Víctor Martínez de Albéniz is a full professor in IESE’s Department of Production, Technology and Operations Management.
He joined IESE in 2004 after earning a Ph.D. at the Operations Research Center of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an engineering degree at École Polytechnique in France.
His research is on broad operations management. He started his career working on procurement and supply issues, where a balanced sourcing portfolios can provide low cost, flexibility, and innovation opportunities. He has spent the last 15 years working on retail topics, where he has developed models for fashion trends (apparel, music, etc.) and optimized operations in volatile markets. He is currently interested in the interface of firm operations with consumers, and this includes the design of retail touchpoints, the management of experiences, and the use of repeated interactions to drive consumer behavior.
His work has been published in journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing and Services Operations Management, or Production and Operations Management. He has received support by the European Research Council (ERC), the Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness, and La Caixa foundation. In 2015 he was awarded the Sabadell Herrero prize for Economic Research and in 2018 the MSOM Young Scholar Prize. He is also a Department Editor of Management Science and has been a member of the editorial boards of Manufacturing and Services Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management.
In addition, Prof. Martínez de Albéniz teaches IESE courses on operations management, operations strategy, advanced methods for operations and new product development, both at the executive and MBA levels. He has also taught at other schools such as MIT, MDE (Côte d’Ivoire) or the Indian School of Business.