New York, NY
Full - Time




General Information

Job Title:  Asst Mgr/ Mgr Marketing

Function:  Marketing - Direct

FLSA status:  Exempt       

Division:  Lancôme


Job Summary:

Plays a key role in the development, implementation and presentation of Lancome Makeup.  Assists in and implements marketing strategy including launch plans and promotional calendars while controlling costs and managing profits and loss.  Works closely with marketing management to create, develop, execute, and evaluate new product launches and promotional marketing programs to support the brand.  This role reports to the head of Eye, Trend, Sets and manages Samples for overall makeup.


Job Requirements: 

- Bachelor’s degree

- 1-5 years cosmetic marketing experience required

- Proven ability to collaborate across cross functional teams

- Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

- Strong presentation skills

- Knowledge of industry

- Ability to handle a fast-paced environment

- Adaptability in a rapidly changing environment


Judgment and Decision Making: 

Offers judgment and opinions on marketing strategy of team.  Requires moderate supervision in decision-making.


Financial Scope:

Annual Revenue Responsibility:  $300M with Director of Category

Responsible for execution of annual budget and tracking all trends.  Works with finance to reconcile budget trends vs. actuals for areas within brand responsibility: samples, print, displays, testers and special events


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities

% of time spent.

Total should = 100%

  1. Marketing:

• Develop forecast proposals for new products/sku’s as well as revised forecasts for existing businesses affected by launch

•  Prepare and/or review DPM direction for Data Entry Specialist for all necessary information, maintain accurate files on ongoing projects, keep abreast of all timetables for new product launches and ensure that deadlines are met in a timely manner; identify potential problems

•  Collaborate with Supply Chain, communicating marketing activity,  to ensure inventory levels for retail and promotional items to ensure appropriate stock levels 

• Coordinate bi-annual phase-out meeting, recommending products for discontinuation, reviewing obsolete inventory levels, and lost revenue implications

•  Work with Global marketing team to implement domestic applications of brand strategy and ensure panier needs are meet

Interface with sales and retail partners (Ulta/ Department Stores) in retailer specific makeup execution

  • Track and manage overall samples budget for category ($5M)
  • Lead for makeup sets creation including Holiday, interacting with retail marketing team and sales


2.  Creative:

• Initiate new Marketing proposals and drive development with Creative group 

• Develop/issue creative fact sheets on new projects

• Ensure that Creative is aware of all copy/package direction, providing components, working copy, etc. 

• Drive display development, focusing on marketing objectives 

• Review all copy submissions

• Ensure art mechanicals are accurate for content, and that they are released on time

• Monitor the accuracy of final copy/art mechanicals.



3.  Consumer Centricity Insights and Sales Reporting Responsibilities:

•Interface with CMI team with category lead to find category insights

  • Work with Social media/CRM and digital on pillar support, new product launches

 Complete knowledge of unit/dollar volume for each product within brand responsibility - both retail and net

  • Launch tracking by retail channel and tracking of consumer ratings and reviews for pillars and launches (launches, weekly)


 5. New Products:

• Track net shipment/ retail sales and consumer ratings/feedback performance of all new items for 6 months after launch

• Issue post-launch status reports to ensure that all launch commitments and backup orders are met

• Prepare quarterly brand review and new products vs. basic business review as required

• Track retail sell-thru of all launches for the first 12 weeks plus key products and categories on an ongoing basis


6.  Additional responsibilities:

• Work with Director/AVP to recommend strategic retail pricing for new products; recommend price increases for existing products

• Prepare Competitive Pricing Review of all product segments and major prestige brands bi-annually

• Maintain files of key competitive sampling vehicles/programs and competitive advertising and samples of new products as it applies to business segments

• Market visits on an ongoing basis




Required Competencies:


1.  Leads with Human Sensitivity – Demonstrates respect, develops others (i.e. explains strategic objectives and the meaning of projects; manages junior members as needed) and enriches team dynamics (i.e. motivates the team to work with diverse personalities and cultures)

2.  Displays Sensitivity to Our “Métier” – Focuses on quality, continues to build personal knowledge of the beauty business and understanding of beauty

3.  Demonstrates Entrepreneurship – Takes initiative (i.e. demonstrates resourcefulness), focuses on customers, improves performance (i.e. improves work processes to save time and resources) and develops a vision

4.  Innovates – Shows curiosity, imagines creative solutions generating business value, promotes team creativity (i.e. participates in creative controversy using insightful questioning)

5.  Achieves Results with Integrity – Conveys energy, focuses on results (i.e. accelerates multiple tasks to meet deadlines) and acts with integrity

6.  Manages Complexity – Reasons from multiple perspectives (i.e. analyzes issues by combining listening, observation, reasoning and common sense) and makes decisions (i.e. finds solutions when facing dilemmas)

7.  Interacts Effectively – Listens and communicates effectively (i.e. presents confidently and convinces others) and actively networks

Please note:  This job description does not list all duties of the job.  Employees may be asked by management to perform other duties.  The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time.

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.

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