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Senior Manager, Development - Creative Design And Animation

New York, NY

Who We Are:

For more than a century, L’Oréal has devoted its energy, innovation, and scientific excellence solely to one business: Beauty. Our goal is to offer each person around the world the best of beauty in terms of quality, efficacy, safety, sincerity, and responsibility to satisfy all beauty needs and desires in their infinite diversity.


At L'Oréal Operations, we create innovative, inclusive, and sustainable beauty together with our business partners by designing, developing, sourcing, manufacturing, and distributing over 6 billion products globally every year. We support over 36 brands across four L’Oréal divisions. We are consumer-oriented, and we act responsibly all along the value chain.


What You Will Do:

We are currently seeking a candidate to be part of our dynamic Retail Design & Animation, Operations (RDO) team.  This position requires development and project management of Lancôme merchandising units & systems and giftsets. The scope includes Department Stores, Sephora and Ulta, promotional package development, and project management activities to assure timely and cost-effective projects.

  • Creation and Execution of Launch Timelines
  • Anticipation, Assessment, & Management of Risks related to Timing, Quality, and Cost
  • Coordinate & communicate with Purchasing/Sourcing, Creative, Marketing, Sales Admin, Inventory Management, Promo Ops, Finance, and outside vendors
  • Partner with RDO Purchasing & Indirect sourcing to ensure that all L’Oreal USA Purchasing and ethical guidelines are followed
  • Guide marketing in new product brief creation and stay within brand project thresholds
  • Manage and track all RDO development KPIs for assigned brands Cost Control and Financial Approval Management on all projects
  • Strong focus on Sustainability Initiatives
  • Cooperate with our counterparts from the global RDO team on convergence initiatives
  • Optimize Promotional Process, Tools, and Procedures
  • Manage Aesthetic and Color Approvals with Creative and/or Marketing stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain a professional knowledge of new or emerging trends within the product development and sustainability discipline
  • Find ways to reduce costs by Buying Less, Better and Smart while partnering with Purchasing; to meet sustainability goals by applying the 3Rs (Reduce/Reuse/Recycle) and eco-design guidelines.
  • Be an active participant on various divisional and/or corporate initiatives
  • Keep the Division and Supply Chain updated on the status of all projects
  • Attend and participate in all CPR, CRM and TPA meetings
  • Help resolving all issues while facilitating the progress of projects

What We Are Looking For:

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in purchasing or project management work/quality experience required, preferably in cosmetics, consumer goods or related field
  • Bachelor’s Degree required/, Business, Supply Chain, Project Management related degrees are preferred.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiating skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to handle various situations, multiple priorities, changing business needs as well as the diverse personalities within L’Oreal and the supplier community
  • Travel to vendors and plants is required (<20%)
  • Excellent in MS Office Software, and capable of building presentations
  • Team oriented and able to create strong relationships with all cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to escalate issues to management in a timely manner
  • Preferred experience managing budgets and being involved with cost savings initiatives and value analysis projects
  • High degree of financial and analytical aptitude a must


As an integral part of our culture at L’Oréal, wellness is at our core. We not only offer a generous Benefits Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K), we also offer flexible time off, work from home days, and a pension plan! Additionally, you will have access to company perks such as Makeup, Skincare, and Fragrance! Employees receive a stipend for L'Oréal products as well as VIP Access to L’Oréal’s Internal Shop for Discounted Products, and other perks such as Monthly Mobile Allowance, discounted gym memberships, and ERGs. 


Additional Benefits Information As Follows: 

  • Salary Range: $119,000 - $170,00 (The actual compensation will depend on a variety of job-related factors which may include geographic location, work experience, education, and skill level) 
  • Competitive Benefit Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Pension Plan) 
  • Hybrid Work Policy (3 Days in Office, 2 Days Work from Home) 
  • Flexible Time Off (Paid Company Holidays, Paid Vacation, Vacation Buy Program, Volunteer Time, Summer Fridays & More!)    
  • Access to Company Perks (VIP Access to L’Oréal’s Internal Shop for Discounted Products, Monthly Mobile Allowance)
  • Learning & Development Opportunities (Unlimited Access to E-learnings, Lunch & Learn Sessions, Mentorship Programs, & More!) 
  • Employee Resource Groups (Think Tanks and Innovation Squads) 
  • Access to Mental Health & Wellness Programs


Don’t meet every single requirement? At L'Oréal, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and innovative workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the qualifications listed in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways! You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles! 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We would love to find out more about you as a candidate and do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status. 

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