12-month Apprenticeship - Category Manager & Business Analyst - September 2020
L'Oréal Business
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12-month Apprenticeship - Category Manager & Business Analyst - September 2020

L'Oréal Business
  • Apprenticeship (12 months (Start date Sep. 2020))
  • Paris (France)
  • Published on April 30 2020
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12-month Apprenticeship  |  From Sept 2020 to Sept 2021  |  Paris area  |  Master 1 or 2  | Compensation and benefits according to the legal system in France |  More than 10 opportunities


L'Oréal, yes but do you really know us?

Yes, we know that you think you know L’Oréal - you might even think of red lipstick and high-heels. Well, for those of you who did, let us tell you one thing: that’s not who we are and that’s not what we are looking for. Truth be told more than 40% of our French work force is masculin (and most of us are wearing sneakers by the way)!

What you do need is a passion for people, pace and a visionary mindset on how to disrupt the #future!


Now, let’s talk numbers : 

  • Our position: No. 1 - L’Oréal is the the leader worldwide in the cosmetics industry
  • Our turnover: 26,9 Billion Euros of consolidated turnover
  • Our reach: we are present in 150 countries
  • Our strength: 86,000 passionate employees and 36 international brands
  • Our commitment: Global environment leader with triple A score in climate change, water security and forests (given by the CDP)

You thought that it is not possible to be an entrepreneur in a big group? Well, let us prove you otherwise!


Dive into the life of one division!

As a pure player, L’Oréal intends to offer the right product to the right consumer, through different paths. Whether you like to buy your beauty products in supermarkets, pharmacies, hairdressers, perfumeries or even online, L’Oréal will have a various range of products to propose to you. During your internship, you will have the chance to discover the secrets of a division and the reasons for its success:

  • Consumer Product Division: embrace the universe of a fast-paced environment which accounts for 50% of L’Oréal turnover and have an impact on the products you will see on the shelves of your next-door supermarket
  • Luxury division: high-quality formulas, breath-taking experiences, premium and personalized products are the key for the timeless success of our 22 international luxury brands
  • Active cosmetics division: health is the future of beauty. Turning science into beauty is the mantra of our 6 Active Cosmetics brands, and this has been made possible thanks to our powerful innovation & the passion of our professional experts such as dermatologists, pharmacists and medical advisers.
  • Professional Products Division: the historical division of L’Oréal is now all about transformation, disruptive trends and colorful creativity. Our brands from Professional Products Division live through the expertise of  our hair dressers & beauty specialists, distributing our 10 diverse brands through beauty and hair salons


So what does your job look like?

Business Analyst

If you have strong analytical skills and enjoy understanding the numbers to make the best recommandations, this mission is for you! You will have a real impact on the optimisation and the monitoring of our sales results and will become an expert of the cosmetics industry and its evolution. 

  • Follow up of the key indicators of performance (turnover, market shares, profitability of different categories...) 

  • Market analysis and follow up using different panels and tools 

  • Analysis of the different actions put in place and recommandation for improvement (launches, promotions...) 


Category manager

  • Development and execution of category plans to meet revenue goals by managing the portfolio of L’Oréal products including new launches introduction

  • Devising long-term development strategies for product categories to maximise consumer appeal

  • Monitoring performance by analysing KPIs

  • Trends and insights analysis to create compelling category stories and persuasive arguments to support our strategy in front of retailers


You are...

  • A Master student - No margin for negotiation on this one!
  • Able to provide an Apprenticeship agreement of 1 year issued by your school - no negotiation on this either
  • Creative Entrepreneur: courageous and adventurous. Every single day, you spot opportunities to shake things up and change the world for the better. There’s no blueprint for the future. You’ll have to design it yourself! 
  • People oriented. Here, we cherish and celebrate diversity so you’ll feel right at home whoever you are. 
  • Respectful. Whether you’re talking to our CEO (this can happen!) or a salon owner on the high street, you treat everyone the same.
  • Willingness to own the strategic level direction whilst maintaining a passion for grass-roots
  • Critical thinking with strong decision-making abilities
  • Confidence in a fast-paced and ever-changing dynamic environment
  • Strong capability with quantitative and qualitative measures


Your advantages:

  • Monthly salary and days off based on legislation
  • Eligibility to our profit sharing policy
  • Access to the internal L'Oréal online shop to buy our products with advantageous prices.
  • Access for free to our fitness room
  • 50% charge off for your transport ticket (Navigo etc.)
  • Access to our work councils advantages
  • Access to our company restaurant


You are Inspired? Great, here are the next steps...

  • Click Apply Now, fill in your details and upload your CV (Cover Letter is not necessary)
  • You will then talk to MYA, our trusted chatbot to make sure you fulfill the necessary elements (don’t worry, this isn’t an interview)
  • Once you have spoken to MYA you will be sent a link via email to answer 3 competency-based questions with Seedlink, our artificial intelligence tool, enabling us to see your cultural fit with L’Oréal (candidates that respond to the Seedlink questions are prioritized). 
  • Exploratory HR Telephone Interview. The recruiter will give you a call and guide you into a broad conversation to get to know you better and to spot the métier, division, brand and mission in which you will be able to better express your potential. 
  • Operational interview (either at Assessment Centre or individually) with your potential future manager(s) to convince them that you are the best fit! It is also a great occasion to ask questions on what your tasks will be exactly, the team spirit and what how this internship will develop your competencies.


Go go go! We can't wait to meet you!