Visual Merchandising Industrial Placement

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Deadline: 28th January 2022
Salary: £20,000
Length: Placement Year (10 Months+)
Roles: Marketing, Advertising
Location: Central London and City
City: Hammersmith, London

Visual Merchandising Industrial Placement

When you walk into a department store and are greeted by a display of gleaming products, you’re seeing the work of Visual Merchandising. The L'Oréal intern in this department has a ‘roll up your sleeves’ attitude and is ready to get stuck in!

You will...

When a new product is launched, it’ll be your job to think of unique ways in which we can present this to our customers nationwide. We want you to assess our competitors and up the game. It’s a busy and fast-paced role, but seeing your ideas come to life is super rewarding.

Day-to-day you may be...

  • Supporting the Visual Merchandising team with preparing and planning for new launches and promotions
  • Partnering with all the relevant retailers to ensure visual merchandising is correctly implemented across the UK e.g. Tesco, Debenhams
  • Taking on your own projects and building up an in-depth expertise of visual merchandising
  • Working closely with the Marketing team to design, manage and develop Point of Sale units
  • Launch guidelines whilst further coordinating printing and distribution to stores
  • Updating developing and designing planograms to guide stores on how to present their product
  • Liaising with marketing and sales in order to confirm direction and stock levels
  • Regular in-store visits to track competitor activity and launches across retailers, gathering photos, details on materials and structures to create a monthly report for presentation to the Marketing Team and General Manager
  • Attending trade shows and supplier fairs on behalf of the team

You have...

In order to be successful in this role you will have:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have a good eye for detail and an awareness of current Visual Merchandising trends
  • Able to work autonomously with great organisational and time-management skills
  • Experience in PowerPoint/ InDesign and Excel would be an advantage.

You are...

  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • In your second year at University on a course which enables you to take an Industrial Placement Year (unfortunately if you are graduated you are not eligible).

Next steps...

Once this position opens for applications you will be asked some questions to check you are eligible for this role. These will questions around your current situation, whether you’re happy with the salary, location etc.

If you are eligible to apply you will then be sent a link via email to a Competency Assessment. In this we would like you to answer three competency questions, two written and one via video. Although there is no time limit on this the quicker you get it finished the quicker we can continue to move you through the process! The video element of the assessment is translated into a text and scored, so please don’t worry what you look like, just worry about what you’re saying!

If you have met our benchmark we will then send you some cognitive tests to complete. These will be sent via an email link and will give us a great idea on your numerical ability as well as testing you in a few other areas. Remember practise makes perfect so make sure you’re prepared when you give these a go!

We will then do a final review of your entire application and if successful, invite you to an Assessment Centre. Please be patient with us, sometimes it can take a few weeks before your application gets reviewed.

Our Assessment Centres this year will all be completely virtual; they will be running from when applications open until the roles are filled. These Assessment Centres are specific to function, so please be patient if you don’t get invited straight away – it might just be because your function’s Assessment Centre date isn’t until later on in the recruitment period!

Please note, if you apply for more than one role you will be put forward for the one we deem most suitable for you. If you have a strong preference, please only apply to that one role to ensure you are considered for the correct role.

About L’Oréal

With 36 world-famous brands selling in 150 countries, it’s easy to see why L’Oréal are the world’s No. 1 beauty player. Even our brands are household names in their own right. From Ralph Lauren to Kiehl’s; Garnier to Urban Decay, if there’s a name you love in beauty, there’s a good chance it’s ours. That’s because we have the best talent in the business, always pushing ourselves to be better.

We give autonomy, opportunity and experience you won’t find anywhere else, 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.

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