Permanent
London, England
Transversal
Full - Time
01-Sep-2023

[Accepting applications until Monday 12th February]


BUSINESS ASSISTANT 


Supporting the HR Director, Retail Director and Retail Design & Visual Merchandising Director for Luxe. 


Are you brilliant at diary management, scheduling and highly organised? Do you pride yourself on using your initiative and creativity to support your stakeholders? Are you seeking a career as a Business Assistant and want to grow your skillset further in this career? Then this could be the next career move for you!


When you look at L’Oréal, what do you see? If all you see is lipstick, look again and experience the Freedom to go Beyond the ordinary. That’s the beauty of L’Oréal. We operate in 150 countries on 5 continents. With 36 international brands and 86,000 employees worldwide, we’re well on our way to fulfilling our common purpose: to create beauty that moves the world.


By 2030 we want to capture over another 1 billion consumers around the world. How? By creating cosmetic products which meet the infinite diversity of consumers beauty needs and desires, and always through digital innovation. Not only that, but taking our sustainability goals seriously; moving us to a more inclusive and sustainable society, for every generation.


Our brands, dynamic culture, and always being our own challenger mean that we offer freedom and opportunity you won’t get anywhere else. 


If you want the Freedom to go Beyond, we’ll see you at L’Oréal.


If you join the L’Oréal Luxury Division, you’ll directly contribute to providing our consumers the best products and brand experience by making it unique for them.

Thanks to our strong, balanced and complementary portfolio we are able to meet the needs of every consumer, at every price level.


Our portfolio makes up 26 brands of which 17 are global, including the highly-aspirational and multi-expert ones such as Lancôme, Yves Saint Laurent and Giorgio Armani. Our incredible strength comes from allowing us to win in any environment; the most important one being the teams, which are talented, diverse, committed, passionate in every region, country, department, and function.


You will…


Provide business support to 3 Directors in the Luxe division, with some occasional support for the broader teams. 

    You will manage complex diaries with discretion and proactivity. This role will require the ability to switch between varying priorities and stakeholders. 

    You will work in close alignment with your peers to ensure diaries are prioritized effectively.

You will be responsible for: 

    Full diary management and forward planning for meetings

    Travel, accommodation booking plus expenses

    PO raising

    Team event organization, quarterly and occasionally monthly 

    Arrange agendas and support for national, international visits and field visits; make room bookings, order catering, arrange technical support, take minutes  and arrange relevant travel and accommodation. 

    Organise occasional Away Days, Christmas parties, team night outs and other Divisional meetings as required, within timeframes and budgets. 

    Arrange inductions, schedule interviews and organise mid and end of year reviews.

    Liaise with internal and external clients in a professional manner at all times, acting as a representative of the brands and the mancom (management committee) members.


You have


    Excellent communication and influencing skills with experience of building relationships across an organisation 

    Problem solving and prioritization skills 

    Solutions orientated mindset with the ability to work at pace and cope with ambiguity 

    Strong customer service philosophy 

    Proven experience of process-improvement and creating a culture of continuous improvement 

    Strong planning and organisation skills – with an ability to appropriately re-prioritise and change as required 

    The ability to work to a high degree of accuracy and meet deadlines  

    Advanced MS Office 


You get


Our people are at the heart of everything we do and play a vital role in the success of our company. We are committed to offering you a package that is fair, competitive, and equitable to help support you to do what you love most, achieve your goals and become the best version of yourself. Our range of optional benefits include money-saving offers and exclusive discounts, in addition to health & wellbeing support, development opportunities, flexibility, and leave entitlements. This includes access to private medical and dental insurance, enhanced pension, 25 days annual leave increasing after 3 years’ service, an online staff shop with up to 60% off products, access to incredible trainings and monthly talks, enhanced family leave provisions as well as up to 4 weeks paid fertility leave. We also have app partnerships with Thrive for mental health and Peppy Menopause support and an employee assistance programme available to all employees for if and when you need it. 


How we recruit

At L’Oréal, we take pride in creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and their contributions are valued. When we recruit, hire, train, promote or engage in any other employment practice, we are committed to being an inclusive employer regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, socioeconomic status, medical condition or disability, or any other protected status. When we look for talent, we welcome difference - different backgrounds, experiences, personalities and perspectives. The beauty we find in our differences gives us the freedom to go beyond. That’s the beauty of L’Oréal.




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