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RICHARD GINORI Product Development Manager

Kering - Regular
Firenze - Italy

About us A global luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watches: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear. By placing creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Houses to set new limits in terms of their creative expression while crafting tomorrow's Luxury in a sustainable and responsible way. Richard Ginori is an expression of excellence in Italy and in the world in the high artistic manufacture of porcelain, able to combine craftsmanship, creativity and attention to progress. As part of the global luxury group Kering, we are committed to ‘empowering imagination’ in a sustainable manner and encouraging our employees to flourish. Join our passionate journey and fulfil your potential and creativity. We are currently seeking a Product Development Manager who will report to the Brand & Product Director as part of our dynamic team in Sesto Fiorentino (FI).

Your opportunity

You will play a key role within the Brand & Product team by managing all product engineering, development and sample production phases in line with the guidelines received by the Brand & Product Director.

How you will contribute

  • Oversee all the Richard Ginori collection development processes in collaboration with the Design office and in line with the Director’s guidelines
  • Lead the design and product development processes, optimizing the product industrialization phase
  • Liase with the Supply Chain team in order to conduct feasibility analysis before production launch
  • Work closely with R&D team to ensure compliancy of new materials and dyes with the current food security legislation
  • Guarantee all products are accurately coded on the internal product database
  • Ensure the agreed timing for collection development is respected and provide technical support where necessary
  • Manage the entire PLC (Product Life Cycle), while acting as a link between the engineering, production, promotional and commercial teams
  • Define and manage budget
  • Set KPIs and monitor performance in order to implement improvements when necessary
  • Train and develop direct reports for their future growth/career path

Who you are

  • An individual with extensive post graduate experience (minimum 5 years) in a similar role, profoundly knowledgeable in product development processes within the luxury and/or interior design sector
  • A collaborative individual able to build solid relationships with multiple and diverse stakeholders
  • An expert project manager with strong analytical skills
  • A problem solver, able to prioritize workload and pay close attention to details
  • A great team player, able to engage with teams and colleagues from different functions and levels of the company
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Fluent in Italian and English, both written and spoken

Why work with us?

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Kering adventure in a moment of extraordinary growth, and become part of a dynamic team in a global Luxury group that offers endless possibilities to learn and grow. Talent development is a managerial principle at Kering and we are committed to fostering internal mobility. Our common vision promotes leadership skills and helps every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment.

Kering is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms – gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs and sexual orientation – enriches the workplace. It opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background. 

  • Full time
  • Europe
  • Italy

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