NARS Makeup Artist - John Lewis Reading (22.5 Hours)

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Date: 26 Mar 2024

Location: Reading, RDG, GB

Company: Shiseido

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NARS Makeup Artist

Reports to: Area Sales & Education Manager NARS
Job Location: John Lewis, Reading
Contract type: Permanent Contract, 22.5 hours per week over 3 days

Hourly rate: £11.42

 

MISSION

NARS inspires self-expression, creativity and artistry - bringing high-fashion, high-style and forward thinking to beauty. As a Makeup Artist you will be bringing this vision to our customers on counter. Your passion for artistry and service, along with personality, is key - we are looking for someone who is creative and able to ensure that each customer has an engaging and individual experience.

We are part of the Shiseido Group, and in joining NARS you will not only receive innovative and artistry led training, a generous discount on our award winning products and the chance to be part of a fast growing brand – you join an incredible group network of brands, where developing our people is at the heart of our business.

 

ABOUT SHISEIDO

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.

  

ABOUT NARS                                               

Created in 1994 in New York by visionary makeup artist François NARS, NARS Cosmetics is one of the leading and most respected brands in the world of makeup artistry.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Through one to one sessions and events, you will use your artistry skills and product expertise to ensure that each customer goes away not only with a bag full of luxurious makeup but also the confidence to use NARS techniques to express their own personal vision of beauty. By learning our customer engagement approach you will be able to create strong connections with your customers through the brand history and high performance formulas thus securing brand loyalty to not only NARS but you as an Artist. 

We’ll provide you with all the tools and training you need to ensure that you are able to express your creativity and be the best makeup artist you can be and in return we’ll expect you to be reaching and exceeding your performance targets. As a NARS Artist, you have the power to change the way a client feels about themselves through your actions, communication and the connections that you make. This will be your daily commitment to your clients and yourself.

 

PROFILE

  • Demonstrable retail Makeup Artistry experience
  • 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

 

POSITION REFERENCE NUMBER: 13445


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