Assistant Visual Merchandising Manager – Cosmetics - CPD
When you look at L’Oréal, what do you see? If all you see is lipstick, look again and experience the Freedom to go Beyond the ordinary. That’s the beauty of L’Oréal. We operate in 150 countries on 5 continents. With 36 international brands and 86,000 employees worldwide, we’re well on our way to fulfilling our common purpose: to create beauty that moves the world.
By 2030 we want to capture over another 1 billion consumers around the world. How? By creating cosmetic products which meet the infinite diversity of consumers beauty needs and desires, and always through digital innovation. Not only that but taking our sustainability goals seriously; moving us to a more inclusive and sustainable society, for every generation.
Our brands, dynamic culture, and always being our own challenger mean that we offer freedom and opportunity you won’t get anywhere else.
If you want the Freedom to go Beyond, we’ll see you at L’Oréal.
As part of the Consumers Products Division, you’ll be playing a huge part in our mission: to democratize the best of beauty, and for us, beauty has to be sustainable.
We embrace and enhance emerging trends to create the most relevant and sustainable beauty products and experiences, making them accessible to each and everyone all around the world, thanks to the diversity of our brands and their communities.
Our Division has the world’s #1 beauty brand in L’Oréal Paris, the #1 makeup brand in Maybelline New York, the #1 natural brand in Garnier, as well as NYX Professional Make Up. Beyond our four iconic global brands, we have a unique brand portfolio including among others like Essie and Garnier.
Ownership of end-to-end POS process: Management of the POS Critical Path (communicating dates to the wider team and ensuring deadlines are being met internally and externally). To manage the process from load-up, design and development to delivery and payment – ensuring we are on-time and within budget.
Management of promo / semi-permanent installs and updates: Adapt the retail concepts for the retail environment appropriately. Use technical knowledge to ensure best in class execution and durability. Manage all projects efficiently and effectively, from initial load-up meetings to briefing design agencies and through prototype, approval, final production to instore implementation. Deliver installs that uplift the brand image, ensuring sign off by the appropriate leadership teams are obtained including General manager & Band leaders.
Guardianship of brand identity: De-coding brand image, value and sense of purpose and translating appropriately for the UK market. Understand UK customers and environments and integrating that into all we deliver.
Administration: Ensure all working documents are kept up to date and prepared for the following year (WIP, CPA, etc). Share the information with the relevant stakeholders in an appropriate time frame. Manage and adapt processes to always improve efficiency for the team.
Budget: Work closely with the Head of Merchandising to build and maintain the budget. Raise all Purchase Orders. Record over/under spend, flagging issues and finding savings/efficiencies where possible.
Communication: Internally ensure transparency on deadlines and budget to manage business expectations and deliver projects that are on brand, customer focused, exciting, on time and within budget. Develop a close working relationship with external partners and suppliers to develop a common goal and synchronised way of working. Work closely with the internal teams (MKT, Commercial, etc) to ensure a seamless way of working.
Team management: Responsible for the development and management of the team intern. Inclusive of all communication with HR and university, supporting learning and development through varied mediums. Monitoring progress and following the development path as per agreed with the Head of Merchandising.
You are able to
• Demonstrate entrepreneurship
• Manage Complexity
• Achieve results with integrity
• Acts/Lead with human sensitivity
• Display sensitivity to the métier
• Interact effectively
Organised: You love a list and have strong planning and organisation skills – with the ability to re-prioritise as required.
Measured: We want to track the success of our campaigns and initiatives so projects must be able to show ROI.
Accurate: You have the ability to work to a high degree of accuracy and meet deadlines.
Entrepreneurial. Every day, you spot opportunities to drive growth for our brand and our customers, making sure the good name of our brand is always protected.
Super creative: Whether it be in overcoming challenges or creating artwork for your channel, creativity is our back bone, and we love new ideas.
Proactive and Open: L’Oreal is for the pioneers, which means embracing new ideas, challenges and change with positivity and a hands on approach.
Teams are the new heroes: There is no better feeling than being part of a successful and dynamic team, so even if you are Superman or Wonder Woman, you recognise that teams are the real heroes.
Only Human: we all make mistakes, but you are not afraid of failure. You learn and show how the experience has helped the business learn for the future and benefitted all.
Ambitious: You crave success and L’Oréal is the ultimate place to achieve your dreams. We will support you all the way and make sure you have the support and development in place to help you succeed.
You. You are real. And you’re true to yourself. We cherish and celebrate diversity so you will feel right at home whoever you are.
We put people development and learning at the heart of our business; we’ll help you master your role, develop your technical expertise and you’ll benefit from exceptional management and leadership programmes. From face-to-face workshops to our global online learning resources, you’re actively encouraged to embed learning into your daily life and are rewarded for continuous improvement. Don’t forget that every employee gets 3 Coursera credits; that means you can get qualifications from over 1000 universities from around the world, with thousands of courses to choose from.
Looking for a good work/life balance? With our new hybrid working scheme, you can take a flexible approach to work as well as benefit from early finishes on Fridays during the summer...so you can enjoy more time with your friends and family.
As any great employer should do, we make sure we look after your financial wellbeing. That’s why we have a great pension plan, profit share scheme and many more incentives to give you the security you deserve. We also put employee health and wellbeing at the front of everything we do; fully training employees as mental health ambassadors to support and educate ourselves further. There’s also the chance to enrol in medical and dental insurance, gym discounts, health check-ups and even yoga and Pilates classes to employees in all of our locations.
Oh, did we mention that as an employee you also get discount sales of up to 70% off throughout the year on our 36 brands? Plus, you also get the option to share that in our Friends and Family sales as well!
How we recruit
At L’Oréal, we take pride in creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and their contributions are valued. When we recruit, hire, train, promote or engage in any other employment practice, we are committed to being an inclusive employer regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, socioeconomic status, medical condition or disability, or any other protected status. When we look for talent, we welcome difference - different backgrounds, experiences, personalities and perspectives. The beauty we find in our differences gives us the freedom to go beyond. That’s the beauty of L’Oréal.