Coty Inc Sr. Designer in Los Angeles, California

Senior Designer – COTY, Professional Beauty

Calabasas, CA

PURPOSE

Our purpose is to celebrate and liberate the diversity of beauty. We challenge convention through invention, expanding our horizons to enrich your reality with possibility. We build brands to inspire and enable our consumers to experience the confidence and joy of expressing their beauty, their way.

MISSION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

We are looking for an experienced Senior Designer with an elegant sensibility, who is well-versed in packaging and visual merchandising, to join our dynamic creative team. This role is a great opportunity for someone who wants to make an immediate impact and help take the OPI brand to the next level. You will be responsible for creating packaging and visual merchandising strategies for various accounts; translating key brand elements to create visually compelling environments at point-of-purchase. You take the initiative to research relevant design trends and assess the competitive landscape. You are able to support concepts and execution with design rationale that tie into brand standards and a creative brief. You are a creative problem solver who can take key insights and articulate them into inspired design solutions.

  • Explore and deliver concepts for packaging and visual merchandising.

  • Evaluate and streamline current designs with emphasis on consistency and alignment with brand standards.

  • Create graphic communication systems and subsequently, Style Guides to be used globally. Graphic communications include, but are not limited to headers, graphic panels, bullnose strips, and hot spot graphics.

  • Present design concepts in a clear and concise manner.

  • Iterate on designs based on direction and feedback from Creative Director.

  • Collaborate and brainstorm with marketing, sales strategists, structural engineers and other members of the creative team to ensure the work meets all relevant requirements.

  • Direct, coordinate and review work from third party vendors.

  • Consistently meet project deadlines and maintain a high level of work while managing multiple projects.

  • Create artwork production mechanicals with meticulous attention to detail.

  • Contribute towards optimizing design workflow and creative process.

  • Create renderings of packaging, planograms and promotional displays for various accounts.

  • Travel for press checks or key meetings.

  • Perform additional graphic design tasks, duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Art & Design field.

  • 7+ years of experience as a designer across a variety of practices in graphic design with a concentration in package design, collateral and POP displays.

  • 2 years in visual merchandising and/or packaging design.

  • A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of design principles, emphasizing the use of typography and photography in layout.

  • Extensive experience across all phases of design from concept development, design and production.

  • Ability to read and comprehend die lines and basic technical drawings.

  • Basic rendering skills (e.g. in Illustrator, SketchUp).

  • Awareness of in-store environments, packaging, fashion, beauty and lifestyle trends.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in fast paced and highly demanding environment.

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud (emphasis on Illustrator, InDesign & Photoshop).

  • Working knowledge of MS Office including Word and PowerPoint.

We are Coty – and our people make us who we are.

It’s important that we find individuals who are a great fit for our business, not just for us but for you too. We want people to thrive here and, if you are the right culture fit with us and we with you, you’ll be able to shine and achieve beyond your own expectations.

  • For us, beauty is and beauty does. We are very focused because we all want the same thing: to help our consumers celebrate and liberate the diversity of their beauty – and that takes creativity, excellence and radical thinking – we are here to disrupt the beauty industry on behalf of consumers and you need to want to join that mission to succeed here.

  • We have an energetic intensity about us. We’re quite relentless in our determination to deliver, always accountable for our actions and tenacious. We will not be beaten by obstacles.

  • Responding quickly with agile thinking to business challenges and opportunities is second nature to us. We like it that way as it means we can be creative and find new ways to make things happen fast. Colleagues will expect it of you and you’ll expect it of them – we’re a team and we help each other. We’re all in it together – irrespective of level or part of the business.

  • We always go the extra mile, pushing the boundaries to be that best partner we can be to our customers and to excite and delight our consumers.

  • When you join Coty, you become part of a vibrantly diverse and energetic group who have fun in an intense sort of way. Because we’re not just here for the ride, we want to change things.

ABOUT US

Coty’s purpose is to celebrate and liberate the diversity of our consumers’ beauty. Aligned to this is our mission – to strive over time to become the global industry leader by being the clear challenger in beauty, delighting consumers and creating long term shareholder value.

We are one of the world’s largest beauty companies with approximately $9 billion in revenue, and our strong entrepreneurial heritage has created an iconic portfolio of leading beauty brands.

As the global leader in fragrance, a strong number two in professional salon hair color & styling, and number three in color cosmetics, we operate across three divisions:

  • Coty Consumer Beauty: 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: focused on prestige fragrances and skincare with brands such as Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Hugo Boss, Gucci and philosophy

  • Coty Professional Beauty: focused on servicing salon owners and professionals in both hair and nail with brands such as Wella Professionals, Sebastian Professional, OPI and ghd

Coty is a truly global player with over 20,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries in Asia, Latin America, Australia, Middle East and Africa, as well as Europe and North America and products sold in over 130 countries and territories. Our headquarters are in London, New York, Geneva and Paris.

Want to know more?

For additional information about Coty Inc., please visit www.coty.com .

At Coty, we embrace Diversity. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability.

Equal Employment Opportunities

We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

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