L'Oréal New Zealand


L’Oréal New Zealand is part of the L’Oréal Group – the world’s largest pure beauty company with over 100 years of history and experience. We are a passionate team in a growing market, working to deliver our mission of Beauty for All through our local portfolio of 20 international beauty brands.
L’Oréal was founded by a scientist and we have always focused on cutting-edge research and innovation. Our innovation now also centres around the opportunity that the worldwide digital transformation provides and we are leaders in connecting beauty and technology.
Our business is energetic and vibrant, underpinned by strong ethical principles, for which we have been recognised as a 2017 World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, for the 8th time. Our belief is that financial performance and responsible business go hand-in-hand so our six founding values help guide us each day; Passion, Innovation, Entrepreneurial spirit, Open-mindedness, Quest for excellence, and Responsibility.
With a rich and diverse workforce, L’Oréal holds a fundamental belief that leveraging diversity provides for greater creativity and problem-solving.  We are proud to have more than 20 ethnicities celebrated within our workforce of 190 valued employees.

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Developing Your Career

Present in more than 140 countries, L’Oréal is a global leader in the world of beauty trends.  The Group is also an innovator in science and technology, delivering more than 7 billion unique and highly performant beauty products to our consumers each year.
More than just a beauty brand, it is this variety that offers graduates – especially those in business and marketing – the opportunity to make their mark early within their career, and grow quickly in a leading global business.
Being hands on and given responsibility is something graduates can expect from L’Oréal New Zealand from day one of the 12-month rotational programme throughout the business.
Graduates can expect to experience many opportunities and a wide variety of work, allowing them to raise their profile, collaborate and learn alongside many people within the business. 
During the rotation program, graduates gain a valuable understanding for each part of the business, the brands and the wider L’Oréal New Zealand business.
Formal training opportunities include; continuous in-house development courses, a suite of e-learning programs, as well as opportunities for training abroad. A graduate recently returned from Hong Kong based training. 

Play an active part
We believe our employees should play an active part in their career paths.  L’Oréal gives you the resources and support to grow your career, move fast, take responsibility, be autonomous, accumulate experience and show what you can do.  

Clear and simple tools
We have constructed a simple and efficient career development process based on an annual review of talent, which enables us to identify and develop potential. Each person’s role in this process, from the immediate manager to the HR team and the employee themselves, is clearly defined. The process is based on the use of simple tools that are shared by the entire group. 

Your own personal development
We do not think there is only one unique way to develop your career, but three:
Working on a new category or a new brand, experiencing another specialty of the same function, changing of function, training, working with new channels of distribution, discovering a new market thanks to international mobility, taking part in cross-functional projects, managing teams: all these experiences are very informative and help you progress.

Acquiring new knowledge and practicing your skills, in a safe environment, is also a way to make progress.

Interacting with others, across all levels, benefiting from their advice and experience. Mentoring and coaching to help you analyse the best options for your goals and abilities.

Global Opportunities 

Mobility is an essential part of our managers’ careers because it gives them the opportunity to enjoy new and potentially life-changing personal and work experiences.
Our global presence means that diversity is one our major strengths. The talents and energy of the people who work for the Group throughout the world gives us a real competitive advantage that enables us to maintain our global growth.
L'Oreal welcomes all graduates future leader, and values diversity. The talents and energy of all our people is what supports our success

A Win/Win Approach
We encourage mobility which helps our executives, both junior and senior, to rapidly acquire experience by being faced with a range of different cultures, business approaches and market situations. We offer our employees international missions right at several points in their career; at the present time, 44% of the Group’s international assignees are under 35 years old.
This is a win/win approach: the know-how our managers acquire in other countries contributes to the growth of the Group. And for the managers, it allows them to widen their horizons while developing their managerial skills.
Global Opportunities Programme
Want your first taste of working abroad?  Want to develop your skills in a stimulating environment?  Want to work in a go-getting, demanding team?  Not afraid of challenges?  Then we have you in mind for our Global Opportunity Programme.  We are committed to developing high-potential talent like you as future managers who are open-minded, curious and capable of adapting to other cultures so that you can help tailor our international brands and business model to local needs.  Joining our Global Opportunity Programme is the best early boost you can give your early international career.
We offer two types of opportunities: 

An international internship:
We offer you the opportunity to undertake an operational internship in any of L’Oréal's different divisions, in any country and for any brand; an internship that may lead to a job opportunity.

