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Artek is a Finnish design company, founded in Helsinki in 1935 by four young idealists: Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl. Their goal was “to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational means.” In keeping with the radical spirit of its founders, Artek today remains an innovative player in the world of modern design, developing new products at the intersection of design, architecture, and art. The Artek collection consists of furniture, lighting, and accessories designed by Finnish masters and leading international designers. It stands for clarity, functionality, and poetic simplicity. 

For over 80 years, Artek’s products have enriched public spaces, museums, schools, restaurants, hotels, shops, as well as countless private homes all over the world. Since 2013 Artek has been part of the Swiss design company Vitra. With a small, yet dynamic and highly dedicated team, we aim to further develop Artek as an independent heritage brand within the international environment of the Vitra group.

Product Manager f/m/d

Country/Region:  CH
City:  Basel
Level of Employment:  100%
Duration:  permanent
Required Travel:  0-25%
Company:  Vitra International AG

The Position 

Artek is looking for an experienced Product Manager f/m/d to join the Artek Products team in Basel/Switzerland. You will work in a multi-national team of designers, engineers and project managers. In our team we design and roll-out products with contemporary designers that deliver to the vision and strategy of Artek, while also cultivating a wide portfolio of design classics. The small team is embedded in a larger organisation with flat hierarchies and interfaces to all other relevant functions.

 

Your Responsibilities 

  • product portfolio and lifecycle management
  • planning of product launches
  • coordination of marketing and sales activities together with our marketing team
  • accompany the product introduction process
  • market and competitor intelligence
  • secure product related information flow to all markets
  • responsibility for product related content management
  • product pricing and pricelist production
  • market facing representation of Artek Products team
  • disseminate product know how within the organization
  • contribute to demand planning

 

Your Qualification

  • background in business economics or similar
  • enthusiasm for good design
  • at least 5 years of experience in product management for a premium brand
  • open minded and energetic
  • structured and self-reliant
  • strong analytical skills, high affinity with numbers
  • commercially driven and entrepreneurial thinking
  • good communicative competence
  • excellent MS office skills mandatory, SAP skills of advantage
  • fluent in English (team language) and German

 

What we offer

  • A dynamic and creative environment
  • A challenging job featuring varied tasks in a leading international company
  • A salary in line with the market, including additional benefits

 

 

Are you interested?

 

At Artek, you will find a pulsating environment where you can thrive and make a lasting contribution.

 

 

If you have further questions please contact Bastian Brokatzky, Bastian.Brokatzky@vitra.com.

 

 

 

 

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