Kerastase, Director Public Relations (PCK336-55641) New York County, New York

Salary: negotiable

L'Oréal, the world leader in cosmetics, is synonymous with beauty, innovation and scientific excellence in more than 130 countries. As the leader in the beauty industry, our success is a direct result of our unequaled employees. L’Oréal is always looking for talented and ambitious minds to help build our beauty into something even better. Leadership also means innovation and quality. We offer the most technologically advanced products to our customers and a portfolio of brands in every product category. L’Oréal USA fully encompasses all aspects of beauty for everyone, everywhere.

L'Oréal USA, based in New York, NY, is a subsidiary of L'Oréal, headquartered in Paris, France. L'Oréal develops and manufactures hair care, hair color, skincare, color cosmetics and fragrances for the consumer and professional markets. Established in 1909 by visionary scientist, Eugene Schueller, L'Oréal is committed to: progressive research and development, state-of-the-art manufacturing, quality products, and making beauty accessible to everyone around the world.

Over the years, L’Oréal has experienced consistent growth with existing brands as well as strategic acquisitions. The acquisitions - like Maybelline in 1996, SoftSheen in 1998, Matrix, Kiehl's Since 1851 and Carson in 2000, SkinCeuticals in 2005, essie Cosmetics in 2010, Clarisonic in 2011 and Urban Decay & Baxter of California in 2012 - allow us to penetrate new markets rapidly, and reposition the brand essence of these products to gain new international audiences. Through a diverse brand portfolio and unparalleled marketing expertise, growth is also achieved by expanding our portfolio to address the needs of the new target audiences, from the very young, to more mature consumers, and everyone in between. Breaking down the barriers to beauty by making our products accessible around the world, L'Oréal USA embraces the future with the same passion and commitment that has characterized the group for over a century.

Job Title:  Director Digital and PR for Prestige Professional Brands

Job Summary 

This position will be responsible for the Digital and Social Media Strategy and internal and external Media and PR initiatives for Kerastase and Shu Uemura Art of Hair (PPB), including proactive and reactive public relations, media planning, trade show and local market events for both trade and consumer media. This role is responsible for managing daily relationships with outside agencies. all digital content and functionality on the websites, including the professional website.   In addition, this role needs to liaise on a daily basis with other groups within PPB Marketing, Education and Sales to ensure our initiatives are fully integrated and communicated to the press and other digital outlets, and across Professional Products Division and L’Oreal. This position will also have to established strong realtionships with other digital counterparts within the L”Oreal network to exchange best practices and KPIs benchmarks as well as staying in tune with new technology developments and recommending strategic partnerships for the brands. Several years of Beauty industry is preferred and a strong background in digital strategy and Media and PR planning is required. In addition, someone comfortable with a fast-paced environment, juggling regularly shifting priorities, with a results-oriented approach, will be best poised for success. This position reports to the VP Marketing.


7- 10  years experience in Media and Public Relations
Bachelors’ degree required
5 years of Strategic Digital experience managing and development key consumer brand websites
Intermediate to Advanced PC skills (MS Word, Microsoft Outlook Calendar & E-Mail, Excel, Power Point, internet
Excellent organizational skills with avid attention to detail and follow through.
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication, negotiation skills.
Excellent personal manner, outgoing personality, comfortable dealing with many external contacts and representing Kerastase / Shu to the media, salon owners and partners, and other influencers in a positive light.
Daily reactive and proactive contact with outside Agencies, trade and consumer editors or bloggers - including sending press releases, product and follow up to ensure placement

Primary responsibility for all  internal communications, including: Kerastase website, Social Network Sites, Communiqué, En --Direct; Planet L'Oreal USA and other internal channels
Daily contact with PR agency /Consultant to help manage projects and insure coverage
Oversee press mailings, presentations for launches and showcase events
Input on strategic communications plans for launches, special events, overall

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