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Product Manager- Professional Products Division in London

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Product Manager – Baxter of California

Hammersmith, London

The world leader in beauty, L’Oréal is present in 130 countries on five continents. Our 38 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. This year we were also named one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the 8th time.

The Professional Products Division is universally known for exclusively supplying salons and other professional customers with the most advanced technologies in hair, skin and beauty products. The 9 brands within this division are L’Oreal Professionnel, Kérastase, Shu Uemura Art of Hair, Redken, Pureology, Matrix, Decleor, Carita and soon to join the division will be Baxter of California. Our brands have made us the world leader in professional beauty products and one of the most dynamic places to pursue your career in the UK.

In 1965, Baxter Finley, a New York ad executive, moved to Los Angeles in a time full of freedom and self-expression. Out of necessity, he developed one of the first grooming brands designed specifically for men – defying the odds and leaving his own mark on the grooming industry. At the core of Baxter Finley’s mission, was a drive to create products that could help men embrace their own perfection and live life true. Since then, the brand has grown to over 50 tried and tested products across haircare, skincare, body, shaving and lifestyle to form a simple and intuitive portfolio. With a disruptive digital first strategy and omni-channel distribution model, Baxter of California is designed for the millennial man and the women who buy for them.

What are key highlights of this role?

You will work closely with the Baxter of California UK and international marketing teams as well as the brand development teams on key marketing projects. In addition to this you will work closely with the commercial, finance and supply chain teams as well as our clients.

  • ·         You will be part of launching a new brand in the UK!
  • ·         You will assist the Sales & Marketing Manager in determining the marketing strategy and the annual marketing plan for your category/area of responsibility. 
  • ·         You will lead the design and execution of promotional plans in all channels the brand is present in, in particular e-retailers.
  • ·         You will think digital first – act like a start-up and develop creative solutions to disrupt the market.
  • ·        Accurately track spend and meet your financial objectives.  You will have considerable input in establishing brand budgets and financial goals.
  • ·       You will be responsible for working closely with the supply team ensuring you maximise stock availability and launch planning.
  • ·       You will work closely with the communications teams to make sure all PR opportunities are maximised and challenge the team to maximise brand exposure through pro-actively creating features.

What key skills are L’Oréal looking for?

  • ·         Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • ·         Excellent communication (written and verbal skills) along with the ability to influence and build relationships across an organisation.
  • ·         Positive attitude and unfazed by complex multi-tasking.
  • ·         Highly organised with prioritisation skills.
  • ·         Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • ·         Ability to analyse data, draw accurate conclusions and communicate key messages succinctly. Excellent presentation skills.
  • ·         Strong negotiator.
  • ·         Solutions orientated mindset with the ability to work at pace in a Sales environment and cope with ambiguity.
  • ·         The ability to work to a high degree of accuracy and meet deadlines.

What could L’Oréal offer me?

    World class training and development.

  • ·         Excellent benefits including pension, profit share and product discounts and a competitive salary.
  • ·         Work with some of the biggest brands in the business, and the most passionate people in beauty.
  • ·         The opportunity to lead change you want to see within the biggest beauty company in the world

How do I apply?

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Extra information

Location
London
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
No
Car Preferred
No
Must be eligible to work in the EU
No
Cover Letter Required
No

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