Minneapolis, MN, Minnesota
Full - Time

Job Title: Analyst, Target (Commercial Sales)


Division: Active Cosmetics Division

Location: Field Force

Reports To: National Account Sr Director


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 and every 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 Active Cosmetics, our mission is to help everyone in their quest for healthy and beautiful skin. Our division is the world leader in dermo-cosmetics by adding health to beauty. Our brands portfolio includes CeraVe, La Roche-Possay, Vichy, SkinCeuticals offering a range of skincare and haircare products to respond to all expectations linked to beauty and health of the skin.

Our Commercial teams are all about figuring out those nitty-gritty details about how much of our business will grow and where that growth will come from. Our Sales teams are into building relationships and showing why our products are worth falling for. It is about having the flexibility to adapt to the ever-changing world of sales! Come join our dynamic team!

What You Will Learn:


The Business Analyst is an expert at compiling informed consumer insights from multiple qualitative and quantitative sources. The role reports into Sales leadership, with dotted lines and accountabilities across the full L’Oreal ACD portfolio at the account. They work very closely with the internal and external partners, mining & converting data into actionable insights stories that support fact-based selling. Ideal candidates are self-driven, critical thinkers whose curiosity opens the door to meaningful business questions and whose skillset converts raw data pulls into easily comprehended recommendations and insights.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with team members in developing joint business plans that incorporate L’Oreal ACD sales strategy and strategic account expertise.
  • Measure business results vs. plan, pursuing ad hoc analysis as dictated by findings. Capture and develop recommendations to course correct or amplify building block strategies.
  • Support standardized and ad hoc POS reporting
  • Conduct deep dives into 1P data, extracting key storylines that support customer & divisional strategy
  • Provide supporting analytics and insights to improve KPIs across personalized offers and programmatic campaigns
  • Conduct competitive research including new launches, pricing, and sales drivers
  • Help to prepare materials for meetings
  • Assist with the development of category overviews and action plans for assigned customers, utilizing category management principles and strategies that will improve sales results and deliver customer category objectives
  • Analyze retailer POGs to identify share of shelf opportunities and develop recommendations to achieve fair share of shelf space for L’Oréal CPD brands. Maintain knowledge of industry trends, retailer trends and how they apply to our business

(Accountabilities are general and may vary according to the scope of the business)


What We Are Looking For:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2-3 years of experience
  • Demonstrated L’Oréal Competencies: Leadership, Entrepreneurial Management, Achiever, and Innovator
  • Market Research: ability to read and interpret research data
  • PC Proficiency (Microsoft Suite)
  • Information & Data management
  • Rigorous quantitative data analysis skills
  • Prioritization & Organization Skills
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills (written and oral)
  • Strong appreciation for our business / sensitivity to métier
  • Must be professional and energetic with a positive attitude

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with CPG manufacturers & mass retailers preferred


What’s In It For You:

  • Competitive Benefit Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Pension Plan)
  • 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 for Career Progression (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!

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