Visual Merchandising Creative Designer

Date: May 23, 2024

Location: Geneve, Geneva, CH

Company: L'Occitane

The L’OCCITANE Group is a leading international manufacturer and retailer of premium and sustainable beauty and wellness products. The Group operates in 90 countries worldwide and has 3,000 retail outlets, including over 1,300 of its own stores. Within its portfolio of premium beauty brands that champion organic and natural ingredients are: L’OCCITANE en Provence, Melvita, Erborian, L’OCCITANE au Brésil, LimeLife by Alcone, ELEMIS, Sol de Janeiro and Dr. Vranjes Firenze.

Innovative venture studio OBRATORI is also part of the Group. With its nature-positive vision and entrepreneurial ethos, L’OCCITANE Group is committed to investing in communities, biodiversity, reducing waste and to finding sustainable solutions to create a better and healthier planet. The mission statement of the Group is: With empowerment we positively impact people and regenerate nature. The L'OCCITANE Group is a certified B CorporationTM. 

MISSION & CONTEXT:

 

We are looking for a Visual Merchandising Creative Designer to join our International Visual Merchandising Team (Animations & Events / Permanent experience & navigation in-store) for L’Occitane-en-Provence. You will be based in our Headquarters (Geneva) and report directly to the Global Artistic Director Design & Architecture.

 

MAIN RESPONSABILITIES:

 

Store Animations & Events:

 

  • You design store animations for the brand campaigns and product launches following the marketing calendar, in line with the brand strategy and budgets (Store animations: Window / Merchandising table / Permanent Kit / Backwalls and specific supports)
  • You manage projects from the brief to the execution: you create, sketch, render, test, prototype and communicate to deliver creative and technical design packages to international markets and countries
  • You collaborate with an international creative VM community and also with the different stakeholders working on the project (ex: Communication / Graphic / Packaging / PR)
  • You are in charge of the design of the Pop Ups and Concept Stores. In addition, you challenge new ideas to improve the customer experience (services, digital experience, testing & merchandising)
  • You create visual presentations to highlight your work and your creative ideas (Indesign Software, PPT)
  • You are able to produce visual printing artworks for the campaign animations (Indesign and Illustrator Software)

 

HOW YOU CAN FIT:

 

  • Graduated from a Visual Merchandising or Store Design school
  • +4 years of experience in VM Animations & Events within the retail industry & ideally in the luxury sector
  • Fluent in English & conversational in French
  • Strong knowledge of 3D design, and technical conception (SketchUP, SketchUp Layout, AutoCAD) and 3D rendering (Keyshot & V-ray), also in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator)
  • Ability to collaborate with different stakeholders (creative & non-creative teams)
  • Ability to defend creative ideas and to convince with your 360° approach of the brand
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset & you are team-spirit oriented
  • Excellent organizational skills & ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Curious and aware of the new trends in retail design, digital innovations and in brand-new store concepts

 

WHAT WE OFFER:

 

  • Working for a unique company, strongly committed towards the planet and the people (B Corp certification)
  • Working with passionate colleagues coming from all over the world
  • A unique culture centered around entrepreneurship, where everyone is expected to collaborate, experiment & move fast
  • Internal mobility opportunities
  • Monthly allocation & discount for store products
  • Attractive Social Insurance coverage
  • 5 weeks annual leaves & 3 extra days offered as public holidays
  • Flexible and Hybrid Work environment
  • Attractive Parental Leave Policy
  • Public Transportation allowance

 

CONTRACT TYPE: permanent contract

STARTING DATE : asap  

 

Please send us your application with a Cover Letter and your Portfolio

L’OCCITANE is an equal opportunities employer. This means that, when making decisions about our employees’ careers with us, our main considerations are their ability to do their jobs and develop in their roles. One way we cultivate change is by creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace and organizational culture. As part of this, we are committed to building an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment where everyone feels respected and valued. We recruit positive-minded people who share our core values - entrepreneurship, team spirit, leading by example and authenticity – and our commitment to sustainability.