London, England
Administrative & Assistantship
Full - Time
27-May-2021

The world leader in beauty, L’Oréal is present in 130 countries on five continents. Our 32 international brands have allowed us to devote ourselves solely to one business: beauty, with a mission to provide the best in cosmetics innovation to all women and men around the world. We want to bring beauty to all people. Our ambition by 2020 is to win over another one billion consumers around the world by creating the cosmetic products that meet the infinite diversity of their beauty needs and desires through continued digital innovation. L’Oréal encourages diversity and sustainable, ethical sourcing for all our products and we have reduced our emissions by approx. 50% since 2005.  Our brands are leaders in beauty, and we are looking for you to lead the change you want to see in L’Oréal.

Business Assistant - Professional Products Division


The Commercial, Finance and Supply Chain team requires a Business Assistant to support the relevant PPD LT ManCom.


You Will: 


You will focus on providing PA support to the General Manager – Commercial, Finance Director and Supply Chain Director. There will be some support for the wider team, including the assistant community, on an ad hoc basis.

Multi-tasking and proactivity are essential to this role, as well as having a positive attitude. Ensuring that your own workload, in addition to your Line Manager’s is managed and prioritised at all times in a busy environment is essential.

You will be responsible for:

Extensive proactive diary management and office admin support
Co-ordinating and organising relevant team events
Booking regional and international travel & accommodation
Management of expenses and PO budgets
Building strong internal and external [and international* if applicable] relationships in order to benefit the business and the teams you support
Support and/or coordination of international visits from Zone and DMI (Global Leadership Teams)
Preparation of documents and presentations for respective Management Committee members
Supporting the new starter and leaver process when relevant, including co-ordinating the FIT programme for new team members
Support EA and wider assistant community with workload and changing priorities
General administration (issues resolution, IT requests, catering, stationery, filing, binding, taxis etc.)

Ad-hoc project support

You are:

Organised: You have a list and have strong planning and organisation skills – with the ability to re-prioritise as required
Measured: We want to track the success of our campaigns and initiatives so projects must be able to show ROI
Accurate: You have the ability to work to a high degree of accuracy and meet deadlines.
Entrepreneurial. Every day, you spot opportunities to drive growth for our brand and our customers, making sure the good name of our brand is always protected
Proactive and Open: L’Oreal is for the pioneers, which means embracing new ideas, challenges and change with positivity and a hands on approach
Teams are the new heroes: There is no better feeling than being part of a successful and dynamic team, so even if you are Superman or Wonder Woman, you recognise that teams are the real heroes
Only Human: we all make mistakes, but you are not afraid of failure. You learn and show how the experience has helped the business learn for the future and benefitted all
Ambitious: You crave success and L’Oréal is the ultimate place to achieve your dreams. We will support you all the way and make sure you have the support and development in place to help you succeed
You: You are real. And you’re true to yourself. We cherish and celebrate diversity so you will feel right at home whoever you are

You have: 

Alongside experience in a similar role and excellent communication skills, you should be confident demonstrating all of the following:

Excellent communication and influencing skills with the experience of building relationships across the company
Impeccable attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion
Excellent administration and organisational skills
Ability to foresee changes and reprioritise where necessary, experiencing managing change – through rapid growth
Partnering with the Divisional EA to work collaboratively as a community
Demonstrating initiative and flexibility
Ability to work in a fast paced and ever changing environment
Is risk aware and builds contingency into plans e.g. for events and diary management
Effective use of in-house software systems

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