, Metal Components Activity Manager

我们每次推开新的大门时都要知道,之所以能够如此顺利,是因为此前推开过的那些大门。

***

我叫Simon,41岁,是一名专业工程师。我是法国里尔工程师学院毕业的。我的工龄近20年,来路易威登也已经11年了。

在路易威登的第一个职位是法国西南地区Drôme 和Ardèche工坊的物流经理,后来升任Ardèche工坊制造经理和生产经理。

调入制造岗位是顺其自然的,而我对于管理的热衷是由于在物流经理职位上实实在在地见证了业务发展的影响力。在工坊内协助技术及组织层面的精进是一件让人兴奋的事情。在与像Stephen Sprouse和Richard Prince这样杰出的艺术家合作过程中,我切实感受到了效率的重要性,明白了顾客希望获得心爱之物的迫切心情,更懂得了制革师与工匠们的专业精神。

此后,我调入葡萄牙一间类似的工坊工作。这里的氛围与法国有所不同,因为工坊还在不断建造和拓展之中,业绩也节节攀升。

这是一次突如其来的机遇,并非事先安排好的。而正是挑战精神,打开全新地域大门的勇气,为我书写了这段新旅程,让一切变得顺理成章。

我眼前的葡萄牙工坊是一片崭新的环境,但品牌DNA无处不在,引入与传递的价值、产品定位、细节意识,所有这些才是关键所在,也是葡萄牙团队严格遵守的路易威登法则。工作内容、工作方式、工作伙伴,都让人感到亲切。

我在此前对葡萄牙一无所知,这是我第一次踏上这个国家的土地。葡萄牙语我是到了当地才开始学的,学习本土语言对了解人们的表达方式非常重要。

事实上,只要敢于融入另一种文化,我们很快便会明白其中的奥妙,更何况两国同属欧盟,本来就不乏共通之处。在现在的管理岗位上,了解当地文化让我受益匪浅。我们的供应商有的来自意大利,有的来自欧洲其他国家,我很清楚地知道他们的某些准则跟我们有所不同。

我去年回到了位于巴黎新桥的总部,负责原料相关事宜,管理着一支20余人的小团队,大家来自不同的专业。面对这样一群人,我的管理方式显然有别于从前。

可以肯定的是,这段葡萄牙的工作经历成为了我理解并适应不同工作模式的助推器,因为最终让人脱颖而出的,是合理利用不同专业人员的能力,而不是仅仅孤军奋战。

Simon, 金属组件业务经理

麻由子

从伦敦到东京

I’ve never felt like it’s been almost 15 years being in this Maison. There’s never a moment where you think “this is not possible or it’s impossible”. 

***

My name is Mayuko. My current position is Vice President for Merchandising and VM (Visual Merchandising). 

So this means managing two departments.

The first one involves really starting from the first part of the product cycle, where we see the products in the showroom in Paris, and we work on what is best for Japan in terms of product offer, what we want to do in terms of strategy. So, of course, we receive the general strategy and what we want to do as a brand, but then we try to filter, and we digest things, we try to see what that means for our zone. And then after the buys and assortments being made in Paris, we take that back into Japan where we work also with the Visual Merchandising team to see how that will roll out in store. 

I started my career in 2003 in the New Bond Street store in London. 

I was extremely lucky to work within the Watch & Jewelry team, the Visual Merchandising team, the after-sales team and the leather goods team. So it was an extremely fulfilling challenge, and really created the base of my career within Louis Vuitton.

The journey has been extremely smooth, and yet full of different things happening along the way. So first starting from New Bond Street in the store, this was for about six months, and then I was in the head office in London, and I was representing the UK, Scandinavia and Ireland for Regional Products Merchandising Manager. After one year, I was in the Paris office, in the Europe zone, where I had many different experiences: first within the ready-to-wear team, and then working in the accessories team, where we built merchandising and accessories, which was not existent then, and then moving on to leather goods. That’s when I was also weighing out the fact that I’m Japanese, and I’d actually never lived in Japan before, so due to personal reasons, I wanted to be closer to my family.  

And what was quite amazing is that of course we are LVMH, we are Louis Vuitton, so there was this amazing chance to be able to move by mobility, which is how I moved into Louis Vuitton Japan, to become Merchandising Manager for leather goods. 

And then there was an opportunity within LVMH still, but in FENDI, this time in Hong Kong, when I then moved back after a year to Tokyo, within a brand outside of LVMH.

However, 2½ years ago there was this wonderful opportunity to be the Vice President of Merchandising here, which I gladly took because it’s really maximizing the experiences that I’ve had so far within all product categories. So this is how I came back to Louis Vuitton in Tokyo.

What keeps me excited within Louis Vuitton is that you’re on a treadmill; it doesn’t stop. I’ve never felt like it’s been almost 15 years being in this Maison. I guess we go through so many changes, so many different things happening, so many new challenges coming on board, that we really do never stop.

