Coty Inc Sebastian Professional Global Design Marketing Manager in Geneva, Switzerland

We are looking for a passionate, digitally-savvy Millennial to join the SEBASTIAN PROFESSIONAL / SEB MAN Global Design Team.

SEBASTIAN PROFESSIONAL is part of Coty Professional Beauty Division.

In this role, the candidate will be leading innovative product and campaign development as well as digital & event strategy to build the SEBASTIAN tribe and grow the brand around the world.

The position is located in Geneva.

Sebastian Professional was born from a vision of beauty without boundaries. At Sebastian, we think outside the lines of our craft and follow our artistic ambition to the edge, creating new possibilities for self-expression. Our mission is to simplify and solve the challenges hairdressers face every day. We don’t teach, we provoke and push the imagination further. Our education inspires the artist in every stylist, enabling them with new techniques to create new-to-the-eye looks. Our styles work in the spotlight, in the salon and on the street. Our innovations simplify, and put self-expression in your hands, making Sebastian a love brand with a cult following. The biggest brand of our Prestige portfolio, and with big plans for the years to come, including the launch of a new sub-brand, Sebastian is set to continue breaking boundaries and growing its tribe for years to come.

Key tasks

  • Become the expert of SEBASTIAN PROFESSIONAL & SEB MAN top consumer and stylist target groups to derive strong insights and meaningful innovation ideas.

  • Lead the multi-functional global design team (including R&D, CMI, Trade Marketing, Education, Finance and Product Supply) to deliver the best consumer and stylist innovation (product, service, tools, digital, events, education).

  • Develop communication strategy and holistic toolboxes for salon, stores and e-com as well as all other touchpoints which are part of the Professional eco-system.

  • Collaborate with global artists & creative stylists around the world to help bring the innovation & communication plans to life.

Key Measures

  • Sebastian Professional Net Revenue, incremental growth & C1 target

  • SEB MAN launch & innovation pipeline

  • Online community size and engagement

  • Quality and timely toolbox deployments

Skills required

  • Able to lead and envision a team of senior multi-functional experts, brilliant at getting things done and spotting critical issues and risks.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, open to work in a less defined environment with two target groups (B2B and B2C), fragmented distribution and market data.

  • Strategic thinker with an ability to dissect problems and identify solutions, able to navigate from high context to specific details, at ease with complex situations, able to escalate to management when needed.

  • Digitally savvy, active on social media and highly curious about new digital trends.

  • Creative mind with a strong eye for beauty and design.

  • Black blood: passionate about the SEBASTIAN brand.

What’s in it for you

  • Join a passionate tribe & team who have a lot of experience in serving beauty professionals.

  • Learn and grow in a creative environment, get inspired by our global artists and educators who collaborate with us every day on the floor.

  • Shape the future of a global LOVE brand and help it become a POWER brand.

About Coty

Coty is one of the world’s largest beauty companies with approximately $9 billion in revenue, with a purpose to celebrate and liberate the diversity of consumers’ beauty. Its strong entrepreneurial heritage has created an iconic portfolio of leading beauty brands. Coty is the global leader in fragrance, a strong number two in professional salon hair color & styling, and number three in color cosmetics. Coty operates three divisions – Coty Consumer Beauty, which is focused on color cosmetics, retail hair coloring and styling products, body care and mass fragrances sold primarily in the mass retail channels with brands such as COVERGIRL, Max Factor and Rimmel; Coty Luxury, which is focused on prestige fragrances and skincare with brands such as Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Hugo Boss, Gucci and philosophy; and Coty Professional Beauty, which is focused on servicing salon owners and professionals in both hair and nail, with brands such as Wella Professionals, Sebastian Professional, OPI and ghd. Coty has approximately 20,000 colleagues globally and its products are sold in over 130 countries. Coty and its brands are committed to a range of social causes as well as seeking to minimize its impact on the environment. a range of social causes as well as seeking to minimize its impact on the environment.

Please apply with CV.

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.