For any new graduate who has a European passport, a VIE (Volunteer for International Experience) is an opportunity to spend 12 to 18 months in one of our subsidiaries abroad working in Finance, Marketing, Digital, Operations, HR, Communications or Research.  If you want to discover the world and contribute to our development in other markets, this program is for you.

Meet Olivia, one of our graduates: 
I joined L’Oréal in 2014 and have loved every minute since. Throughout my time with L’Oréal, I have been exposed to leading beauty brands and have worked with a number of inspiring and talented people.
My first working experience with L’Oréal was as an Intern, being the Marketing Assistant to the skincare team in the Consumer Products Division. I loved the fast-paced environment of CPD, working with true FMCG brands. Every day brought new opportunities that were both challenging, yet rewarding. I was fortunate to have an inspirational mentor whom I learnt a great deal from. My responsibilities during this role included assisting with the French Film Festival, product launches and consumer research. 
After my internship, I went back to Otago University to complete my Honours degree in Marketing before returning full-time to L’Oréal in 2016. I gained a completely different skill set as I found myself in a new role, being the Supply and Demand planner for NYX and subcontracting activities. This was a great opportunity to learn the logistical side of L’Oréal where I was responsible for forecast accuracy, ad-hoc analysis and managed our external subcontracting vendors. 
I then moved into my current role where I am back in the CPD skincare team, responsible for the marketing for Garnier as well as being the Skincare Category Analyst. Here I am able to combine my accounting and marketing background in a role that provides both creative and analytical responsibilities. Every day I am working on something new, whether it is an exciting new product launch or working with retailers to optimise ranging and close distribution gaps.
Having the unique opportunity to experience supply chain, category and marketing divisions has provided me with a broad range of skill sets and understanding about the L’Oréal business that I can now utilise when making strategic decisions.
In the future I look forward to a long and successful career with L’Oréal. 
- Olivia

Management Training

Every year, nearly 650 graduates join L’Oréal’s management trainee programme.  
For 6 to 18 months (depending on the region), you will undertake several roles that will enable you to discover our business and various fields of expertise.  Your tailor-made development track is guaranteed to give your career an excellent head-start. You will learn about our various posts and business models, build up your own network of contacts, discover our divisions, and gain an overview of L’Oréal, our culture and our working environment.  You will gain an insight into, and understanding of the world’s leading beauty group.
New Zealand
L’Oréal New Zealand offers a year-long programme for a management trainees, gaining experience working with the Consumer Products, Luxe, Corporate and Professional Products teams.
Roles are available across Commercial, Marketing, Supply Chain/Operations and Finance.  Graduates undertake three placements across the business, supported by an assigned HR sponsor throughout.
Find out who we're looking for, and how to apply 
Meet Grace, one of our graduates:
I have been very privileged to be exposed to all divisions within the organisation, thanks to L’Oréal’s well-designed Graduate (pepiniere) Programme. University only sets you up partially for the working world. 
Whilst you may think that you know the direction, industry or the role that you want, this is not always the case. It’s important to have work experience and exposure to different areas of work to ensure that you find the correct fit for you – and L’Oréal has provided this for me.
I have been tasked with some exciting yet challenging projects, for example, within corporate for public relations and within marketing. I value the work-life balance that L’Oréal offers and the friendly, fun teams make me want to come to work each day. I am grateful for the opportunity I had to be a part of the graduate program this year and recommend graduate programmes to anyone! I look forward to what the future brings for me at L’Oréal! 
- Grace

Graduates who join L’Oréal will love it! 