There’s never a moment where you think “this is not possible or it’s impossible”, because there’s always a way to then look at something differently. There’s no set career plan in the sense that once you join the Maison you start with A and then it’s B, C, D. It depends on what happens afterwards to then determine what could be the path.

Obviously, when you spend more than ten years in a company or when you work extremely closely - because sometimes in the showrooms in Paris, for example during the buying sessions, we are together from 8 o’clock in the morning until midnight - it’s extremely tough mentally and physically. So that’s when you have that one moment when you’re parting, when you have your farewell goodbyes, that you really have made not only solid professional relationships, but really good friendships: a lot of trust, a lot of connections with people beyond just Louis Vuitton and merchandising.

Mayuko, Vice President Merchandising, Louis Vuitton Japan

I’ve never felt like it’s been almost 15 years being in this Maison. There’s never a moment where you think “this is not possible or it’s impossible”. 

***

My name is Mayuko. My current position is Vice President for Merchandising and VM (Visual Merchandising). 

So this means managing two departments.

The first one involves really starting from the first part of the product cycle, where we see the products in the showroom in Paris, and we work on what is best for Japan in terms of product offer, what we want to do in terms of strategy. So, of course, we receive the general strategy and what we want to do as a brand, but then we try to filter, and we digest things, we try to see what that means for our zone. And then after the buys and assortments being made in Paris, we take that back into Japan where we work also with the Visual Merchandising team to see how that will roll out in store. 

I started my career in 2003 in the New Bond Street store in London. 

I was extremely lucky to work within the Watch & Jewelry team, the Visual Merchandising team, the after-sales team and the leather goods team. So it was an extremely fulfilling challenge, and really created the base of my career within Louis Vuitton.

The journey has been extremely smooth, and yet full of different things happening along the way. So first starting from New Bond Street in the store, this was for about six months, and then I was in the head office in London, and I was representing the UK, Scandinavia and Ireland for Regional Products Merchandising Manager. After one year, I was in the Paris office, in the Europe zone, where I had many different experiences: first within the ready-to-wear team, and then working in the accessories team, where we built merchandising and accessories, which was not existent then, and then moving on to leather goods. That’s when I was also weighing out the fact that I’m Japanese, and I’d actually never lived in Japan before, so due to personal reasons, I wanted to be closer to my family.  

And what was quite amazing is that of course we are LVMH, we are Louis Vuitton, so there was this amazing chance to be able to move by mobility, which is how I moved into Louis Vuitton Japan, to become Merchandising Manager for leather goods. 

And then there was an opportunity within LVMH still, but in FENDI, this time in Hong Kong, when I then moved back after a year to Tokyo, within a brand outside of LVMH.

However, 2½ years ago there was this wonderful opportunity to be the Vice President of Merchandising here, which I gladly took because it’s really maximizing the experiences that I’ve had so far within all product categories. So this is how I came back to Louis Vuitton in Tokyo.

What keeps me excited within Louis Vuitton is that you’re on a treadmill; it doesn’t stop. I’ve never felt like it’s been almost 15 years being in this Maison. I guess we go through so many changes, so many different things happening, so many new challenges coming on board, that we really do never stop.

There’s never a moment where you think “this is not possible or it’s impossible”, because there’s always a way to then look at something differently. There’s no set career plan in the sense that once you join the Maison you start with A and then it’s B, C, D. It depends on what happens afterwards to then determine what could be the path.

Obviously, when you spend more than ten years in a company or when you work extremely closely - because sometimes in the showrooms in Paris, for example during the buying sessions, we are together from 8 o’clock in the morning until midnight - it’s extremely tough mentally and physically. So that’s when you have that one moment when you’re parting, when you have your farewell goodbyes, that you really have made not only solid professional relationships, but really good friendships: a lot of trust, a lot of connections with people beyond just Louis Vuitton and merchandising.

Mayuko, Vice President Merchandising, Louis Vuitton Japan

不知不觉加入路易威登已经15年了。在此期间,我没有一刻觉得有什么是“不可能的”。

***

我叫麻由子,目前担任营销与视觉营销副总裁。也就是说,我负责两个部门:对于营销部门而言,我们从产品生命周期的第一步就开始介入了。我们会前往巴黎的展示厅了解产品,然后商讨最适合日本市场的产品营销策略。当然,我们首先会按照品牌的普遍定位及相关目标展开活动,但同时也会因地制宜地配合当地区域需求。接着,在巴黎的采购和分配工作完成后,我们便会回到日本,同视觉营销部门一起研究产品在精品店的铺货工作。

