Louis Poulsen: Product & Design Project Manager

Founded in 1874, Louis Poulsen (LP) is a Danish lighting manufacturer born out of the Scandinavian design tradition where form follows function. The function and design of our products are tailored to reflect and support the rhythm of natural light. Every detail in the design has a purpose. Every design starts and ends with light. We believe in passionate craftsmanship that produces quality lighting and design products that are pleasing to the eye and to the light.

In close partnership with designers, architects, and other talents like Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Øivind Slaatto, Alfred Homann, Oki Sato, and Louise Campbell, we have established ourselves as one of the key global suppliers of architectural and decorative lighting. Defying traditional product categories, our products serve and span the professional and private lighting markets for both indoor and outdoor applications.

Louis Poulsen is represented all over the world and now we are looking for a Product & Design Project Manager for the Product & Design (P&D) department in Copenhagen.


About the Role

You will be a key part of the P&D team, where you will manage Product & Design projects in alignment with and reference to Product & Design Director, to ensure a timely delivery and high standard of all P&D related tasks towards relevant stakeholders and touchpoints internally and externally.


Responsibilities:

  • Prepare product steering committee presentations, commercial and product news briefs, and presentations
  • Enforce structure and workflow within the Product & Design department
  • Establish and manage platform for keeping track of project timelines and delivery deadlines
  • Manage and update product pipeline overview, biannual product launches and campaigns – keeping track of changes and deadlines
  • Manage approvals with funds and heirs concerning design rights, relaunches, and product changes
  • Handle design and product name registration matters in cooperation with Louis Poulsen’s lawyer
  • Evaluate business cases and margin calculations
  • Manage forecast process in alignment with Commercial Directors
  • In charge of securing deliveries for PIM (Product Information management)
  • Manage production of online advisory board questionnaires, analyses, evaluate and present survey insights – in cooperation with external consultant when relevant
  • Portfolio performance analysis and price pyramids
  • Report market analysis, advisory board surveys and benchmark for existing and coming products
  • Advise during the pricing process
  • Drive insights of commercial related aspects e.g., product life circles
  • Prepare product discontinuation recommendations and process
  • Capture and share market competitive and trend insight
  • Participate in planning and assists in biannual internal launches
  • Manage 1-2 team members


Personal Profile

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in business or related discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience required. A master’s degree in business, or related discipline, is preferred.

We expect that the right candidate has at least 3-5 years of experience in a similar position at a global company. A background in a design-led furniture, lifestyle or consumer brand and experience working with creative teams is an advantage. You may have a background as a product manager, category manager or product development manager etc.

Personally, you have a strategic, commercial, and analytical mindset. You are solution oriented, structured and have a hands-on approach managing projects forward. You have a good understanding of customer segments and how to work with product assortment.

You are out-going, have a positive attitude and can work efficiently and independently, as well as being a collaborative team player. You can cope and work under pressure meeting tight deadlines.

You have an appreciation of and interest in design history and the contemporary design scene, as well as a curiosity for design, craftsmanship, sustainability, and innovation processes.

We expect that you have a solid background in basic IT tools, particularly with MS Office and preferably also Power BI and Monkey Survey.

You have excellent communications skills; the position requires English, both written and spoken. But Danish language skills will be a plus.

 

We offer

We offer a challenging job in a dynamic but informal organization. An organization that emphasizes good employee conditions and relations. We ensure that you get the necessary knowledge of our company and products through introductory and training programs, where you will learn more about our lighting philosophy, as well as learn about the products and their history.

At Louis Poulsen we value diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.

 

If you have any questions, please contact

Monique Faber

Director, Product & Design
Email: mfa@louispoulsen.dk


Application deadline:
As soon as possible

Apply here


About Louis Poulsen

Louis Poulsen is a part of Design Holding. Design Holding is the largest global high-end design group with a European heritage. Founded in December 2018 and jointly controlled by the two leading investment firms Investindustrial and The Carlyle Group, Design Holding aims to further grow globally through acquisitions as well. Today the Group brings together a collection of powerful and complementary iconic companies: B&B Italia, Flos, Louis Poulsen and their subsidiaries.Additional information is available at www.louispoulsen.com