LVMH launches a groundbreaking program for students from 50 leading schools and universities in Europe

Paris, 2018-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — LVMH has launched INSIDE LVMH Program, a groundbreaking program for students from 50 leading partner schools and universities in Europe, as well as interns working within the Group. Built around a digital platform, the program gives these young talents a deeper understanding of the strategic challenges in luxury, and an opportunity to propose solutions by working on the subject “Imagine the Luxury Experience of Tomorrow”. The top students will have a chance to join the 6,500 interns and 1,000 young graduates recruited each year by the Group and its Maisons around the world.

More than 3,500 young talents have already joined the INSIDE LVMH program, which is open to students in engineering, business, creative and design and technology courses at schools in six European countries (France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany), as well as interns and students in work/study programs within the Group. Designed in close collaboration with its professor-ambassadors, INSIDE LVMH Program enables the Group to position itself as a preferred employer while preparing and recruiting the next generations of managers and leaders at LVMH. By bridging the university and business environments with a 360° immersion into the LVMH Group, the program brings participants a better understanding of the luxury industry.

“Given our ambitious recruitment goals, we have designed the INSIDE LVMH Program to be a stepping stone between the academic world where the young talent is being nurtured, and the professional world. At LVMH, we believe that people make the difference, so we are delighted to be able to offer them a unique opportunity to discover the various aspects of our Group, and to imagine themselves joining our Maisons’ teams.” Chantal Gaemperle, Group EVP Human Resources & Synergies, LVMH.

The program revolves around a four-month digital immersion behind the scenes at the LVMH Group where students discover key skillsets in the luxury industry: Design & Creation, Brand Management, Supply Chain & Manufacturing, Digital Transformation & Entrepreneurship and Customer Excellence. A series of 50 short videos have been produced to guide the students “Inside”. These educational videos were created in collaboration with professors from prestigious schools (including Central Saint Martins, Bocconi University, HEC, ESSEC, CentraleSupélec and the Institut Français de la Mode), and joined by first person accounts from managers at over 20 LVMH Maisons.

Students are also invited to work as part of teams to imagine and develop their vision of the luxury experience of tomorrow, guided by professor-ambassadors from their school and by LVMH managers involved in the program. The 200 students with the most compelling ideas will present their concept to a Jury comprising executives from LVMH Maisons and members of the LVMH Executive Committee on May 3, 2018 in Paris. Following the program, the top students will be invited to join LVMH Maisons.

With this major initiative, LVMH is strengthening its relations with top European schools and universities and creating a pool of young talents for recruitment of the next generations of managers and leaders within LVMH Maisons.

Contact:

Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
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Source: LVMH

LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence expands in Italy with the opening of its new headquarters in Florence

LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence expands in Italy with the opening of its new headquarters in Florence

 

Paris, 2017-Nov-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — After France and Switzerland, the LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence is expanding in Italy, setting up its Italian headquarters in Florence in Palazzo Pucci, the historic home of Maison Emilio Pucci. The IME program will train the talented artisans and retail specialists of tomorrow. This major initiative was celebrated with an inaugural ceremony on November 27th attended by Florence Mayor Dario Nardella, Toni Belloni, LVMH Group Managing Director, Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Synergies, and future apprentices at the LVMH Istituto dei Mestieri d’Eccellenza.

The LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence was created in 2014 to transmit the unique savoir-faire of LVMH Maisons in professions that involve artisanal craftsmanship and creative and retail skills. Since its creation, the IME has trained more than 300 students in its different programs. This vocational training program combines theoretical courses at partner schools with professional experience at different Maisons of the LVMH Group. Students also take language classes and learn through innovative formats during Master Classes.

Following its successful development in France and more recently in Switzerland, the IME has expanded to Italy with its new headquarters in Florence, underscoring the program’s European scope and reasserting its goal of transmitting skills and developing the employability of new generations. The new headquarters of the LVMH Istituto dei Mestieri d’Eccellenza in Florence is located in the Palazzo Pucci.

An inaugural ceremony on November 27th celebrated the arrival of the IME in Italy. Florence Mayor Dario Nardella was joined by Toni Belloni, LVMH Group Managing Director, Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Synergies, and Gabriella Scarpa, Chairman of LVMH Italy, who welcomed future apprentices to the program.