我职业生涯始于2003年,第一份工作是在伦敦的新邦德街商场。

我很有幸参与到多种团队工作当中:高级钟表与珠宝、视觉营销、售后服务、皮具。这些经验为我在路易威登的工作打下了坚实基础。

我的整个职业路径非常顺畅,同时又丰富多彩。我首先在新邦德街商场工作了近半年,然后进入公司伦敦总部,负责英国、斯堪的纳维亚及爱尔兰地区的产品营销工作。一年后,我前往公司巴黎分部任职,在负责欧洲大陆地区业务期间积累了相当丰富的经验:一开始是在高级成衣部,后来转至新成立营销部门的配饰部,随后又到了皮具部。在这段期间,我突然意识到,作为一个日本人,自己居然没有在日本生活过。处于个人原因,我希望前往日本,与家人更亲近一些。

让我惊喜的是,LVMH集团和路易威登公司为员工提供了大量驻外工作的机会。于是我来到了路易威登日本公司,担任皮具营销负责人。

紧接着,我在集团旗下位于香港的芬迪公司工作了一年,后来又回到东京在另一家企业供职。

两年半前,我抓住了绝佳机会,成为路易威登日本公司的营销副总裁。我非常愉快地接受了这个工作,因为自己可以实实在在地从自己积累的所有经验中深入开拓,并了解每一个类别的产品。就这样,我回到了位于东京的路易威登日本公司。

路易威登最让我兴奋的一点是,这里始终充满活力,从不停歇。不知不觉加入路易威登已经15年了。我们在这里迎来了许许多多的变化,实行了许许多多的梦想,战胜了许许多多的挑战。我们从未停下过前进的脚步。

我没有一刻觉得有什么是“不可能的”,因为总会找的解决问题的突破口。没有谁的职业生涯是一成不变的,你从第一天加入路易威登起,就应该做好准备从A点到B点,再升至C点和D点。事实上,一切都取决于即将发生的变化,取决于你职业路径的发展。

很显然,在一家企业工作超过十年,你跟同事之间应该建立了紧密联系。在巴黎的产品展示厅,整个采购期间我们每天都呆在一起超过8小时,从早到晚。这对身心都是一种考验。而当工作结束,大家彼此告别时,我们不仅建立了深厚的职场关系,更收获了真正的友谊:我们保持联系、互相信任,即使对路易威登公司或营销部门以外的人也不例外。

麻由子,路易威登日本公司营销副总裁 

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路易威登是国际领军企业LVMH集团旗下的标志性品牌。集团荟萃了葡萄酒与烈酒、时装及皮革制品、香水与化妆品、腕表及珠宝首饰以及大型专卖店逾70家卓越品牌。热爱挑战的你无疑将在这片热土上找到淋漓发挥自我的舞台。
Sara

从凯歌香槟到路易威登

The Group really makes it possible to live many lives in a single lifetime, to try different professions and experiences, different Maisons, and it really is possible to start your career in wines and spirits, and end up working in fashion at Louis Vuitton.

My name’s Sara, I’m 31, and I’m currently a human resources manager at the head office of Maison Louis Vuitton.  

I was born in Seine-Saint-Denis, and I used to ask myself how it would be possible for me to join a Group like this one. I almost didn’t send in my CV. But I said to myself that I shouldn’t rule myself out, that in fact I needed to do the opposite and apply, and that there was no harm in trying... and that’s how the story began. 

And then, the next thing I’m proud of, is that I have been able to work abroad, practicing my profession in a different language every day, living in a different country even though, once again, I wasn’t necessarily gifted at languages and I hadn’t really travelled much. Rising to this challenge was really important for me.

I have been working in LVMH group for almost eight years now. I joined Maison Veuve Clicquot in September 2010 as a recruitment assistant, and a few months later I had the opportunity for promotion as a human resources development manager for the Veuve Clicquot and Krug Maisons.

Next, I really wanted to work abroad and see a different way of doing human resources, experience new perspectives and other points of view. An opportunity came up to join Moët Hennessy, where I worked as a human resources manager, with an extremely broad scope of action in human resources.

Ultimately, after amassing almost three years of experience at Moët Hennessy UK in London, I was ready for a new challenge, and I made the move to Paris to be an HR manager at the Maison Louis Vuitton.

The main reason that I joined the Maison Louis Vuitton is because I wanted to discover a new world, a new industry, with new professions, to set myself that challenge. I could have chosen something else, but for me, joining Louis Vuitton was the obvious choice because it was the Maison that most piqued my curiosity. It’s an imposing brand and I wanted to see what was behind this image of excellence and success, what was behind this model, and to understand what went on behind the scenes and, especially from an HR point of view, to find out who the people were who made this success possible every day. And of course, I also wanted to play my own role in this success by bringing added value to my job.

When you move between Maisons, the challenge lies in the fact that they have different cultures and management styles, because the Group gives the Maison’s CEOs a lot of freedom to express their own style and leave their own mark. And what’s so fascinating about that is that, through these experiences, it has given me much more cultural versatility. 

