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POST DATE 10/10/2017
END DATE 12/8/2017

L'Oreal USA Clark, NJ

Clark, NJ
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Full Time
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Senior (15+ years)
Bachelors Degree


Director, PPM- Skin

This senior position is responsible for the following with respect to the projects/programs led from the US:

* Strategic inputs to build project ambition and performance evaluation plans

* Integrate cross functional programs to deliver strong performance insights

* Lead communication of key project performance results

Key job responsibilities:

* To be a strategic partner to Skin Metier on a global skin program to shape strategy and project ambition

* To define and lead evaluation plan at an international level and contribute to evaluation architecture work

* To partner project leaders to define project briefs, product performance pyramids, consumer targets and key competition for key technology projects

* To propose robust evaluation plan to provide strong body of evidence for product performance in collaboration with labs, innovation direction/consumer market insights, cross functional PPE expertise teams and worldwide Category Performance Leader (CPL)/Skin Project Performance Manager (PPM) network

* To maximize technology potential by building a worldwide evaluation plan working closely with Category Performance Leader (CPL)/ Skin PPM network

* To synthesize and communicate key project performance as representative for Product Performance Evaluation (PPE) at top management and international meetings

* To continuously build skin category/product knowledge


* Bachelors with 15 years of relevant working experience or Masters with 10 years of relevant working experience in a strategic function

* Strong collaborator and team builder with a cross-discipline team

* Experience working in an international, multi-cultural environment

* Deliver clear insights through analyzing multiple/complex data sets

Key skills and Qualifications:

* Preferred area of study include Psychology, Social Sciences, Business, Marketing, Communications

* Excellent interpersonal, communication (written/oral) and organizational skills

* Strong diplomacy, influencing and leadership skills

* An understanding of how to excite and motivate across multi-discipline, mostly importantly, with labs

* Strong communication and analytical skills a must

* Ability to create aesthetic & succinct powerpoint presentations summarizing project learnings, status and next steps

* Knowledge of innovation development, market and consumer insights, sensory & instrumental protocols

* Knowledge and passion in beauty, cosmetic, skincare an advantage

* Must be proficient in Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel

* Experience in social media analytics, design thinking, visual and motion communication

* The ability to think globally is essential

* Must be legally eligible to work in the US on an on-going basis

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.


L'Oreal USA, Inc. manufactures cosmetics for consumer and professional markets. It offers skincare, hair care, hair color, makeup, perfumes, and fragrance products. The company also provides skinceuticals, shampoos, and sun care products.

It offers its products through pharmacies, retail locations, and Internet, as well as through a network of suppliers. L'Oreal USA, Inc. was formerly known as Cosmair, Inc and changed its name to L'Oreal USA, Inc.