With a history of 140 years, Tarkett is a worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, with net sales of € 2.6 billion in 2020.
Offering a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, rubber, carpet, wood, laminate, artificial turf and athletics tracks, the Group serves customers in over 100 countries across the globe.
Tarkett has more than 12,000 employees and 33 industrial sites, and sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields.
Committed to change the game with circular economy and to reducing its carbon footprint, the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy based on Cradle to Cradle® principles, fully aligned with its Tarkett Human-Conscious Design™ approach.
Innovation is core to Tarkett strategy, to be the global leader in commercial flooring and sports surfaces, to grow selectively in residential flooring and to change the game with circular economy.
The global mission of this permanent position will contribute to further differentiate and fuel the pipeline of innovation to extend Tarkett innovation leadership.
This position reports to the Prospective & Opportunity Exploration Director and is based at Paris La Defense.
Ensure with your colleagues that technical, norms & regulations, market watch is done on defined priorities
Identify white paper needs on defined priorities
o Innovation process / Exploration portfolio
Nurture innovation process phase I / phase II
Contribute with Program Managers to identify exploration priorities and plan
o Exploration leadership
Identify potential concepts desirability and viability with divisions marketing teams, define segment matrix and conditions to succeed,
Identify macro feasibility with Group and divisions R&D teams, define feasibility matrix and conditions to succeed
Prepare Gate -1 directly or as support to leader defined, prepare handover to Division project leader for Gate 0
o Capitalization / learning
Ensure we capitalize on learnings / methodology
Your Skills and Experience
You have 3 to 4 years of experience, and you have a technical background that allows interactions with R&D, you understand the technical and operation requirements, P&L practices and customers.
You are a partner with a strong knowledge and experience of innovation process and main associated methodologies.
You are fluent in English. You have a business sensitiveness and you are curious, creative and have strong communication skills.
Expand your horizons.
Step into our world and you’ll discover a highly international Group, operating in over 100 countries, and a leader in many of its markets and product categories.
With over 40 nationalities in the Group, our people reflect the multicultural nature of Tarkett. We’re a mid-sized company which means plenty of opportunities to gain skills and experience working on transversal projects at global and local levels.
We think of ourselves as an international team of teams and we strongly believe in developing talents through internal mobility, across both functions and geographies.
Change the game.
We’ve made Tarkett a place where strategy is clear, the decision-making process simple and objectives are ambitious. That’s because our aim is to provide a stimulating workplace where people know what and where they contribute and are encouraged to make an impact.
We’re looking for game changers - people who are never satisfied with the status quo, because tomorrow will be different and we want Tarkett to lead the way.
We believe Tarkett’s entrepreneurial culture is what differentiates us from the competition. Our anticipation and agility in the market are backed up by operations rooted in world class manufacturing practices.
It’s the collaboration across both that make us an industry leader.
Design the future of society.
We want our products and activities to contribute positively to the environment and people’s quality of life. Sustainable thinking drives the way we develop solutions that benefit people and the planet over the long-term.
We’ve adopted a closed loop circular design model, applying Cradle to Cradle® principles to support the development of a circular economy.