It’s not over yet, and there are still more adventures ahead and a lot more to learn when it comes to the different professions, organizations, and cultures that make up the group.

Sara, Human Resources Manager

The Group really makes it possible to live many lives in a single lifetime, to try different professions and experiences, different Maisons, and it really is possible to start your career in wines and spirits, and end up working in fashion at Louis Vuitton.

My name’s Sara, I’m 31, and I’m currently a human resources manager at the head office of Maison Louis Vuitton.  

I was born in Seine-Saint-Denis, and I used to ask myself how it would be possible for me to join a Group like this one. I almost didn’t send in my CV. But I said to myself that I shouldn’t rule myself out, that in fact I needed to do the opposite and apply, and that there was no harm in trying... and that’s how the story began. 

And then, the next thing I’m proud of, is that I have been able to work abroad, practicing my profession in a different language every day, living in a different country even though, once again, I wasn’t necessarily gifted at languages and I hadn’t really travelled much. Rising to this challenge was really important for me.

I have been working in LVMH group for almost eight years now. I joined Maison Veuve Clicquot in September 2010 as a recruitment assistant, and a few months later I had the opportunity for promotion as a human resources development manager for the Veuve Clicquot and Krug Maisons.

Next, I really wanted to work abroad and see a different way of doing human resources, experience new perspectives and other points of view. An opportunity came up to join Moët Hennessy, where I worked as a human resources manager, with an extremely broad scope of action in human resources.

Ultimately, after amassing almost three years of experience at Moët Hennessy UK in London, I was ready for a new challenge, and I made the move to Paris to be an HR manager at the Maison Louis Vuitton.

The main reason that I joined the Maison Louis Vuitton is because I wanted to discover a new world, a new industry, with new professions, to set myself that challenge. I could have chosen something else, but for me, joining Louis Vuitton was the obvious choice because it was the Maison that most piqued my curiosity. It’s an imposing brand and I wanted to see what was behind this image of excellence and success, what was behind this model, and to understand what went on behind the scenes and, especially from an HR point of view, to find out who the people were who made this success possible every day. And of course, I also wanted to play my own role in this success by bringing added value to my job.

When you move between Maisons, the challenge lies in the fact that they have different cultures and management styles, because the Group gives the Maison’s CEOs a lot of freedom to express their own style and leave their own mark. And what’s so fascinating about that is that, through these experiences, it has given me much more cultural versatility. 

It’s not over yet, and there are still more adventures ahead and a lot more to learn when it comes to the different professions, organizations, and cultures that make up the group.

Sara, Human Resources Manager

集团可以为员工提供多重工作机会,让你体验不同行业、不同公司、不同经历,从葡萄酒与烈酒领域一跃调换至如今的路易威登时装部门,一切皆有可能。

***

我叫Sara,31岁,目前的职位是路易威登总部人力资源经理。

我出生于塞纳-圣丹尼市,梦想着能够进入这样一家大集团工作。在寄出简历时我还犹豫不决。但最终我下定决心,不能自我否定,而应该勇往直前、大胆尝试。就这样,我的职业生涯开始了。

另一件让我倍感骄傲的事,就是获得了国外工作机会,得以用另一种语言展开工作,在另一个国度里生活。即使当时我的外语并不流畅,经验也不够丰富,但成功克服这些困难对我来说至关重要。

我在 LVMH集团工作了近8年,然后于2010年9月加入凯歌香槟公司,出任招聘专员。几个月后,我升任凯歌香槟及库克香槟人力资源部发展经理。

此后我非常希望能够出国工作,去了解其他形式的人力资源、获取新视野和新角度,于是我抓住机会加入酩悦-轩尼诗公司,出任分公司的人力资源经理,并由此收获了极为全面的人力资源经验。

在位于伦敦的酩悦-轩尼诗英国分公司工作近3年后,我希望再次变换工作地点。于是来到巴黎路易威登担任人力资源经理。

选择来到路易威登的首要理由,是我希望探索全新领域、全新产品和全新行业,希望再一次挑战自我。我当时的选择不止一个,但路易威登是最能激发好奇心的。如此卓越而优秀的企业,我想要了解它背后的成功奥秘,尤其是作为人力资源部的一员,我可以从日常工作中近距离观察台前幕后。当然,能够在这样一家成功的企业工作,也为我的职业生涯增添了许多亮色。

从一家企业转至另一家时,面临的主要挑战是不同的企业文化、管理风格带来的冲击,因为虽然同为一个集团,但旗下每家企业的自主权非常大,每家企业都有各自的特色。而我从不同的工作调动中,收获的是无与伦比的灵活度和丰富多样的经验。当然这并不是终点,还有许多旅程等待着我去探索,还有许多行业、组织及文化知识等待我去学习。

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