Sales Industrial Placement at L'Oreal

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
31st December 2017
Central London and City
Salary Band
£18,000 - £19,999
Role May Involve
Business Analytics Sales

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About L’Oréal

With 34 world-famous brands selling in 140 countries, it’s easy to see why L’Oréal are the world’s No. 1 cosmetics group. Even our brands are household names in their own right. From Ralph Lauren to Diesel; Maybelline to Urban Decay, if there’s a name you love in cosmetics, there’s a good chance it’s ours. That’s because we have the best talent in the business, constantly working to invent and revolutionise the industry.

We believe every day is a new day to explore and start new adventures, and that’s reflected in the talent we recruit for our industrial placements and spring insights. You’ll be inventive and passionate; driven and talented. And we’ll help you do great things with that talent, challenging you to push yourself and hone your skills. Wherever you are and whatever you do, you’ll work on real projects for global brands, and make a palpable impact on our international success story.

Sales Industrial Placement

If you’re a results-driven worker with a strong eye for business, then there’s no better experience than an industrial placement with the Commercial team at L'Oréal. We give you the responsibility you need to thrive and make a real difference during your time here.

Working in one of our National Accounts Teams, you’ll be given the responsibility to liaise with major clients such as Boots or John Lewis and many more, and help strike successful business deals to provide mutually beneficial business solutions. You’ll be communicating with external companies and making smart business decisions, while using your analytical skills to make perceptive judgements.

As the face of L’Oréal to our retailers good communication is key! The role involves working closely with numerous teams within your allocated brand, including Marketing, Supply Chain and Finance. You will also liaise closely with large clients such as Tesco, Boots or Selfridges.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Tracking and analysing sales figures, promotions and new product launches
  • Supporting your team/account in tailoring new launches and maximising their success
  • Identifying new business opportunities
  • Accurately forecasting promotions and launch quantities
  • Taking on and managing your own projects, long and short term with the potential to present your findings
  • Regular in-store visits to track your brands, competitor activity and launches across all retailer
  • Working with retailers on collaborative ideas to support growth in the account/brand

About you

  • Results driven with an ability to achieve set objectives
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • A strong analytic background and the ability to study and interpret complex information to drive business decisions and highlight opportunities for growth
  • Confident in using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise effectively
  • Interest in the beauty industry and upcoming trends
  • Confident in presenting
  • Actively seek innovative business solutions and suggest new ideas
  • Proactive individual, able to self-manage projects, adjust priorities and work under pressure
  • Showcase a high level of autonomy to support your customers.
  • Promote a customer-centric attitude and ensure that you can balance and compliment the needs of the business with that of your accounts.

Please note that once you have submitted your application the Graduate Team will be reviewing it at the first available opportunity. However, in some instances you may be waiting a number of weeks to be hearing back from us due to other team constraints.

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