The event marks a key stage in the history of the IME, notes Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Synergies: “The LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence LVMH continues to build its presence in Europe with new courses and an expanding network of partners. We are delighted to mark an exciting milestone today with the inauguration of the IME in Palazzo Pucci, a building rich in history that is emblematic of the creativity that inspires the Italian Maison.”

The inauguration was also an opportunity to mark the beginning of the academic year for apprentices in the two Italian programs already established by the LVMH IME in Italy with Polimoda in leather goods and For.Al in jewelry. They will soon be joined by programs in retail and shoes in the Veneto region, adding to the IME’s 18 current training programs. These new professional tracks further diversify the range of training proposed in partnership with prestigious schools in key sectors for LVMH including jewelry, vineyards and winemaking, couture, retail, design, leather goods, watchmaking and the culinary arts.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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LVMH holds successful second DARE (Disrupt, Act, Risk to be an Entrepreneur) event

LVMH holds successful second DARE (Disrupt, Act, Risk to be an Entrepreneur) event

 

Paris, 2017-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following the success of its first DARE (Disrupt, Act, Risk to be an Entrepreneur) event in July, LVMH organized a second edition from October 9-11 focused on the environment. Sustainable development connected with entrepreneurial drive, creativity and innovation during three intensive days.

Blending open innovation and professional development, the DARE program gives LVMH managers a chance to transform their forward-looking ideas into full-fledged business plans. Following the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the LVMH Environment Department in September, the second edition of DARE focused the collective talents of LVMH managers on environmental issues facing the luxury industry.

Working in the same framework as for a new product launch, 60 LVMH intrapreneurs from 15 Maisons and 10 countries shared their experience and expertise while testing new modes of collaborative working. Fourteen students from LVMH partners schools (ESSEC, CSM and ParisTech) and the Ecole 42 tech school in Paris were also part of this inspiring adventure. Coached by mentors specialized in environmental issues and CEOs from LVMH Maisons, the 11 finalist teams pitched their ideas to a jury comprising members of the LVMH Executive Committee, along with outside experts.

Three teams received awards for innovative projects ranging from the common sourcing and reuse of raw materials throughout the Maisons, to the sustainable reinvention of products life-cycle. The winning teams are now advancing with the next steps in their projects, supported by experts from the Group.

“This new success for the DARE initiative underlines the fundamental importance that our core values of creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and innovation play in the future of our organization,” said Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Synergies. “We will continue to encourage intrapraneurial initiative by our talents because we believe their ideas are key to foster innovation throughout LVMH.”

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence selects Polimoda as its first partner for leather goods artisans training in Italy

LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence selects Polimoda as its first partner for leather goods artisans training in Italy

 

Paris, 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence (IME) has expanded to Italy, selecting Polimoda, the leading Italian fashion school, as its first partner for training of leather goods artisans in the country.

Launched in 2014, the IME professional training program ensures transmission of unique savoir-faire at LVMH Maisons to new generations through training at partner schools and collaboration with the Group’s Maisons, including Bulgari, Céline, Christian Dior Couture, Fendi, Loro Piana, Louis Vuitton, Veuve Clicquot and Zenith. It also aims at perpetuating our métiers.

The IME is currently involved in training for more than 200 young people in jewelry, couture, leather goods, vineyards and winemaking, culinary arts, watches, luxury retail and design. The degrees earned are awarded in collaboration with recognized partners in each of these sectors in France and Switzerland: BJO Formation, École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, Compagnons du Devoir, Avize Viti Campus, Ferrandi Paris, École d’Horlogerie LVMH, EMASUP and EIML Paris.

This new partnership between the IME and Polimoda marks a first expansion of this professional training model to Italy. Initially centered on leather goods craftsmanship, the training program will begin with the 2017-2018 school year. The first class will receive funding from the Tuscany region, a major hub of leather goods production worldwide, and will welcome 12 students who want to become leather goods artisans.

