Métiers d’Excellence LVMH

Transmission & Savoir-faire

LVMH’s Métiers d’Excellence encompass over 280 Creative, Craft and Customer Experience métiers that require unique savoir-faire. Practiced by some 80,000 talented people around the world, these métiers are essential to the sustained success of our Group and our Maisons.

LVMH’s Métiers d’Excellence encompass over 280 Creative, Craft and Customer Experience métiers that require unique savoir-faire. Practiced by some 80,000 talented people around the world, these métiers are essential to the sustained success of our Group and our Maisons.

These métiers allow us to control every link in our value chain, from the sourcing of raw materials to the production and the selective retailing of our products. This control guarantees our excellence, both upstream and downstream.

They share a combination of technical skills with artistic and/or personal relations skills and are accessible to people from all types of backgrounds and previous professional experience around the world.

We want to attract the most talented people from younger generations everywhere in the world to pass on and nurture unique savoir-faire that are not widely recognized but are absolutely essential to the success of the LVMH Group and our Maisons.

The Métiers d’Excellence LVMH have a three-fold mission:

  • PASS ON unique skills to ensure that these métiers thrive in the future, and recruit the most talented people.
  • RECOGNIZE and develop talented people at our Maisons.
  • PROMOTE and celebrate the extraordinary Heritage and Savoir-Faire of Excellence that Make LVMH unique in the world, and showcase our initiatives among the public.

We have a responsibility to ensure that these unique Métiers are preserved and thrive. With the “We For We” Manifesto, signed by the members of the LVMH Executive Committee and by all the Chief Executive Officers of our Maisons, we formally make a commitment to:

1. Identify Métiers d’Excellence and ensure their preservation, especially those that require long and demanding apprenticeships or face a shortage of candidates.

2. Meet the development needs of each skillset and promote career-long learning, notably through continuing education.

3. Anticipate the competencies and savoir-faire needed to perform the Métiers d’Excellence of tomorrow by stimulating innovation and creativity.

4. Encourage cross-disciplinary exchanges among different Métiers d’Excellence.

5. Support work/study and apprenticeship approaches that combine theory and practise.

6. Encourage mentoring and coaching, with a focus on passing on skills from one generation to the next.

7. Develop and promote the employability of young talents, as well as people who are reskilling.

8. Promote people with talent in all their diversity, embodying the LVMH Group’s policy of support for equal opportunity.

9. Forge partnerships with organizations – non-profit associations, institutions and schools – whose vocation involves developing Métiers d’Excellence, and support solidarity initiatives through our philanthropy.

10. Promote broad awareness of these exceptional skills and inspire vocations.