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.
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.
A VIE : 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.