The candidates selected will receive two-track training, benefiting from Polimoda’s 30 years of experience in educating future fashion design and business professionals, coupled with hands-on craftsmanship training from prestigious LVMH Maisons.

Classes will begin in October 2017 at the Polimoda Design Lab in Scandicci which, thanks to its strategic location in the heart of the Florence region, gives students direct links with the industry and ultra-modern laboratories. The program will also include additional IME courses and master classes at the Palazzo Pucci, the headquarters of the IME in Italy, as well as at LVMH Maison ateliers.

“This partnership is an important initiative for Polimoda, confirming the school’s competitiveness on an international scale and recognizing the success of our educational methods for fashion design and business professionals. It is also a major development for our region, recognizing it as a center of competencies and expertise and affirming the worldwide reputation of ‘Made in Italy’ excellence,” commented Danilo Venturi, Director of Polimoda.

“The LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence plays a vital role in perpetuating the excellence of our Maisons and in ensuring the perpetuation of these métiers. I am delighted to see the launch of this new program with Polimoda in Italy, an exemplary country regarding creativity, talent and fundamental savoir-faire that are essential to the LVMH Group,” said Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President Human Resources & Synergies.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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Creativity, Sustainability, and Innovating Luxury With LVMH and Central Saint Martins Partnership

Creativity, Sustainability, and Innovating Luxury With LVMH and Central Saint Martins Partnership

 

Paris, 2017-May-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — On May 4, 2017 LVMH and Central Saint Martins announced a groundbreaking new partnership to promote creativity and identify cutting-edge solutions to drive  sustainability and innovation in luxury. Under the banner LVMH & Central Saint Martins “Sustainability & Innovation in Luxury | Fostering Creativity”, this new program is inspired by a shared desire to address the  many challenges facing the luxury industry.

After many years of academic and creative collaboration, LVMH is taking its relationship with Central Saint Martins to a new level in 2017, creating a new program with the renowned art and design school. The partnership will promote creativity, nurture young talents and identify disruptive solutions to address sustainable development and innovation in luxury. “We are very pleased to launch today such an inspiring program on sustainable innovation in luxury, fueled by our numerous and successful past collaborations and creative projects with Central Saint Martins,” said Chantal Gaemperle, Group Executive Vice President Human Resources and Synergies.

The inauguration of the LVMH & Central Saint Martins “Sustainability & Innovation in Luxury | Fostering Creativity” program on May 4th was marked by a full agenda of events at the London campus focused on students and their careers. Throughout the day students had a chance to learn more about LVMH and meet creative, business and human resources teams from 14 Maisons (Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior Couture, J.W Anderson, Céline, Emilio Pucci, Givenchy, Kenzo, Loewe, Loro Piana, Nicholas Kirkwood, Glenmorangie, Bulgari, Chaumet and Sephora). They discovered career opportunities and presented their portfolios. In addition to interviews for internships or job offers they attended workshops to give them a better understanding of the diverse universes at LVMH and its Maisons.

These meetings were followed by the introduction of Carole Collet, the new CSM LVMH Director of Sustainable Innovation, who will lead the collaboration between LVMH and CSM, developing a curriculum to embed sustainable innovation across disciplines and create ambitious projects with LVMH Maisons.

A round table discussed the vision for the future partnership with panelists including Toni Belloni, LVMH Group Managing Director, Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH EVP Human Resources and Synergies, Anne Smith, Dean of Academic Programs CSM and Carole Collet, the new program director. The panel moderator, Professor Jeremy Till, Head of CSM and Pro Vice-Chancellor UAL, said:  “Launching the new CSM LVMH partnership with an opportunity for students and Maisons to meet, is bound to result in some creative conversations and collisions around sustainable innovation in luxury.”

Four pillars of the LVMH & Central Saint Martins “Sustainability & Innovation in Luxury | Fostering Creativity” program:

– “Sustainability & Innovation” research fund and academic program;
– LVMH Grand Prix Scholarship  (five scholarships for talented students);
– Joint projects between LVMH Maisons and students / graduates;
– Recruitment and campus events.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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Universum survey ranks LVMH most desirable employer among business and management students for 12th consecutive year

Universum survey ranks LVMH most desirable employer among business and management students for 12th consecutive year

 

Paris, 2017-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Each year, Universum surveys students to find out which potential employers they consider most attractive. For the 12th year in a row LVMH figures first among French students at business and management schools.  This ranking is the result of a dynamic and innovative human resources policy that actively engages with young talents.

