Aaron Owen started out in university career services counseling MBAs and undergrads for six years. He found it so fulfilling that he studied adult learning and transitioned to HR. He joined LVMH in 2011 as Director of Talent Development in the US, then went on to head HR at Fresh a cosmetics house of the Group, where he gets to help employees pursue their dream career every day.
What do you wish people knew about working at LVMH?
That LVMH, even with 134,000 employees present in 70 countries, is structured in a way that preserves an entrepreneurial spirit and is actually quite intimate. Whether employees work in cosmetics, fashion, selective retailing, jewelry, or wine & spirits, they all have a common passion for creativity and are driven by a constant quest for excellence.
What has been your favorite project or experience so far?
My current role at Fresh is my favorite experience! The opportunity to work internationally as well as be part of building a team and helping to shape a company culture is amazing.
What qualities do you look for in future employees?
I always look for people that are curious. Having a boundless curiosity means being open to continually learning and growing. I also look for passion. When I came to the cosmetics industry, I didn’t know much about it. But I was passionate about working in a creatively driven environment and someone spotted that and gave me the chance.
The LVMH group brings together 70 exceptional Houses across fashion and leather goods, wines and spirits, perfumes and cosmetics, watches and jewelry and selective retailing, which create products that convey savoir-faire, tradition and heritage while remaining firmly anchored in modernity. Our brands include Louis Vuitton, Céline, Marc Jacobs, Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Hennessy, Dior, Guerlain, Benefit, Bvlgari, TAG Heuer, Chaumet and Sephora among many others.
Our employees: The talent of our employees is an essential competitive asset that underpins the success of our Houses. LVMH spans an amazing diversity of businesses, professions and brands with a presence around the world. This allows us to provide a variety of career paths for every member of the Group.
What makes us unique: Joining LVMH means becoming part of an academy of talents and contributing, together, to the Future of Tradition.