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Visual Merchandising Assistant Merchandising Manager - NYX Professional Make Up

Сфера деятельности: Retail Corporate

Тип должности: Permanent

Тип занятости: Full - Time

Место расположения: London

Страна: United Kingdom

The world leader in beauty, L’Oréal is present in 130 countries on five continents. Our 32 international brands have allowed us to devote ourselves solely to one business: beauty, with a mission to provide the best in cosmetics innovation to all women and men around the world. We want to bring beauty to all people. Our ambition by 2020 is to win over another one billion consumers around the world by creating the cosmetic products that meet the infinite diversity of their beauty needs and desires through continued digital innovation. L’Oréal encourages diversity and sustainable, ethical sourcing for all our products and we have reduced our emissions by approx. 50% since 2005.  Our brands are leaders in beauty, and we are looking for you to lead the change you want to see in L’Oréal.

VM Assistant Merchandising manager – NYX Professional Make Up

The position of Assistant Merchandising Manager NYX Professional Makeup is a key leadership role within the NYX Professional Makeup team.  This position oversees all permanent and promotion activities remerches, new launch development and Aftermarket/store maintenance through all our distribution channels for UK & Ireland. It is the interface between our business and agencies including the production, design and field merchandisers.  Managing the intern, this role reports into the Head of Merchandising for NYX Professional Makeup and works closely with marketing, sales, supply, purchasing, finance and Zone.

The Assistant Merchandising Manager works closely with the marketing, commercial and category management teams to create the visual merchandising and ranging strategy for the brand.  This then needs to be followed through in ensuring merchandising initiatives are project managed through the agencies maintaining quality, within budget and adhering to timelines. Strong commercial relationships need to be created and maintained with the agencies and professional communication ensuring information is understood and expectations are exceeded.  This position manages the permanent/Opex budget. 


• Work strategically to develop NYX Professional Makeup in line with brand positioning and the market.  This includes regular updates on new product development and overall brand direction which need to be reflected visually in store.
• Managing the design and development of permanent displays in line with international brand direction, tailored to local market; from brief through to final production and implementation.
• Drive remerch and brand image strategy managing the intern to deliver best in class planogrammes in line with strategy and the expectations of the trade + internal stakeholders.
• Strategically lead retailer trials and programmes from brand image and operational perspective.
• To be responsible for budget control and identifying cost effective and sustainable solutions ensuring Merchandising Cost Database is updated, including building strong relationships with external agencies.
• Design Agency - brief permanent aligned with all promotional activities; to work together to design the overall visual look and feel; maintain the brand image throughout and be the brand guardian.
• Production Agency - provide specifications and preferred materials to Project Create rate card; maximise Create rate card through challenging suppliers on creativity encouraging new innovations/materials.
• Merchandising Agency - manage costs on adhoc activity for external Merchandising Agency; maximise internal field reps to implement adhoc activity.
• Store maintenance/Aftermarket - ensure store look their best and manage agencies to hold minimum stock and control costs associated to production, storage and deliveries.
• Relationship with Zone & DMI team - ensure fluid communication and share best practice from UKI POS
• Ensure appropriate channels are followed when getting initiatives signed off internally.
• Present to Marketing Director and GM at weekly Merchandising meeting and to Marketing Meetings for relevant projects. Present designs and prototypes on a regular basis; secure management approval from top management to progress projects at critical stages of development.
• Provide ongoing feedback to Account Managers on specific retailers and develop measurable action plans within timelines.

• Assess competitor activity and develop designs that compete in terms of originality and impact. 


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. 


• Good team management experience
• Experience of leading ranging strategy
• Project Management and multi-tasking
• Commercial Excellence – Numerical – strong negotiator
• Presentation Skills
• Attention to detail – creative eye
• Budget Management
• Good Excel & Pack office skills
• Experience working under pressure and autonomously
• Exposure to cosmetics industry or retail processes

• Leadership to be able to influence Marketing & Global teams