Business Partner - FTC/ Secondment 7 Months - L'Oréal Professional & Kerastase  - Dublin/Leinster  - PPD

We are on the lookout for a Business Partner to join L’Oreal UKI’s French Brands team. Be part of our dynamic team and make an impact in shaping the future of beauty in the Professional Products space. 

WHO WE ARE L’Oréal is present in 150 markets on five continents. 

For more than a century, L’Oréal has devoted itself solely to ‘Create beauty that moves the world’; it is now the industry world leader with €29 billion consolidated sales. 

Together, we solve complex challenges at scale, while making sure we stay committed to making the world a more inclusive and a better place for everyone & our planet. 

Experience the excitement of agility to shape the future of beauty; where diversity and purpose come together to create meaningful impact.

In the Professional Products Division, our mission is to be the partner of choice for the professional hair industry. Inspiring stylists and creating desirability amongst consumers with meaningful brands. 

We’re the founding Division for the L’Oréal group, with a rich  history over 110 years. 

The 8-brand portfolio includes the likes of L’Oreal Professionnel, Kérastase, Redken and Matrix and the division is universally known for exclusively supplying salons and other professional customers with the most advanced technologies in hair and beauty products. 


You Will:

Act as a Business Partner, establishing and implementing business plans, solutions and carrying out regular business reviews and identifying client needs;

Accurately forecast territory turnover and build comprehensive risk plans in the event of short forecast versus target;

Secure the account base from competitors;

Working closely with LP Education Team to establish and deliver education plans to ensure salon staff are continuously being upskilled and attendance on key LP education programmes;

Establish and deliver education plans in accounts, ensuring the expertise of the salon staff in using and recommending the Kérastase range;

Achieve targets set by Sales Manager; 

Win new business;

Implement marketing activity in accounts;

Execute a structured salon contact strategy including a logical blended journey plan and ensuring all existing and prospect customers are connected with on a monthly basis;

Respond quickly and effectively to client requests;

Ensure customer files are maintained.  Complete all required administration in a timely and accurate manner, including updating salon information management system;

Promote and drive the use of L’Oréal Partner Shop (LPS) in existing and new doors; Uphold the standard of 100% salon base on LPS;

Maintain an up to date knowledge of the marketplace, luxury brands and customers to ensure effective market intelligence

Manage client credit facility in line with Company credit terms;

Network with colleagues across the Professional Products Division to share best practice and maximize success in multi branded and prospect accounts


You Have:

A commercial background with a proven track record is essential

Experience of working in a virtual world – using online technology to connect and network with clients and build relationships

Commercial acumen supported by excellent negotiation skills

A proven track record delivering against multiple targets

Drive to achieve results

A growth mindset and actively look for new solutions

Excellent communication and influencing skills with experience of building relationships virtually and face to face  

A solutions orientated mindset with the ability to work accurately at pace and cope with ambiguity. 

Ability to analyse data, draw accurate conclusions and communicate key messages succinctly. 

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

Is risk aware and builds contingency into plans


Ambition: You anticipate, think and dream big, demonstrating a high level of aspiration. You are self-driven and show proactivity, especially when seeing problems as challenges. You thrive for exceptional performance.

Judgement: You can balance operational and strategic thinking, challenging the status quo and managing confrontation effectively. You cut quickly through complexity and ambiguity whilst also thinking sustainably and are future-oriented. You reduce complexity to get things done.

Resilience: You always demonstrate purpose and ownership mindset but manage your own energy well. You uphold positivity for others and persist, bouncing back when faced with obstacles. You step back at times and accept limits.  

Empathy: You cooperate and network effectively, creating genuine and trustful relationships with diverse people. You are sensitive to beauty and related emotions, always supporting others and showing benevolence. You understand and respect others’ feelings and motives.  

Learning Agility: You are a self-motivated learner, showing self-awareness and demonstrating openness and curiosity. You experiment and learn from mistakes and past experiences, always showing courage and stepping out of your comfort zone. You support the development of a learning culture.


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. You will also have access to private medical and dental insurance, an 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 service available to all employees for if and when you need it.


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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