Universum has announced the results of its annual ranking of French companies considered the most desirable employers by students at business and engineering schools. More than 40,000 students completed a questionnaire covering their profile, experience, career objectives and lifestyle aspirations, and chose the employer they believe is the best match.  LVMH was voted most attractive employer against these different criteria for the 12th consecutive year by students at French business and management schools, increasing its lead over the next companies in the ranking with 22.40% of the votes by future managers vs. 21.69% in 2016. LVMH also moved up one spot in the ranking by engineering school students.

These results confirm the attractiveness of the LVMH Group and its Maisons, recognizing the effectiveness of our recruitment and talent development policy. Over 200 events were held in 2016 to engage with students.

“We are both delighted and proud to once again receive this mark of confidence from students. This recognition will continue to motivate us, as always, to strive for excellence and remain faithful to our promise of a stimulating work environment with international perspectives, anchored in the compelling values of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. Our ecosystem of 70 Maisons offers unique career opportunities,” said Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Synergies.

This latest distinction recognizes the proactive initiatives to attract talented students, supported by the constant engagement of the 134,000 employees of the LVMH Group who enthusiastically share their passion for their métiers.

LVMH and its Maisons reach out to students throughout the year at campus events during the LVMH Days, hosted by partner schools, including ESSEC, HEC, IFM, Polytechnique in France and Bocconi in Italy. Students are able to meet and speak with both HR managers and operational staff from Group brands to learn more about career opportunities within our unique ecosystem of 70 Houses.

Best of #INSIDELVMH

Among these many initiatives, the Inside LVMH event gave 220 students from French and European schools an opportunity to discover 16 LVMH Maisons. Thanks to the creative format of the event students were able to see firsthand the importance of innovation during tours of LVMH Houses and meetings with managers and staff. They also had a chance to speak with LVMH Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard Arnault, who gave a memorable master class at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. Young talents are also invited to high-profile events organized by LVMH such as Les Journées Particulières or Viva Technology, the next edition of which is set for June 15-17, 2017 in Paris.

Students are invited to gain firsthand experience in the luxury sector as well during internships or apprenticeships. 50% of young graduates already have a professional experience before being recruited.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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LVMH and Central Saint Martins: building on shared ambitions to grow and drive innovation

LVMH and Central Saint Martins: building on shared ambitions to grow and drive innovation

 

Paris, 2017-Feb-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — After a collaboration of six years, the LVMH group and Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, announce a new decisive era for their partnership. A major investment by LVMH will intensify the scholarship programs and fund a groundbreaking sustainability and innovation programme. Its mission will be to combine imaginative ideas and creativity with the discovery of new holistic solutions that balance the needs of people, planet and business.

This global strategic agreement between the two institutions stems from past major initiatives, taking them to a whole new level and building on shared ambitions to enable the best talents to grow and to drive innovation. The sustainability and innovation programme shares this ideal. It combines disruptive thinking and sustainable practice to question the future of creativity and the challenges that our sectors face. The programme will enable knowledge exchange between LVMH teams, CSM students and representatives, and will deepen the already solid relationship between the Group and the college.

A new CSM LVMH Director of Sustainability and Innovation will be appointed to steer the relationship and enhance on-going curriculum development to embed sustainable innovation across disciplines at Central Saint Martins. Ambitious projects will be created in collaboration with LVMH Maisons, echoing the long-term commitment of the Group to find better solutions to the many challenges the luxury industry faces.

LVMH and Central Saint Martins have enjoyed a close relationship over many years, strengthened in 2011 with the creation of the three original Grand Prix LVMH Scholarships, and sponsorship of the LVMH Lecture Theatre, a versatile space hosting a wide range of thought provoking events and lectures. Over the years CSM LVMH collaborative projects have resulted in design proposals for a number of Maisons, including sustainability and innovation projects across all CSM disciplines.

