The world of fashion and luxury is highly fascinating. Managing to get a job with one of the giants of the fashion world has been and continues to be the dream of many people. Constantly surrounded by that aura of mystery, quality, elegance and exclusivity, from designers to managers, they have necessarily gone from arranging the products that others made to being themselves who created them. It was and is not an easy process. And it is not anywhere.
As a sector, it has entered the world of digitalisation later than the rest, but many of the brands have already implemented it, in one way or another, without losing the exclusivity of their value proposition and corporate heritage that they have always had. However, there is still a long road ahead.
Reinvent yourself or die
Karl Lagerfeld, the late Kaiser of Chanel, had known this for a long time when it came to creativity. But we need to go one step further. As has happened in the vast majority of sectors, technology has proved to be the most impactful factor in recent years and will continue to be so for many years to come. Anyone who does not avail of technology loses out on a great competitive advantage, especially because of the current importance of e-commerce or online commerce.
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Without losing the essence
The war for talent is even fiercer. 70% of companies in the sector say they have “difficulties” when it comes to finding the talent they want and need. People who not only have technical skills, but who combine them with business vision, creativity, analytical thinking, or industry experience. Who help automate processes, create large sales platforms, open new channels, or make agile, data-driven decisions. To also face new customers generation. And who compete with the great powers of fashion such as China, or emerging industries such as India, Mexico or Brazil.
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Particularly attention must be placed on people with the following backgrounds. They are the most talked about in the industry: Technical managers, e-commerce managers, database managers, web developers, QA manager, Head of Engineering, Android and iOS developers, Data Scientists, Digital Platforms engineers, Product Managers, etc.
Digital recruitment: the big challenge for the sector
In the same way that agility is necessary to compete, in the search for the best talent, the speed and experience of the candidate are fundamental factors. If you are not fast, others will find it before you.
Until now, both large multinationals and the not so big ones, have gotten help by specialised companies and headhunters to recruit the best talent. And most have picked and continue to pick staff thanks to references or “old school” techniques.
Carla Cabrera, Executive Director of Catenon, tell us about the latest trends of Fashion and Luxury recruitment. Fashion and Luxury sector is one of the latest industries to welcome digitization and new skills are being required. The war of talent is also for them.
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