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Business Development Executive - Beauty

Location:
Manchester
Company:
The Hut Group

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About The Hut Group:

THG is one of the world’s fastest growing and largest online retailers. We have over a decade of experience building and growing brands in the Beauty and Wellness sectors, in over 160 markets. We create brilliant digital brand experiences and our in-house team design, develop and build a bespoke proprietary technology platform that is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

With a world-class business, a proprietary technology platform, and disruptive business model, our ambition is to be the global digital leader.

Our culture is fast-paced and ambitious – we like to move twice as fast others believe to be possible. This belief is a fundamental part of the DNA that has supported our incredible growth. Our people are our strength and we have over 4,000 diverse, smart thinkers across the globe who are encouraged to think creatively and empowered to turn their ideas into actions.

To support our ambitious growth, we are looking for commercially astute, ambitious individuals that can bring fresh and innovative thinking to THG and play a part in driving the Group forward on its truly exciting journey.

About the Division:

Lookfantastic is Europe’s No1 Online Destination for Premium Beauty. Our mission is to empower people globally to look and feel fantastic every day. To enable us to do this we have offices across the UK, Europe, America and Australia filled with passionate beauty fanatics who are committed to delivering rapid growth in this exciting industry. We work with over 800 of the world’s greatest beauty brands such as MAC, Kerastase, GHD, Tom Ford and YSL to bring our customers the widest offering of beauty products from around the globe. Passion, innovation and commitment are key characteristics in this ever expanding team as we strive to become the Worlds No1 Online.

About the role:

You will work closely with the global sourcing team to secure beauty products for our monthly subscription boxes, ensuring the brands and products included meet the needs of our customers and represent lookfantastic as being at the forefront of beauty.

Excellent client management skills are a necessity. You must be able to build and maintain strong relationships with prestige beauty brands globally, understanding their business needs to build bespoke solutions geared to delivering against specific objectives.

Strong attention to detail is required to ensure risk is managed effectively throughout the process, working cross-functionally to ensure boxes are filled within budget, in line with critical paths, and to ensure contractual obligations are met through all marketing channels.

The right candidate will ultimately responsible for ensuring our beauty boxes are packed full of the best beauty products and ensuring we provide outstanding value for money for our subscribers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the Senior Business Development Manager to ensure all boxes are fulfilled to the required brief, in line with the objectives, customer needs, and monthly themes.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with prestige beauty brands.
  • Work collaboratively across multiple functions to deliver exceptional results for customers.
  • Support brands to grow with us by working collaboratively across multiple functions to build market leading joint business plans.
  • Understand beauty trends and incorporate understandings into business strategy.
  • Negotiate the strongest possible commercial terms to ensure sales and profit targets are met.
  • Management of the BDA and supporting on their personal and professional development.

Requirements:

  • Experience working in a brand facing role, preferably within the beauty industry.
  • Demonstrate a track record for successful management of brand relationships.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commercial awareness and strong negotiation skills.

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