New York, NY, New York
Corporate Affairs & Engagement
Full - Time

Job Title: Director, Public Affairs – Environmental Policy

Division: Corporate

Department: Corporate Affairs & Engagement

Supervisor Title: Vice President, Public Affairs

Employment type: Full - Time

Location: New York - New York - 10 Hudson Yards, New York, NY


Company Description

L'Oréal USA is the largest subsidiary of the L'Oréal Groupe, the world's leading beauty company. L'Oréal USA manages a portfolio of more than 35+ iconic beauty brands, including Garnier, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Kérastase, Lancôme, La Roche-Posay, L'Oréal Paris and Yves Saint Laurent Beauté. L'Oréal USA also serves as the international hub for the product development and marketing strategy for L'Oréal's 20+ American brands, including Carol's Daughter, CeraVe, IT Cosmetics, Kiehl's, Maybelline New York, NYX Professional Makeup, Pureology, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Redken, SkinCeuticals and Urban Decay.


Generating more than $8 billion in sales annually, L'Oréal USA's commitment to growth is generated through sustainable innovation and driven by the company's L'Oréal for the Future ambition which demonstrates sustainable development across the Groupe's value chain. The company is headquartered in New York City, employs more than 11,000 people, and operates administrative, research, manufacturing and distribution facilities across 16 states. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @LOrealUSA.


Job Summary

L’Oréal USA seeks a Director to join the US Public Affairs team within the Corporate Affairs & Engagement Department. In this role, the Director will contribute to the advancement of the company’s strategic public affairs objectives through proactive advocacy and engagement with the stakeholders that make and influence environmental-based public policy. At L’Oréal, we want to take on greater responsibility when it comes to environment topics and go beyond the mere transformation of our business model. With our new sustainability program, L’Oréal For The Future, we aspire to be part of the solution to some of today’s most pressing environmental challenges. In collaboration and coordination with the US Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Department, the Director will be responsible for supporting highly complex policy challenges related to achieving the company’s ambitious environmental agenda.  


Role & Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement public affairs strategies to advance company priority environmental policy issues such as biodiversity protection, carbon disclosure, carbon reduction, circular economy, climate change, environmental claims, extended producer responsibility and other related environmental policy issues as needed.
  • Monitor and provide analysis on the implications of pending executive action, federal and state legislation, government policies, NGO action and competitor strategies for L’Oréal USA. Develop insights on emerging public policy trends to inform internal business practices.
  • Build and maintain strategic networks of internal stakeholders, locally and globally, for cross-functional policy issue alignment.
  • Build and maintain strong, ongoing external relationships with federal & state legislators, policymaker influencers, NGOs and other key opinion leaders to effectively advocate or educate on L’Oréal USA’s policy positions, corporate achievements, future goals and commitments.
  • Represent L’Oréal USA externally on priority environmental policy issues at industry trade associations and educate on complex positions to policymakers and business decision-makers.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and support to key business and corporate partners on issues management and strategic communications in furtherance of protecting and promoting L’Oréal USA’s reputation. 
  • Identify opportunities for thought leadership on priority environmental policy issues and support the development and execution of integrated public affairs strategies to leverage full range of corporate channels to reach public affairs audiences, including advocacy and industry relations, events and sponsorships, and employee activation.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs, Public Policy, Political Science, Political Communications, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • 7-10 years of cumulative experience within Federal or State Government, a Political Campaign, NGO, Public Affairs/Communications consulting firm or in-house at a matrixed organization preferred.
  • Prior experience working on environmental policy issues within either public or private sector.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the political process at the federal, state and local levels.
  • Strong executive presence and communication/presentation skills to engage senior leaders.
  • Strong strategic thinking skills and business acumen.
  • Ability to work independently, be proactive, and adapt quickly in a fast-paced and results-driven environment preferred.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously with evolving deadlines.

        What’s In It For You:

  • Salary Range$139,700- $199,050 (The actual compensation will depend on a variety of job-related factors which may include geographic location, work experience, education, and skill level)
  • (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Pension Plan)
  • (Paid Company Holidays, Paid Vacation, Vacation Buy Program, Volunteer Time, Summer Fridays & More!)
  • VIP Access to L’Oréal’s Internal Shop for Discounted Products, Monthly Mobile Allowance)
  • (Unlimited Access to E-learnings, Lunch & Learn Sessions, Mentorship Programs, & More!)
  • (Think Tanks and Innovation Squads)
  • Access to Mental Health & Wellness Programs


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We 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.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We 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.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application for a recognized disability under applicable law, please email [email protected]. Please note this email will only respond to specific requests for assistance completing the application as a request for accommodation for a disability. All others will not be considered.
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