Senior / Product Manager

L'Oréal - London - Hammersmith, United Kingdom

Posted 770 days ago
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    Not Applicable
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    Consumer Goods, Cosmetics
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Job description

Senior / Product Manager - opportunities within the Consumer, Professional & Luxury Brands


Executive Summary

L’Oréal is seeking Product Managers and Senior Product Managers to manage some of our highly successful brands. Our brands have made us the world leader in beauty products and one of the most professional and dynamic places to pursue your marketing career in the UK and worldwide. Great marketing comes from working with brands you’re passionate about – great careers come from working for a company which is passionate about developing you. Discover both at L’Oréal.

Purpose of your new role

You will be responsible for developing the success of one of our brands in the UK marketplace. Taking the lead for operational activity around the brand, you will support local strategy working with senior management based on your deep understanding of the market and your brand. You will be closely supported by your management team, usually reporting into a Senior Product Manager who will take more responsibility for long term strategy, media and overall direction for the brand. This is a full on product management challenge in a fast moving, creative and dynamic environment ideal for an entrepreneurial individual.

Key job accountabilities

• Commercial – Your challenge is to work closely with sales teams to beat commercial targets set for your brand. They will be relying on you in particular for marketing knowledge and support presenting to customers – effective Product Managers will form a close partnership with the sales team.

• Media – You will be involved in shaping one of the biggest media spends in the UK with extensive opportunities to contribute to online, TV, print, outdoor and in store campaigns. This is an ideal role to develop expertise with media with close support from your team.

• POS – Working closely with the visual merchandising team, you will create compelling in store theatre that results in consumers switching to L’Oreal brands or maintaining their loyalty.

• Budget – With many brands carrying a budget of several million pounds, you will take on the responsibility of accurate budget management to maximise profitability.

• Strategy – You will enjoy frequent exposure to senior management and insight into decision making for the brand in the longer term. This will be an ideal platform for future strategy roles.

• Promotions – Each brand will respond differently to different promotional ideas, equally different retailers will support different promotional strategies. Your challenge is to ensure the right promotional mix for the brand to maximise commercial results.

• Operations – You will be responsible for working very closely with the supply chain team to ensure product availability and correct stock levels.

The network you would work with

You will work closely with the rest of the marketing team both in the UK and liaison with teams overseas. You will be very closely linked with the commercial team. You will also deal with other functions, notably finance and supply chain. You will regularly have contact with consumers themselves and should be adept at working at all levels from senior management to end customer.

L’Oreal Benefits

L’Oréal offers highly competitive salaries reviewed on an annual basis. Our profit sharing scheme gives all employees the potential to earn an additional 3&1/2 weeks salary as a bonus linked to turnover and profit. We offer a company pension scheme, private medical care and a free life assurance scheme. Our employee product scheme offers significant discounts to employees on company products. We also offer childcare vouchers, a discounted dental care scheme and a wide range of optional benefits including a wine club and discounted gym membership.

Potential next steps following this role

Further to successful performance in this Product Manager role, we would expect you to move on to a Senior Product Manager position within your Division or alternatively to switch brands and/or category in order to broaden your experience in beauty products. Alternatively, a switch in your career direction could take you into a commercial or category management focused role.

Qualifications required

This role requires you to hold a degree level qualification


Excellent eye for design and sensitivity to colour.

Expertise in marketing equivalent to one or two years experience covering the full mix of brand management

Some experience in managing projects, ideally print production or point of sale projects to successful conclusion

Capacity to deal effectively with a wide range of people and form effective working relationships

Experience in presenting and communicating with expert audiences who can pose challenges

Solid IT ability including good experience with Excel


Second language

Flexibility for an international career step in the future

What we look for

You set yourself demanding goals and demolish obstacles to achieve them, getting stuck in yourself as well. Focused on quality and attention to detail, you will not compromise standards. You probably think of yourself as an entrepreneur.

You define your own roles and constantly look for ways to exceed what has been asked. A passion for exciting projects gives you the energy to succeed in a flexible, high octane company.

You value innovation as a business strategy. You also try to keep up to the minute with current trends. Ultimately, you share our belief in flexibility as a way of life.

You are a real leader, creating a compelling vision and then communicating it with style and charisma. You’ve always been comfortable defending a point of view. You’ll thrive on the challenges that an international environment brings.

You feel that you have an aptitude for our profession through a true sensitivity to our products & our market.
Passionate about beauty, you understand the importance of aesthetic quality,

About this company

L'Oréal is world leader in beauty products.

Created in 1909 by Eugène Schueller, a visionary chemist with a tremendous entrepreneurial instinct. For the past century, L'Oréal has pursued a tireless quest: respond to desire for well-being of millions of men and women and give every person the right to beauty by making it accessible.

L'Oréal key numbers (2011):

- €20.34 billion consolidated sales
- 613 patents registered in 2011
- across 130 countries
- 68,900 employees
- L'Oréal has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the "World's Most
Ethical Companies"
- L'Oréal has been recognized one of the 50 "Most Admired Companies" by Fortune
Magazine for 2010
- L'Oréal has been recognized one of the 50 most attractive employers by Universum
for 2010

L'Oréal reaches out across 27 international brands and operates across 5 different Divisions:

- Consumer Products: high technology products at competitive price distributed through mass-market retailing channels

- Professional Products: Portfolio of brands that meet the requirements of hair salons

- Luxury Products: Prestigious brands which offer customers products and premium service in department store, speciality stores and travel retail outlets

- Active Cosmetics: Dermo-cosmetics products sold in pharmacies and specialist retailers and supported by advice from pharmacists and dermatologists

- The Body Shop: naturally inspired and fairly traded products sold in Body Shop stores throughout the world

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