Product Innovation Manager (m/f/d)

Hugo Boss
Stuttgart, DE
07 May 2022
24 Jun 2022
HUGO BOSS is one of the leading premium fashion and lifestyle companies with around 13,800 employees worldwide. As diverse as we are at HUGO BOSS, we all share a common goal: to inspire people through our work. In this role, you will have the opportunity to be yourself and to contribute your ideas and your creativity - because, to create something extraordinary, we must explore new paths together. Join our team and discover how you can shape your own future at HUGO BOSS!

Product Innovation Manager (m/f/d)
HUGO BOSS AG | Metzingen near Stuttgart | Germany | Full-time

Innovation always means focusing on the consumers and their needs.
You are passionate about innovation and fascinated about new trends & technologies? In this role you will be responsible for the identification, prioritization, and execution of new product ideas to increase consumer satisfaction and to push our product portfolio to the next level. Come join our team and reshape fashion. We love fashion & we change fashion.

What you can expect:
  • Contribute to shaping the potential for innovation at HUGO BOSS
  • Be part of the Group Strategy & Corporate Development division and report to the Team Lead Product Innovation
  • Merge industry & disruptive trends as digitalization & sustainability with product development
  • Contribute to the overall innovation framework by shaping & executing new opportunity fields of the product innovation roadmap in close collaboration with the Tearn Lead Product Innovation
  • Build and manage the overall innovation funnel & framework
  • Work on future product innovation topics in close partnerships with the Brand & Business Units
  • Be responsible as Product Owner for the scope, desirability, and delivery of proof of concepts (POC) or minimum viable products (MVP) at their incubation phase to evaluate their scaling potential
  • Actively perform stakeholder management to ensure needed framework conditions to emerge new product ideas

Your profile:
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience in an international business environment or ideally in an entrepreneurial work environment
  • Successfully completed Bachelor's degree
  • Experience in agile project management as well as in product development, product creation & design or brand management
  • Ideally first experiences in innovation methodologies such as (but not limited to) Lean Startup, Design Thinking
  • Ideally experience in 3D tools such as Vidya or CLO
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and highly interested in innovation topics
  • Passion for new challenges and & strong sense of accountability
  • High level of resilience and persuasiveness as well as empathetic and strong human skills
  • Strong networking and communication skills in written and spoken in English
  • Strategic thinking: ability to structure work in a way that supports the continuous improvement of the overall innovation roadmap and business

Your benefits:
  • Made for Me: three days in Metzingen and two days working remotely. Our hybrid working model "Threedom of work" is as individual as your personal needs.
  • Today. Tomorrow. Always. Sustainability is one of our key values, and more than just a trend. We are committed to environmental, animal and climate protection, and human rights.
  • Does innovation drive you? Same for us! We have digitized most of our workflows and almost fully automated our logistics centres.
  • Exclusive discounts for shopping and arts: benefit from discounts for family and friends along with free entrance to more than 15 international art museums.
  • High-performing people need a healthy balance. Take advantage of the employee gym, the beach volleyball field or yoga classes on the rooftop terrace.
  • As a fashion company, we value good taste in everything - including food. Welcome to our own restaurant and cafĂ©, Times.

Fashion is a form of self-expression. With our products, we want to inspire individuality and encourage everyone to be their authentic selves. HUGO BOSS is a global company with our employees representative of the world at large. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce, and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of, but not limited to, age, citizenship, disability, gender identity or expression, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, marital status, or sexual orientation.