“The LVMH group is very excited to launch this unique sustainability and innovation programme with Central Saint Martins: a step further in our support of tomorrow’s talents, reinforcing this historical partnership and the LVMH Grand Prix Scholarships.” states Chantal Gaemperle, Group Executive Vice President Human Resources and Synergies.

Jeremy Till, Head of Central Saint Martins and Pro Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London, adds: “This exceptional commitment by LVMH to Central Saint Martins will enable the two partners to co-design a world leading programme, so allowing the talents of tomorrow to be immersed in issues of sustainability and innovation.”

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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Institut des Métiers d’Excellence starts new school year

Paris, 2016-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The third class at the Institut des Métiers d’Excellence (IME) began the school year on October 18. Bernard Arnault spoke to the 178 apprentices in this year’s cohort, joined by representatives of the schools and LVMH Maisons that are part of the vocational training program.

In 2014 LVMH founded the Institut des Métiers d’Excellence, a work/study program in partnership with vocational schools that are leaders in their disciplines. Among these prestigious schools are the École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture, the École Boulle applied arts and design school, and the Ferrandi Paris culinary institute. This initiative enables LVMH to guarantee the transmission to young generations of expertise and savoir-faire unique to the world of luxury. The IME emphasizes the key role played by master artisans and tutors in valorizing and ensuring the future of métiers centered on craftsmanship, creativity and retail. The underlying objective is to preserve and enrich this heritage.

The results for the second IME cohort illustrate the success of this program: every one of the 64 students obtained their degree in 2016, the second year in a row with a 100% success rate. What’s more,  82% of them went on to find a job, an apprenticeship, or pursue their studies. Among them, 26 apprentices earned a professional distinction. This year LVMH Houses are providing 120 apprenticeship contracts.

Chantal Gaemperle, Group Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Synergies, said: “The Institut des Métiers d’Excellence preserves traditional skills, ensures a vibrant future for unique savoir-faire, and develops employment for talented artisans. Above all, this program makes a dynamic contribution to creating jobs and ensuring the employability of young people.”

Two new courses have been added to the 16 degrees already offered by the IME: Culinary Arts in association with Ferrandi Paris, and Watchmaking, in collaboration with the new LVMH École d’Horlogerie in Switzerland. These new courses join existing training programs in Jewelry, Couture Flou and Couture Tailleur, Leather Goods, Vineyards and Winemaking, Retail Design and Sales.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

LVMH and HEC Paris business school to create the Chair for General Management and Retail Excellence

PARIS, 2015-9-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — LVMH and the HEC Paris business school have signed a partnership agreement to create the Chair for General Management and Retail Excellence, a teaching and research program dedicated to luxury brand management.

Leaders in their respective fields with strong ties through the talents they recruit and train, LVMH and HEC have joined to found the Chair for General Management and Retail Excellence. The Chair will draw on expertise from professors at HEC, as well as the talents and engagement of managers from numerous LVMH Group companies. This long-term partnership will create a new benchmark in the field thanks to major educational initiatives.

The Chair will train tomorrow’s talents in every aspect of the luxury industry, from sales and merchandising to logistics. It will give students in the program access to unique career opportunities thanks to targeted specialization. For LVMH, this is also a means to engage directly with an international pool of high-potential talents who have  multicultural profiles and who welcome career mobility. What’s more, this partnership creates opportunities to focus research on fundamental issues facing the luxury industry. At the signing of the agreement, Chantal Gaemperle, Group Executive Vice President Human Resources & Synergies, said: “Retail figures at the heart of the LVMH Group’s strategy and offers career opportunities that students are not always aware of. Our customer advisors, buyers, visual merchandisers, trainers and managers are the front-line ambassadors of our Houses.”

LVMH already has long-term partnerships with leading schools around the world, including ESSEC in Paris, Bocconi in Milan, Central Saint Martins in London and Parsons in New York. This latest agreement deepens the presence of LVMH in an educational ecosystem that prepares students for the incredible variety of careers available in luxury.

SOURCE: LVMH

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LVMH and HEC Paris business school to create the Chair for General Management and Retail Excellence

LVMH and HEC Paris business school to create the Chair for General Management and Retail Excellence