We firmly believe that education through professional training helps people gain access to a better future. Driven by our commitment to professional development within the beauty industry, each year, more than 14, 000 professional hairdressers receive training in New Zealand, and 618 specialist Beauty Advisors who represent our brands at beauty counters throughout New Zealand.  

L’Oréal actively recruits tertiary graduates every year, many of whom go on to have a long and successful career with us in New Zealand, as well as opportunities abroad within the wider group.
Our Graduate program is the foundation for building our future leaders. It is challenging and fast-paced with the opportunity to get hands-on experience of the inner workings of a successful, market-leading FMCG company, as you collaborate with and learn from some of the most passionate, creative and intelligent people you’ll ever meet.
Your rotations may take you across our varied areas of business, including but not limited to: Marketing, Digital, E-commerce, Sales, Category Management, Merchandising, Supply Chain and Finance. Is there a better way for a motivated and entrepreneurial Graduate to experience L’Oréal in full? We don’t think so!
Some of our previous Graduates are now launching new brands. Some of them are spearheading process improvement projects that will be implemented company-wide. Some of them are now senior managers within the business managing their own dynamic teams. And some of our previous graduates are now high-flying expats working across the world! 
One thing they all have in common is that they were able to make a profound impact on the business. We take great pride in our Graduates and as such, we invest heavily in their training, support and development.

Here are some of the key features of our program:
  • Three to four rotational six-month assignments across different business divisions and functions.
  • Experience project-based work under the guidance of internal top talent.
  • Structured learning and development program.
  • HR support and mentoring from our top internal talent.
  • Opportunities to work across different departments, and with industry leading agencies and external clients.
  • The opportunity to fast track your career.
Our graduate roles are part of a rotation program where you will experience working in each of the divisions; consumer products, professional products and luxury.
Our Teams
Consumer Products
When working in the CPD team, graduates will work alongside the sales, marketing and category teams. No two days will be the same, with task ranging from being part of in store stock takes and merchandising, to brand launches with media and influencers, and assisting with new store openings
Professional Products
Our professional team serves the vibrant New Zealand hairdressing industry with inspirational events and impactful education initiatives. A day in the life of a graduate in this team may include field visits to hair salons, supporting the launch of new products to media and influencers, and being part of NZ Fashion Week or the Vodafone Music awards.
Luxury Products
Yves Saint Laurent, Lancôme, Kiehl’s, Diesel, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren are just some of the luxury brands in the Groups diverse portfolio. Working with this team, graduates may experience merchandising and store openings, working in-store with beauty advisor and event specialists, launching new products to media and influencers and assisting at major calendar events 
Meet Daina, one of our senior managers, formerly a graduate:
"When thinking about where I would like to start my career, it was important to choose a company with a strong reputation, amazing brands, opportunities for development and a supportive culture. I can honestly say that getting a graduate role at L’Oréal was like landing my ultimate dream job right off the bat.
Starting at L’Oréal was a significant change from university, but offered a fast-paced and exciting environment where I was able to learn and grow at an accelerated pace, and could really feel proud of the outcomes I was achieving.
The graduate role is not without its challenges however, this is outweighed by the positives, which are an amazing culture, beautiful brands and the opportunity to grow and develop your business acumen. The beauty industry today is evolving and the changes are rapid - like we have never seen before, and the learnings you will gain by seeing how a global company adapts, changes and creates strategies to continue to grow will develop you for your future.
L’Oréal has a strong social culture, and work-life balance is of importance. Something great about a company like this is that it attracts like-minded talent and your peers will be amongst the best!
Highlights of my time at L’Oréal include launching entirely new brands into the market, working with charities in our community that the company supports & being able to learn entirely different retailer dynamics by working across luxury brands, salon brands and finally mass-market brands.
Time has flown by and it is now 7 years since my first day at L’Oréal. I think my length of service speaks to the values of the company."
- Daina
With invaluable experience on offer, L’Oréal New Zealand is an attractive place to start your career.
Find out who we are looking for and how to apply