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Haircare Product Development Consultant - L'Oreal Hair Academy

Product Development Consultant L’Oréal Professional Products...   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...

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Product Development Consultant

L’Oréal Professional Products Division


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. We want to bring beauty to all people. Our ambition by 2020 is to win over another one billion consumers around the world by crafting the cosmetic products that meet the infinite diversity of their beauty needs and dreams 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.

The Professional Products Division of L’Oréal is the leading light within the professional hair and beauty market, housing 8 very powerful and dynamic brands, which in turn offer year-on-year high performance innovations at the groundbreaking of trends to improve the quality of hair colour, styling and hair care services. As a privileged partner of hairdressers and through educational initiatives tailored to each of the salons stage of development, the variety of brands within our portfolio enables salons of all kinds to express their personality and drive their business forward.

Purpose of your new role


Reporting to the Technical Development Director, you will be required to have a full and in-depth understanding of all products within the Professional Products Division in order to carry out extensive thorough and detailed tests. The accuracy of the practical results followed up by written reports on the analysis enable the brands to have optimum knowledge on product performance to support the salons in the servicing of their clients.

Key job accountabilities


Your key accountabilities for this role are:

  • To systematically test formulae across the L’Oréal Professional portfolio to identify key properties and suitability to UK the market
  • To understand and carry out testing protocol
  • To improve and perfect hairdressing skills and knowledge i.e application techniques and doctrine execution contributing to the creation of new doctrines
  • To gain a true understanding of colouration formulae, composition and performance potential
  • To fully understand the role of testing/education in a product life cycle
  • To conduct in-salon depositions across all brands, establishing relationships with key contributors from our client base
  • Gain knowledge of competitor brands through the use of their products and education process
  • Effective report writing with clear and focused objectives / needs
  • To organise and participate in International work shops and focus groups with hairdressers
  • To provide regular up-dates for internal partners i.e. the Salon & Consumer Advisory Department LPPD
  • To continue to develop the Technical Testing Department data base for models



Key Skills

  • At all times promote general salon practice and respect Health & Safety best practice
  • Have a good working knowledge of Excel, Word and Microsoft Outlook to be able to write reports and prepare presentations
  • To have experience as a Technical Consultant or Educator
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Curiosity, patience and exceptional attention to detail


What could L’Oréal offer me?


L’Oréal is focused on talent development. We will support you throughout your career with regular reviews and clear expectations and objectives. If you meet these objectives, you can expect your career to progress to other roles either internationally or in another Division. We will also provide you with world class learning and development opportunities as well as excellent benefits. 

Extra information

Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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