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Clé de Peau Beauté Personal Beauty Specialist (Mandarin Speaker) - Harrods (37.5)

Date:  4 Jul 2024
Location:  London
Company:  Shiseido


 Clé de Peau Beauté Personal Beauty Specialist (Mandarin Speaker) 


Reports to: Area Sales & Education Manager Skin & Fragrance
Job Location: Harrods, London
Contract type:  Permanent Contract, 37.5 hours per week over 5 days

Hourly rate: £15.38



Combining Japanese technology and innovation with modern French elegance, Clé de Peau Beauté harnesses the power of radiance, bringing their intelligent, uncompromising, exquisite products to the UK market for the first time. This is the height of luxury for the refined consumer, exclusively available within the iconic Harrods store in Knightsbridge.

As a Clé de Peau Personal Beauty Specialist, you will need to be authentic in your approach, elegant in your service and presentation, and dedicated to the brand and your customers. An expert in skin and beauty, you will be introducing your customers to the ultimate in luxury skincare and cosmetics, and confidently finding the perfect solutions to their skin and beauty needs.


Our mission : Beauty Innovations for a Better World

Founded in 1872 in Japan, Shiseido Group is within the Top 5 leading cosmetics companies in the world and aims to inspire a life of beauty and culture. Operating in 120 countries with 42,000 employees and 70 nationalities, Shiseido offers a unique selection of Skincare, Makeup and Fragrance brands with a projected turnover over £7.0bn in 2022. Celebrating 150 years of heritage in 2022, Shiseido constantly creates high-quality, safe and innovative cosmetics and develop brands deeply loved by people from all over the world, in line with our mission: Beauty Innovations for a Better World.  Did you know that Shiseido is the most awarded company in terms of innovation with a record 26 FSCC Awards?

Shiseido UK & Ireland plays a central role in the EMEA region, leading the Digital acceleration agenda thanks to a team of local experts, but is also constantly reinventing its Retail footprint in this buoyant market.

To deliver our strong Growth & Profitability ambitions, we will follow 4 strategic streams

1.            Leverage our unique portfolio of Beauty brands across all 3 categories

2.            Stay agile and capture new retail opportunities

3.            Customer-driven decisions

4.           Create a great place to work in Beauty

Our first strength is Make-up, led by NARS, the No 8 brand in the UK market with incredible success globally.

Skincare is a key priority for expansion, with Shiseido having huge growth potential in UK&I, and also the spectacular launch of Clé de Peau Beauté in Harrods and H-Beauty.  Drunk Elephant joined our portfolio at the beginning of 2021 bringing its unique tone of voice together with its amazing formulations. In 2023 we are planning to launch ULE a newly created Skincare brand with breakthrough credentials around Sustainability, as well as expanding Gallinée, our most recent acquisition from 2022 and specialized around skin microbiome.

We are also growing fast in Fragrance with brands such as Issey Miyake, Narciso Rodriguez, Tory Burch, Zadig&Voltaire and Serge Lutens.

Our clients include high-street retailers such as department stores, drugstores & chains as well as online pure players and specialty stores. We also have 4 boutiques and 3 direct e-commerce websites.


Clé de Peau Beauté, the premier luxury skincare and makeup brand from Shiseido Cosmetics, was founded in 1982 as the ultimate expression of elegance and science. Forever guided by exquisite aesthetics and intelligence, Clé de Peau Beauté has instilled its products with modernity, enchantment, and dynamism to emerge as an industry leader in delivering radiance so remarkable, it emanates from within.



Keeping in mind your targets at all time, you’ll be determined to drive sales and deliver the best in customer service, building a loyal customer base and reflecting the brand values.

You will have access to extensive and immersive training programmes, which will empower you to be industry leaders and deliver an elevated customer experience. On top of this, you join an incredible network of brands within the Shiseido Group, where developing our people is at the heart of our business.

The first business in Western Europe, Harrods will be a worldwide Flagship, so you will be an integral part of the Clé de Peau team. As a result, you will have access to extensive support and tools, and also have the fantastic opportunity to make a real impact on the business. With Clé de Peau Beauté, we want to help you realise your full potential. We expect you to be experienced in skincare and beauty, to be proactive and target driven, with a true passion for the exceptional.

As part of this role, you will be required to perform facials on our customers when needed.


  • Demonstrable retail beauty experience with a background in skincare (NVQ 2 and 3 required)
  • Mandarin Speaker Required.
  • Excellent Communication and Customer Service skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Self-motivated and results driven
  • Alignment with the group’s “Trust8” working principles: Think Big, Take Risks, Hands on, Collaborate, Be Open, Act with Integrity, Be Accountable, Applaud Success


The benefits you’ll love…

30 days holiday, including bank holidays, increasing with service

Generous discretionary commission scheme

Contributory pension scheme – 5% employer contribution

Generous product allocation & discount

Enhanced parental allowance

Life Assurance up to x2 your salary

Employee referral bonuses

Access to Retail Trust

Annual performance and development reviews so you know your career is going in the right direction



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