Date:  May 16, 2023

Sydney, AU

Assistant HR Manager

At Sephora, we stand together and we stand for something more since 1969. For empowerment, for exploration, for the opportunity to impact people's lives through the unlimited power of beauty.


As part of the LVMH family, Sephora's excellence, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit have made us the world's leading beauty retailer growing twice faster than the market. Across Australia and New Zealand, we have circa 26 stores, a growing online platform and we plan to grow this year on year. Not only do we have stores we also have a head office based in Sydney CBD. Sephora has a diverse number of roles to offer.


Sparked by energy and excitement, our passion is contagious. So, if you are ready to make your mark at a leading global retailer and belong to something beautiful, join us and reimagine your future, with Sephora.


While at Sephora, you'll enjoy...

  • Numerous pathways for career opportunities
  • As a leading beauty retailer, backed by the LVMH luxury brand we have mobility opportunities within Sephora and across the Maison’s.
  • Flexible work arrangements with an office in Sydney CBD and the ability to work from home
  • Free products throughout the year along with monthly store discounts up to 45% off
  • Paid Parental Leave, Birthday Leave & Personal Leave, Mental Health wellbeing programs, Long Service Awards
  • Fun social calendar with numerous events including Sephora Press Day, Annual Conference, Brand Events & monthly HQ themed events
  • Life Insurance
  • Fortnightly Pay + Super + Bonus


The Opportunity:

As the Assistant HR Manager, you will support the Head of HR to create, implement and/or embed HR initiatives consistently across the Sephora network. In your role you will be providing hands on advice and coaching to employees. You will need to be an influential partner with managers, teams and regional HR actioning day to day HR processes and whilst working on designated HR projects. You will drive the Australian compliance standards for audit and legislation. By enacting the Sephora DNA and Being LVMH values you will support, coach and advise leaders in managing areas of performance, standards, change and culture.


You’ll shine here if you enjoy…

  • Creating, implementing and embedding HR initiatives for the network, such as career conversations, new processes relating to new systems, onboarding and probation management  
  • Partnering with Managers to advise on the people aspects and impacts of any business changes
  • Managing all people related issues/processes for SEPHORA employees e.g. ER, absence issues, policy queries, grievances
  • Supporting the identification, development, implementation, review and analysis of HR policies, practices and procedures
  • Providing advice and counsel to Managers on issues related to performance of their employee’s and/or their teams
  • Closely monitoring changing ER/IR legislation
  • Being a change champion to support the businesses growth evolution as we grow our Store network
  • Supervising the HR Coordinator and the Office & Team Assistant


We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • Tertiary Qualified in Human Resource Management or related discipline desirable
  • 5 years’ experience in a Human Resource operational role with established business partnering skills and ER/IR experience
  • Ability to support and influence change
  • Working knowledge of current employment legislation
  • Experience working in a fast-paced retail, beauty and/or FMCG is highly desirable
  • Ability to support and influence change
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Strong planning and organising skills


You can unleash your creativity, because we've got disruptive spirit. You can learn and evolve, because we empower you to be your best. You can be yourself, because you are what sets us apart. This, is the future of beauty. Reimagine your future, at Sephora.


Please note - final interviews for this role will take place on 9 June 2023 in person.


Sephora is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace for all. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, advancement, or other employment practices. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating and fostering an inclusive environment for all employees.

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