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Date:  Sep 16, 2021

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Director, Sephora Collection Product Development

Job ID195474 
Location Name: CA-FSC SF Off (0174)
Address: 525 Market St, 32nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States (US)
Job Type: Full Time
Position Type (Regular/Temporary): Regular
Job Function: Merchandising
Is This Position Eligible for Remote?: No


Position: Director, Sephora Collection Product Development

Location: San Francisco, CA


About Merchandising at Sephora:

Our merchandising team is constantly building brands, starting trends, and developing entirely new product categories. These experts roll up their sleeves and advise our brands on the best way to bring our clients what they crave—and what they will be craving soon. Our product pipeline is so robust and exciting that many of the items that will be most in-demand in our stores next year don’t even exist yet. And our merchants don’t stop at selection—they bring the assortment to life through breakthrough curation and storytelling across our stores and digital properties.


Your role at Sephora:
As Director of Sephora Collection Product Development, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of product operations for Makeup in North America.  This role will lead the sourcing strategy, manage the supplier portfolio, supervise cost negotiations and oversee the product development process from ideation to launch in-store and on Sephora.com.  In addition, you will:

  • Oversee the product development team that is responsible for sourcing, developing, manufacturing and launching makeup (2 direct reports, team of 5).
  • Establish a cohesive sourcing strategy for North America, incorporating the global sourcing initiatives while distinguishing unique needs for the North American market.  Source and onboard new suppliers as needed.
  • Foster collaboration with “Central” (global product development hub based in Paris) to create more synergy in ways of working and cultivate “one voice” approach between our global product development partners.
  • Partner closely with Product Marketing teams to ensure that lead-times, sourcing and product testing support the North American market needs.
  • Act as Product Development subject matter expert within Sephora, building partnerships with Brand Management, Planning and Sustainability teams.
  • Demonstrate our Sephora values of Passion for Client Service, Innovation, Expertise, Balance, Respect for All, Teamwork, and Initiative.


We’re excited about you if you have:

  • 5-8 years’ work experience in product development and project management within a retail or brand environment
  • Passion for the beauty category
  • Ability to be flexible and agile with constant changes and time restraints; learn on-the-fly
  • Team player mentality with an innovative and strategic mindset
  • Experience with Microsoft Project or other lead-time management tools preferred
  • A passion to learn about technical elements of product development including manufacturing and cosmetic formulation/chemistry
  • Sense of urgency





You’ll love working here because:

  • The people. You will be surrounded by some of the most talented, supportive, smart, and kind leaders and teams – people you can be proud to work with.
  • The product. Employees enjoy a product discount and receive free product (“gratis”) various times throughout the year. (Think your friends and family love you now? Just wait until you work at Sephora!)
  • The business. It feels good to win – and Sephora is a leader in the retail industry, defining experiential retail with a digital focus and creating the most loved beauty community in the world…with the awards and accolades to back it up.
  • The perks. Sephora offers comprehensive medical benefits, generous vacation/holiday time off, commuter benefits, and “Summer Fridays” (half-days every Friday between Memorial and Labor Day)…and so much more.
  • The LVMH family. Sephora’s parent company, LVMH, is one of the largest luxury groups in the world, providing support to over 70 brands such as Louis Vuitton, Celine, Marc Jacobs, and Dior.


Working at Sephora’s Field Support Center (FSC)

Our North American operations are based in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District, but you won’t hear us call it a headquarters – it’s the Field Support Center (FSC). At the FSC, we support our stores in providing the best possible experience for every client. Dedicated teams cater to our client’s every need by creating covetable assortments, curated content, compelling storytelling, smart strategy, skillful analysis, expert training, and more. It takes a lot of curious and confident individuals, disrupting the status quo and taking chances. The pace is fast, the fun is furious, and the passion is real. We never rest on our laurels. Our motto? If it’s not broken, fix it.



Sephora is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military/veteran status, or disability status. Sephora is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Sephora will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

SEPHORA has been changing the face of prestige cosmetics since its debut in 1970s Paris. Sephora was acquired by luxury group Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) in 1997 then launched stateside in 1998, and is currently home to 200 world-class brands - including its own private label, SEPHORA COLLECTION. Sephora's curated assortment features more than 14,000 products including makeup, skin care, perfume, hair care, body, professional tools and more. Sephora is the beauty education hub, offering consultations at the Beauty Studio, a variety of complimentary classes, one-on-one service from Personal Beauty Advisors, and exclusive retail technology SKINCARE IQ, COLOR IQ, and FRAGRANCE IQ. Sephora is an international force in beauty, and its award-winning website and ever-growing presence on social-media make it the world's premier digital beauty destination.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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