Sephora Corporate Jobs – Category Merchandiser (Makeup)


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At Sephora, we reimagine beauty, discover new brands, and influence positive change every day. The Category Merchandiser is fully responsible of the permanent and non-permanent merchandising in all stores of Sephora ME. Bearing in mind Sephora’s overall retail strategy and the category strategy, he/she applies, enforces changes to the category merchandising rules.

Reporting to: Category Director Makeup

Location: Dubai, UAE

Main Responsibilities:

Assortment Management and Merchandising

  • Plan and manage product lifecycle, and prepare sales and stock plans under supervision of Category manager
  • Ensure proper stock levels for display and sales, for animations and thematics for B&M and Ecom
  • Secure planograms of allocated brands and ensure full merchandizing visibility
  • Maintain regional assortments at SKU level and manage allocated catalogue of brands’ portfolio.
  • Maintain launch and discontinuation calendar, brand expansion and opening of new doors
  • Prepare sales forecasts at SKU level by store / country and channel, in alignment with brand budget and in consideration of cannibalization. Propose the most relevant product mix.
  • Provide post launch reports on key launches by SKU level
  • Conduct bi yearly brand assortment analysis and propose action plan on optimization of SKU’s and merchandizing
  • Monitor stock based on forecasts, flag overstock situations to management, and suggest action plan
  • Work closely in partnership with planner to ensure Brand objectives are appropriately aligned to inventory investment
  • Secure brand participation to Sephora Favorites program
  • Source and develop new brands that fill an important need gap within the category
  • Initiate and follow up on the regulation and compliance process of all new SKU’s
  • Plan promotions, launches, animations and marketing activities within category strategy with external and interal partners
  • Develop and manage training support with brands and education department

Omnichannel Marketing

  • Coordinate with relevant teams on brand activation for Ecom visibility, content and instore animations. Attend the weekly meeting to set M+1 priorities
  • Securing optimized brand assets for activations
  • Secure samples and gift quantities for ecommerce activations (GWP, PWP…)
  • Ensure balanced e-store representation of brand and SKU launches
  • Select brand participation for PR events 3 times a year as per Sephora guidelines (gifting, stand…)
  • Coordinate with PR on annual seeding and PR plans with brand partners
  • Ensure timely implementation of digital campaigns
  • Secure samples and gifts quantities for Beauty Pass activations and ensure timely implementation
  • Define products to be highlighted in Beauty Pass emailers, in line with category priorities
  • Coordinate and align with social team on calendar priorities and activations such as competitions, give aways…
  • Attend weekly social media meeting to review upcoming posts as per set priorities

Communication & Reporting

  • Prepare monthly category and brand performance KPI’s defined by category manager
  • Track monthly brand budgets by country and by store
  • Monitor newness performance
  • Develop and manage brand relations, terms negations, testers / damages and RTV’s
  • Coordinate internally across all departments for brand related topic

Skills & Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience
  • Interest and passion in beauty in particular Makeup, following trends and updates.
  • Excellent Analytical and interpretive skills.
  • Strong communication (written and oral) presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Ability to show collaborative spirit and agility

Job Details:

Company: SEPHORA

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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